Staff Engineer, Device Integration

Pacific Biosciences
Job Location
1380 Willow Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Job Description

Pacific Biosciences is seeking a talented, driven and experienced individual to join the SMRT cell Process Development team working on next generation devices. The candidate needs to have a passion for Pacific Biosciences technology and mission. His/her central focus will be to lead device integration and performance evaluation of novel processes and designs for consumable development used in next generation DNA sequencing and other applications. The candidate will be required to technically lead and/or participate in complex integration projects ranging from development studies, yield improvement to a full product release. The candidate must have an appetite for solving complex problems requiring evaluation of intangible factors and must be very comfortable in a multi-disciplinary environment. In addition, they will also be expected to handle development projects and relationships with internal stakeholders and external suppliers. 
•    Develop front-end unit processes like Lithography, CMP, CVD, PVD, Etch, Cleans etc., used in wafer fabrication
•    Develop process flows that integrate the various unit processes above to achieve yield and COGS targets for the device at the various front-end suppliers. This will include interfacing with external suppliers across cultural and geographical boundaries via conference calls and trips to partner sites in order to assist in the development process 
•    Verify and validate functional performance for different device components with changes in materials, process, design, suppliers, etc. 
•    Collaborate with various R&D teams to define appropriate integration and verification tasks for different device versions for integration and to improve design, yield and COGS
•    Determine root cause of failed device component causing system performance issues using a combination of optical testing, inspection and utilizing failure analysis techniques like SEM, TEM, XPS, EELS, SIMS, etc. 
•    Determine appropriate Failure Analysis (FA) method and technique for the new device designs and processes
•    Coordinate and communicate device performance and FA results to different stakeholders including process, system, instrument and protocols teams


•    Ph. D. or equivalent experience in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics or related scientific and engineering disciplines.
•    7-10 years of industry experience preferably dealing with complex product development and integration into complex systems, in low and high volume environments. 
•    Experienced engineer with in-depth experience in one of the following areas:- consumer electronic devices, CMOS imagers, MEMS products, Bio-Medical Devices, or Microfluidic systems.   
•    Good “hands-on” lab skills preparing samples, assembling and running test stands and instruments.  
•    Familiarity with strategies and methods for device qualification, functional testing and failure analysis in low and high volume environments for consumer and medical applications. 
•    Experience with software packages and programming languages like SolidWorks, JMP, Matlab, C, C++, etc.   
•    Ability to travel 5-10% of their time 
•    Excellent presentation, verbal and written communication skills. 

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.

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