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Engineer -Post Silicon Validation

Company: Western Digital
Location: Milpitas
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Company DescriptionAt Western Digital, our vision is to power global innovation and push the boundaries of technology to make what you thought was once impossible, possible.At our core, Western Digital is a company of problem solvers. People achieve extraordinary things given the right technology. For decades, we've been doing just that. Our technology helped people put a man on the moon.We are a key partner to some of the largest and highest growth organizations in the world. From energizing the most competitive gaming platforms, to enabling systems to make cities safer and cars smarter and more connected, to powering the data centers behind many of the world's biggest companies and public cloud, Western Digital is fueling a brighter, smarter future.Binge-watch any shows, use social media or shop online lately? You'll find Western Digital supporting the storage infrastructure behind many of these platforms. And, that flash memory card that captures and preserves your most precious moments? That's us, too.We offer an expansive portfolio of technologies, storage devices and platforms for business and consumers alike. Our data-centric solutions are comprised of the Western Digital -, G-Technology---, SanDisk - and WD - brands.Today's exceptional challenges require your unique skills. It's You & Western Digital. Together, we're the next BIG thing in data.Job DescriptionThis role is in Milpitas, CA.Essential Duties And ResponsibilitiesPost Silicon Validation Engineering will support Western Digital's Memory Roadmap and design/device organizations on design validation pertaining to all aspects of logic/functionality and reliability of peripheral, core, FSM, AC/DC..., and ensure products shipped meet specifications and quality goals. Responsible for all aspects of test development, silicon debug, design validation, test correlation, program revision control and tester/handler setup. Require familiarity of ATE memory testers such as Teradyne Magnum / Advantest Aspen and proficiency of hardware architecture and test development. Characterization of all memory technology and designs for logic/ functionality, performance, power consumption, timing and some aspects of reliability. Some level of customization of test coverage and defining test strategy for OEM specific customers. Maintain database of statistical data collection, analysis and prepare characterization report. Perform AC/DC and logic/data sheet characterization across process, operating voltage and temperature. Provide Product and Test engineering support for solving production yield issues, design debug activity and failure analysis. Validate test screens as necessaryResponsible for leading a team of 10+ engineers in defining and tracking test plans through multiple stages of memory development cycles, from 1st silicon through internal qualification to mass production. Require demonstrated strong leadership and organizational skill set to drive multiple projects, each with different design targets, in tight schedule and across multiple geographies. Able to work across functions as a central resource between Design to Product/Test engineering, System engineering and Manufacturing on quality and test coverage initiatives. Some validations of custom design test sequences to support App Notes and System Engineering will be required. Additionally it is expected this position will assist Manufacturing on test reviews and provide cost/benefits of test coverage and quality initiatives.RequiredQualifications

  • Requires BS+ 5, MS+3 or Ph.D+0 years of experience related experiences.
  • Strong analytical problem-solving skills to troubleshoot variety of system-level issues down to system/device hardware and software. Solid skills of test program development on ATE, programming language Python, C++/C#.
  • Proficient on hardware designs for high speed signal integrity, jitter/noise issues and mitigations.
  • Good understanding of complex NAND operations, AC timings, DC parametric, and storage interface protocol.
  • Require familiarity of packaging technology and capabilities for various form factors BGA, LGA, TSOP and engineering packages.
  • Good understanding of basic logic operations, AC timings, DC parametric, and storage interface protocol.
  • Require familiarity with common lab equipment such digital scope, logic analyzer, V/I sources.
  • Require good written and verbal English and good communication skills. The ideal individual must have proven ability to achieve results in a fast moving, dynamic environment.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and organizational skills.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of division/business unit strategic objectives and goals.
  • Excellent planning and problem-solving skills with the ability to work in a fast paced and limited resource environment. Dynamic, motivated, and results oriented creative thinker.Additional InformationWestern Digital is committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees and will not discriminate based on their 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.Western Digital thrives on the power and potential of diversity. As a global company, we believe the most effective way to embrace the diversity of our customers and communities is to mirror it from within. We believe the fusion of various perspectives results in the best outcomes for our employees, our company, our customers, and the world around us. We are committed to an inclusive environment where every individual can thrive through a sense of belonging, respect and contribution.Western Digital is committed to offering opportunities to applicants with disabilities and ensuring all candidates can successfully navigate our careers website and our hiring process. Please contact us at to advise us of your accommodation request. In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.Compensation & Benefits Details
    • An employee's pay position within the salary range may be based on several factors including but not limited to (1) relevant education; qualifications; certifications; and experience; (2) skills, ability, knowledge of the job; (3) performance, contribution and results; (4) geographic location; (5) shift; (6) internal and external equity; and (7) business and organizational needs.
    • The salary range is what we believe to be the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and this range is only applicable for jobs to be performed in Colorado or remote jobs that can be performed in Colorado. This range may be modified in the future.
    • You will also be eligible to participate in Western Digital's Short-Term Incentive (STI) Plan and to receive equity awards under our annual Long-Term Incentive (LTI) program, which consists of restricted stock units (RSUs), pursuant to the terms of these programs. RSU awards are also available to eligible new hires, subject to Western Digital's Standard Terms and Conditions for Restricted Stock Unit Awards.
    • We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid vacation time; paid sick leave; medical/dental/vision insurance; life, accident and disability insurance; tax-advantaged flexible spending and health savings accounts; employee assistance program; other voluntary benefit programs such as supplemental life and AD&D, legal plan, pet insurance, critical illness, accident and hospital indemnity; tuition reimbursement; transit; the Virgin Pulse Program; the Applause Program, employee stock purchase plan, and the Western Digital Savings 401(k) Plan.
    • Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company's sole discretion, consistent with the law.

Keywords: Western Digital, Milpitas , Engineer -Post Silicon Validation, Engineering , Milpitas, California

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