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Principal Product Design Engineer

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Location: Milpitas, CA, United States 
Req ID: JR-0000038373


Western Digital®


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This position is within the Product Engineering and Test Engineering (PETE) organization at Western Digital, focusing on NAND flash and future memory products.




  • Responsible for product support engineering for a specific NAND Flash product or group of products after transfer from design Phase to Product Development, Qualification and Ramp to High Volume Production.
  • Interface with design, device, process, test, and reliability engineering to solve problems and sustain products with cost reduction and yield improvements.
  • Responsible for 3D Nand Flash Product support and bringing new NAND memory products into production with focus on SSD OEM level quality for Enterprise SSD's.
  • Define Test flow and screens to deliver very high quality OEM SSD products meeting DPPM targets.
  • Perform Failure Analysis on Qualification fails, Test flow fails, define root causes of yield loss, and drive for improvements in the test flow to improve yield, Quality and Test times.
  • Troubleshoot and analyze complex problems.
  • Achieve results in a fast moving, dynamic environment, work well with people  as a team member, both on the same team and cross functional teams.




Working Experience Requirement is 7+ years industry working experience with a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering.




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. 


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