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HAMR Design Engineer

Company: Headway Technologies, Inc.
Location: Milpitas
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

TITLE: HAMR DESIGN ENGINEER FLSA STATUS: EXEMPT REPORTS TO: MANAGER OF HAMR DESIGN SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Manager of HAMR Design, the HAMR Design Engineer is responsible for the Near Field Transducer (NFT) design of 1.5 Tb/Sq In and higher magnetic recording heads; designing and conducting NFT modeling simulations using COMSOL or other commercial software; correlating NFT design to recording performance; conducting detailed comparisons between experimental findings and model simulations using various analytical techniques; conducting quantitative analysis of NFT and HAMR head performance; conducting failure analysis and reporting optical phenomena. This position is located in Milpitas, California. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • NFT design for magnetic recording heads of 1 Tb/Sq In and higher
  • Designs and conducts NFT modeling simulations using COMSOL or similar commercial software
  • Correlates NFT design to recording performance including areal density predictions
  • Conducts complex quantitative analysis of NFT and HAMR head performance and develops figures of merit for performance
  • Develops and conducts detailed comparisons between experimental findings and model simulations using various analytical techniques; presents findings and recommends appropriate actions
  • Design experiments and conducts failure analysis
  • Responds to inquiries from other team members, managers, or departments
  • Adheres to all safety policies and procedures as required
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level*MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    • PhD in Physics, Electrical Engineering or Materials Science and/or equivalent relevant experience
    • Solid knowledge of electrodynamics, especially in the area of near field optics and/or plasmonic devices
    • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Applications to create spreadsheets, plots and presentationsKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
      • Knowledge of basic magnetic recording physics and signal processing
      • Knowledge of statistical analysis with JMP or similar software
      • Working knowledge of optical modeling software such as COSMOL
      • Knowledge of magnetic recording head wafer fabrication, and HDD principles, practices, and techniques
      • Able to design moderately complex experiments, analyze results, and recommend corrective action in order to improve reliability, performance, and yield
      • Able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with all levels of contractors, consultants, employees, and management
      • Able to work productively and collaboratively with all levels of employees and management
      • Able to comply with all safety policies and procedures
      • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
      • Demonstrated problem-solving and trouble shooting skills
      • Flexible and able to prioritizeWORKING CONDITIONS: The HAMR Design Engineer works primarily in an office environment from Monday thru Friday. The schedule may be altered from time-to-time to meet business or operational needs; may travel from building-to-building as needed. Infrequently works in a class 100 ESD sensitive wafer manufacturing facility; wears a cleanroom (bunny) suit, including hood, gloves, safety glasses, booties, and mask. May be exposed to hazardous conditions, chemicals, fumes, and/or gases during the course of work day; may be exposed to loud noise. Stands and walks; performs various fine grasping movements, bends, and twists; operates a computer and enters information using a keyboard, operates a telephone, and other office equipment. May occasionally be required to push, pull, or lift up to 10 pounds. *Other duties of a similar nature or level are duties that may be required, but may not be specifically listed in the job description or posting. TDK/Headway Technologies, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. Applicants requiring accommodation in order to complete the application process should contact the Headway Human Resources Department.

Keywords: Headway Technologies, Inc., Milpitas , HAMR Design Engineer, Engineering , Milpitas, California

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