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Technologist Firmware Engineer

JR-0000058901 Requisition #

Western Digital


The next big thing in data is you!

We are looking for a Security Firmware Engineer to join our SSD development team. The team’s goal is to ensure that our SSD devices are designed and implemented to the highest security standards thus maintaining and enhancing customer trust. It delivers security solutions for worldwide firmware development team:

  • Security Firmware for SSD products
  • HSM-based Security Infrastructure for SSD manufacturing
  • Internal security audit of SSD Firmware implementation
  • External certification of SSD security features with 3rd-party authorities


  • Design and develop Security Firmware for SSD storage devices. We work with hardware controllers and emulators, embedding security features in ROM and in RTOS-managed firmware of multiple products
  • Implement security tools for SSD firmware build, manufacturing and RMA. We apply local and HSM signing for multiple SSD firmware development and management flows
  • Analyze security of hardware and firmware components of SSD devices. Identify security risks and work with product engineers to create mitigations


  • BSEE, BSCE, or BSCS (MSEE, MSCE, MSCS preferred) or equivalent
  • Proficiency in firmware & software programming (C/C++, Assembly, Python, Java)
  • Experience with hardware security, authentication and security protocols, cryptography
  • Knowledge of RTOS and microprocessor architecture, experience debugging firmware issues using JTAG and/or protocol traces
  • Experience working in development team that delivered commercial hardware devices


  • Knowledge of hardware security mechanisms, including secure boot, trusted execution environments
  • Knowledge of security protocols for storage devices: TCG Opal, Pyrite, IEEE 1667 (eDrive), ATA Security
  • Experience and knowledge of PKI, HSM, and Signing Servers
  • Experience with threat modeling, penetration testing and fuzzing techniques to discover and exploit identified vulnerabilities


The future. It’s on you. You & Western Digital.

We’ve been storing the world’s data for more than 50 years. Once, storage 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 government organizations come to us for the technologies and solutions needed to bring meaning and value to their ever-increasing diversity of data.


But we can’t do it alone. Today’s exceptional data challenges require your unique skills. You can be the


Western Digital® data-centric solutions are comprised of the Western Digital, G-Technology™, SanDisk® 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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