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Staff Engineer, Hardware Development Engineering

Location: Irvine, CA, United States 
Req ID: JR-0000042059


Western Digital®


We deliver the possibilities of data.  YOU define what’s possible.



In this position, the individual will be part of the hardware design team responsible for Western Digital’s industry leading Flash and HDD storage products spanning across retail, client and enterprise market segments




  • Collaborating with multiple functional teams like design, SI/PI, mechanical, DFM, DFA etc. in a product development environment

  • Be able to do hands on PCB design with Cadence tools from Schematic design start to gerber release post DFM closures

  • Document designs via assembly drawings, engineering specifications, and PCB Design Tool Data.

  • Working with PCB Manufacturers for resolving Engineering Queries

  • Consult PCB Manufacturers on latest PCB Materials, manufacturing guidelines, and layer construction options

  • Layout design and analysis, pre-post layout verification

  • Component placement

  • Trace routing

  • Power planes planning

  • Preparing NC drill files

  • Preparing Gerber files, IDF Import/export




Candidate should have experience in high speed multilayer PCB layout design in very space constrained environment. Knowledge of DFT / EMC / EMI and knowledge of signal integrity is a plus. Should have hands on experience with cadence tools like OrCAD, Allegro. The ideal candidate must have a proven ability to achieve results in a dynamic environment. Must be self-motivated and strategic, have a demonstrated ability to work well with people, and must have a proven desire and ability to work in a multi-geographical environment.

  • BS or greater Engineering degree required

  • Exp – 6 to 8 years of experience

  • Proficient in Cadence Allegro PCB design

  • Experience in SerDes, DRAM and NAND routing

  • Minimum of 15 years of relevant PCB layout design experience

  • CID++ certification is a plus point

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Experience with Microsoft* Office* tool suite is desired




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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