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Servo Firmware and Systems Design Engineer

JR-0000051383 Requisition #

Western Digital®


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As part of a talented and motivated team that is Agile in nature, you will get an opportunity to work and collaborate on unique and challenging problems that allow you to learn and grow in multiple disciplines.

-Design, develop, implement, and maintain next generation Self Servo Write firmware, focusing on servo control and read channel functionalities.
-Develop firmware and Matlab tools to bring up new SoCs, maintaining and enhancing functionality of existing firmware and SoCs, and providing design and FA support for program development and new features.
-Reviewing requirement and design specs and collaborating with other organizations (both within the company and with outside vendors) to support the design and development process.

-Design and implement firmware used to self servo write the company’s disk drive products

-Validate drive hardware platform used to perform self servo-write function, including SoC, power driver, motor, and mechanics

-Support the integration of various functionalities to achieve the targeted servo write yield, quality and cycle time

-Design and develop Object Oriented self servo write test process and infrastructures to facilitate remote failure analysis

-Work with servo engineers to develop servo metrics for data collection and statistical analysis

-Contribute and adhere to formally developed Firmware/Software Development 
Process and Procedures

-Act as a role model to others by sharing ideas, solutions, and information with the test development team, and serve as a mentor for junior engineers


-MS/BS in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Computer Science with 5+ years of experience in developing real-time embedded firmware or software

-Real-time development background in C/C++ (object oriented design experience is a strong plus)

-Experience with ARM processors, RTOS, Assembly, and Lua are a plus

-Ability to use firmware debug tools and lab equipment to design and troubleshoot, as well as some MATLAB knowledge is essential

-Experience with Control Systems, Hardware Design, or Digital Signal Processing is preferred

-Good teamwork, strong analytical and communication skills, and an Agile / Lean mindset are important




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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