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Principal Firmware/Software Test Engineer - Server & Storage Products (JL)

Location: Colorado Springs, CO, United States 
Req ID: JR-0000037438

Description

  • Western Digital®
     
    We deliver the possibilities of data.  YOU define what’s possible.
     
    We are seeking a world-class Firmware/Software Test Engineer responsible for the testing and productization of a wide variety of high performance storage system enclosures for the OEM and data center marketplace. We are searching for someone with a proven track record of planning and executing on complex programs. You will have demonstrated leadership ability and an understanding of the who, what and how of system development. You will have strong skills and experience in the computer server and storage industry including familiarization with storage processors, storage protocols, and servers. This is a high-impact, high visibility opportunity for the right individual with superior technical skills, good project management abilities, and an enthusiasm for success.
     
    Essential Responsibilities
     
    • Create automated and manual tests for a wide variety of storage systems enclosures consisting of hard drives, fans, power supplies and electronics with high speed communication interfaces (SAS and NVMe)
    • Demonstrate strong analytical skills and creative “out of the box” thinking
    • Design and implement automated tests using Python and other scripting languages
    • Develop and execute system test plans to ensure all firmware is fully tested and ready for customer release
    • Leverage existing test infrastructure to improve efficiency
    • Work closely with SW/HW architects and other senior engineers in multiple disciplines (including electrical, mechanical, firmware, and manufacturing) to develop use cases, test plans and automated tests in a process driven environment.
    • Triage test failures at both the feature and system level
    • Contribute to the overall resolution of technical, logistical, cost, and schedule issues for the program
    • Provide mentorship to junior test engineers
       
       
      Qualifications and Education:
    • BS degree in computer science or related field
    • Knowledge of Python is required
    • 8+ years of experience with Storage product development and test
    • Linux & Windows scripting experience
    • Knowledge of software design, real-time operating systems and hardware-software interfaces
    • In-depth storage protocol experience required SAS, SCSI, NVMe and PCIe
    • Strong troubleshooting ability to debug issues while running in real time environment
    • Demonstrated ability in creative problem solving and innovation
    • Strong team player, effective communication skills, and highly motivated
    • Knowledge of agile development and self-managed development teams from design to production
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