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Senior Engineer, Circuit Design

Company: Western Digital
Location: Milpitas
Posted on: August 7, 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 DescriptionWe are looking for a principal engineer in the core team to join our Electronic Memory Design Engineering team. The successful candidate will develop innovative sensing circuits & algorithmic solutions for our memory design projects.Responsibilities

  • Develop sensing architecture to meet product specifications.
  • Drive technical efforts necessary to bridge cell & algo requirements, verification, active energy, die size goals and power requirements.
  • Provide sensing circuits solutions to optimize area, active power, leakage power and performance.
  • Develop sensing path model for the array to run cell algorithms and critical functionality simulations.
  • Work with the cell technology team to satisfy requirements for the cell algorithms.
  • Work with the project team to deliver full chip or block level floorplans.
  • Able to create schedules, drive tasks independently & efficiently to completion.
  • Communicate efficiently between design, cell, logic, process, product/test, and architecture teams.Qualifications7 years of experience in the field of Electrical Engineering. Master's degree is preferred.SkillsRequired:
    • Experience with custom circuit design simulation & waveform tools like HPSICE, SPECTRE, FINESIM, EZWAVE or similar tools.
    • In-depth knowledge of analog building blocks including sense amplifiers, core address drivers, regulators, bandgap, current mirrors, level shifters, buffering circuits, DAC, ADC, temperature sensors (PTAT), high speed CMOS circuits.
    • Deep knowledge of CMOS device physics.
    • Experience with HV & LV transistors and designing to foundry PDK.
    • Experience with Cadence Virtuoso or similar design suite tools.
    • Excellent people skills with the ability to collaborate with cross functional teams including analog & logic design engineers, mask designers, CAD, and TD.
    • Self-motivated, creative thinking, strong debug skills, mentoring, motivational and positive attitude.
    • In depth knowledge of analog & mixed signal circuits & concepts including mismatch, linearity, low power CMOS design.Preferred
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
      • Familiarity with UNIX, PERL or/and Python scripting.
      • Ability to mentor junior mentors with design activities.
      • Design experience with NAND or DRAM or SRAM or similar memory technologies.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 staffingsupport@wdc.com 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 , Senior Engineer, Circuit Design, Engineering , Milpitas, California

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