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Staff Engineer, Sustaining Engineering

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Location: Seberang Perai Selatan, Pulau Pinang (Penang), Malaysia 
Req ID: JR-9999035431


Staff Sustaining Engineer - SDSM


Location: Batu Kawan, Penang

Req ID: JR-9999035431

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Description:        Staff Engineering position located in Penang Malaysia focusing on sustaining engineering for Enterprise Solid State Drive products.  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.  Participate and/or lead cross functional efforts in identifying and resolving design validation, production and qualification issues.  Perform individual and population level SSD failure analysis to root cause and develop proven corrective actions. 



  • Cross functional and cross site focus in identifying and resolving issues
  • HW and/or FW or manufacturing issue identification, failure analysis and resolution at both individual drive and population levels
  • Failure analysis and corrective action generation for manufacturing quality test failures
  • Analyze and characterize design changes via engineering validation testing
  • Develop, verify, and implement improvements for the manufacturing test process to maintain or exceed product quality metrics
  • Analyze test process and field data for product improvements
  • Manufacturing yield improvements
  • Reliability improvements




  • BS or greater Engineering degree required
  • 3 years’ experience working in a cross functional engineering product development environment
  • 5 years of experience in hardware and/or firmware design, validation and failure analysis for microprocessor based products
  • Experience in a wide range of lab equipment
  • A highly-disciplined approach to problem solving
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member or leader across multiple projects in a results-driven environment
  • 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.