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Principal Engineer, Firmware Engineering
Job Location :
951 Sandisk Dr
Milpitas, California 95035
United States
Western Digital
951 Sandisk Dr
Milpitas, CA 95035
United States
Employment term : Full Time
Degree : Masters
Travel : Yes
Job level : Mid Level 2-6 yrs.
Work Authorization :
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    This is an experienced Firmware Engineering position for the Capacity Enterprise Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Recording Sub-Systems (RSS) HDI (Head-Disk Interface Integration) Firmware group.

    • Responsible for real-time firmware code required for head-disk interface spacing control in addition to Manufacturing firmware to optimize head-disk interface spacing control parameters
    • Candidate will be expected to own significant code development efforts and will participate in firmware design, implementation, testing, failure analysis and documentation
    • Responsible for developing firmware features that support the RSS goal of increasing device capacity while maintaining or improving reliability performance and cost.
    • MS/BSEE, MS/BSCE or MS/BSCS or related degree with 5+ years of experience in developing real-time embedded firmware
    • Software development background in C/C++ with demonstrable experience in real-time environments
    • Strong knowledge and demonstrable experience in structured code development and debug
    • Must be able to work effectively as part of a multi-site agile development team
    • Experience in developing firmware using Agile / Lean mindset
    • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
    • 5+ years’ experience in the HDD industry in relevant domains is a plus

    Western Digital Profile:


    The future. It’s on you. You & Western Digital.


    We’ve been storing the world’s data for more than 50 years. Once, it was the most important thing we could do for data. Now we’re helping the world capture, preserve, access and transform data in a way only we can.


    The most game-changing companies, consumers, professionals, and governments come to us for the technologies and solutions they need to capture, preserve, access, and transform their data.


    But we can’t do it alone. Today’s exceptional data challenges require your exceptional skills. It’s You & Us. Together, we’re the next big thing in data.


    Western Digital® data-centric solutions are found under the G-Technology™, HGST, SanDisk®, Tegile™, Upthere™, and WD® brands.

    Western Digital is an equal opportunity employer.

    Western Digital does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion (including religious dress and grooming standards), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), gender (including a person’s gender identity, gender expression, and gender-related appearance and behavior, whether or not stereotypically associated with the person’s assigned sex at birth), age, national origin, sexual orientation, medical condition, marital status (including domestic partnership status), physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected medical and family care leave, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. We also prohibit harassment of any individual on any of the characteristics listed above. Our non-discrimination policy applies to all aspects of employment. We comply with the laws and regulations set forth in the "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law" poster.


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