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Senior Engineer, Firmware Development

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Location: Rochester, MN, United States 
Req ID: JR-0000040161


 HGST, a Western Digital company, is a market leader in enterprise hard disk drives and develops advanced hard disk drives, enterprise-class solid state drives, and external storage solutions and services that are used by large and sophisticated technology companies to store, preserve and manage data. HGST storage solutions have a reputation for quality, reliability and innovation. Our drives are trusted by the world’s high-transactional enterprises, Internet services companies, creative professionals, and consumer electronics and automotive system manufacturers to store the avalanche of new content resulting from cloud computing and services, virtualization, social networks, HD video and mobile platforms. The company employs tens of thousands of people throughout the world.   We have manufacturing locations in the US, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines and China. Development laboratories are located in San Jose, CA and Rochester, MN, USA; and in Odawara and Fujisawa, Japan. Our sales and technical support offices are strategically located throughout Europe, Asia and North America. The Senior Firmware Engineer analyzes, designs, programs, debugs and modifies software. Troubleshoots code for firmware (IC embedded code) applications. The work often involves analog and digital hardware and software operating systems.  The ideal individual must 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 work effectively cross-functionally. Managing multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines. Ability to coordinate priorities and initiatives. Ability to troubleshoot and analyze complex problems. Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills. In-depth knowledge and understanding of department strategic objectives and goals.QUALIFICATIONS:Qualifications:Position requires knowledge and exposure to hardware design. Typically programs in high level languages (C, C++) and  assembly language. Skills/Experience: Requires BSEE/BSCS/BSCE degree and 4+ years of related experience. Interface FW experience a plus (NVMe, SAS, SATA).Equal Employment Opportunity It is the intent of HGST, Inc. to hire the best-qualified candidates for opportunities within the company, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, and military status. However, applicant eligibility for employment-authorized immigration status, temporary or permanent, will be considered. Any subsequent sponsorship for permanent residence is at the sole discretion of HGST, Inc. management, and is based on job performance, contribution, and business requirements