Staff Engineer, R&D Engineering
Company: Western Digital
Posted on: June 25, 2022
Company DescriptionAt 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 DescriptionESSENTIAL DUTIES AND
- Device R & D engineering for 3D NAND flash.
- This position delivers the 3D NAND technology & Products.
- In this position, the individual will be responsible for
development of the future generation of 3D NAND flash.
- The work involves electrical characterizations of flash memory
chips with the goal of improving the Reliability & Performance of
the Memory Cell.
- The work involves performing measurements of cell reliability
and performance, compare it across devices from different process
conditions followed by statistical data analysis.
- The work designs, optimizes and determines the parameter and
NAND Flash operation modes.
- The individual will also work at root cause analysis of cell
reliability issues and identifying their solutions.
- Work closely with engineers from process, different device
groups, design, PETE and system group for the integration of
technology and production.
- The individual will contribute to the parameter/trim tuning
that makes the 3D NAND working, contribute new ideas to improve 3D
NAND fir innovation, contribute to 3D NAND SSD product by providing
Device support and innovation.RequiredQualifications
- PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Materials Science,
Applied Physics, or a related field, working experience in
semiconductor industry is a plus.
- It requires in-depth knowledge of semiconductor device physics
and/or nano-electronics, familiarity with advanced semiconductor
processing technologies, and knowledge in statistical methods for
experimental design and data analysis.Skills
- The ideal individual must have proven ability to achieve
results in a fast moving, dynamic environment.
- Good Problem-solving skills demonstrating good analytical
capabilities, sound technical foundations, and creativity. Feel
comfortable to solve new problems outside your domain.
- Familiarity with coding languages (such as Python and Perl) and
statistical analysis software (such as Spotfire, Jump) is an
advantage. Knowledge of non-volatile memory and/or emerging memory
is a plus.Additional InformationWestern Digital is committed to
providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees and
will not discriminate based on their 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
person's gender identity, gender expression, and gender-related
appearance and behavior, whether or not stereotypically associated
with the person's 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.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@example.com 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.Compensation & Benefits Details
- An employee's pay position within the salary range may be based
on several factors including but not limited to (1) relevant
education; qualifications; certifications; and experience; (2)
skills, ability, knowledge of the job; (3) performance,
contribution and results; (4) geographic location; (5) shift; (6)
internal and external equity; and (7) business and organizational
- The salary range is what we believe to be the range of possible
compensation for this role at the time of this posting. We may
ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and this range is
only applicable for jobs to be performed in Colorado or remote jobs
that can be performed in Colorado. This range may be modified in
- You will also be eligible to participate in Western Digital's
Short-Term Incentive (STI) Plan and to receive equity awards under
our annual Long-Term Incentive (LTI) program, which consists of
restricted stock units (RSUs), pursuant to the terms of these
programs. RSU awards are also available to eligible new hires,
subject to Western Digital's Standard Terms and Conditions for
Restricted Stock Unit Awards.
- We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid
vacation time; paid sick leave; medical/dental/vision insurance;
life, accident and disability insurance; tax-advantaged flexible
spending and health savings accounts; employee assistance program;
other voluntary benefit programs such as supplemental life and
AD&D, legal plan, pet insurance, critical illness, accident and
hospital indemnity; tuition reimbursement; transit; the Virgin
Pulse Program; the Applause Program, employee stock purchase plan,
and the Western Digital Savings 401(k) Plan.
- Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or
compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable.
The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or
any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a
particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless
and until paid and may be modified at the Company's sole
discretion, consistent with the law.
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