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Principal Firmware Engineer

Company: Western Digital
Location: Irvine
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Company DescriptionAt 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, we've 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 world's biggest companies and public cloud, Western Digital is fueling a brighter, smarter future.Binge-watch any shows, use social media or shop online lately? You'll 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? That's us, too.We offer an expansive portfolio of technologies, storage devices, and platforms for businesses and consumers alike. Our data-centric solutions are comprised of the Western Digital, G-Technology, SanDisk, and WD brands.Today's exceptional challenges require your unique skills. It's You & Western Digital. Together, we're the next BIG thing in data.Job DescriptionWHAT YOU WILL DOESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESDevelop firmware -using C/C++ -in multiple environments using the latest standards: FPGA, Simulator, for NAND/eSSD (Enterprise Solid State -Drive) products.Follow Agile methodologies -in -development.Create design documents pertinent to the various phases of firmware development.You'll be on a scrum team responsible for full-stack embedded firmware development for enterprise products. This includes innovation, -design, implementation, and debugging of the data path, software algorithms, data structures, drivers -needed for our large and complex software environment.Deliver cutting-edge storage products with interfaces like SAS, SATA, PCIe.Work with cross-functional teams to develop SSD products.Self-motivated to work both unsupervised and as part of an agile team. Collaborate to develop self and others within the group.Understand end-to-end product lifecycle.QualificationsRequiredBachelors or Master in CS, CE, EE, EC or equivalent required.Minimum of 8.0 GPAStrong knowledge in C/C++, Object oriented programming, Data Structure, Algorithms, -Strong aptitude and penchant for problem solving, algorithm design, system design, and complexity analysis skills.You have ability to rapidly learn new technologies, complex code and develop system view.You have excellent interpersonal skills, including written and verbal communication.You'll be a fun and enthusiastic teammate who enjoys a challenge and celebrates success.An ever positive, can-do attitude.Interest in storage technologies (HDD, Flash, nonvolatile memory) that is the backbone and lifeline of all the technologies (Artificial Intelligence (AI) , Machine Learning (ML), Cloud, Autonomous driving, Social Media, Streaming and entertainment, E-Commerce etc)BS with 7+ yrs fw experience, MS with 6+ yrs , PhD with 3+ yrsPreferredThe ideal candidate will have experience in:Familiarity with micro-controller architecture ARM, ARC, C & C++, assembly.SSD architecture, and Security concepts.Interface Protocols (SAS/SCSI, NVMe, SATA).FW Download, Bootup flow.Debug infrastructure.Multi-core environments.Firmware or software development workflow within a multi-developer, multi-site environment.Hardware Abstraction LayerLogic analyzers, oscilloscopes, protocol analyzersAdditional InformationAll your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.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 person's gender identity, gender expression, and gender-related appearance and behavior, whether or not stereotypically associated with the person's 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 applying.SummaryType: Full-timeFunction: Engineering

Keywords: Western Digital, Irvine , Principal Firmware Engineer, Engineering , Irvine, California

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