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Seagate Intern - Laser & Light Delivery - Summer 2022

Location:  Bloomington, MN, US

About our group:

Seagate is looking for an intern to join the Laser & Light Delivery CAG (Characterization & Analytics Group) team that is part of the HAMR development program ( HAMR is the future of HDD recording technology growth and is enabled by an integrated laser that is used to energize a plasmonic near-field transducer. Our team is responsible for integrating laser diodes into read/write heads, characterizing lasers/integrated-photonic systems, and developing optical-system metrology.

About the role - you will:

A successful candidate will be responsible for working with CAG and design teams to answer questions related to HAMR integrated laser performance. This may include but is not limited to:
  • Leverage existing tools to collect, analyze and report data
  • Develop custom optical/thermal experiments
  • Analyze large data sets from factory test systems

About you:

  • Student pursuing an MS or PhD degree in Physics, Lasers/Optics, or a relevant Engineering degree.
  • Hands-on experience and familiarity with design and/or characterization of lasers and/or optical systems is preferred.
  • Looking to gain experience in the ‘test’ phase of the design/process/test cycle of integrated optics development.
  • Some experience with programming/scripting for scientific computing or test automation applications (Python, MATLAB, LabVIEW, etc.)


Our Normandale campus spans two suburbs, Edina and Bloomington, and serves as the Recording Head development and manufacturing arm of Seagate. Located in the heart of a bustling community, Seagate offers an on-site café, or if you prefer, you can drive to one of many restaurants just minutes away. Need to grab a gift over lunch time? Shopping is abundant in the area. If working out is your thing, the on-site fully equipped fitness center hosts wellness programs, outdoor activities, tournaments and group workouts. Looking for something more laid back? Reset in one of our meditation rooms, or simply take a walk around our indoor walking path. On-site cultural festivals, celebrations and community volunteer opportunities also abound.

Other Important information:
United States Only - Seagate believes that vaccines are one of the most powerful tools to fight COVID-19 and maintain a safer workplace. Proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination is required for all US-based employees of Seagate. This requirement applies to all employees and locations in the United States including those employees working remotely, consistent with the requirements under Executive Order 14042 for federal contractors/sub-contractors. Seagate will consider exceptions to this policy for medical or religious reasons on an individualized basis.
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