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Flash Component Product Line Development Lead

Location: Milpitas, CA, United States 
Req ID: JR-0000041293


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The Memory Technology Group is at the core of the Legacy SanDisk Engineering Organization which Western Digital owns. We are building a cutting edge 3D memory in our multiple billion dollars Fab. Our memory provides performance, power, and endurance at a lower cost but on quality. The Memory Technology organization is a strategic entity for the company, and we are growing. Our group functions as a start-up within WDC, and offers a creative, fast paced, entrepreneurial work environment where you’ll be at the center of WDC innovation.
We are looking for an experienced individual to lead a global cross functional core ream and deliver OEM projects for our component customers. This is a great opportunity for a results-oriented, entrepreneurial individual who knows how to work with non-volatile memory world-class engineers and who has a great track record for delivering innovative results. The individual will be acquiring and owning strategic WDC customer engineering engagements and be responsible for providing innovative and cost competitive memory solutions with shortest time to market, while bridging gaps between memory and product road maps. Reporting directly to the VP of memory productization and directly managing an experienced engineering team, he or she will help define the component product roadmap, align internal capabilities to external requests, highlight strategic development activities, negotiate between market needs and engineering capabilities to arrive at achievable and optimal plans, and interface with customers. The individual will be providing weekly update to executive management and will be responsible for holding quarterly technology review with customers.
You will need to think creatively about the memory as we do take pride in our craftsmanship.  We do work together with all engineering teams to identify and execute on the most disciplined way. Your success will be measured by your ability to insert the renowned quality that made SanDisk so successful.  We are proud to innovate with the quality component at the epicenter of our products that unlock revenue opportunities for the company.
Join the Memory Technology Design Team and become a leader of this highly motivated, cooperative and focused team!
  • This position requires a MS/MBA/MA degree or equivalent with 12 or more years of related experience and 10 or more years of direct management experience.
  • The ideal individual must have proven ability to achieve results in a fast moving, dynamic environment.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and organizational skills.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of division/business unit strategic objectives and goals.
  • Excellent planning and problem-solving skills with the ability to work in a fast paced and limited resource environment.
  • Dynamic, motivated, and results oriented creative thinker.
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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