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Firmware Development Engineer

Burlywood Inc., a Colorado company, is an exciting startup accelerating the transition to the all-flash data center for hyperscalers and cloud storage providers.

The transition to cloud-based compute and storage is pushing the pace of innovation faster than ever before. Burlywood’s software-defined flash storage architecture and disruptive business model enable large enterprise customers to innovate at the speed of the cloud, transforming their storage environment from a problematic cost-center to a competitive differentiator.

We are looking for someone who likes the thrill of a start-up environment and enjoys the challenge of wearing multiple hats.

Key Responsibilities

  • As a member of the initial development team, you will help with the overall architecture and infrastructure and own major portions of the design and implementation of the initial family of products. Required Skills and Experience
  • Extensive experience in real time firmware design in complex systems
  • Strong Object Oriented architecture and design skills
  • Positive attitude with exceptional team working skills
  • Good familiarity with C++, C, Python
  • Understanding of Agile development processes and their proper use for efficient product delivery
  • Understanding of Continuous Integration and Test methods
  • Experience delivering working code in high volume products at a high quality level
  • Knowledge of test strategy development and code coverage techniques
  • Experience working in multi-processor architectures
  • Strong knowledge of hardware design and debug
  • Outstanding documentation skills including UML
  • Minimum 5 years firmware development experience
  • BSEE or equivalent

Highly Desired

  • Strong Knowledge of Storage Systems including file systems, protocols, storage arrays
  • Key design and development roles on complex non-storage products
  • Experience with multiple storage technologies and architectures
  • Understanding of large systems including performance and error recovery
  • Experience in test infrastructure, hardware design, logic design
  • Multiple years experience as a team leader or architect defining feature requirements and implementation
  • Planning skills
  • MSEE

FPGA Logic Design Engineer

Burlywood Inc., a Colorado company, is an exciting startup accelerating the transition to the all-flash data center for hyperscalers and cloud storage providers.

The transition to cloud-based compute and storage is pushing the pace of innovation faster than ever before. Burlywood’s software-defined flash storage architecture and disruptive business model enable large enterprise customers to innovate at the speed of the cloud, transforming their storage environment from a problematic cost-center to a competitive differentiator.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Firmware Team to co-develop an FPGA based controller.
  • As a member of the development team, you will contribute to the overall architecture and implement/document major portions of the design.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Familiarity with Xilinx UltraScale + Architecture
  • RTL design in SystemVerilog
  • Random-directed verification using UVM
  • Complex computational algorithm design and implementation in Verilog
  • Multi-clock domain design
  • We use Synopsys VCS, Xilinx Vivado, Python, TCL, and git design tools
  • Performing synthesis and/or static timing analysis on complex designs
  • Familiarity with data storage host interfaces (NVMe, ONFI, Toggle, SAS, SATA)

Highly Desired

  • Strong Knowledge of Storage Systems including file systems, protocols, storage arrays
  • Key design and development roles on complex non-storage products
  • Experience with multiple storage technologies and architectures
  • Understanding of large systems including performance and error recovery
  • Experience designing and implementing error correction codes
  • Experience with test infrastructure, firmware, and hardware design

FIT / Lab Technician

Burlywood Inc., a Colorado company, is an exciting startup accelerating the transition to the all-flash data center for hyperscalers and cloud storage providers.

The transition to cloud-based compute and storage is pushing the pace of innovation faster than ever before. Burlywood’s software-defined flash storage architecture and disruptive business model enable large enterprise customers to innovate at the speed of the cloud, transforming their storage environment from a problematic cost-center to a competitive differentiator.

We are looking for someone who likes the thrill of a start-up environment and enjoys the challenge of wearing multiple hats. We are looking for an individual who loves computers, tinkering, and programming. This is a dual role predominantly managing all the IT needs of the office but also helping the engineers in the lab to build and run test stations.

IT Role

Must Have Skills / Responsibilities

  • Flexible, friendly IT support for Windows and Linux
  • Enable engineers in a dynamic development environment
  • Keep things running
  • Integrate new services and hardware
  • Document/validate disaster recovery

Familiarity with the following a plus:

  • Linux (CentOS) admin
  • Microsoft Windows 10 clients and Server 2012 (AD)
  • vmware ESXi
  • Sophos network appliance
  • Veeam backup

TEST Role

Must Have Skills / Responsibilities

  • Fluent in Python
  • Ability to write scripts for testing and results compiling and analysis
  • Build, setup, configure test machines for testing
  • Maintain test systems and test drives for ongoing validation and reliability testing
  • Able to troubleshoot test issues and failures and work with engineers to determine root cause and fix.
  • Tracking and maintaining database of test drive inventory, configurations, failures, test statistics, etc.

Desired Skills / Responsibilities

  • Familiarity with databases - especially manufacturing databases
  • Ability to work with contract manufacturing partners to integrate systems and database interfaces

Sales Development/Business Development Manager

Burlywood Inc., a Colorado company, is an exciting startup accelerating the transition to the all-flash data center for hyperscalers and cloud storage providers.

The transition to cloud-based compute and storage is pushing the pace of innovation faster than ever before. Burlywood’s software-defined flash storage architecture and disruptive business model enable large enterprise customers to innovate at the speed of the cloud, transforming their storage environment from a problematic cost-center to a competitive differentiator.

We are looking for a highly-motivated team-player to drive customer-facing business development and implement our marketing strategy in the Cloud Storage, All-flash Array, & Hyperconverged Infrastructure market segments. The ideal candidate will have experience selling complex products and solutions into the target market segments and have existing working relationships with the key decision makers at many of the target customers. Enterprise storage solutions knowledge and background is highly desirable.

Key Responsibilities and Required Skills

Working for a start-up, the ideal candidate will have a very broad skill-base, be energetic and well-rounded, have good oral and written communication skills, and be self-motivated. Willing to take on any tasks on their own with limited support staff. The location is flexible - preferably in the Bay Area or Colorado.

  • Energetic and a problem solver
  • Excellent relationship building skills
  • Identify new market opportunities
  • Quick study with technology o Working with customized solutions for OEM customers o Understand product to discuss features and trade-offs (know the problem to solve)
  • Ability to work through organizational complexities,penetrate new accounts, and reach decision makers to obtain strategic contracts
  • Manage customer relationships : Customer contact, management, communications, materials, and sell-through with honesty, integrity, and transparency.
  • Work with Marketing to create a seamless team to meet customer needs and fulfill BW goals (before, during, after sale)
  • Work with Marketing to develop and manage sales/pricing strategies to create BW market share
  • Work with Marketing on Customer negotiations and agreements
  • Work with customers to define engagement model, supply, and product delivery process
  • Have consistent communications of BW strategies internally and externally
  • Have regular internal sales reviews
  • Travel for customer visits and trade shows
  • Be involvement with company and product promotional strategies and materials
  • Create and give presentations, contract negotiations, and sell-through.

Experience

  • Knowledge of Systems, Storage Management Software, and Infrastructure for Enterprise Data Center and Cloud Storage Systems.

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