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Principal Engineer, Electronic Design Engineering

Location: Milpitas, CA, United States 
Req ID: JR-0000041801


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The Memory Technology Group is at the core of the Legacy SanDisk Engineering Organization which Western Digital owns. We are building a cutting edge 3D memory in our multiple billion dollars Fab. Our memory provides performance, power, and endurance at a lower cost but on quality. The Memory Technology organization is a strategic entity for the company, and we are growing. Our group functions as a start-up within WDC, and offers a creative, fast paced, entrepreneurial work environment where you’ll be at the center of WDC innovation.
We are looking for an experienced Designers to lead and deliver projects for our Memory Design team as well as talented and highly motivation junior engineers. This is a great opportunity for a results-oriented, entrepreneurial individual who knows how to work with non-volatile memory world-class engineers and who has a great track record for delivering innovative results.
You will need to think creatively about the memory as we do take pride in our craftsmanship.  We do work together with all engineering teams to identify and execute on the most disciplined way. Your success will be measured by your ability to build great designs that deliver innovation that unlock revenue opportunities for the company.
Join the Memory Technology Design Team and become a leader of this highly motivated, cooperative and focused team!
  • Design control circuits for memory core operations, provide layout guidelines for Column circuits, and Core design verifications
  • Perform sensing operation analysis and conduct page buffer logic operation design and analysis
  • Conduct SA & page buffer noise analysis
  • Perform power/ground network analysis
  • Global signal planning and metal electro-migration check
  • Write Core block module spec
  • Transistor applicable voltage range check and analysis
  • Perform circuit design simulations and verifications of control circuits
  • Participate in full-chip design verifications
  • Conduct Silicon evaluation and debugging
  • Requires MS or BS degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent with 5 or more years of relevant experience.
  • Knowledge and/or experience in non-volatile memory design (NAND flash memory cell operation in particular) is a big advantage
  • A strong device physics background and experience with evaluating new process technologies for use in design is preferred.
  • The ideal candidate 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.
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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