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Field Applications Engineer

Sales & Sales Operations
JR-0000045301 Requisition #
Western Digital®
The next big thing in data is you!



Western Digital is seeking a Field Application Engineer to join our technical support team. We are looking for candidates that can work in a fast-growing and dynamic environment and are able to build strong relationships with customers.


As a Field Applications Engineer you will be part of a high performing team supporting key cloud accounts. Candidate will be responsible for driving qualification activities and issues, working with customer and cross functional teams on getting WDC products qualified. This includes gathering customer requirements, failure analysis and debug, coordinating technical meetings, driving technical escalations.


Candidates for this role needs to be highly motivated, self-sufficient, and demonstrate good leadership. Individuals should possess excellent technical and communication skills, able to articulate technical issues and requirements. Occasional domestic or international travel. This position is full-time and located in our San Jose, CA office.




  • Manage product qualification and activities.
  • Work with customers on defining qualification plans, sample requirements, design/feature requirements and communicate internally.
  • Understand customer qualification processes and applications.
  • Lead qualification and technical meetings with customer.
  • Coordinate and work with product and development teams on Concept and Design Reviews.
  • Lead the team in resolving technical issues and work with cross functional teams on resolution.
  • Represent and advocate customer needs and priorities to internal teams.
  • Provide technical support and documentation.
  • Debug and 1st level failure analysis.



  • BS or MS in Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent experience in related field.
  • More than three years’ experience in a technical customer-facing role.
  • Familiar with cloud storage architectures and concepts such as erasure coding, distributed file systems, object storage, Linux OS.
  • Working knowledge of HDD/SSDs and SATA/NVME interface.
  • Experience with debugging, analyzing and resolving storage related issues.
  • Experience with protocol analyzers a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Experience with creating failure analysis reports and 8D reports.

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.


Federal and state laws require employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.  Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job.  Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. If you need any accommodation or assistance with our career site, please contact us at staffingsupport@wdc.com.


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