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Principal Engineer, ASIC Development Engineer

Company: Western Digital Corporation
Location: Milpitas
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

We create environments for you to thrive. The growing diversity of data creates an exponential amount of new possibilities - for the world, our company and you. You'll be part of a team driving the innovations necessary to outpace new demands and challenges everywhere data lives, from sensors to mobile devices to the cloud. We've only started to scratch the surface of what data can do. You can help unlock its full potential. We are seeking highly motivated engineers with a Bachelor's with 7+ years of experience or Master's with 6+ years of experience to be a part of our ASIC Validation Team. This is for a key role for a candidate that is a good self-starter with ambitions for high growth in learning wide areas of expertise and career advancement.-- As ASIC Validation Engineer and member of the Global ASIC Development Team you will develop embedded C firmware for use in testing complex hardware in System On Chip (SOC) ASIC's that control SSD and HDD data storage devices. As wider technical knowledge is acquired this role can advance to a Lead position within the team. Working with state of the art silicon technologies and prototyping platforms you contribute to the success of industry leading data storage control ASIC's that get deployed into high volume consumer and enterprise products. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and maintain embedded C/C++ firmware that operates and tests the ASIC functional hardware
  • Become an expert at understanding ASIC hardware architecture and function to be able to develop firmware to validate hardware using sophisticated state of the art emulation prototype platforms and hardware emulation systems.
  • Develop C code and system level test methodology that operate on ASIC devices that are multi-processor and multi-core large scale designs with custom RTL.
  • Combine the use of embedded C/C++ firmware with various ASIC Validation platforms which span from pre-silicon prototyping to post-silicon devices: FPGA, Palladium, ASIC Validation Test Board, and product PCBA's.
  • Collaborate with worldwide teams located in Israel, India and US to produce best in class ASIC devices for high volume SSD and HDD data storage products
  • Become an expert in widely used industry standard data storage interfaces such as NVME over PCIE, USB, UFS, SATA, and SAS.
  • Understand NAND memory and interfaces used in SSD data storage devices.
  • Possess excellent skills in documentation to be used for Validation Plans and Results
  • Interact cross-functionally with ASIC Design, Verification, Product Firmware and Architecture teams.
  • Become expert liaison between ASIC development teams and product firmware teams.--
  • Provide reference firmware as needed and develop ASIC Hardware Driver firmware for use in shipping product firmware. REQUIRED:
    • BS degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science with 7+ years of experience, or MS degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science with 6+ years of experience.
    • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong technical skills in area of study
    • Interest in HDD, SSD, flash, semiconductor, components, nonvolatile memory industry
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications--
    • Experienced with embedded C/C++ firmware and limited amount of assembly code.
    • Hands-on role must be comfortable with hardware, software, and lab test equipment.
    • Must operate in multi-geography environment to coordinate and satisfy goals which have broad business impacts (some travel is required)
    • Good writing and communication skills for application notes, validation plans, status updates and presentations
    • Develop, debug, and maintain embedded validation firmware for multiple functional hardware blocks that exist in the ASIC within a multi-processor ARM/ARC core architecture.
    • Experience in or ability to learn drive data path technologies, test software, test equipment and embedded firmware.
    • Validate correct operation of ASIC hardware features through embedded self-test firmware.
    • Support ASIC bring-up, implementation, and usage of data storage products.
    • Able to be effective in a role with dynamic schedules and clearly definable individual and team goals 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---, SanDisk--, 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 . NOTICE TO CANDIDATES: Western Digital has received reports of scams where a payment is requested on Western Digital's behalf as a condition for receiving an offer of employment. Please be aware that Western Digital and its subsidiaries will never request payment as a condition for applying for a position or receiving an offer of employment. Should you encounter any such requests, please report it immediately to compliance@wdc.com .

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