Director, Systems Design Engineering

Irvine, CA, USA | Western Digital

  • Industry:
    Information Technologies
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Operations / Production
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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Lead the global White Box team, consisting of domestic and overseas based managers

Use your strong technical skills and experience to define and drive the global testing strategy and technical direction of the team 

Oversee the strategic build out and growth of the organization

Oversee the day to day execution of the White Box team in support of program development

Interface with key stakeholders within engineering to ensure WBT Verification is delivering to expectations

Collaborate regularly with firmware leaders to ensure WD Enterprise SSD products are of the highest quality and robustness

Review test designs and offer guidance to the team

Interface with all key stakeholders to ensure that WBT FW verification meets customer expectations and needs.

Continuously improve existing processes and systems to ensure they are up to date with customer needs and industry trends

Achieve results in a fast moving, dynamic environment


Bachelors CS/CE/EE degree with 10+ years of work experience and/or a Masters CS/CE/EE degree with 8+ years of work experience

Experienced and familiar with Black Box, White Box, and simulation based testing of storage devices or systems

Experience developing firmware for real-time embedded systems

Experience developing tests and test methodologies for real-time embedded systems

Familiar with modern object oriented languages used for development and test. C, C++, Python, MatLab, Perl, etc.

Able to methodically root cause complex failure mechanisms

Experience with relevant storage protocols - NVMe, SAS, SATA, etc.

Excellent written and verbal communications skills

Able to develop key relationships and work effectively across a globally diverse team

Self-motivated and self-directed

Able to work under pressure for quick resolution and delivery