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Technologist, Development Engineering

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Location: San Jose, CA, United States 
Req ID: JR-0000039141


  • Product Engineering Lead for Western Digital’s internal head operation to optimize head design, head process, characterization and specifications to meet development product qualification timeline and product launching requirements
  • Undertake critical data analysis on HDD/component performance metrics for program development builds
  • Interface with HDD RSS team in product development phase to review head performance requirement, provide head improvement plan, head spec optimizations and head delivery plan. Communicate with HDD RSS team to identify and lead actions to improve HDD and head yields and reliability margin
  • Coordinate cross-functional effort with wafer design, wafer process, backend slider/HGA process, and RSS/media teams to achieve head performance and reliability metrics




  • B.S. 8+ years / M.S. 5+ years or equivalent experience
  • Strong data analytics skills
  • Experience of magnetic head design and/or process technology
  • HDD knowledge is preferred
  • Engineering program management skills
  • Good communicator and team player