Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Semiconductor Process Engineer, Integration


Pacific Biosciences

Job Location

1305 O’Brien Dr.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
United States

Job Description

Please be aware that, as a condition of employment, proof of COVID vaccination is required for all U.S.-based employees (subject to limited exceptions). To ensure the health and safety of all PacBio employees and our prospective candidates, we have instituted a virtual interview and onboarding experience.

Integrated Semiconductor Process Engineer
Grade: Staff Engineer or Senior Staff Engineer

Pacific Biosciences is seeking an experienced, highly motivated semiconductor process integration engineer to join the SMRT cell NPI team to work on current and next generation products. This opportunity involves working as part of a highly diverse, multi-disciplinary team to develop complex electrically, optically, and biologically integrated semiconductor chip sequencing technologies.

The ideal candidate is a very independent thinker and self-starter who works great in a team setting as well as on individual projects. A broad knowledge of semiconductor fabrication, integration approaches and schemes, and backend packaging interactions is essential. This person will work very closely with external foundries and represent the company for specific product lines and, once conditions allow, be expected to travel as-needed to foundry partners.

The candidate must have an appetite for solving complex problems requiring holistic evaluation of process/product factors and actively seek opportunities for process improvement based on statistically meaningful, data-driven conclusions. Software and database experience and advanced data analysis skills are also highly desirable.

The candidate will be responsible for ensuring that high quality products are delivered from external semiconductor foundry partners. Their primary focus will be partnering with foundries, manufacturing, and R&D to execute new and continuing yield improvement projects associated with semiconductor wafer fabrication and product integration.

Project responsibilities include:
Interfacing with and leading integrated teams to drive execution of long-term engineering projects.
Ownership of new product transfer activities from R&D to manufacturing.
Provide Design for Manufacturability inputs early in the product development cycle.
Coordinate with Manufacturing and Research/Development to define process transfer deliverables and qualification acceptance criteria enabling successful process/product transfer to production and volume ramp.
Development and execution of statistical experiments to evaluate inline process changes and demonstrate their effects on device functional performance.
Definition of manufacturing infrastructure (SPC charts, workflows, work instructions, etc.) required to support production.
Partner with manufacturing to support production.
Analysis of process monitor, QC, and field data to understand and identify process drift, increases in defectivity and yield loss, and sources of performance variation.
Define and execute CIP projects to effect positive change in cost/quality/cycle time/functional performance.
Define rework processes and backup/redundancy systems.

Position Requirements
PhD or equivalent experience in Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Physics
5+ years of industry experience in wafer fabrication, product transfer, and high-volume manufacturing ramp – experience managing and interfacing with OSAT vendors preferred
3+ years of FEOL semiconductor integration experience involving advanced manufacturing processes and/or novel materials and process techniques – BEOL knowledge desirable
Experience with MES/manufacturing automation systems
Experience with Design for Manufacturability (DFM) and statistical analysis (multivariate and DOE preferred)
Familiarity with a variety of FA/Metrology techniques (SEM, FIB, TEM, EDX, EELS, XPS, TOFSIMS, bright field and dark field imaging)
Knowledge of ISO 9001 & ISO 13485 QMS
Proficiency with JMP, MS Office Suite of programs, SolidWorks, and data mining ability
Strong sense of ownership and drive for success
Strong communication and documentation skills including qualification plans/reports, specifications, procedures, work instructions, and technician training
Ability to travel up 10% of the time (once conditions allow)

All listed tasks and responsibilities are deemed as essential functions to this position; however, business conditions may require reasonable accommodations for additional tasks and responsibilities.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation.


About Our Organization

Our mission is to enable the promise of genomics to better human health.

Career Blog headlines

Promotions Missed

A poll finds that more than quarter of women in academia think they were not promoted because of their gender, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Strike in the UK

Nature News reports that university employees in the UK went on strike this week to protest pension cuts and more.

Columbia, Student-Workers Reach Deal

Inside Higher Ed reports that after years of negotiation, Columbia University and student-workers there have reached a contract agreement.

Pension Strike Possible

The Guardian reports that university workers in the UK are considering a strike over a proposed pension cut.