Senior Technologist, Development Engineer

  • Full-time
  • Business Function: Development Engineering
  • Work Location: BangPa-In Building 8--LOC_WDT_TH1418
  • Job Type (exemption status): Exempt position - Please see related compensation & benefits details below

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 Senior Technologist, you will establish and drive the vision for digital processes and transformation in technology development. In this role, you will collaborate and/or lead a team involving areas of engineering, manufacturing, development, etc to solve sophisticated problems with solutions. The focus area includes but is not limited to:

  • Establish and drive enterprise roadmap and strategy that will propel the head backend to be the most advanced global technology in the industry
  • Enabling sophisticated characterization and algorithm across a broad spectrum of problems/opportunities to accelerate technology solutions and decision making


  • Act as chief of staff. E.g. Manage and enhance the technology road map. Control OPEX spending and strategically react to forecasts and results.
  • Control all Capex and lead the entire team to accomplish the goal.
  • Manage the organization’s playbook and KPI target for each Qtr and Fiscal year. Track and suggest if any delay was observed. Also create any initiative based on a strategic problem statement, with a clear goal, and lead the team for execution.
  • Accountable for HAMR BE process validation. Validate the proposed technology building block by designing and analyzing the data from DOE.
  • Draw a conclusion about whether the building block has accomplished advertised benefits from the owner of a building block.



  • 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 both mechanical and/or electrical engineering fields.
  • 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
  • Solid understanding and hands-on experience with Machine Learning/AI, Robotics, Cognitive computing, optimization, etc
  • Experience in solution architecture and its technology stacks and components. Familiarity with common data modeling approaches and a good understanding of how to deal with various datatypes, larger data sets, and parallel computing problems.
  • Passion to teach others about data science and continue to learn new techniques. Monitor the market for emerging technologies for adoption and work on proof of concepts then scale for full deployment.


  • Excellent written and verbal English-language communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated expertise in managing impact through others by leading full life cycle engagement from strategy to design and implementation
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with teams and key partners, both in and outside the organization, to develop highly effective working relationships
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Results-oriented, with growth and imaginative mindset and strong dedication and passion to identify and implement improvement opportunities. Strong drive for results.
  • 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

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.