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LAUNCH R&D Staff Engineer

9000002292 Requisition #

Western Digital®


The next big thing in data is you!


We create environments for you to thrive. The growing diversity of data creates an exponential amount of new possibilities – for the world, our company and you. You’ll be part of a team driving the innovations necessary to outpace new demands and challenges everywhere data lives, from sensors to mobile devices to the cloud. We’ve only started to scratch the surface of what data can do. You can help unlock its full potential.


We are seeking highly motivated students to be a part of our Launch program.  These full-time paid roles are designed to jump start your career, offering on-the-job and supplemental training and a robust mentorship program.  You get to work alongside the brightest minds in the industry to drive the innovation necessary to outpace new demands and challenges created by data.


In this position, the individual will be responsible for the development of current and future 3D NAND memory technology.  Working with cross-function teams to perform mechanical stress simulation, provide guidance for semiconductor process development, integration strategy, 3D NAND architecture design etc.




  • Responsible for the development of current and future 3D memory technology from the mechanical stability and stress impact point of view.

  • Utilize the mechanical knowledge to provide guidance for semiconductor process development, integration strategy, and memory architecture design.

  • Perform wafer level and local mechanical stress simulation.

  • Develop new models to address the process advancement.



  • Current student, pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field and graduating between December 2019 and June 2020
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong technical skills in area of study
  • Interest in flash, semiconductor, components, nonvolatile memory industry
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications 

Required technical skills:

  • The candidate must have good understanding of mechanical stress.

  • Experience with using ANSYS mechanical tool.

  • Strong data analysis skills.

Preferred technical skills as plus:

  • The individual will preferably have knowledge on semiconductor integration.

  • Knowledge on fluent dynamics and experience with ANSYS fluent tool.

  • Knowledge on semiconductor process, such as wet etch etc.





The future. Its on you. You & Western Digital.


Weve been storing the worlds data for more than 50 years. Once, it was the most important thing we could do for data. Now were helping the world capture, preserve, access and transform data in a way only we can.


The most game-changing companies, consumers, professionals, and governments come to us for the technologies and solutions they need to capture, preserve, access, and transform their data.


But we cant do it alone. Todays exceptional data challenges require your exceptional skills. Its You & Us. Together, were the next big thing in data.


Western Digital® data-centric solutions are found under the G-Technology, SanDisk®, Tegile, Upthere, and WD® brands.


Western Digital is an equal opportunity employer.


Western Digital does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion (including religious dress and grooming standards), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), gender (including a persons gender identity, gender expression, and gender-related appearance and behavior, whether or not stereotypically associated with the persons assigned sex at birth), age, national origin, sexual orientation, medical condition, marital status (including domestic partnership status), physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected medical and family care leave, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. We also prohibit harassment of any individual on any of the characteristics listed above. Our non-discrimination policy applies to all aspects of employment. We comply with the laws and regulations set forth in the "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law" poster.


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