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Principal Engineer, Hardware Development Engineering - Careers | Western Digital CareersPrinci

Company: Western Digital Corporation
Location: fremont
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Principal Engineer, Hardware Development Engineering

  • Design and architect integrated wafer processes/flow for next generation magnetic head by utilizing material/wafer fabrication, characterization, and data analysis knowledge.
  • Work closely with module engineering teams to develop processes in sub-building blocks and validate process scheme to ensure it satisfying both design and manufactory robustness needs.
  • Interfaced with Design/Program teams to understand device performance requirements; and define physical metrics in wafer processes that fulfill such requirements.
  • Pull and analyze data from inline wafer and backend database; establish inline processes to backend performance correlation and build prediction model; identify the process optimization opportunities and set up DOE to drive the improvement activities.
  • Troubleshoot the defect and performance failures that relate to wafer process/integration and provide fix solution in timely manner.
  • Work closely with sister site process/integration team for process transfer and product matching.
  • Manage and control inline wafer WIP; set up process disposition route for product and process development; Maintaining or creating detailed documentation of product/process information.


  • 5+ years of experience in wafer processing for HDD or related industry. Direct experience in wafer process integration, or hands on experience with multiple wafer processes, such as photolithography, ion mill, thin film deposition, plating/etching, CVD, RIE, CMP, QST testing are plus.
  • MS or PhD in Physics, EE, ChemE, ME, Materials Science or related disciplines.
  • Outstanding statistical analysis skill, proficient in JMP, Matlab, SQL etc. Experience with SPC is a plus.
  • Creative, self-motivated, honest, and team player

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, 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 .

NOTICE TO CANDIDATES: Western Digital has received reports of scams where a payment is requested on Western Digitals behalf as a condition for receiving an offer of employment. Please be aware that Western Digital and its subsidiaries will never request payment as a condition for applying for a position or receiving an offer of employment. Should you encounter any such requests, please report it immediately to .

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