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(Premium)Technologist, Firmware Engineering

JR-0000050714 Requisition #

Technologist, Firmware Engineering


SNDK CE CSS Firmware


Western Digital®


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Job Description


In this position, the individual will be responsible to architect and develop device FW for next-generation PCIe / NVMe SSD products.




·       Architect, Design, implement, debug firmware for the next generation of SSDs

·       HW Interface drivers, algorithm design and implementation

·       Contribute to the SSD firmware and play a significant role in delivering next generation SSDs to market

·       Work with the firmware Architects, ASIC, flash media, validation and other cross functional teams on regular basis

·       Design and implement firmware algorithms needed to achieve best in class performance goals

·       Report the status of the project execution on a regular basis to senior management

·       Develop characterization and evaluation programs for new products

·       Support failure analysis on test systems

·       Drive internal teams to deliver key features for SSD firmware by guiding, mentoring the team members

·       Active participation in technical design, implementation reviews across teams and functions   


Desired Skills:


·       BE/BTech/MTech degree or equivalent or higher with 12 or more years of related experience

·       Excellent Embedded C programming skills. Good to have Assembly language programming skills

·       Must have strong problem solving skills; experience using logic and protocol analyzers is preferred

·       Having experience with FTL and NAND flash is highly desirable

·       The ideal individual must have proven ability to achieve results in a fast moving, dynamic environment

·       Ability to understand customer requirements

·       Self-motivated and self-directed, however, must have demonstrated ability to work well with people.

·       A proven desire to work as a team member across internal and cross functional teams.

·       Ability to work effectively cross-functionally and globally.

·       Ability to troubleshoot and analyze complex problems.

·       Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.

·       Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.

·       Prior experience of Architecture/design/Bring up on new generation SOC/ASIC will be definite plus.

·       Deep understanding of Storage Stack/Data path is desirable.

·       Experience of having delivered 'End to End Storage Stack' on Leading Edge/NEW hardware will be an advantage. 




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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