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Senior Technologist, Media Development

Company: Western Digital
Location: San Jose
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

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, storage 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---, SanDisk -, and WD - brands.

Job Description
Responsible for advanced media development and technology roadmap for future generation HDD products. Oversee the integration of the new technologies into the new product designs
Work with cross-functional groups on qualifying new media designs in to products.
Lead efforts on enabling technologies for next generation thin film media through identification of new magnetic materials, under layer structures, processes and methodologies.
Work with equipment development group on identifying sputter tool components and configurations needed for advanced media manufacturing and qualify process using these components.
The Engineer must establish close collaboration with peers and must exercise creativity to enable progress in advanced magnetic media development.

Ph.D., MS +10 Year experience, degree in Physics, Materials Science, ECE or related field
3-5 years of prior experience in disk drive industry is highly desired
The candidate should have a strong research background in Magnetic thin film media, thin film synthesis, magnetic material properties, advanced characterization, and knowledge in magnetic recording
Applies advanced technical expertise to manage complex programs
Contributes to and help shape company's technical and business strategy
Helps develop and implement innovative solutions for complex, specialized technical issues
Works proactively; identifies and helps prevent problems that may cross disciplines
Builds and leads teams, influencing decisions and results
Provides regular technical advice and direction to technical team(s) and management
Experience with statistical data analysis and Design of Experiment (DOE) is required
Excellent verbal and written communication 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.

Part of creating a diverse and inclusive workplace includes ensuring that all qualified applicants and employees are provided equal consideration for any available opportunity. Western Digital is committed to offering opportunities to applicants with a disability. If you need a reasonable accommodation, email us at [email protected] In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.

Keywords: Western Digital, San Jose , Senior Technologist, Media Development, Advertising , San Jose, California

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