HGST Japan plays a lead role in research, development, and core component (magnetic head) manufacturing, also providing technical assistance and training to other manufacturing sites. Approximately 2,000 employees work at the two sites in Kanagawa, Japan: Odawara and Fujisawa.

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HGST is a global leader in data storage, unlocking potential by helping the world harness the power of data. With a deep understanding of industry needs and a changing technology landscape, HGST is driving data center transformation with innovative, proven, smarter storage solutions that optimize capacity, performance, efficiency and reliability with the lowest TCO. Trusted by the world’s largest organizations, HGST’S storage solutions are everywhere, touching lives and enabling possibilities for the enterprise, cloud computing and sophisticated infrastructures in healthcare, energy, finance and government.

We employ tens of thousands of employees around the world, with around 2,000 employees in Japan in research, development, manufacturing, sales, quality assurance, and administration. Our corporate headquarters is in San Jose, California.

HGST Japan Company Profile Trade Name: HGST Japan, Ltd.
Founded: January, 2003 (as Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, Ltd.)
Head Office: 2880 Kozu, Odawara-shi, Kanagawa 256-8510

Representative: Hisashi Takano, Managing Director
Business Outline: Development, manufacturing, sales, import/export of HDD
Capital: 5,000M JPY
Stock : Unlisted


At HGST Japan we are always looking for top talent to fill our open positions. We frequently hire individuals in the following disciplines:

  • Engineers (Software, Hardware, Firmware, ASIC, System Architecture, System Design, Research, Development)
  • Sales
  • Manufacturing
  • Administration (Procurement, Finance/Accounting, Facility/Environment, Legal, Information Technology, Human Resources)

Are you the kind of individual that would thrive at HGST? Yes, that’s me:

  • Collaborate across teams
  • Create opportunities
  • Open to new ideas
  • Agile in uncertainty
  • Take initiative and ownership
  • Strive to be the best

Sorry, not a fit for me:

  • I don’t like change
  • I prefer work that is predictable
  • I don’t like to work in teams

To see current Japan opportunities click here or if you would like to see career opportunities around the world click here. If you have any question, please contact the Japan Talent Acquisition team at HGST.Recruit@hgst.com.

    Training and Professional Development

    At HGST we have an innovative and high performance culture that promotes goal alignment, agility and collaboration. HGST is a great place to thrive and grow your career!

    HGST is dedicated to building great leaders and supporting ongoing career development for its employees. Managers and employees engage in ongoing and continuous feedback conversations focused on performance and development that help employees do their very best work – every day.

    HGST encourages employees to excel in their current role and to attain future career aspirations through a variety of development opportunities, including: on-the-job assignments and challenges; learning from connections, mentoring and communities; and through training/education activities to address gaps in skills and experience.

    HGST provides great opportunities if you enjoy collaborating across teams, strive to be the best, are open to new ways and new ideas, and are passionate and excited about the future.