Senior Engineer, Failure Analysis Engineering (Physical FA)

  • Full-time
  • Job Type (exemption status): Exempt position - Please see related compensation & benefits details below
  • Business Function: Failure Analysis Engineering
  • Work Location: Penang SDSM Office--LOC_SNDK_Seberang Perai Office

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

  • Perform failure analysis in finished or semi-finished failed product in drive, package or device level.
  • Define FA flow for each FA case.
  • Generate FA report and assist process engineer for root causing of defect/s.
  • Maintain the FA dashboard and FA equipment in good condition.
  • Develop the FA process and FA capability for new product and new technologies node.
  • Innovate new FA methodology to improve TAT and FA accuracy.


  • Bachelor Degree and/or Master in Electrical/ Electronic, Microelectronic Engineering or Material Engineering with minimum 5 years in failure analysis.
  • Familiar with SSD system, IC package and device analysis methodology.
  • Familiar with semiconductor and SMT assembly process and technology.
  • Familiar with memory product technology and structure.
  • Understand memory product test process and methodology.
  • Skillful in performing failure analysis with FA tools or methodology such as 3D X-ray, CSAM, SEM/EDX, chemical decapsulation, TDR, curve tracer analysis, optical microscopes, hot spot analysis.
  • Strong memory IC de-processing skills.
  • Good communication and presentation skills.
  • Good teamwork spirit and growth mindset.
  • Fluent in English speaking, reading and technical FA report writing.
  • Previous electrical FA experience in IC or memory devices is preferred.

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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