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Director, Quality & Reliability, cSSD Products

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Location: Milpitas, CA, United States 
Req ID: JR-0000038827


Western Digital

We deliver the possibilities of data.  YOU define what’s possible.


  • The individual will evaluate from a reliability standpoint, materials, properties and techniques used in production and in qualification, advise design engineering on selection, application and test of electronic components and systems.
  • Recommendation of design or test methods and statistical process control procedures for achieving required levels of product reliability.
  • Determine reliability requirements of components and systems.
  • Develop new acceleration techniques and analytical tools to assure the early identification of potential problems with new products, packaging, processes, and product reliability.
  • Make recommendations for changes in the selection and application of components and systems.
  • BS/BA in related field.
  • This position will require protocol knowledge of SATA and NVMe protocol with emphasis on NAND reliability testing.
  • In depth technical understanding of test related issue is needed to provide risk assessment and recommendations for improvement.
  • Prior managerial experience and knowledge of embedded firmware and NAND flash is preferable. Background in SSD validation/test and NAND flash understanding is preferable.
  • Individual will be required to drive solutions while working with cross functional teams.
  • Major responsibility will be to assess product level risk for customer qual, line and end user and also to drive corrective actions for production related issues.
  • SSD architecture and semiconductor knowledge is required.
  • The ideal individual must have proven ability to achieve results in a fast moving, dynamic environment.
  • Self-motivated and self-directed, however, must have demonstrated ability to work well with people.
  • A proven desire to work as a team member, both on the same team and outside of the team.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and analyze complex problems.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.

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. 

Western Digital is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. Western Digital does not unlawfully discriminate and complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO Is The Law poster: Equal Employment Opportunity Is The Law.


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