Monday, December 14, 2015

Senior Product Development Engineer (# 112704)

Position: Senior Product Development Engineer
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
The Wafer Inspection Division (WIN) is the world leader in the design and manufacture of advanced optical inspection tools for inline monitoring of process defects in advanced semiconductor factories.

In this position, you are responsible for the development and production ramp of our next generation laser scanning, pattern wafer inspection tool. You will coordinate the efforts of an engineering team made up of Optical, Electrical, Mechanical, Software and Systems engineers to ensure;
  • Product is delivered on time
  • Product meets its performance goals
  • Product meets its Raw Parts Cost (RPC) target
  • Product meets our service organization's requirements
  • Product meets our manufacturing organization's requirements
  • As the principal systems design engineer, you will be actively engaged in system-level engineering of our next generation high-speed patterned wafer inspection tools.  Some of the activities include:
  • Model system operation and establish subsystem performance specifications and budgets
  • Evaluate subsystem architectures and collaborate with mechanical, optical, electrical and software engineers to realize these subsystems
  • Integrate and test subsystems and validate system performance
  • Specify and test new or improved hardware components and software features
  • Identify and resolve problems and recommend improvements relating to system optics, electronics, software, and mechanics
  • Develop and improve diagnostic and calibration procedures
  • Investigate abnormal system behaviors by performing experiments and analyzing system data
  • Support manufacturing and field personnel with troubleshooting help in the form of plans of action or hands-on assistance
  • Conducts feasibility studies on engineering proposals and related technical data for new equipment or modification to existing equipment
Preferred Qualification:
In addition to the basic qualifications (listed below), the candidate should have a knowledge of optics, electronics, software, and/or mechanical systems. Programming skills/experience are a definitely plus. Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team and to take on a leadership role. In addition, the candidate should have a quick grasp of challenging, complex technical information and be able to travel both domestically and internationally.
Candidate must have the following education Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 10 years of experience, Master's Level Degree with at least 8 years of experience. Doctorate (Academic) with at least 7 years of experience in Physics, Electronics, Optics, or related technical field.
The candidate must have hands-on experience in designing, building, and/or troubleshooting complex instruments such as experimental research instruments, medical systems or semiconductor capital equipment. The candidate must have strong analytical skills as well as excellent oral and written communication skills.

Minimum Qualifications:
Doctorate (Academic) with at least 4 years of experience.
Master's Level Degree with at least 6 years of experience.
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 7 years of experience.

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