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Principal Engineer, Quality Assurance Engineering

JR-0000054384 Requisition #


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's Content Solutions group is responsible for WD’s Consumer Digital Media and Storage Solutions, including the award-winning My Cloud devices.  

Our Milpitas, California-based team is developing the application software that drives these solutions, enabling users to see and share their photos, videos, music, and documents anywhere and anytime.  Whether your screen is a mobile phone, tablet, television, or computer, it’s easy to enjoy the content in your WD personal cloud.  

To continue delivering on our vision, we are looking for highly motivated, enthusiastic, critical thinkers with sharp eye for detail to join our Software QA team.  

Would you like to play a key role in qualifying these products and help ensure Western Digital software is of the highest quality possible?

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional team members from Architecture, Product Management, developers and DevOps to understand thoroughly, test, and release features.Defining the testing best practices and tools and able to identify gap in our existing coverage
  • Working very closely with many other teams inside the Business Unit such as the Platform, API and Cloud developer teams to understand the feature implementation and troubleshoot the complex issues.
  • Troubleshoot, analyze, and isolate complex software issues and configuration problems in heterogeneous environments
  • Working with our engineering support team to troubleshoot complex problems in our network and for our customers
  • Hands on and deep dive into discussions with developers
  • Exceptional understanding of SQA methodologies & practices
  • Design execute, and document detailed and thorough test plans and test cases to ensure product quality
  • Motivate, coach and mentor team members and track delivery to plan.Encouragement to think out of the box
  • Passionate for continuous learning, experimenting and applying cutting edge technology and software paradigms


  • Bachelor/Master degree in Computer Science/Engineering
  • 8 or more years of experience in software testing
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task well and change focus quickly
  • Creative thinker and strong problem solver
  • Highly organized, motivated and passionate about achieving results
  • Extensive experience working on multiple projects at a time in a fast paced, results oriented environment
  • Meticulous attention to detail and excellent debugging/troubleshooting skills
  • Serve as a guide and mentor for junior-level QA engineers. 
  • Provides technical leadership and consultation with regards to practices, procedures, and techniques.

Some words from engineers in QA organization:

What excites you to work for QA organization?

I have the opportunity to think out of the box and see the big picture.

Responsible of making sure we deliver first class products to consumers.

Build tools to automate and organize QA activities to cope with the fast-paced market.

What you like the most working here?

The management.

Working on a product that has hardware and software pieces including wired and wireless communications. Something we sell to consumers not just software.The company history and its position in the market.

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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