Technologist SSD Firmware Engineer
Company: Western Digital
Posted on: January 13, 2022
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Todays exceptional challenges require your unique skills. Its You &
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This is an experienced position in a firmware development team to
develop base drive code for next-generation SSD storage products.
The work will focus on the NAND management of the SSD design. The
candidate is expected to own an assigned area of code with
responsibility for the design, implementation, bench-level
verification, support, and documentation of new firmware, using a
structured code development process.
A successful person in the role is expected to perform algorithm
design, document designs. Implement and maintain media management
code for NAND based embedded systems. The person will perform
failure analysis and bug fixing on NAND based embedded systems,
provide leadership and support for junior engineers, and provide
support for other groups such as the validation group and the
The ideal employee should be self-motivated and self-directed and
must have demonstrated ability to work well with people. Another
successful attribute includes a proven desire to work as a team
member, both with people on the same team and outside of the
- PhD/MS/BSEE, PhD/MS/BSCE, or PhD/MS/BSCS with 12-20 years of
experience in complex firmware projects
- Firmware / Software development background proficient in C/C++
with an emphasis on, or experience in, real time embedded
- Strong knowledge of structured code development methods and
- NAND Development technologies and methodologies
- Knowledge of, and experience using, typical lab equipment such
as bus analyzers and in line firmware debug tools is required
- Ability to solve problems as part of multi-site organization
and cross functional team
- Ability to provide accurate and timely scheduling and resource
information to team leads and managers and meet scheduled
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