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Principal Engineer, Engineering

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Location: Bangalore, KA, India 
Req ID: JR-0000039227


Principal Engineer, Engineering

Location: Bangalore India
Req ID: JR-0000039227

Western Digital®

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In this position, the individual will be responsible for designing, implementing , debugging firmware for the next generation of Enterprise SSDs.
FW Engineer will be responsible for HW Interface drivers, algorithm design and implementation , Customer Vendor Unique commands , unit level bench testing.
The successful candidate will be a key contributor to the SSD firmware and play a significant role in delivering next generation Enterprise SSDs to market.
The candidate will work with the firmware Architects, ASIC and flash media teams on a daily basis, and will design and implement the firmware algorithms needed to achieve best in class performance goals.
Typically programs in machine language, assembly language and high level languages (e.g., C, C++).

Requires BE/BTech degree or equivalent or higher with 8 or more years of related experience.
Embedded C/C++ and assembly language experience required
Must have strong problem solving skills; experience using logic and protocol analyzers is preferred
Having experience with protocols like PCIe-NVMe/SATA/SAS is highly desirable.
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 work effectively cross-functionally. 
Ability to troubleshoot and analyze complex problems. 
Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
Prior experience of Architecture/design/Bring up on new generation SOC/ASIC will be definite plus. 
Deep understanding of Storage Stack/Data path is desirable. 
Experience of having delivered " End to End Storage Stack" on Leading Edge/NEW hardware will be preferable.

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