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Principal Firmware/Software Test Engineer - Server & Storage Products (JL)

9000002002 Requisition #
Western Digital
The next big thing in data is you!

We are seeking a world-class Firmware/Software Test Engineer responsible for the testing and productization of a wide variety of high performance storage system enclosures for the OEM and data center marketplace. We are searching for someone with a proven track record of planning and executing on complex programs. You will have demonstrated leadership ability and an understanding of the “who, what and how” of system development. You will have strong skills and experience in the computer server and storage industry including familiarization with storage processors, storage protocols, and servers. This is a high-impact, high visibility opportunity for the right individual with superior technical skills, good project management abilities, and an enthusiasm for success.



  • Create automated and manual tests for a wide variety of storage systems enclosures consisting of hard drives, fans, power supplies and electronics with high speed communication interfaces (SAS and NVMe)
  • Demonstrate strong analytical skills and creative “out of the box” thinking
  • Design and implement automated tests using Python and other scripting languages
  • Develop and execute system test plans to ensure all firmware is fully tested and ready for customer release
  • Leverage existing test infrastructure to improve efficiency
  • Work closely with SW/HW architects and other senior engineers in multiple disciplines (including electrical, mechanical, firmware, and manufacturing) to develop use cases, test plans and automated tests in a process driven environment.
  • Triage test failures at both the feature and system level
  • Contribute to the overall resolution of technical, logistical, cost, and schedule issues for the program
  • Provide mentorship to junior test engineers
  • BS degree in computer science or related field
  • Knowledge of Python is required
  • 8+ years of experience with Storage product development and test
  • Linux & Windows scripting experience
  • Knowledge of software design, real-time operating systems and hardware-software interfaces
  • In-depth storage protocol experience required SAS, SCSI, NVMe and PCIe
  • Strong troubleshooting ability to debug issues while running in real time environment
  • Demonstrated ability in creative problem solving and innovation
  • Strong team player, effective communication skills, and highly motivated
  • Knowledge of agile development and self-managed development teams from design to production


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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