Principal Engineer, Data Engineering

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Company 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 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.

Join us to lead the IR4.0 transformation in factory and ready for IR5.0. You will not only have chance to practice every aspects of the data processing and application, we will also help you to deeply understand the data to support your success.

Job Description

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Principal Engineer in Data Analytics to lead and solution provider to accelerate digital transformation. At this position, you will be responsible for overseeing the end-to-end data engineering lifecycle, from data acquisition and storage to processing and analysis. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including data scientists, software engineers, and business stakeholders, to understand data requirements and develop robust data solutions that support our business objectives.

  • Lead the design, development, and implementation of scalable data pipelines and ETL processes to collect, transform, and load data from various sources into our data ecosystem.
  • Collaborate with business stakeholders to understand their data analysis needs and translate them into clear and actionable research questions and objectives
  • Build and maintain interactive dashboards and data visualization tools to communicate findings and insights to senior management and stakeholders.
  • Design and develop data visualization to have an easy way to access the data and monitor the line
  • Collaborate with data scientists to deploy machine learning models into production environments and integrate them with data pipelines for real-time inference and batch processing
  • Explore the data to find efficiency improvement opportunities and co-work with business owner to realize in line
  • Drive innovation in data analysis techniques and methodologies, staying abreast of industry trends and emerging technologies


  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Computer Science, IT , Engineering or equivalent fields.
  • At least 5-7 years of relevant experience.
  • Advanced working SQL knowledge and experience working with relational databases, query authoring (SQL) as well as working familiarity with a variety of databases and big data platforms, esp. MySQL, PostgreSQL and MSSQL.
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, Java, or Scala, with a strong emphasis on writing clean, maintainable, and efficient code.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and analytical thinking, with the ability to troubleshoot complex data issues and optimize performance.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to effectively interact with technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Hands-on experience with big data technologies and frameworks, including Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, and Hive is a PLUS.
  • Preferred: Experience with containerization and orchestration technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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 protected] 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.

NOTICE TO CANDIDATES: Western Digital has received reports of scams where a payment is requested on Western Digital’s behalf as a condition for receiving an offer of employment. Please be aware that Western Digital and its subsidiaries will never request payment as a condition for applying for a position or receiving an offer of employment. Should you encounter any such requests, please report it immediately to [email protected].

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