Senior Hardware Validation Engineer

Boston | Norwalk | Portland | Remote | Rochester

Datto, the world's leading provider of IT solutions for small and medium-sized businesses, is looking for a Senior Hardware Validation Engineer to join a growing team.  Datto provides data protection, business continuity, networking, and business management products that protect and empower the clients of our 14,000+ partners.  We're 100% focused on our managed service provider partners and believe that armed with great technology, managed service providers are changing how businesses around the world operate.  Datto is a technology-driven company that encourages creativity in an exciting and dynamic workplace.  We're headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut and have 22 offices worldwide.

The Hardware Engineering team at Datto designs computer and server hardware solutions for our edge fleet backup appliances and next-wave hyperscale private cloud.  Collaborating with global vendors and OEM partners, we design systems to ensure the best product experience for our customers. This includes everything from researching new hardware and computer technologies, developing new system configurations, to design testing and benchmarking.

Job Overview: 

We are growing our hardware team to test and benchmark new computer hardware systems. This role will influence design and supports our BCDR product line which has annual product releases. The role will also support new cloud architecture system designs and initiatives.  

Does This Describe You:

You're a hands-on tinkerer who enjoys building products, testing computer components and systems, collaborating with global suppliers and engineers to push boundaries with new technologies.

You look forward to collaborating with a diverse and technical team. You eagerly seek help to best learn subjects in detail, and give help back to teams in need. Transparency tops your list of values, and you contribute to a culture of respect and inclusion.

Inquisitive and focused, you see every challenge as an opportunity. You would rather create the future than wait for it.

A Look Inside the Job:

  • Influence computer hardware design for edge fleet backup appliances and cloud infrastructure. 
  • Develop test and benchmarking procedures to validate hardware products
  • Collaborate with supply chain OEM vendors such as Dell, Lenovo and HP to develop custom-off the shelf hardware solutions from product concept to launch
  • Validate the compatibility and performance of components and system with software
  • Assist with engineering documentation; schematics, block diagrams, test procedures, bill of materials, etc.
  • Collect, analyze and present statistical data regarding system and component performance
  • Lead collaboration with vendors for understanding new technologies and offerings
  • Analyze server systems to identify design flaws, optimize for bandwidth and IOPS
  • Develop and conduct functional and environmental acceptance verification tests of new designs (thermal, noise, redundancy functionality, BIOS/UEFI, OS kernel and compatibility)
  • Maintain knowledge of the latest computer industry trends and understanding of how to implement them in systems

About You:

  • At least three years of applicable professional computer hardware design experience
  • Experience working with OEM or white-box computer hardware vendors
  • Knowledge of:
    • Computer system components: HDD, SSD, PCIe, SATA, NVMe, SAS, Optane
    • Linux/Ubuntu performance testing tools

Bonus Points:

  • BS Computer Engineering or Hardware Systems
  • Experience with ZFS, Python, Ceph, Openstack, Swift

Note: We are looking only for candidates willing to join us directly as W2 employees (No 3rd party candidates)

At Datto, we believe our employees are our greatest asset and offer all full-time employees a wide-ranging benefits package, including:

  • Comprehensive health-care benefits
  • Free lunch every Friday
  • Flexible paid time off policy
  • Free food, drinks, and fresh organic fruit
  • Fitness reimbursement
  • Charity match program
  • Education reimbursement
  • And more!

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Datto is an equal opportunity employer.

Senior Hardware Validation Engineer

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