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Principal Engineer, Firmware Engineering

Location: Chandler, AZ, United States 
Req ID: JR-0000038303

Description

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • This is an experienced position in a firmware development team to design and develop code for next-generation SSD storage products.   The work will focus on NAND management within the SSD.

  • The candidate is expected to own an assigned area of code with responsibility for the design, implementation, bench-level verification, support, and documentation of new firmware, using a structured code development process.

  • Successful applicant is expected to perform algorithm design, implement and maintain media management code for NAND based embedded systems. 

  • In addition, the applicant is expected to perform failure analysis and bug fixing on NAND based embedded systems. 

  • It is also expected that the applicant can provide support for other groups such as the validation group and the systems group.

  • The candidate is expected to be self-motivated and self-directed, but work within a team of engineers toward common goals.

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

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • PhD/MS/BSEE, PhD/MS/BSCE, or PhD/MS/BSCS with 6-10 years of experience in complex firmware projects

  • Software development background proficient in C/C++ with an emphasis on, or experience in, real time embedded environments.

  • Strong knowledge of structured code development methods and debug techniques

  • Ability to solve problems as part of multi-site organization and cross functional team 

  • Ability to provide accurate and timely scheduling and resource information to team leads and managers, and meet scheduled commitments

DESIRED SKILLS:

  • Direct Experience working with NAND-based flash devices (SSDs)

  • Knowledge of and experience using typical lab equipment such as bus analyzers and in line firmware debug tools (JTAG/ICE)

  • Experience with Error Correcting Code (ECC) such as BCH or LDPC

  • Programming of microprocessor firmware for control of advanced hardware interfaces.

  • PCIe experience including Interrupts and DMA are a plus.

  • Storage Protocols (SAS, SATA, NVMe) are a plus.  

 

ABOUT WESTERN DIGITAL

 

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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