Research & Development Scientist

Location UK / Derry

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 4 days ago

Reference 1390649

 Job Description

Research & Development Scientist based in Derry/Londonderry.

From the videos, music and documents we share with friends and family on social networks, to the servers that form the backbone of enterprise data centers and cloud-based computing, to the desktop and notebook computers that fuel our personal productivity, Seagate products help more people store, share and protect their valuable digital content. With 97% of the world’s information being stored on hard drives, the rapid growth of digital data makes Seagate more important every day. As an industry leader, Seagate provides unique career opportunities to be part of today’s major technology shifts. We can be found around the globe and at

Seagate’s facility in Springtown, Derry/Londonderry is among the most advanced in the world in the design, development and volume manufacturing of recording heads. These are the microscopic devices which write information onto, and read information from, the recording disc inside a computer’s hard drive. The manufacturing process integrates technologies such as photolithography, high vacuum deposition and etch, electroplating and CMP, using the most advanced equipment in the data storage industry. The application of such technologies also requires highly capable and trained engineers and scientists.

Research & Development Scientist (Ref: RDS/190227)

Working within the R&D department, the successful candidate will be responsible for research and development in the areas of transducer design and thin-film wafer processing for the manufacture of future generations of thin film magnetic and magneto-optic recording heads. The position will involve applying and extending the latest understanding of device physics, microfabrication technology and photonics to meet the challenges of this fast moving environment.

Product and transducer design will involve modelling, prototyping and performance analysis of next generation magnetic and nanophotonic materials / devices to meet customer requirements.

Nano device development will involve the application of advanced lithography, vacuum deposition, plating, CMP and etch technologies using associated state of the art metrology techniques. The successful candidates will undergo an extensive training program that covers key aspects of these relevant technologies within the Research & Development department.

Reporting to the Research & Development Manager, the successful candidate will work within an established team defining and driving these leading edge technologies into future data storage products.

Applicants must possess at least a 2.2 Honours degree in a relevant engineering or science discipline such as physics, optics, optoelectronics, chemistry, materials, microelectronics, combined with at least 2 years relevant experience. A Masters level qualification or PhD in a relevant field would be desirable.

Our competitive compensation & benefits package is reflective of Seagate’s “best in class” philosophy and includes a pension scheme, health insurance scheme, stock purchase plan, onsite gym and tuition assistance. For individuals with the drive to make a real contribution, the company offers exciting opportunities for growth. Seagate will provide you with the tools and support that you need to succeed within an established cutting edge company with a genuine commitment to training and development. Salary may vary depending on experience and qualification level.

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Completed application forms should be submitted no later than 4.00pm on Wednesday 6th March 2019

Please also note that the Company will not accept CV applications

If you require an alternative method of application, please telephone the Applications helpdesk on 02871 274174. Please note that you must demonstrate on the application how you meet the criteria for the role as identified above.

Seagate Technology is committed to equal opportunity in employment and welcomes applications from all sections of the community irrespective of sex, marital status, religious affiliation, age, disability or ethnic origin. The Company specifically welcomes applications from the protestant community who are currently underrepresented in this job category.   All applications will be considered strictly on the basis of merit.