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Sr. Equipment Development Engineer


Fremont, CA, US

About our group:


We are responsible for all aspects of Sputter deposition coating systems, technology integration, equipment design and modifications, operations data gathering and analysis, failure mode analysis and corrective actions, performance validation, media development process support requests. 

About the role - you will:


  • Within the defined scope of assigned projects, the Sr. Development Engineer will provide the technical and engineering expertise required ensuring successful completion of complex equipment related projects. 
  • May be assigned the engineering and/or project management responsibility for any aspects of the specification, design, and implementation of solutions for some or all phases of new manufacturing equipment development from conception through end-of-life. 
  • As it pertains to their assignments Sr. Development Engineers assist management in defining technical project milestones, measurement systems, and engineering resource requirements. 


As a senior member of Seagate RMO Equipment Engineering the Sr. Development Engineer provides comprehensive solutions to technical problems through the application of engineering analysis, principles, theories, and concepts. Considered an expert in your field, you will provide effective and complete solutions to complex problems involving multiple factors. 


In order to accomplish assignments, this position requires frequent intra-organizational contact – good communication skills are necessary. Sr. Development Engineers are assigned work pertaining to the development and modification of equipment that affects immediate operations.  


There are no personnel management responsibilities in this position, although Sr. Development Engineers may be given engineering project management assignments. 


About you:


  • Proficient in the relevant technical skills and techniques 
  • Practical understanding of the theoretical technical principles 
  • A team player with the ability to collaborate with cross functional and international partners

Your experience includes:



  • Must have a Safety-first approach to all aspects of the position.  
  • Must have a working knowledge of equipment design and operational concepts. 
  • Must have the ability to communicate engineering and technical concepts to internal and external partners. 
  • Must have the ability to communicate assignment status to management. 
  • Two, (2), years or more of equipment engineering experience desired. 
  • Project management skills are desired. 
  • Experience supporting vacuum equipment in media manufacturing or similar industry 
  • Mechatronics engineering design experience 
  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechatronics or a related field and 5+ years experience, or Master’s Degree in and 3+ years experience, or PHD and 0+ years of experience or equivalent education and experience



Our Gold LEED-certified Fremont product-design campus drives innovation, bringing together a diverse set of engineering, design, operations, support and administrative teams. The site is equipped with state-of-the-art clean room and lab space. On-site social activities are popular, including our annual BBQ, ice cream social, and holiday events. Wellness programs, gaming rooms and the on-site fitness center help round out and balance your Seagate work-life experience, along with opportunities to give back to our local community.  



Location: Fremont, USA, Research Center
Travel: None

















About Us

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Since 1978, Seagate has been creating precision-engineered data storage technologies that deliver superior capacity, speed, safety, and performance. We help people harness and maximize the datasphere.

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