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Senior Test Developer, Firmware Engineering

JR-0000057657 Requisition #

Senior Test Developer, Firmware Engineering


Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia


FW Quality Test Dev Eng


Requisition #: JR-0000057657


Western Digital®


The next big thing in data is you!


As part of the multi-site team that is Agile in nature, you will get to collaborate and design test solutions for the challenging yet unique problems in HDD firmware development. This position is based in in Western Digital Tech and Regional Center (M), which is a Center of Excellence located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


Our team is focused on design and development of testing methodologies for next generation firmware architecture and algorithms to deliver high performance and cost-efficient enterprise HDD products. Employee will be working in an Agile development environment with opportunity to learn and grow in multiple disciplines.


The position is currently only open to Malaysian as there is limitation of expatriate hiring in the guideline.



  • Develop new test methodologies for new and cutting edge features added to Enterprise data storage products.
  • Learn and understand complex technical hard drive specifications and apply that knowledge to enhance test suite and test processes.
  • Develop software tools to improve test processes.
  • Proactively seize for test suite quality improvement plans with data analytic approach.
  • Investigate and address test suite issues involving advanced drive features across a wide variety of hardware and software platforms, including PC’s, servers, RAID, and various operating systems (Windows and Linux).
  • Devise strategies for in-depth functionality and compatibility testing of complex drive features.
  • Collaborate with Test Dev engineers, Firmware Engineers and other functional teams, independently in issue resolutions.
  • Apply data analytic skills in test design.
  • Familiar with using Protocol Analyzers to understand and analyze traces for failure investigation.





  • Bachelor or Master in Computer Science, Computer/Electronics Engineering or equivalent required.
  • Minimum 2 years of working experience in relevant field or embedded firmware experience.



  • Capable of quickly learning hardware, systems, tools, and methodologies.
  • Must have a high degree of problem solving skills and solutions oriented.
  • Ability to effectively manage projects and tasks to deliver deadlines and commitments. 
  • Self-motivated to work both supervised and unsupervised as part of an Agile team.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent communication in both written and verbal.
  • Able to work under pressure for quick resolution and delivery.



  • Knowledge of storage protocols: SATA and SAS
  • Programming language skills (C, C++, Java, Python).
  • Experience in testing/product engineering.
  • Hardware and software debugging skills.





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.


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