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Technologist, R&D Engineering

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Western Digital                                                                

The next big thing in data is you! 


As Technologist, R&D Engineering, you will utilize results of computational simulations and knowledge of HAMR magnetic recording physics to guide future designs and to interact with component teams (head and media) and testing organizations.





  • Ph.D. in Applied Science, preferably with a focus in computational Magnetism
  • Advanced understanding of magnetic recording physics for heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR)
  • Familiarity with common performance metrics in the magnetic recording industry



  • Ability to independently code and utilize micromagnetic models employing LLG, LLB, and modifications to these schemes
  • Familiarity with unix scripting and managing large numbers of jobs on a computing cluster
  • Programming languages (Fortran, C/C++, Cuda, Matlab/Octave)
  • Familiarity with HAMR publications in the literature
  • Statistical analysis of data (JMP, etc.)
  • Experience with experimental design
  • Publications and patents demonstrating the preceding requirements are highly desirable
  • Prior experience with AWS computing
  • Understanding of how recording metrics (SNR, equalized-SNR, resolution and distortion) impact recording channel performance



  • Experience in magnetic recording industry or similar technology performing numerical simulations of experimental components.
  • Identify and pursue critical technology issues without guidance.
  • Failure analysis using data-model comparisons
  • Technology evaluation, including employing extrapolation
  • Communicate complicated technical information in simplified concise terms on a frequent basis (oral presentations and written reports).
  • Defend technical views boldly and debate scientific topics professionally.
  • Mentor less-experienced colleagues, interns, 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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