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Sr.Staff Engineer, Storage / Server System Architect

Date: Nov 22, 2022

Location: Remote Employee US, CA, US

Company: Celestica International Inc.

Req ID: 110934 
Region: Americas 
Country: USA 
State/Province: New Hampshire 
City:  Remote Employee US 


This position is for a Senior Staff Engineer / Storage and Server System Architect. As system architect, one will define the architecture of the Storage/Server system, lead new technology research, study market trend, customers interface and lead Celestica’s design team in the Storage/Server space.  Although the position is primarily a hardware based, the candidate must interface with software/firmware, mechanical, thermal, layout, SI, and test teams as part of system architecture. Candidate must have strong knowledge in Server design, JBODs and Storage controllers and subsystems, as well as implementation in Enterprise class systems and Cloud infrastructure.  Experienced in the implementation of x86 based design as well as knowledge in Ethernet, FC, SCSI, NVMe, SAS and PCIe protocol. Experience on rack level integration design will be a plus.


Job Responsibilities

  • Define Complex Server/Storage/Converged platform solutions and lead a multi-disciplined team to bring to implementation.  Extensive and focused engagement through EVT, phasing out thereafter.  Ensure overall design quality metrics are met.
  • Develop and maintain close technical relationships with suppliers/partners on product roadmaps and technologies.
  • Lead the RFQ technical response.
  • Deliverables include System Requirements Documents (SRD), requirement compliance assessments, and Technical proposals.
  • Act as a primary technical interface between Celestica and our customers, particularly in technical escalation.
  • Provide technical support to business development teams to assist in the winning of new business.
  • Participate in the selection and hiring of design team resources as required.
  • Identify and Champion process improvement efforts as needed.
  • Participate in standards committees and industry groups as assigned.
  • Prepare and present technical presentations to customers, industry groups, tradeshows, etc.
  • Maintain current on industry trends and future technology and market opportunities.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Skills

  • Minimum of 10 years server/storage hardware design experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of server/storage experience at the system level.
  • BS in Electrical Engineering required; MSEE preferred.
  • Successful experience architecting and delivering server/storage/converged products to market.
  • Excellent Customer presentation skills. Interface and interact with large OEM customers on ongoing product related issues and new product design concepts.
  • A broad knowledge of current digital and analogue components.
  • Successful New Product Introduction (NPI) launch.
  • Extensive knowledge of system level power, cooling, mechanical, SW/FW and electrical design integration and engineering trade offs.


Desired Skills

  • Experience working with Asian based design teams is desired.
  • 5 years experience as a direct line functional manager is desired.
  • Prior participation in industry groups and associations is desired.
  • System level integration, interoperability and test experience is desired.
  • System level manufacturing test experience is desired.


Personal Attributes

The successful candidate will be a self-motivated individual capable of working with a minimum of supervision in a dynamic team environment.  Good interpersonal skills: be able to communicate effectively with members of other teams, departments and clients; as a high degree of liaison is needed.



  • International travel required, approximately 4-6 trips per year.
  • Domestic travel to support customer and internal meetings as required.




This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities of the position. Employees are held accountable for all duties of the job. Job duties for any function are subject to change at any time.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Celestica’s policy on equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran or disability status, or other characteristics protected by law. 

This policy applies to hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral and other aspects of employment and also states that retaliation against a person who files a charge of discrimination, participates in a discrimination proceeding, or otherwise opposes an unlawful employment practice will not be tolerated. All information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.



Celestica (NYSE, TSX: CLS) enables the world’s best brands. Through our recognized customer-centric approach, we partner with leading companies in Aerospace and Defense, Communications, Enterprise, HealthTech, Industrial, Capital Equipment and Energy to deliver solutions for their most complex challenges. As a leader in design, manufacturing, hardware platform and supply chain solutions, Celestica brings global expertise and insight at every stage of product development – from drawing board to full-scale production and after-market services for products from advanced medical devices, to highly engineered aviation systems, to next-generation hardware platform solutions for the Cloud.

Headquartered in Toronto, with talented teams spanning 40+ locations in 13 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia, we imagine, develop and deliver a better future with our customers.


Celestica would like to thank all applicants, however, only qualified applicants will be contacted.

Celestica does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services.

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