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Principal SSD Firmware Engineer

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Location: Irvine, CA, United States 
Req ID: JR-0000027494


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  • Design and implement FTL functional modules within the SSD firmware system.
  • Debug and validate your design within the entire SSD firmware system. The ability of performing failure analysis and performance tuning is also desirable.
  • Engage and interact with other FW function teams that span all aspects of SSD firmware design.
  • Follow the development process, procedures and workflows closely.
  • Communicate (both verbal and written) well within and across the team(s). 



  • Solid experience in embedded systems and embedded firmware development in C. Proven experience in ARM-based SoCs is a plus.
  • Solid Experience in debugging embedded systems with a variety of tools (Logic and Protocol Analyzers, JTAG, etc).
  • Strong analytical skills and critical thinking in solving complex issues that often demand cross-domain knowledge.
  • Solid background in computer algorithms and data structure.
  • Excellent communication skills and interfacing ability. Excellent ability in documentation and presentation.
  • Prior experience in NAND and SSD controllers is a big plus.
  • Knowledge of NAND media, SSD FTL, wear leveling, journaling, garbage collection, error management and other key concepts is a strong plus.




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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