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Principal Engineer, Test Engineering

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Location: Seberang Perai Selatan, Pulau Pinang (Penang), Malaysia 
Req ID: JR-9999033653


Principal Engineer, Test Engineering

Location: Batu Kawan, Penang

Req Id: JR-0000033653

We’re looking for a dynamic Principal Engineer, R&D Engineering with a passion to innovate and help shape the future of data.

The manager is responsible for hiring, training and development of the Development Product Engineering team. Develop business processes to ensure effective introduction of new SSD products through LVM. Measure performance by developing appropriate metrics. Manage resouces to ensure comitments are met and maintain the Development PE team budget. Drive production acceptance including build, validation and test. Ensure yields are exceeding target for each product lifecycle stage prior to releasing product to mass production. Develop and execute First Article test and delivery plans. Drive the team for Level 3 issue resolution. Review of hardware ECO process through LVM lifecycle. Drive DfX into design process and work with factory for manufacturing process improvement. Review NAND flash & ASIC test coverage at component level to ensure corner cases parts are validated at product level.
It is the duty and responsibility of every employee to maintain harmony among co-workers and to co-operate with management and other departments at all times. It is also the duty of supervisors and managers to uphold all our labour and ethics policies and to ensure total compliance.
All employees are expected to obey and comply with company policies and procedures – either written or implied.
Every employee is expected to prepare and submit reports to show progress, or as and when requested.
Every employee also has a responsibility to report any non-conformances of company labor and ethics policies via prescribed procedures.
The above responsibilities are not exhaustive and additional duties and responsibilities may be added from time to time.
In times of emergencies certain employees may be required to take on additional roles and responsibilities.


Master or Bachelor degree in Electronic/Electrical Engineering, computer engineering or equivalent.

  • At least 10 years of working experience in the related field is required for this position.
  • Influence design for manufacturability, design for production testability, design for reliability / durability, design for failure analysis
  • Component derating analysis, including circuit analysis
  • FA procedures and processes including 8D Corrective Analysis
  • Realization of NPI targets such as TT-Production Volume Ramp Up
  • Perform test plan reviews, correlation analysis of products, production capability analysis, systems level failure analysis
  • Escalate design, production and test issues to key partners where appropriate
  • Qualify, Validate, Verify BOM integrity and deviation
  • Perform hardware/software (firmware) debugging and resolve test rejects and other system related failures
  • Coordinate and drive for product issue resolution and engineering evaluation
  • Knowledge of SSD or with background of HDD would be desirable
  • Strong Knowledge of Flash Memory
  • Knowledge of product engineering, product assurance and NPI
  • Six Sigma, C/C++ or Python Programming, FMEA
  • Hardware and Software debugging skills
  • Familiar with components like DRAM, ASIC controller and voltage regulator
  • Knowledge in hard drive protocols like SAS, SATA and PCIe is a plus
  • Able to understand schematic and PCB layout


Western Digital Corporation is the world’s largest data storage company with a leading portfolio of HGST, SanDisk, G-Technology and WD brands covering flash and disk-based solutions. Deployed by the largest and most prominent organizations worldwide, Western Digital solutions are everywhere, touching lives and enabling great value from the data they possess.