Principal Engineer, Supplier Quality System and Data Engineering

  • Full-time
  • Job Type (exemption status): Exempt position - Please see related compensation & benefits details below
  • Business Function: Supplier Quality Engineering
  • Work Location: Bayan Lepas PN1--LOC_WDT_MY0703

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

The system SQE will collaborate closely with the Global system SQE to ensure the implementation of a comprehensive global supplier quality management system. This role requires the development of a robust framework and architecture, enabling SQEs to effectively engage with suppliers for system implementation. The SQE also has responsibility is to be a data-driven expert, spearheading analytical enhancements that encompass database management, Spotfire, and digitalization initiatives.

Collaborate with the Global SQE on Control Tower and ZDM initiatives, coordinating and driving these efforts across all four Media & Substrate sites by establishing a comprehensive Supplier Quality Management System

Collaborate with the cross-functional team to enhance the supplier quality management system by refining procedures, implementing quality tools and methodologies, and improving database management, integration, and visualization

Maintain comprehensive and accurate supplier quality system documentation

Drive shift-left, Predictive quality, Supplier Process Change improvement and CoPQ initiatives with all SQE stakeholder

Track supplier quality system performance & status and prepare details reports, trends, and improvement initiatives

Present findings and recommendations to management and cross-functional teams

Staying up-to-date on industry supplier quality standards

Providing training and support on supplier quality management system activities

Potential SME of a Commodity


  • BS degree in Engineering, Quality Management, or related field


  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in supplier quality engineering or a similar role
  • Proven experience in supplier quality system development, driving continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Experience in a manufacturing or production environment is highly desirable


  • Technical proficient in supplier quality management, standards and methodologies (Six sigma, FMEA, SPC)
  • Proficient in analytic tools (Minitab, Spotfire) and data analysis/interpretation to drive decision making
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously
  • Ability to spot issues and ensure precision in processes and documentation
  • Ability to work independently and as part a cross-functional team
  • Excellent communication both written and verbal and interpersonal skills

Additional Information

Because Western Digital thrives on the power of diversity and is committed to an inclusive environment where every individual can thrive through a sense of belonging, respect, and contribution, we are committed to giving every qualified applicant and employee an equal opportunity.  Western Digital does not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on their protected class status and complies with all federal and state laws against discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, as well as 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.

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