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Staff Engineer, Component Engineering

JR-0000053070 Requisition #

Western Digital®

The next big thing in data is you!


  • Selection of new electrical components for use in new and existing design projects
  • Create schematic part models for new components
  • Review all requests for components and assure that the parts can satisfy design requirements
  • Generate specifications for new custom parts
  • Read and understand electrical schematics, mechanical drawings, and component data sheets
  • Work with cross-functional teams to source and suggest alternate parts
  • Perform qualification of selected components
  • Participate in product design reviews
  • Collaborate with Procurement to negotiate and drive best in class product pricing and strategic supplier selection
  • Identify opportunities for component/circuit cost optimization and reuse
  • Provide design recommendations for cost optimization and participate in the design cycle
  • Collaborate with all departments for quarterly cost down efforts
  • Proactively identify areas and components for improvement, take initiative and drive cost reduction activities

  • 3+ years’ experience in a similar role
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related field
  • Experience with Schematic and Layout ECAD tools
  • Experience with characterizing and selecting electrical components
  • Experience using digital oscilloscopes, multi-meters, and other related component test equipment
  • Experience with ROHS/WEEE requirements and current exemptions
  • 5+ years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field
  • Experience interfacing with contract manufacturers
  • Experience developing and producing storage products at high volume


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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