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Principal Engineer, Hardware Development Engineering

Location: San Jose, CA, United States 
Req ID: JR-0000023164


WDC, is a market leader of innovative, high quality storage solution. This is an exciting time to be in the storage industry as cloud computing, enterprise datacenter, big data analytics, social media, and the internet of things are creating an avalanche of content that must be efficiently stored and managed to harness its full potential.

  • Design advanced write head for next generation HDD products with competitive performance and reliability at high data rate
  • Collaborate closely with modelling team to generate novel and practical  ideas to improve performance/reliability/yield
  • Work closely with wafer process/testing/backend process teams to maximize number of learning cycles
  • Design write head DOEs to verify design concepts and make design decisions based on statistical data analysis

  • M.S. or Ph.D. in EE. Physics, or equivalent
  • 3+ years of experience in the field of storage or magnetic recording and in-depth experience with write head design and performance characterization preferred
  • Familiar with magnetic recording head design, recording physics, wafer processing, and HDD optimization knowledge is highly desirable
  • Proficiency in analysis of large data sets and automating analysis through script is a plus
  • Good communication/presentation/coordination skills, strong awareness of project timelines