Nanofabrication Engineer

Date of Job Posting
March 15, 2021

Full Time

Burnaby, British Columbia

Job Summary

The Nanofabrication Engineer is responsible for the development and execution of routines and processes to fabricate Photonic’s next generation of quantum chips.  As a team player with an in-depth understanding of semiconductor device fabrication, you will spend a significant portion of your day in a cleanroom environment, as well as collaborating daily with a diverse, multi-disciplinary group of engineers, scientists, and other technical team members.

Please include a cover letter with your resume outlining why you’d be a great fit at Photonic and what attributes you could bring to our growing team.

While our first choice would be for you to work in the lower mainland of beautiful BC, we also have the opportunity for the right candidate to work in a cleanroom facility in Ontario.

Working at

Photonic Inc. Burnaby, British Columbia

  • Get in on the ground floor with a quantum startup company set to revolutionize computing
  • Work closely with some of the brightest innovators in quantum technologies
  • Enjoy a fast-paced and fun environment where you can take risks while tackling cutting-edge challenges everyday
  • Inclusive and open company culture
  • Competitive salary, benefits, and potential upside

What we need you to do

  • Develop routines and processes to fabricate Photonic’s next generation of chips. Processes are diverse and may include photo- and electron-beam lithography, wet and plasma processing, material deposition, wafer thinning, dicing, and packaging.
  • Execute routine but precision device processing to maintain highly reproducible results at unprecedented yield
  • Do precision device characterization
  • Script, write, or modify test programs
  • Maintain accurate and detailed records of all processes performed
  • Write operating procedures and result analysis reports
  • Interact regularly with materials and services suppliers
  • Collaborate with a highly multi-disciplinary team of engineers and scientists
  • Contribute to solutions to complex engineering problems

What you bring to our team

  • Undergraduate degree in Engineering, Applied Science or another relevant discipline. Master’s or PhD degree in Engineering or Applied Science is preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong hands-on experience in semiconductor device fabrication (preferably silicon photonics, or Optical MEMS) demonstrated by a portfolio of fabricated devices
  • Experience with optical and electron lithography tools.
  • Experience with device characterization tools (Microscopy, SEM, AFM, FIB, etc.)
  • Experience with data analysis tools (Matlab, Python, etc.)
  • Experience with layout data preparation and processing software
  • Computer skills, including mask layout and CAD-related software
  • Experience in a research and/or research & development setting, involving micro/nano-fabrication process development
  • Demonstrated ability to creatively solve engineering problems
  • Outstanding teamwork skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
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