Principal Engineer Signal & Power Integrity, Hardware Development Engineering

  • Bengaluru, India
  • Full-time
  • Business Function: Hardware Development Engineering
  • Work Location: Bangalore Hallmark Office (IBS)--LOC_WDT_IBS

Company Description

At 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 Description

The qualified individual will make significant contributions to the development of world-class solid state flash drives (SSD). The primary responsibility of this engineer is Signal and Power Integrity simulations for all SSD products. We seek an expert in Signal and Power integrity with strong high-speed and analog simulation skills.

   Member of SIPI team contributing to margins and stability for High Speed interfaces and Power supplies using Signal and Power simulation for WDC. 

   Demonstrates cross functional team management skills with Design and PCB implementation, stack up and overall SIPI activities. 

   Knowledgeable in all aspects of high-speed digital design, high-speed memory elements, and serial communications protocols.

   Own the overall SIPI delivery for the SSD product from design phase from concept to production.

o   Pre Layout Simulations

o   Develop or use IBIS or HSpice models

o   Determine topology, placement and termination schemes for interfaces.

o   Layout  guidelines  for the PCB design or Packaging group

o   Post layout Simulations

o   Impedance extraction, Insertion and return loss, cross talk analysis

o   Power  SI simulation for target plane impedance

o   Power  DC simulation for IR drop analysis

   DDR3/4 and/or Flash Controller expert with in depth knowledge of DDR controllers

   Responsible for Providing Memory Initialization values and verifying timing as per JEDEC or ONFI specifications.

   HW Bring up and Validation of key interfaces like DDR3/4 and Flash

   Performing DDR3/4 and Flash SI to lab correlations. Debugging DDR3/4 and Flash signal integrity issues.

   Hands on experience on Simulation tools – Synopsys HSPICE/Ansys HFSS, SiWave/Sigrity/Cadence Allegro


   BSEE and 10 years of experience or an MSEE with 8 years of experience

Additional Information

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.

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