Technologist, R&D Engineering

  • Milpitas, CA
  • Full-time
  • Business Function: R&D Engineering
  • Work Location: Milpitas Office--LOC_WDT_USCA25

Company Description

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.

Job Description

The position involves researching and building proof of concepts and early prototypes systems in areas such as error control coding, compression, security and cryptography, data analytics, machine learning, software architectures, etc.

The job will involve collaborating with other R&D teams on developing new techniques for error control coding for emerging memories, on researching machine learning and artificial intelligence schemes on audio-video data, on researching cryptographic constructions for storage devices and systems. The job will also involve publication of results in academic conferences and journals, as well as invention disclosures and patents.

This is technical research position for a researcher with strong background in information theory - PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or Mathematics - and industrial experience applying those skills to practical problems.

Western Digital is a leader in the storage industry with products spanning USB Flash Drives to Home NAS, to Enterprise Storage Devices (HDD/SSD) to Storage Systems and Solutions.  WD’s Research division is chartered with exploring new technological frontiers.   The Research team explores new technologies in a broad spectrum of areas ranging from Emerging Non-Volatile Memory (a.k.a Storage Class Memories) device design and processes, low-latency system designs, distributed systems, consensus protocols, erasure coding, data structures and algorithms, mechanical systems, thermal modeling, interface protocols and standards, device drivers, open source, linux kernel, client system design, data analytics, machine learning

Additional Information

Because Western Digital thrives on the power of diversity and is committed to an inclusive environment where every individual can thrive through a sense of belonging, respect, and contribution, we are committed to giving every qualified applicant and employee an equal opportunity. Western Digital does not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on their protected class status and complies with all federal and state laws against discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, as well as the laws and regulations set forth in the 'Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law' poster.

Part of creating a diverse and inclusive workplace includes ensuring that all qualified applicants and employees are provided equal consideration for any available opportunity. Western Digital is committed to offering opportunities to applicants with a disability. If you need a reasonable accommodation, email us at [email protected] In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.