Principal Engineer
Hardware Development Engineering
Posted on 4/4/2024
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.
Data & Analytics
Hardware

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

$932M

Founded

2014

Headquarters

San Jose, California

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

0%

1 year growth

1%

2 year growth

5%
Locations
San Jose, CA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Business Strategy
Data Analysis
CategoriesNew
Hardware Engineering
Computer Hardware Engineering
System Hardware Engineering
Software Engineering
Requirements
  • Ph.D. or MS with 6+ years of experience in Physics, Materials Science, ECE, or related field
  • 3-5 years of prior experience in disk drive industry
  • Experience with statistical data analysis and Design of Experiment (DOE)
  • Strong research background in Magnetic thin film media, thin film synthesis, magnetic material properties, advanced characterization, and knowledge in magnetic recording
Responsibilities
  • Responsible for advanced media development (HAMR) and technology roadmap for future generation HDD products
  • Oversee the integration of new technologies into new product designs
  • Work with cross-functional groups on qualifying new media designs into products
  • Lead efforts on enabling technologies for next generation thin film media
  • Work with equipment development group on identifying sputter tool components and configurations needed for advanced media manufacturing
  • Establish close collaboration with peers and exercise creativity to enable progress in advanced magnetic media development
  • Contribute to and help shape company’s technical and business strategy
  • Develop and implement innovative solutions for complex, specialized technical issues
  • Proactively identify and help prevent problems that may cross disciplines
  • Build and lead teams, influencing decisions and results
  • Provide regular technical advice and direction to technical team(s) and management