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Principal Systems Design 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

  • As a Design Engineer in the Enterprise SSD System Design and Architecture Group you will design and implement system requirements for SSD products, based on PCIe/NVMe protocols
  • Lead product development role from Inception to High Volume manufacturing.
  • Activities include setting up and enhancing the PCIe validation test environment, creating test plans, developing and executing these
  • Collaborates with Firmware and ASIC engineers to explore performance and power trade-offs upon different use-cases and system conditions
  • Determines specs and working parameters for ASIC / FW compatibility
  • Coordinates design of subsystems and integration of the overall system. Identifies, analyzes and resolves product deficiencies
  • Analysis of new technologies, and drive of design decisions based on both empirical and theoretical data
  • Ability to troubleshoot and analyze complex problems

    • B.S. or M.S. in Electrical / Computer Engineering.
    • 2-7 years of experience in an engineering development environment.
      • Highly organized and Self-motivated and self-directed.
      • Able to prioritize and juggle multiple tasks.
      • Ability to achieve results in a fast-moving, dynamic environment
        • Hands-On experience in Firmware and/or ASIC-design Subgroups
        • SoC architectural level understanding
        • Strong working knowledge with PCIe standard and Good understanding of processor architecture like ARM/ARC or similar
        • Debug skills using lab equipment like high speed PCIE protocol analyzer and oscilloscopes
        • Hand on experience with firmware and/or hardware Design
        • Ability to write/debug firmware with C/C++, Python
        • Hardware experience with NVME, DDR and/or Power Supplies
          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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