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Principal Engineer, Hardware Development

JR-0000050705 Requisition #
Western Digital®


We deliver the possibilities of data.  YOU define what’s possible.

In this position, individual will take part in HW design/validation of client SSD products. The scope includes but not limited to HW design and validation to meet product level power, performance and thermal requirement PCB design including schematic capture simulations and layout supervision EVT and bring-up test planning and execution. Working with cross functional teams for product level HW design support, validation and FA



  • Good understanding of SSD system design and validation
  • Experienced PCB design (schematic capture and layout supervision)
  • Familiar with ASIC design flow, chaz and ATE tests
  • Knowledge of PCIe Gen3 and Gen4 interface, M.2 design spec and compliance tests.
  • Knowledge of DDR3, DDR4 and LPDDR interfaces, validation, PHY design, analog compliance tests.
  • Good understanding in signal and power integrity, capable of conducting simulation and correlation is plus.
  • Good understanding in switching power supply design specifically bucks regulators.
  • Can work with IC design independently to define, review and validate power integrity.
  • Hands-on experience in EMI and ESD test and design aspects9.
  • Hands-on experience with high-speed oscilloscopes, logic analyzer, PCIe protocol analyzer, JBERT and TDR.​10.
  • Organized and documentation oriented, good communication skill




  • BSEE or MSEE  plus13 to 20 years of experience.
  • Strong understanding of electromagnetics, specifically electromagnetic waves including transmission line theory and PCB layout or package design techniques
  • Experience of EM field solvers, time and frequency domain simulation tools like Sigrity, Allegro, ADS, HFSS, SIWAVE, HSPICE, etc..
  • Understanding of high volume manufacturing environments
  • Familiar with DDR operation and PCIe operation which need optimization between driver and receiver equalization schemes
  • Simulation - Measurement correlation by using Oscilloscope, VNA and TDR experience
  • Optimizing PDN including power budget calculation
  • ADS or Ansys based DDR all channel time domain simulation
  • Extracting PDN for PSIJ Analysis
  • PSIJ Analyses including DDR channel and PDN extracted model
  • Self-motivated and should enjoy work



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. 


Western Digital is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. Western Digital does not unlawfully discriminate and complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO Is The Law poster: Equal Employment Opportunity Is The Law.


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