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Staff Engineer, Firmware Engineering

JR-0000047743 Requisition #

Staff Engineer, Firmware Engineering


Bangalore, India



SanDisk India DDC Pvt Ltd



Western Digital®


We deliver the possibilities of data. YOU define what’s possible.



We are looking for an energetic and creative individual focused on NAND memory based storage systems, serving the removable storage markets. Join us and be part of the team to define and to shape the future of memory systems!


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


·       Stays current with firmware development methodologies.

·       Typical activities include design and implantation of data structures, software algorithms, data path, drivers for HW cores and implementation of storage interfaces like SAS, SATA to deliver cutting-edge storage products.

·       Develops embedded firmware for disk drives.

·       Firmware development is done primarily in C++ on multiple environments: FPGA, Simulator, Final product. Debugs issues involving advanced drive features across a wide variety of hardware and software platforms, including PC, servers, RAID, and various operating systems (Windows and Linux).

·       Follows department processes and guidelines for firmware development and strives to meet company goals and objectives.

·       Works with cross-functional teams to develop disk drive products.

·       Assists in finding root cause for disk drives that have failed for apparent firmware related issues.

·       Participates in cross-functional meetings to resolve development issues.

·       Assists in developing and validating solutions for issues related to disk drive firmware.

·       Documents findings of engineering analyses and investigations.

·       Creates design documents pertinent to the various phases of firmware development.


 Minimum Qualifications:

·       Bachelors 8-12 years experience or Master 8-10 years experience in CS, CE, EC or equivalent.

·       Required Strong programming skills (C, C++ Java).

·       Previous RTOS experience advantage. (e.g. Familiarity with micro-controller architecture (ARM or ARC), embedded systems desired.

·       Knowledge and experience in the use of bus analyzers, JTAG, emulators and other firmware debugging tools preferred.

·       Capable of developing system view for complex embedded systems.

·       Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

·       Capable of quickly learning new firmware, hardware, systems, tools, and methodologies.  





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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