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Principal Engineer, Product Design Engineering

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Location: Milpitas, CA, United States 
Req ID: JR-0000037528


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In this position, the individual will be responsible for ramping Enterprise Component products, using 3D NAND memory, into production with focus on OEM quality level.  We are looking for a candidate who has strong technical skills, is innovative, and likes to solve problems.  




The individual will:

- Define test flow and screens to deliver very high quality OEM products meeting DPPM targets.

- Perform Failure Analysis, define root causes of yield loss, and drive for improvements in the test flow.

- Interface with design, process, test, and reliability engineering to solve problems and will sustain products with cost reduction and yield improvements.

- Bridge communications between Shanghai team lead/engineers and Milpitas PLCT.

- Support interaction with customers.




This position requires a Master degree in Electrical Engineering with 5 or more years of experience.

The individual must have experience with Flash memory NAND experience, scripting language such as perl, JMP software are a plus.

Also must have the ability to effectively coordinate cross-functional teams to achieve challenging goals, and solid communication skills that can be propagated company wide.

The ideal individual must have proven ability to achieve results in a fast moving, dynamic environment.

Self-motivated and self-directed, however, must have demonstrated ability to work well with people.

A proven desire to work as a team member, both on the same team and outside of the team.

Ability to troubleshoot and analyze complex problems.

Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.

Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.




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. 


Western Digital is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. Western Digital does not unlawfully discriminate and complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO Is The Law poster: Equal Employment Opportunity Is The Law.


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