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Staff Engineer, Systems Design Engineering

Location: Irvine, CA, United States 
Req ID: JR-0000040421


Location: Irvine, San Jose, Longmont, Oklahoma City, or Rochester

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Uses various analytical methods to answer technical questions in order to make HDD (Hard Disk Drive) product architectural and design decisions thatimpact product performance and power attributes.  Works directly with internal customers in various functional areas including systems, servo-mechanical, RSS (RecordingSub System), and firmware.


Minimum Qualifications:  

  • B.S. degree in Engineering, Physics, or Computer Science with at least five years of work experience.  
  • Proficiency in scripting and HLL (high-level-language) software development.
  • Desirable Qualifications:  M.S. degree.  Proficiency with C++, C#, Python, and Matlab software tools.  
  • Prior experience in development of HDDs and/or other storage products.
  • Prior experience with firmware development.
  • Prior experience with modeling and simulation environments such as SimPy.



Western Digital Corporation is the world’s largest data storage company with a leading portfolio of HGST, SanDisk, G-Technology and WD brands covering flash and disk-based solutions.  Deployed by the largest and most prominent organizations worldwide, Western Digital solutions are everywhere, touching lives and enabling great value from the data they possess. 
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