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Staff Engineer, Data Engineering

Location Bengaluru, India
Posted 11-September-2021

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, weve 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 worlds biggest companies and public cloud, Western Digital is fueling a brighter, smarter future.

Binge-watch any shows, use social media or shop online lately? Youll 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? Thats 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.

Todays exceptional challenges require your unique skills. Its You Western Digital. Together, were the next BIG thing in data.

Job Description

About Advance Analytics Office (AAO):
AAO is missioned with accelerating Analytics solutions at scale across the Enterprise to rapidly capture business value. These solutions target key business metrics, such as, reducing manufacturing cost, improve capital efficiency, reduce time-to market to develop new products, improve operational efficiency, and improve customer experience.

These solutions are built using cutting edge Industrial 4.0 technologies and are delivered through a platform approach to enable rapid scaling. The solutions span AI/ML for improving manufacturing yield, quality, equipment uptime, and adaptive testing, Operations Research for capacity and scheduling optimization, Digital Twin for inventory and logistics optimization, and Product Telematics for managing customer fleet management solutions. Many of these solutions are first-of-a-kind that have discovery and rapid learning elements with the intent of taking solution to scale.

We are looking for a Data Scientist to grow our India AAO team. You will have the opportunity to partner in making remarkable things happen across WDTs more than dozen factories across the globe, global product development teams, customer solutions, and supporting operations like Finance, supply chain, Procurement, Sales etc.

Your responsibilities will include:

Engage with Analytics Business Partners (ABP) and customers to understand the problem statement, required data and analytics insights to solve a given business problem.Perform ETL, data cleansing and feature engineering to prepare data required for Rapid Learning Cycle (RLC) projects.Perform EDA and work with SMEs to establish data understanding and address data quality issues.Partner with other data scientists in AAO and Asia factories to build advanced statistical, AI and ML models that are congruent with the problem being solved and optimize for performance.Work closely with ML Engineers and Solution Architects in AAO to seamlessly operationalize models developed from RLC to Pilot to Production.Present findings recommendations to project stakeholders.Be up to date on latest technological advancements in AI/ML space through self-learning, literature research, relevant conferences etc.Provide input to technical direction of AAO Data Science teams.Proactively network with other data scientists and analytics professionals in WDC India to identify collaboration opportunities.Preferred Qualifications:
BS/MS/PhD in a quantitative discipline (e.g., Computer Science, Data Science, Applied Sciences or Engineering).BS 5+ years or MS 4+ years or PhD 1+ year of experience in an analytics function.Prior experience in developing advanced analytics solutions to business problems.Strong theoretical understanding hands-on experience in statistical data analysis, AI ML techniques (e.g., supervised and unsupervised modeling, Deep Learning, CNN, NLP, Time-series analysis) and common data analytics tools (e.g., Python, R, Tensorflow etc).Experience with Database Technologies (SQL, NoSQL), Big Data Technologies (Hadoop, Hive, Spark) and Cloud Technologies (AWS, GCP).Ability to work independently and with team members from different backgrounds.Ability to present complex data and analytics insights in the most effective ways and communicate a compelling story.Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills.Positive attitude towards learning on-the-job and strive in a rapidly changing environment.Work-Location: Bangalore

Additional Information

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 persons gender identity, gender expression, and gender-related appearance and behavior, whether or not stereotypically associated with the persons 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 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.

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