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Senior Manager, Sustaining Engineering

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Location: Milpitas, CA, United States 
Req ID: JR-0000039996


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Second-line management position focusing on sustaining engineering and customer qualifications in an Enterprise Solid State Drive (SSD) product development group.  Apply a systematic and analytical engineering approach during the product life cycle from the design validation phase through customer qualifications and mass production in a cross functional environment.  Lead first-line managers through cross functional efforts in identifying and resolving design validation, production and qualification issues. 
  • Cross functional leadership in identifying and resolving issues
  • HW and/or FW issue identification, failure analysis and resolution at both individual drive and population levels
  • Manage a team that analyzes and characterizes design changes via engineering validation testing
  • Manage a team that develops, verifies, and implements algorithms for the manufacturing test process
  • Manage a team that analyzes test processes and field data for drive design improvements
  • Customer qualification failure analysis
  • Manufacturing yield improvements
  • Reliability improvements
  • BS or greater Engineering degree required
  • 3+  years in an engineering product development environment
  • 3+  years of experience in hardware and/or firmware design, validation and failure analysis for microprocessor based products
  • Experience in a wide range of lab equipment
  • A highly disciplined approach to problem solving
  • Ability to work as a leader across multiple projects in a results-driven environment
  • In-depth knowledge of product development and mass production throughout the product life cycle
  • Data analysis skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in storage devices or related industry is a benefit
  • Experience with SAS/SATA/PCIe interface protocols is a benefit
  • Ability to travel (~15%)
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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