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Principal Engineer - R+D Engineering

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Location: Milpitas, CA, United States 
Req ID: JR-0000037524


JR-0000037524, Principal Engineer - R+D Engineering

Drive Western Digital's activities at key storage interface standards setting organizations in order to grow WD's business, further its technology strategies, and improve its market leadership. Includes working extensively with internal business groups and engineering teams to define standards initiatives in sync with, and in furtherance of, WD goals, as well as representing WD in the standards committees, and as regards standards-related issues with strategic partners and customers.

This position involves knowledge of
  • SSD architecture and design tradeoffs
  • NAND and other non-volatile storage mediums
  • Storage interface protocols (SAS, SATA, NVMe/PCIe, DDR, USB, etc.)
  • Security and security standards (TCG, 1667, NIST)
  • Interaction of hardware, firmware, and operating systems
Typical activities include
  • Attend face to face meetings and conference calls representing WDC in industry standards committees (e.g., NVMe, T10, T13, SATA-IO, JEDEC)
  • Provide briefings for WDC teams on new and evolving standards
  • Work with WDC teams (e.g., SoC, HW, Validation, Planning) to drive the development of WDC tactics and strategies in standards bodies
  • Work with WDC stakeholders and industry partners to write standards proposals
Education & Experience

BS Degree in Engineering or related field with 7+ years of experience or

MS Degree in Engineering or related field with 6+ years of Experience or

PhD in Engineering or related field with 3+ years of experience