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Vice President, Firmware Engineering

Company: Western Digital
Location: Milpitas
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Job Description:

Western Digital The next big thing in data is youThe Vice President of Enterprise SSD Firmware Engineering is responsible for leading and managing multi-site global firmware organization focusing on architecting, developing, delivering, and supporting WDC---s Enterprise SSD products.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Lead and manage global Enterprise SSD Firmware organization to deliver products across multiple generation of technologies by setting clear objectives, disciplined but yet agile processes and planning, effective resource allocation, and budget managementLead overall Enterprise Firmware activities in future architecture, product developments and customer supportLead, direct, build, and scale high performing Enterprise SSD Firmware organization by setting clear direction, articulate long-term objectives, and continuous drive for engineering excellenceLeading the development team through challenging technical aspects of product and technology developmentServe as a key member of Enterprise SSD leadership team that sets and executes to the strategic direction and product roadmapLead collaborations and engagements with key customers and ecosystem partnersWith solid leadership presence, attract, retain, and develop top level technical talentBuild strong firmware leadership team through career planning discussions and strategic objective settingLead discussions with senior team and local leadership team to determine engineering feasibility, cost effectiveness, and customer demand for new and existing products.REQUIRED:Experienced in managing a large complex and multi-site embedded software development organization. Enterprise SSD Firmware development is strongly preferredMin of 15 plus years of experience in leading an embedded software product development team, or equivalent combination of education and experience.Bachelor's degree from four-year College or university, RequiredMaster of Science Degree (MS), PreferredSKILLS:Proven track record in leading, building and scaling a high performing multi-site global firmware or embedded software organizationProven track record in successfully delivering new products on schedule and within budgetIn-depth knowledge and experience in embedded software development processes, disciplines and infrastructures and in managing complex code branching structuresIn-depth technical knowledge of Enterprise SSD architecture and design and the tradeoffs of various architecture solutions including the partition between ASIC and FWSolid technical knowledge of key SSD designs and components, including the host interface, DRAM, NAND, and etcIn-depth knowledge of Enterprise SSD market/customer segments and corresponding customer requirementsIn-depth knowledge of Enterprise SSD current and emerging technologies and trendsProven ability to negotiate and navigate with external customers and internal stakeholders over requirements and align on directionsProven experience in developing and managing project schedules, budgets, measuring, reporting and achieving engineering metrics and managing department and project expenses, resource allocation and administrationExperienced in working across functional team that encompasses the business units, various engineering functions, technology, operations and manufacturing to facilitate technical solutions, architectures and IPsAbility to rationalize technology challenges and opportunities across different level of system solution stack from software down to silicon componentsAbility to balance perspectives from cross functional technical teams and lead to team to conduct data driven trade-off analysisDeep knowledge of flash technology and industry and direct experience in key end markets that WDC serves is a plusAbility to influence upwards and across, including presenting to executives, driving new ideas, and constructively challenge methods and plansAbility to communicate clearly and persuasively, creating commitment and a drive for resultAbility to mentor and coach in building strong bench and leadership teamExcellent leadership, coordination, organization, presentation, interpersonal and communication skillsTravel: Moderate to frequent, at times.ABOUT WESTERN DIGITAL-- 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 next big thing in data. 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. Western Digital participates in the E-Verify program in the US. For more information click here. Este empleador participa in E-Verify.

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