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Product Design Engineering
Posted on 1/27/2023
San Jose, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Product Design
  • PhD in chemistry, surface chemistry, material science, tribology or related field and at least 2 years of related experience
  • Desired experience to include a strong background in surface chemistry, polymer chemistry, carbon overcoat, tribology, with ability to perform tribology evaluation
  • Other desirable skills include the ability to conduct investigation in tribology failures, knowledge and experience of advanced lubricant and surface analysis techniques
  • Great communication and presentation skills are a must
  • Ability to approach problem solving in an organized manner
  • Responsible for advanced lubricant design to support media tribology for next generation media and drive development, including HAMR
  • Work with media process teams to optimize the tribology design
  • Investigate interactions between lubricant and carbon surface under various stress conditions, and improve tribology performance, thermal performance, chemical and particle robustness of the interface
  • Work with lubricant vendors to develop and deliver new molecule structure and functional groups
  • Conduct experiments and develop new test methodologies to understand media tribology issues
  • Identify fundamental tribology failure mechanisms and propose effective modifications to improve robustness
Western Digital

10,001+ employees

Disk drive & data storage manufacturer
Company Overview
Western Digital’s mission is to be at the cusp of innovation and to push the boundaries of innovation to make what you think was once impossible, possible. The company has been at the forefront of innovation with the first hard drives and now continues to work on advancements in 3D NAND along with their reliable data solutions business.
  • Paid sick leave & vacation time
  • Medical/dental/vision insurance
  • Life, accident, & disability insurance
  • Tax-advantaged flexible spending and health savings accounts
  • Employee assistance program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Western Digital Savings 401(k) Plan