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Principal Engineer, Product Design Engineering

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Location: San Jose, CA, United States 
Req ID: JR-0000028196


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for developing new concepts and designs, and validating and implementing the new concepts and designs into recording heads
  • Work duties include proposing new designs, working with process team to build the new designs into magnetic recording heads, characterizing magnetic/electronic performance and reliability through DOE, testing and data analysis, and demonstrate performance, reliability and yield improvement
  • Close collaboration with modeling, thin film, wafer process, backend process, characterization, and reliability/failure analysis teams




  • Education: PhD in Physics, EE, Materials Science, or related field
  • Experience: 5+ years of experience in magnetic material or device development, direct experience in magnetic sensor or spintronic device design or characterization is a plus
  • Required: Expected to perform at a very high level of technical competence. Has sufficient experience and expertise to successfully complete very complex tasks, projects, programs. Understanding of magnetics theories and magnetic devices, hands on experience in magnetic/electronic device characterization and data analysis. Strong problem solving skills, and good communication and technical presentation skills are required
  • Plus: Knowledge in wafer process and spin transport theories, statistical data analysis skills