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Principal Engineer, Product Design Engineering

Location: Milpitas, CA, United States 
Req ID: JR-0000037418


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  • Define manufacturing test flow coverage/screens for wafer to package level testing
  • Validate test programs and work with test development engineers to fix test related issues
  • Manage on time release of test programs by coordinating with production team in Asia
  • Support failure analysis of NAND memory/system issues found during product qualification
  • Develop test cost reduction and yield improvement initiatives while meeting DPPM targets
  • Perform data analysis on manufacturing yields/DPPM/test time to identify top issues
  • Interface with cross-functional engineering teams (design, process, reliability, etc) across geographies to identify root cause/corrective actions for product failures
  • Compile and communicate overall technical product status to management
  • Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Strong knowledge of analog/digital electronics and circuits
  • Working knowledge of various bench systems (i.e. oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and meters)
  • Familiarity with basic scripting languages such as Perl, C, or C++
  • Experience working with NAND flash technology is a plus
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
  • Abilities to work effectively cross-functionally, coordinate priorities and initiatives, troubleshoot and analyze complex problems, and to manage multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines



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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