Job type full-time
Full job 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 solversPeople achieve extraordinary things given the right technologyFor decades, we’ve been doing just thatOur 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 worldFrom 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 platformsAnd, 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 alikeOur data-centric solutions are comprised of the western digital®, g-technology™, sandisk® and wd® brands.
Today’s exceptional challenges require your unique skillsIt’s you & western digitalTogether, we’re the next big thing in data.
The job opening is for a full-time research scientist at western digital san jose research centerThe mission of the team includes (1) research and development of new technologies relate to data storage, and (2) support for western digital business groups, such as hdd and flash product design and manufacturing, by inventing new product functionalities and providing solutions to product issuesThe individual is expected to carry out research projects both as an individual researcher and as a team member.
Minimum of a ph.dDegree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or closely related fieldNon-ph.dCandidates with extensive industrial experience may also be considered.
The candidate should have:
Basic understanding of data storage systems and devices.
Demonstrated ability to self-direct a research project.
Strong communication skills and the ability to both work independently and in a team environment are essential.
Western 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 characteristicsWe also prohibit harassment of any individual on any of the characteristics listed aboveOur non-discrimination policy applies to all aspects of employmentWe 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 diversityAs a global company, we believe the most effective way to embrace the diversity of our customers and communities is to mirror it from withinWe believe the fusion of various perspectives results in the best outcomes for our employees, our company, our customers, and the world around usWe 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 processPlease contact us at email@example.com to advise us of your accommodation requestIn 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 needs.
The salary range is what we believe to be the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this postingWe 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 coloradoThis range may be modified in the future.
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 programsRsu 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 determinableThe 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.
Posted 30+ days ago