Senior Engineer, Firmware Engineering

  • Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
  • Full-time
  • Business Function: Firmware Engineering
  • Work Location: KL COE Office--LOC_WDT_KL COE
  • Job Type (exemption status): Exempt position - Please see related compensation & benefits details below

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


  • Stay current with firmware development methodologies.
  • Perform typical activities include design and implementation of data structures, software algorithms, data path, and drivers for HW cores to deliver cutting-edge storage products.
  • Debugs issues involving advanced drive features across a wide variety of hardware and software platforms, including PC’s, servers, RAID, and various operating systems (Windows and Linux).
  • Follows department processes and guidelines for firmware development and strives to meet company goals and objectives.
  • Document findings in engineering analyses and investigations.
  • Creates design documents pertinent to the various phases of firmware development.



  • Bachelor or Master in Computer Science, Computer, Electronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent required.
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant working experience in embedded firmware development.
  • Relevant experience in embedded firmware development.
  • C/C++, assembly languages and code development processes with debug emulation and simulation tools.
  • Capable of quickly learning new firmware, hardware, systems, tools, and methodologies.


  • Hardware and software debugging skills.
  • Must have a high degree of problem-solving skills and solutions oriented.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to effectively manage projects and tasks to deliver deadlines and commitments. 
  • Be able to work under pressure for quick resolution and delivery.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Able to work in a team or independently.


  • Familiarity with micro-controller architecture (ARM or ARC), embedded systems desired.
  • Knowledge in SATA, SAS and PCIE is a plus.

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.

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 [email protected] 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.