Job Vacancy Senior Engineer, Firmware Engineering Western Digital


Job title: Senior Engineer, Firmware Engineering

Company: Western Digital

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The future. It’s on you. You & Western Digital.

We’ve been storing the world’s data for more than 50 years. Once, it was the most important thing we could do for data. Now we’re helping the world capture, preserve, access and transform data in a way only we can.

The most game-changing companies, consumers, professionals, and governments come to us for the technologies and solutions they need to capture, preserve, access, and transform their data.

But we can’t do it alone. Today’s exceptional data challenges require your exceptional skills. It’s You & Us. Together, we’re the next big thing in data.

Western Digital® data-centric solutions are found under the G-Technology™, HGST, SanDisk®, Tegile™, Upthere™, and WD® brands.

Job Description

We are seeking a firmware engineer with a passion in problem solving. As a Senior Firmware Engineer in the Advanced System team, you will be designing, prototyping, and developing new firmware features for revolutionary technology for the next generation of Western Digital Enterprise hard disk drive (eHDD).

WHAT YOU WILL DO

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop firmware using C++ using the latest standards and tools.
  • Perform proof of concept by using a scripting language or C++.
  • Ensure firmware quality for new features by developing unit tests and integration tests.
  • Follow Agile methodologies in development.
  • Create design documents pertinent to the various phases of firmware development while collaborating with all stakeholders.
  • You’ll be on a scrum team responsible for full stack embedded firmware development to deliver revolutionary technology for enterprise products. This includes innovation, design, implementation and debug of software algorithms, data structures, logging, and drivers in a complex software environment.
  • Work with cross functional teams to prototype and develop advanced HDD features.
  • Self-motivated to work both unsupervised and as part of an agile team. Collaborate to develop self and others within group.
  • Resolve engineering issues effectively in the development and integration phase.

Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelors 2+ years experience or Master in CS, CE, EE, EC or equivalent required.
  • Strong knowledge in C++, Object oriented programming, Data Structure, Algorithms, and firmware development/debug tools is required.
  • Strong aptitude and penchant for problem solving, algorithm design, system design, and complexity analysis skills.
  • You have ability to rapidly learn new technologies, complex code and develop system view.
  • You have excellent interpersonal skills, including written and verbal communication.
  • You’ll be a fun and enthusiastic teammate who enjoys a challenge and celebrates success. An ever positive, can-do attitude.
  • Interest in storage technologies (HDD, Flash, nonvolatile memory) that is the backbone and lifeline of all the technologies (Artificial Intelligence (AI) , Machine Learning (ML), Cloud, Autonomous driving, Social Media, Streaming and entertainment, E-Commerce etc)

Preferred

  • Familiarity with micro-controller architecture (ARM), embedded systems.
  • Experience with the latest modern C++ standards (11/14/17/20)
  • Experience in scripting languages like Python, Tcl, Matlab, etc
  • Understanding in magnetic recording, signal processing, and solid statistical analysis skills.

Additional Information

Western Digital is committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees and will not discriminate based on their race, color, ancestry, religion (including religious dress and grooming standards), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), gender (including a person’s gender identity, gender expression, and gender-related appearance and behavior, whether or not stereotypically associated with the person’s assigned sex at birth), age, national origin, sexual orientation, medical condition, marital status (including domestic partnership status), physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected medical and family care leave, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. We also prohibit harassment of any individual on any of the characteristics listed above. Our non-discrimination policy applies to all aspects of employment. We comply with the laws and regulations set forth in the poster.

Western Digital thrives on the power and potential of diversity. As a global company, we believe the most effective way to embrace the diversity of our customers and communities is to mirror it from within. We believe the fusion of various perspectives results in the best outcomes for our employees, our company, our customers, and the world around us. We are committed to an inclusive environment where every individual can thrive through a sense of belonging, respect and contribution.

Western Digital is committed to offering opportunities to applicants with disabilities and ensuring all candidates can successfully navigate our careers website and our hiring process. Please contact us at to advise us of your accommodation request. In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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Compensation & Benefits Details

  • An employee’s pay position within the salary range may be based on several factors including but not limited to (1) relevant education; qualifications; certifications; and experience; (2) skills, ability, knowledge of the job; (3) performance, contribution and results; (4) geographic location; (5) shift; (6) internal and external equity; and (7) business and organizational needs.
  • The salary range is what we believe to be the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and this range is only applicable for jobs to be performed in Colorado or remote jobs that can be performed in Colorado. This range may be modified in the future.
  • You will also be eligible to participate in Western Digital’s Short-Term Incentive (STI) Plan and to receive equity awards under our annual Long-Term Incentive (LTI) program, which consists of restricted stock units (RSUs), pursuant to the terms of these programs. RSU awards are also available to eligible new hires, subject to Western Digital’s Standard Terms and Conditions for Restricted Stock Unit Awards.
  • We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid vacation time; paid sick leave; medical/dental/vision insurance; life, accident and disability insurance; tax-advantaged flexible spending and health savings accounts; employee assistance program; other voluntary benefit programs such as supplemental life and AD&D, legal plan, pet insurance, critical illness, accident and hospital indemnity; tuition reimbursement; transit; the Virgin Pulse Program; the Applause Program, employee stock purchase plan, and the Western Digital Savings 401(k) Plan.
  • Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company’s sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

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Location: Irvine, CA

Job date: Sun, 10 Jul 2022 01:54:17 GMT

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