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Principal Engineer, Firmware Engineering

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Engineering
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JR-0000049248 Requisition #

Principal Engineer Firmware

Who we are

Western Digital Corporation is the world’s largest data storage company with a leading portfolio of HGST, SanDisk, G-Technology and WD brands covering flash and disk-based solutions.  Deployed by the largest and most prominent organizations worldwide, Western Digital solutions are everywhere, touching lives and enabling great value from the data they possess.

Innovating at the Boundaries of Technology

Whether in your pocket, home, car, or the cloud, its likely Western Digital is with you every step of the way. It's a responsibility we don't take lightly. That's why we are always at the cusp of innovation, pushing the boundaries of technology to make what you thought was once impossible, possible.

Fueling Technology. Innovation for Today and Beyond

Western Digital has long been at the forefront of game changing innovations. From the invention of the first hard drive to recent advancements in 3D NAND our journey of innovation continues to inspire those who dare to think big about the possibilities of data.

Western Digital offers an expansive portfolio of technologies, storage devices, systems and solutions for business and consumers alike.

We deliver the possibilities of data.  YOU define what’s possible. The next big thing in data is you!

Shape the future & define what's possible. Come shape the future with us.

 

WHAT WE DO

Western Digital India Team represents Engineering R&D, Sales, Marketing, Operations, Strategy, Business Functions and Communications. We have a large R&D presence in Bengaluru and sales offices across the country.

WD Bangalore is a Center of Excellence and within R&D, our team is focused on firmware development enterprise Hard Disk Drive development. It is a growing team that has within 2 years been responsible for key enterprise products, delivered the highest performing, lost cost, air datacenter hard disk drive and has been instrumental in design, development of next generation architecture and products.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participate in firmware development which is done in embedded C++ on multiple environments using latest standards C++14/17: FPGA, Simulator, eHDD (Enterprise Hard Disk Drive) product.

·       Become the subject matter expert, owner of one or more components and provide technical leadership.

·       We use SAFe(Scale Agile Framework for enterprise) for our software development. Participate in SCRUM/Agile processes.

  • 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/datacenter HDD. This includes innovation, design, implementation and debug of data structures, software algorithms, data path, drivers needed for our large and complex software environment.

  • Deliver on cutting-edge storage products with interfaces like SAS, SATA, PCIe.
  • Work with cross functional teams to develop HDD products.
  • Self-motivated to work both unsupervised and as part of an agile team. Collaborate to develop self and others within group.
  • Participate in planning and coordinating significant technical investigations from problem statement to conclusions.

·       Understand end to end product lifecycle.

 

 

Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelors +8 yrs experience or Master +6 yrs experience or PhD with 3+ yrs experience in CS, CE, EE, EC or equivalent required.

·       Strong knowledge in C/C++, Object oriented programming, Data Structure, Algorithms, Multi-threaded programming, STL, Templates, Design Pattern.

·       Proven experience as a software designer and/or architect.

·       Demonstrated ability to rapidly learn new technologies, complex code and developing system, architecture view.

  • Strong aptitude and penchant for problem solving, algorithm design, system design, and complexity analysis skills.
  • You are comfortable and enjoy working with dynamic and ever evolving environments.

·       Experience with mitigating design risks using research and proof of concept methods.

·       Technical mindset with great attention to detail and an ever positive, can-do attitude.

  • Demonstrate use of out-of-box thinking for creative solutions to highly sticky problems.
  • 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.

 

Preferred

  • Familiarity with micro-controller architecture (ARM or ARC), embedded systems.
  • Previous RTOS experience. (e.g. uCOS/ThreadX/MQX/VxWorks/Embedded Linux).

·       Knowledge and experience in the use of bus analyzers, JTAG, emulators and other firmware debugging tools.


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