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Staff Engineer, Software Development Engineering

Company: Western Digital
Location: Irvine
Posted on: June 25, 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 business 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 DescriptionThe power of data is undeniable. A world that's more predictive, more productive and more personal enables smarter decisions, breakthrough discoveries and deeper connections. As a leading provider of data storage devices and solutions, Western Digital delivers the possibilities of data. Join the team, and define what's possible.We are seeking an experienced engineer to be a part of the Firmware Test Development Team. The team's primary objective is to develop automated test scripts which validate HDD firmware against industry standards, customer specs, and internal features/functions. The team works hand in hand with Firmware Development engineers and Firmware Validation engineering to define and enable testing for next generation WD drive products.Essential Duties And Responsibilities

  • Work with cross functional teams to identify, plan, and coordinate innovative ways to test firmware functionality
  • Design and develop new test scripts to validate new WD Enterprise HDD firmware and hardware features.
  • Adapt test suites to changing customer/ firmware requirements, and future architectural needs
  • Assist in failure analysis to help develop and improve firmware quality robustness.
  • Help develop and improve our internal processes to improve our efficiency and performance
  • Participate in Scrum & Agile processes to plan, execute, and coordinate the team's work
  • Be part of the team to deliver next gen cutting-edge storage products with SAS, SATA and PCIe interfacesRequiredQualifications
    • Bachelor or Master in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering with strong embedded system focus.
    • Proficient in scripting languages (Python, TCL ) as well other code development languages (C, C++, etc).
    • Able to work in an Agile scrum teamSkills
      • Must have quality focused mindset
      • Highly motivated to explore and learn
      • Exceptional written and verbal communication skillsAdditional InformationWestern 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.

Keywords: Western Digital, Irvine , Staff Engineer, Software Development Engineering, IT / Software / Systems , Irvine, California

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