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Western Digital

Director/Senior Director, Firmware Engineering in



  • A senior leader who will drive all aspects of firmware engineering for custom class of embedded FLASH storage devices * Define development and validation methodologies, plans, team organization, infrastructure, and quality * Lead architecture, design, development and deployment of innovative firmware that deliver competitive advantage and scale our business growth. * Own the vision for firmware development, firmware test and quality * Collaborate and drive engagement with related engineering functions such as product development core team, ASIC design, Memory system engineering, Memory device engineering, Manufacturing, QA, customer teams etc. * Align resourcing according to the organization’s strategic directions, driving clarity and ensuring success for projects. * Lead and coach the team to deliver for success, thrive at the leading edge of innovation * Recruit, manage and mentor a team of developers that own full technology lifecycle from incubation to production and beyond. * Maintain a diverse and inclusive environment that attracts, develops and retain high performers. * BS or MS Electrical Engineering or related field * At least 15 years direct experience delivering firmware for complex embedded teams at scale. * 10+ years of experience as a manager leading high performing engineering teams * 5+ years of experience leading large cross functional organizations that collaborate across multiple geographies * Well versed with embedded software development and quality processes, methodologies, tools * Experience building and managing high performance engineering teams * Adaptable and agile with a mindset to drive innovation concurrently with execution * Strong verbal and written communication skills, including negotiation, presentation, and influence skills. * Strong skills in critical thinking, decision making, problem-solving, and attention to details with a business mindset. * Experience in FLASH memory or HDD firmware engineering highly desired * Demonstrated ability to deliver end to end solutions in data storage devices highly desired At WDC you will get the opportunity to do out-of-the box thinking , come up with innovative solutions for solving complex problems and deliver great products. In this roles you will work across many different projects that enables WDC’s next generation NAND & SSDs.