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Principal Engineer, Engineering Job

Location: Yokkaichi, Japan 
Req ID: 35602

SanDiskĀ®, a Western Digital brand, has been expanding the possibilities of data storage for more than 25 years-giving businesses and consumers the peace of mind that comes from knowing their data is readily available and reliable, even in the most challenging environments. Our products are used in the world's leading-edge data centers, embedded in game-changing smartphones, tablets, and laptops, and entrusted by consumers around the world. As a vertically-integrated storage solution company, we are able to quickly deliver innovative, high-quality solutions with less time from research to realization. From mobile devices to hyperscale data centers, SanDisk storage solutions make the incredible possible.

In this position, the individual will be responsible for developing new or modified process formulations, defining processing or handling equipment requirements and specifications, and reviewing processing techniques and methods applied in the manufacture, fabrication, and evaluation of semiconductors. The individual will review product requirements with design staff to ensure compatibility of processing methods, compile and evaluate test data to determine appropriate limits and variables for process or material specifications, and may conceive and plan projects involving definition and selection of new concepts and approaches in the processing or development of new or improved processes in photomasking, diffusion, deposition, wafer fabrication, and device physics. The individual will be responsible for performing in-depth analysis on advanced non-volatile memory devices at wafer/die level, for recommending corrective actions, and for developing methods and processes that will improve device performance.

This position requires BS, MS or PhD in EE or Physics (major field in semiconductor device physics). Over 10 years' experience in semiconductor device characterization, measurement, and failure analysis to solve process and device issues ( preferred in non-volatile flash memory devices).

The ideal individual must have proven ability to achieve results in a fast moving, dynamic environment. Self-motivated and self-directed, however, must have demonstrated ability to work well with people. A proven desire to work as a team member, both on the same team and outside of the team. Ability to troubleshoot and analyze complex problems. Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines. Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.

Western Digital offers a highly competitive compensation package and great benefits. Western Digital provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status.