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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Systems Engineering : Firmware Project Lead
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Hgst | San Jose, CA
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Job Description

Company Statement
HGST, a Western Digital company, is a market leader in enterprise hard disk drives and develops advanced hard disk drives, enterprise-class solid state drives, and external storage solutions and services that are used by large and sophisticated technology companies to store, preserve and manage data. HGST storage solutions have a reputation for quality, reliability and innovation. Our drives are trusted by the world's high-transactional enterprises, Internet services companies, creative professionals, and consumer electronics and automotive system manufacturers to store the avalanche of new content resulting from cloud computing and services, virtualization, social networks, HD video and mobile platforms.
The company employs tens of thousands of people throughout the world. We have manufacturing locations in the US, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines and China. Development laboratories are located in San Jose, CA and Rochester, MN, USA; and in Odawara and Fujisawa, Japan. Our sales and technical support offices are strategically located throughout Europe, Asia and North America.

This position is for a candidate with 5+ years of experience who will join the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Firmware Development organization. Responsibilities include providing project management to deliver embedded systems firmware for next-generation enterprise storage products with SAS and SATA host interfaces. This individual will be responsible for planning and tracking firmware feature development and testing, managing risks and dependencies, and communicating regularly with other functional teams and program management. As the project lead, the individual will also be focused on providing a quality firmware deliverable that meets the expectations of both the program team, as well as the customer. In addition, the individual is expected to recognize areas for continuous improvement, and drive process changes using Lean Software Development practices. Knowledge of software development, system architectures, HDD host interfaces, and experience and/or knowledge of structured design processes is desirable.

The ideal candidate will have a BS &/or MS Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Electrical Engineering, with a focus on firmware project management. Excellent communication skills are required to interface within the team, across various engineering disciplines, and across multiple sites. The candidate will work in a small, fast-paced, multi-site team, so strong teamwork and proactive communication are fundamental to success.

- MS/BSEE, MS/BSCE, or MS/BSCS with 5+ years experience
- Software development/test background with system emphasis.
- Demonstrated team leadership and project management skills.
- Strong knowledge of structured code development methods
- Ability to solve problems as part of multi-site organization and cross functional team
- Ability to meet and communicate with development executives and management to present status, plans, and actions to meet HDD product requirements.
- Ability to provide accurate and timely scheduling and resource information to team leads and managers, and meet scheduled commitments

Equal Employment Opportunity
It is the intent of HGST, Inc. to hire the best-qualified candidates for opportunities within the company, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, and military status. However, applicant eligibility for employment-authorized immigration status, temporary or permanent, will be considered. Any subsequent sponsorship for permanent residence is at the sole discretion of HGST, Inc. management, and is based on job performance, contribution, and business requirements.