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Senior Technologist, R&D Engineering

JR-0000050363 Requisition #


Western Digital®


We deliver the possibilities of data.  YOU define what’s possible.



As Research Staff Member, you will be part of a team advancing state of the art in architecture of advanced compute and memory systems. Our current areas of focus are: emerging non-volatile memories, such as PCM, ReRAM and MRAM, and their impact on CPU microarchitecture, coherence protocols and scale out for memory-centric systems; and machine learning and inference workloads as drivers of tomorrow's computer architectures.

  • Perform hardware system analysis of various in-house prototype memory controller and compute (CPU and machine learning accelerators) and technologies, such as emerging memory (PCM, MRAM, ReRAM, etc.), CPU's, networking, etc, and compare with the state of the art technologies.
  • This is an essential position allowing understanding global technology outlook in the company, and influencing technology roadmap directions and decisions.
  • Innovation, writing invention disclosures, white papers and academic papers.


  • PhD or MSc in Computer science, Computer engineering, Electrical engineering or related, with a proven publication track record and implementation experience in system architecture, operating systems, file systems, or embedded systems. Proficiency in one or more of the following is required
  • Linux shell programming, C/C++ programming, Python programing, Verilog programming, compiler optimization, understanding of assemblers and various instruction set architectures (x86, ARM, RISC-V).
  • Following experiences are required: thorough understanding of software virtualization, understanding of SR-IOV and hardware virtualization techniques, familiarity with PCIe and NVMe, and thorough understanding and experience in computer system performance measurements and kernel tools.

  • The ideal individual must have proven ability to achieve results in a fast moving, dynamic environment. Self-motivated and self-directed, however, must have demonstrated ability to work well with people.
  • A proven desire to work as a team member, both on the same team and outside of the team. Ability to troubleshoot and analyze complex problems.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines. Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.



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. 


Western Digital is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. Western Digital does not unlawfully discriminate and complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO Is The Law poster: Equal Employment Opportunity Is The Law.


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