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Sr Technologist
HAMR Tribology
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
San Jose, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
  • Ph.D degree in Material Science, Physics, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Tribology, or equivalent required
  • MUST HAVE 10+ years of experience in HDD tribology and media tribology, with a strong background in Head/media integration
  • Prefer candidates who have some Technical Leadership/people management experience
  • Ability to effectively manage projects and tasks to deliver deadlines and commitments
  • Capable of quickly learning new systems, tools, and methodologies
  • Ability to approach problem solving in an organized manner, data analytics/statistics skills driven by details
  • Strong organization skills and demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks effectively
  • Great interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills
  • Lead the efforts to advance HAMR tribology design to meet product development milestones
  • Investigate media interface under various laser heating conditions to optimize the media design and provide improved tribology performance, thermal performance, chemical and particle robustness of the interface
  • Work with technical partners and to identify enablers to meet HAMR tribology and reliability goals
  • Determine the tribology design limits, variables, and specifications
  • Drive enables for internal test validation and drive builds validation
  • Organize projects to meet overall media tribology goal for HAMR
  • Provide technical supports by working with the cross-functional teams to improve production consistency, manufacturing efficiency, and product quality
  • 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