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Principal Engineer, Software Development Engineering (Apps)

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Location: Kfar Saba, IL, Israel 
Req ID: JR-0000038242


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  • Contribute to the development of failure analysis tools for WD products which enable the determination of efficient root cause of failures
  • Provide failure analysis tool guidance to FA engineers and technicians
  • Input to the Failure Analysis process and tool objectives complementary to corporate policies and goals
  • Drive and develop new utilities / capabilities /debug tools to analyze WD SSD products through an understanding of the product architectures.
  • Review specifications, design and development of WD SSDs, ownership of technical issues encountered during analysis to root cause, and isolation of complex firmware / software analysis issues.
  • Working with various WD teams to find solutions, and to communicate those solutions effectively to the team members in a timely manner.
  • Follow development of standards and methods for failure analysis, troubleshooting, inspection, testing, etc.
  • Develop debug / failure analysis techniques to help improve FA cycle time and quality of FA reports. 
  • Work with Engineering, Quality, Manufacturing, and Customer Technical Support (CTS) teams, as needed
  • Work with Engineering to develop new approaches to support new product releases.
  • Design and implement failure analysis training programs for personnel performing analysis


  • BS/BA degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering 
  • ~5 years of proven experience in programming in C# and MS-SQL Infrastructure.
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