Principal Engineer, R&D Engineering
Location: Batu Kawan, Penang
Req Id: JR-0000033653
We’re looking for a dynamic Principal Engineer, R&D Engineering with a passion to innovate and help shape the future of data.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The manager is responsible for hiring, training and development of the Development Product Engineering team. Develop business processes to ensure effective introduction of new SSD products through LVM. Measure performance by developing appropriate metrics. Manage resouces to ensure comitments are met and maintain the Development PE team budget. Drive production acceptance including build, validation and test. Ensure yields are exceeding target for each product lifecycle stage prior to releasing product to mass production. Develop and execute First Article test and delivery plans. Drive the team for Level 3 issue resolution. Review of hardware ECO process through LVM lifecycle. Drive DfX into design process and work with factory for manufacturing process improvement. Review NAND flash & ASIC test coverage at component level to ensure corner cases parts are validated at product level.
It is the duty and responsibility of every employee to maintain harmony among co-workers and to co-operate with management and other departments at all times. It is also the duty of supervisors and managers to uphold all our labour and ethics policies and to ensure total compliance.
All employees are expected to obey and comply with company policies and procedures – either written or implied.
Every employee is expected to prepare and submit reports to show progress, or as and when requested.
Every employee also has a responsibility to report any non-conformances of company labor and ethics policies via prescribed procedures.
The above responsibilities are not exhaustive and additional duties and responsibilities may be added from time to time.
In times of emergencies certain employees may be required to take on additional roles and responsibilities.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Master or Bachelor degree in Electronic/Electrical Engineering, computer engineering or equivalent.
REQUIRED SKILLS and/or EXPERIENCE
Influence design for manufacturability, design for production testability, design for reliability / durability, design for failure analysis
Component derating analysis, including circuit analysis
FA procedures and processes including 8D Corrective Analysis
Realization of NPI targets such as TT-Production Volume Ramp Up
Perform test plan reviews, correlation analysis of products, production capability analysis, systems level failure analysis
Escalate design, production and test issues to key partners where appropriate
Qualify, Validate, Verify BOM integrity and deviation
Perform hardware/software (firmware) debugging and resolve test rejects and other system related failures
Coordinate and drive for product issue resolution and engineering evaluation
DESIRED SKILLED and/or EXPERIENCE
Knowledge of SSD or with background of HDD would be desirable
Strong Knowledge of Flash Memory
Knowledge of product engineering, product assurance and NPI
Six Sigma, C/C++ or Python Programming, FMEA
Hardware and Software debugging skills
Familiar with components like DRAM, ASIC controller and voltage regulator
Knowledge in hard drive protocols like SAS, SATA and PCIe is a plus
Able to understand schematic and PCB layout
ABOUT WESTERN DIGITAL
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.