Staff Engineer, Firmware Verification Engineering

  • Full-time
  • Business Function: Firmware Verification Engineering
  • Work Location: Bangalore Hallmark Office (IBS)--LOC_WDT_IBS

Company Description

The future. It’s on you. You & Western Digital.

We’ve been storing the world’s data for more than 50 years. Once, it 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 governments come to us for the technologies and solutions they need to capture, preserve, access, and transform their data.

But we can’t do it alone. Today’s exceptional data challenges require your exceptional skills. It’s You & Us. Together, we’re the next big thing in data. 
Western Digital® data-centric solutions are found under the G-Technology™, HGST, SanDisk®, Tegile™, Upthere™, and WD® brands.

Job Description

  • Firmware Lead Engineer with 5+ years of Experience on Test development and validation of NAND FLASH storage devices [HDD Opti-NAND]. Will be part of development of test specifications, reviews, test development, failure analysis, debug, test coverage, Characterization and lab infrastructure bring up for customized Western Digital embedded NAND FLASH storage device. 

    Experience level:- 5 to 8 years 

    Understanding system specifications, Firmware and memory requirements 

    Perform NAND flash storage based analysis and verification from product definition and planning through production and release 

    Understanding on NAND flash system level behaviour characterizations 

    Participates in cross functional meetings such as with Memory, Firmware and product line teams to develop, test and qualify flash storage products 

    Knowledge on the PLC process of a product 

    Provides feedbacks, ideas and innovations on new system features for next generation memory developments 

    Should be working with counterparts across sites in coordinating on Frameworks, System, Memory, Firmware, ESD tests, Production tests, etc. 

    Will be handling RCA, CAPA, 8D, process improvements 

    Understanding of manufacturing operations and product/test engineering flow 

    Making sure product meets the Quality and Reliability specifications of the product. 

    Planning, implementing and managing compliance of quality standards. 

    Ensure the quality plan of the program and be the focal point to all the quality issues. 

    Performs reviews with all the program members, make analysis of qualification reports in order to update or changes quality standards when necessary 

    Understand the technical details of all issues and proposed changes to the products 

    Provide regular updates to the quality management team on all the program activities. 


Hands on experience in Python. 

Working Knowledge of any NAND product is a plus 

Low level firmware/software debug skills and any storage protocols are a plus 

The ideal individual must have proven ability to achieve results in a fast moving, dynamic environment. 

Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines. 

Self-motivated, self-directed and ability to work well with people. 

Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills. 

Knowledge and experience in the use of Thermal Chambers and characterization bus analysers, JTAG, emulators and other firmware debugging tools. 

Additional Information

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