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Manager, Firmware Engineering

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Location: Milpitas, CA, United States 
Req ID: JR-0000040000


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Position focusing on FW test and release process development, tools, and technology in an Enterprise Solid State Drive (SSD) product development group.  Work cross-functionally with FW Development, FW Validation, and Quality organizations to identify ways to improve development throughput and code quality.  Work individually or as part of a team to collect inputs on current processes and gaps to develop and document common processes and tools across the organization.  Work with stakeholders on roll-out, education, and adoption plans, and monitor compliance of new processes.
  • Lead cross-functional teams in identifying and resolving FW process-related issues
  • Analyze test process data for improvement areas
  • Monitor industry trends on FW development process, tools, and technology
  • BS or greater Engineering degree required
  • 7+  years in an engineering product development environment
  • 7+  years of experience in firmware design
  • A highly disciplined approach to problem solving
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member or leader across multiple projects in a results-driven environment
  • In-depth knowledge of product development throughout the product life cycle, with an emphasis on FW development, and preferably unit test methodologies
  • Data analysis skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in storage devices or related industry is a benefit
  • Experience with SAS/SATA/PCIe interface protocols is a benefit
  • Experience with Microsoft* Office* tool suite is desired
  • Ability to travel (~15%)
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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