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Manager, Sustaining Engineering

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Location: Seberang Perai Selatan, Pulau Pinang (Penang), Malaysia 
Req ID: JR-9999035425



Sustaining Engineering Manager - SDSM

Location: Batu Kawan, Penang

Req ID: JR-9999035425

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Description:        Manager position located in Penang Malaysia focused on sustaining engineering for Enterprise Solid State Drive products.  Manage a team of engineers to apply a systematic and analytical engineering approach during the product life cycle from the design validation phase through mass production in a highly cross functional environment.  Drive the team to work cross functionally in identifying and resolving design validation, production and qualification issues.  Work across business unit boundaries to identify and implement improvements to processes and capabilities leading to continual product and team execution growth.



  • Lead and/or participate in the strategic planning for the Sustaining Engineering team working across levels inside and outside of the sustaining organization.
  • Lead all tactical execution for the sustaining engineering team working closely with peers across the organization
  • Collaborate closely with manufacturing teams and design teams, at multiple levels, for product and process improvements for reliability, yield, and efficiency improvements
  • Continual team skillset growth and career planning
  • Manage cross functional and cross site focus in identifying and resolving product and process issues




  • BS or greater Engineering degree required
  • 3 years’ management experience in a cross functional engineering product development environment
  • 5 years’ experience working in a cross functional engineering product development environment
  • 7 years of experience in hardware and/or firmware design, validation and failure analysis for microprocessor based products
  • A highly-disciplined approach to problem solving
  • In-depth knowledge of product development throughout the product life cycle
  • Data analysis skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in storage devices or related industry
  • Experience with SAS/SATA/PCIe interface protocols is a benefit
  • Ability to travel (~15%)


Western Digital, HGST, and SanDisk offers a highly competitive compensation package and great benefits. The company provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status.