Senior Manager, Data Science

  • BangPa-in, Thailand
  • Full-time
  • Business Function: Data Science
  • Work Location: BangPa-In Building 3--LOC_WDT_TH1413

Company Description

At Western Digital, our vision is to power global innovation and push the boundaries of technology to make what you thought was once impossible, possible.

At our core, Western Digital is a company of problem solvers. People achieve extraordinary things given the right technology. For decades, we’ve been doing just that. Our technology helped people put a man on the moon.

We are a key partner to some of the largest and highest growth organizations in the world. From energizing the most competitive gaming platforms, to enabling systems to make cities safer and cars smarter and more connected, to powering the data centers behind many of the world’s biggest companies and public cloud, Western Digital is fueling a brighter, smarter future.

Binge-watch any shows, use social media or shop online lately? You’ll find Western Digital supporting the storage infrastructure behind many of these platforms. And, that flash memory card that captures and preserves your most precious moments? That’s us, too.

We offer an expansive portfolio of technologies, storage devices and platforms for business and consumers alike. Our data-centric solutions are comprised of the Western Digital®, G-Technology™, SanDisk® and WD® brands.

Today’s exceptional challenges require your unique skills. It’s You & Western Digital. Together, we’re the next BIG thing in data.

Job Description

As a Data Science Technologist, you will establish and drive the vision for digital process and transformation in the operations. In this role, you will collaborate and/or lead a team involving areas of 4IR technologies, engineering, manufacturing, development etc to solving sophisticated problems with solutions.

Successful candidate will have a successful track record of digital transformation and thought-leader. The individual is comfortable working in a multifaceted, iterative environment that also affords the stability of a global, well-established technology company. You will enable a broad focus across technology development initiatives exploring capabilities with artificial intelligence, advanced analytics, cognitive computing, machine learning, optimization, etc.


  • Establish and drive enterprise roadmap and strategy that will propel the operations to be most advanced factory in the industry
  • Enabling sophisticated modeling and algorithm across a broad spectrum of problems/opportunities to accelerate technology solutions and decision making
  • Use diverse data streams for infusing autonomous intelligence into operations to increase agility and resilience
  • Primary Responsibilities:
  • Establish and drive enterprise roadmap and strategy for the smart manufacturing using artificial intelligence, cognitive computing, physics-based modeling, data analytics, RPA etc
  • Interact with functional subject matter experts from Process, Design, Development, Product Engineering, and Systems teams, to identify and deliver solutions and discover areas of the business that can be made autonomous and smarter
  • Partner with various stakeholders in the business to identify capabilities and deploy solutions that generate high financial, operational and sustainability impact
  • Provide guidance on innovative analytical tools, methodologies, applications and technologies



  • Ph.D. or Master’s degree in an Engineering or Science field; additional informative experience in Data Science preferred
  • At least 5 - 10 years of related experience in management or thought-leadership positions with excellent knowledge in data science and business acumen
  • Experience in a large technology company in process technology, product technology, design, or systems-level development


  • Consistent track record forming successful teams from scratch, managing under tight deadlines, and providing mentorship on strategies
  • Deep experience in solving business problems across functions by translating them into solutions with measurable high business value
  • Demonstrated expertise in managing impact through others by leading full life cycle engagement from strategy to design and implementation
  • Solid understanding and hands-on experience with Machine Learning/AI, Robotics, Cognitive computing, optimization, etc
  • Expert knowledge of statistical programming languages such as R, Python and SQL
  • Experience crafting a Data Science Roadmap and executing the vision behind it
  • Experience in solution architecture and its technology stacks and components.
  • Familiarity with common data modeling approaches and good understanding of how to deal with various data types, larger data sets and parallel computing problems.
  • Experience leading projects that span the fields of data science and data engineering using cluster computing environments such as Spark, Hadoop, cloud, and other


  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with teams and key partners, both in and outside the organization, to develop highly effective working relationships
  • Results-oriented, with a growth and imaginative mindset and strong dedication and passion to identify and implement improvement opportunities. Strong drive for results.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal English-language communication and presentation skills
  • Proven track record to perform in an environment characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA)
  • Strong influencing skills and the ability to build strong interpersonal relationships
  • Ability to assume high exposure responsibilities and interact with senior leadership
  • Demonstrated capability to build highly effective and engaged teams
  • Strong project management and organizational change skills and experience
  • Ability to execute requests with strong attention to detail and strong time-management skill

Additional Information

Western Digital thrives on the power and potential of diversity. As a global company, we believe the most effective way to embrace the diversity of our customers and communities is to mirror it from within. We believe the fusion of various perspectives results in the best outcomes for our employees, our company, our customers, and the world around us. We are committed to an inclusive environment where every individual can thrive through a sense of belonging, respect and contribution.

Western Digital is committed to offering opportunities to applicants with disabilities and ensuring all candidates can successfully navigate our careers website and our hiring process. Please contact us at [email protected] to advise us of your accommodation request. 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.