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Technologist SSD Firmware Engineer

Company: Western Digital
Location: Irvine
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

At Western Digital, our vision is to power global innovation and push the boundaries of technology to make what you thought was once impossible, possible.

At our core, Western Digital is a company of problem solvers. People achieve extraordinary things given the right technology. For decades, weve been doing just that. Our technology helped people put a man on the moon.

We are a key partner to some of the largest and highest growth organizations in the world. From energizing the most competitive gaming platforms, to enabling systems to make cities safer and cars smarter and more connected, to powering the data centers behind many of the worlds biggest companies and public cloud, Western Digital is fueling a brighter, smarter future.

Binge-watch any shows, use social media or shop online lately? Youll find Western Digital supporting the storage infrastructure behind many of these platforms. And, that flash memory card that captures and preserves your most precious moments? Thats us, too.

We offer an expansive portfolio of technologies, storage devices and platforms for business and consumers alike. Our data-centric solutions are comprised of the Western Digital, G-Technology, SanDisk and WD brands.

Todays exceptional challenges require your unique skills. Its You & Western Digital. Together, were the next BIG thing in data.

Job Description

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 systems group.

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 team.


  • 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 environments
  • Strong knowledge of structured code development methods and debug techniques
  • 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 commitments
    Additional Information

    Western Digital is committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees and will not discriminate based on their race, color, ancestry, religion (including religious dress and grooming standards), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), gender (including a persons gender identity, gender expression, and gender-related appearance and behavior, whether or not stereotypically associated with the persons assigned sex at birth), age, national origin, sexual orientation, medical condition, marital status (including domestic partnership status), physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected medical and family care leave, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. We also prohibit harassment of any individual on any of the characteristics listed above. Our non-discrimination policy applies to all aspects of employment. We comply with the laws and regulations set forth in the Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster.

    Western Digital thrives on the power and potential of diversity. As a global company, we believe the most effective way to embrace the diversity of our customers and communities is to mirror it from within. We believe the fusion of various perspectives results in the best outcomes for our employees, our company, our customers, and the world around us. We are committed to an inclusive environment where every individual can thrive through a sense of belonging, respect and contribution.

    Western Digital is committed to offering opportunities to applicants with disabilities and ensuring all candidates can successfully navigate our careers website and our hiring process. Please contact us at to advise us of your accommodation request. In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are Jobble

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