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Engineering Director - File Systems

Software Development
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Western Digital®

The next big thing in data is you!


  • Overall leadership and development for the File System engineering team for IntelliFlash, within the Data Center Systems business unit of Western Digital.
  • Develop, inspire, and mentor highly effective & high performance teams throughout the organization.
  • Lead the growth of the organization through recruiting and hiring exceptional technical talent, advancing the capabilities and scale of the team while improving bench strength and technical talent of the team.
  • Provide technical leadership for the IntelliFlash FS engineering team, working closely with the Product Management team to advance the capabilities of the product line and bring to market differentiated features that deliver compelling customer value.  
  • Advance the development and validation process methodologies of the team, accelerating TTM velocity and improving product quality while scaling capacity and throughput.
  • Collaborate with peers and other cross-functional teams across Data Center Systems and Western Digital.
  • Engage consistently and drive clear communication with all stakeholder teams, including marketing, sales, field engineering, and customer support.  
  • Pursue opportunities to engage with customers and support key discussions as needed to communicate product direction, issue resolution, and specific deliverables.  

Key Skills and Experience: 

  • Strong enterprise storage systems and highly available distributed systems domain knowledge.
  • Proven understanding of modern and effective enterprise system and software development methodologies.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills in building and managing high caliber, high-performing teams.
  • Ability to work well with global teams across multiple time zones to drive business results.
  • Strong communication skills, results driven, and self-motivated.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects, multiple teams, and tasks to deliver to deadlines and commitments. 
  • Ability to make solid decisions and recommendations in a rapid paced, forward evolving environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, drive and motivate an organization to achieve defined goals.
  • Must have proficient planning, organization, and people management skills.
  • Must be able to work effectively as the leader within an organization that is dispersed geographically.
  • Must have a high degree of problem solving skills with a team-centric, solutions oriented approach.
  • Must have strong management and interpersonal skills.
  • Be able to work in pressure for quick resolution and delivery.

Experience required:

  • 12+ years in technical hands on and engineering management experiences in the Enterprise data storage and/or cloud infrastructure companies.
  • Must have senior management experience in leading and managing full-system stack engineering organizations in a distributed environment.
  • Master's Degree preferred.


The future. It's on you. You & Western Digital.

We've been storing the world's data for more than 50 years. Once, it was the most important thing we could do for data. Now we're helping the world capture, preserve, access and transform data in a way only we can.

The most game-changing companies, consumers, professionals, and governments come to us for the technologies and solutions they need to capture, preserve, access, and transform their data.

But we can't do it alone. Today's exceptional data challenges require your exceptional skills. It's You & Us. Together, we're the next big thing in data. 

Western Digital® data-centric solutions are found under the G-Technology™, HGST, SanDisk®, Tegile™, Upthere™, and WD® brands.

Western Digital is an equal opportunity employer. 

Western Digital does not discriminate on the basis of 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

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