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Principal Engineer, Product Design Engineering

JR-0000050532 Requisition #



Seberang Perai Selatan, Penang, Malaysia


SNDK PETE Product Engineering – CSS

SD SanDisk Storage Malaysia

Requisition #: JR-0000050532


Western Digital®



  • Work with supplier to meet Factory and SQE Goals and Objectives
  • Participates in designing a complete comprehensive framework of Functional Product Test Plan for any specific SSD product (SATA,SAS,PCIe)
  • Participates in designing processes for technical platforms, system specifications, input/output and working parameters for hardware and/or software compatibility.
  • Conceives system interfaces and business application prototypes. Identifies, analyzes and resolves system design weaknesses.
  • Influences the shaping of future products by contributing to the framework (architecture) used across multiple products or systems.
  • Participates in designing, developing, and implementing effective methods of testing and troubleshooting systems and equipment for NPI phases of product development and manufacturing. 
  • Provides multi-layered technical expertise for next generation initiatives.
  • Prepares test and diagnostic programs, designs test fixtures and equipment, and completes specifications and procedures for new products. 
  • Plans the labor, schedules, and equipment required for testing and evaluating standard and special devices. 
  • Participates in evaluating test strategy to best fit the quality-of-test for new product
  • Develops Product characterization parameters by using test platform or instrumentation
  •  Performs analytical study by using statistical tools – SPC/MiniTab/JMP, conduct FMEA, custom DOE, prepare and liaise with other support Engineering groups for efficient manufacturing test platform
  • Develops/modifies tools to aid test development using scripting languages such as C++,Python
  • Publish Whitepaper(s) on area of Test Specialization
  • Analyzing, troubleshooting and fixing issues discovered by internal test teams or by customer use of the products.
  • Representing the team in one or more multi-disciplined engineering core team(s).
  • Mentor junior engineers.





  • PhD/MSc/MEng/Degree in Engineering / Physics / Sciences
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a Product and System Development related environment




  • Experience of Functional Testing functions and methodologies in SSD/HDD industry is an advantage
  • Experience in high speed design and storage protocols like SATA, SAS, Fibre Channel, PCIe is an advantage
  • Demonstrated experience developing software using structured methodologies, including but not limited to: requirements analysis and capture, design documentation, source code management tools and defect tracking tools.
  • Intermediate knowledge in programming preferably C/C++/Python/Java
  • Knowledge of Embedded Computing, System Engineering, Application Development, JTAG Related IP/Standards, FW development practices is an advantage
  • Prior experience with SoC (System on Chip) firmware development including memory optimization and DDR system challenges.
  • Exposed to SPC / 6-sigma / Lean concepts and methodologies





  • Possesses good knowledge in PCBA and final Product test processes.
  • Exposed to statistical tools such as JMP, Minitab
  • Experienced in using debugging tools such as Digital Multimeter, Oscilloscope, Function JTAG Analyzer, Function Protocol Analyzer, Sherlock or similar Design Analysis, Network Analyzer, Power Measurement analysis, VayoPro or similar PCB Analysis Tool 
  • Experienced in analyzing Schematics, HW CAD file, Product BOM, Component Datasheets to extract maximum relative data for developing test steps for NPI Test Development
  • Experience in fast turn NPI environment





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