Position: Staff Scientist
Department: R&D/Scientific


  • Hands-on scientist needed to support specifying, designing, developing and testing semiconductor process control solutions (involving mechanical, optical, electrical, and plasma-based sub-systems).
  • Interacts with mechanical engineering, hardware, and software design teams to assist in overall development of products.
  • Tasks include specifying, selecting and qualifying components, developing and benchmarking system performance models, building prototype systems, and developing and implementing test procedures


  • Assumes engineering responsibility from concept design through manufacturing transfer.
  • Assumes responsibility for test development, data acquisition, analysis, and reporting.
  • Generates module or system concepts to meet product requirements.
  • Validates concepts through breadboard builds and analysis.
  • Works with Mechanical Engineers and CAD Designers for prototype and pilot detailed design.
  • Supports documentation of design including, BOM, drawings, and procedures.
  • Analyzes problems in existing systems, plan and conduct investigations, and develops solutions
  • Develops test plans, creates test procedures, performs tests and data reduction and evaluates test data. Modifies designs based upon test results.
  • Assembles and tests opto-mechanical and electro-optic prototypes.
  • Interfaces with manufacturing to develop and implement designs that improve manufacturability.
  • Interfaces with purchasing to obtain prototype components for use in assemblies.
  • May provide technical guidance and assistance to supporting technicians and/or engineers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.




  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to collect and statistically analyze data, and effectively report problems through written and/or graphical formats.
  • Knowledge and experience with LabView instrumentation software development
  • Demonstrated creativity in solving complex optical design problems.
  • Experience with Product Development tasks desired (bills of material, interfacing with vendors, procurement of material for prototyping, change management).
  • Ability to work either independently or as part of a development team.
  • Self-motivation and ability to work in a fast-moving high-tech environment.


  • Masters and a minimum of ten (10) years of relevant experience (PhD preferred).
  • A minimum of five (5) years optical or opto-mechanical design experience.
  • Experience with product development required.
  • Experience with optically-based metrology (e.g. spectrometers and reflectometers, and optical components commonly found in these systems) desired.
  • Experience with semiconductor process control and metrology desired.

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