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Western Digital
The next big thing in data is you!

Building systems is fun. Building massively scalable systems that are used by hundreds of millions of users is even more fun. You might know Western Digital as a Fortune 150 company, or as the world’s largest maker of hard drives and memory products (we are both of those things). But, what you may not know is that within Western Digital’s Client Solutions group we design, build and ship software that reaches over 300 million customers every year! From Mobile Apps to Cloud Infrastructure to Hardware Devices our Production Systems handle enormous traffic!

The Production Systems are the responsibility of the Operations Engineering team. It is our goal to make our customers happy by providing high performance, highly available services that are always secure. As our products and services continue to grow so must our team and our thinking. We are looking for an SRE team lead within our Operations Engineering team. This position reports to a Senior Director of Operations inside Western Digital’s Client Solution business unit. The position is based in Milpitas, CA or Redwood City, CA, whichever is more convenient for you.



Be a key contributor to designing and building our infrastructure platforms across public and hybrid clouds to consumer devices. It is a technical role in nature and an understanding of the backend technology stack is important.

  • Someone interested in working across the product and engineering teams to develop relationships and to understand their infrastructure needs to best support them. Being able to effectively communicate with people throughout the organization is essential. 
  • Someone that is eager and comfortable contributing to the architecture and infrastructure platforms in both a conceptual and hands-on manner. This means being comfortable participating in architectural discussions as well as implementing the solutions.
  • Someone that has experience building systems that use metrics, monitoring and alerting to ensure operational excellence. We love data but not all data is useful. Understanding what’s important is key.
  • Someone that can reason through complex problems. At its core Operations is about problem-solving. Being able to identify problems across hardware, network, application, and software and help develop solutions to those problems will lead to success.
  • Comfortable with programming or scripting. The language isn’t as important as the concepts behind it.
  • Someone who values mentorship and is willing to be a teacher and a student. As a team leader this role will be looked to for guidance—both technically and otherwise—from people on the team and outside of the team. Patience and understanding are valuable characteristics for success in this position.
  • Someone that is interested in scaling modern infrastructure on solutions such as AWS, Kubernetes, Docker, etc.


The future. It’s on you. You & Western Digital.

We’ve been storing the world’s data for more than 50 years. Once, it was the most important thing we could do for data. Now we’re 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 can’t do it alone. Today’s exceptional data challenges require your exceptional skills. It’s You & Us. Together, we’re the next big thing in data.


Western Digital® data-centric solutions are found under the G-Technology™, HGST, 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 person’s gender identity, gender expression, and gender-related appearance and behavior, whether or not stereotypically associated with the person’s 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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