Semiconductor Process Engineer

Date of Job Posting
January 7, 2021

Full Time

Vancouver/Remote, British Columbia

Job Summary

The Semiconductor Process 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.

Working at

Photonic Inc. Vancouver/Remote, 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

Yes, I would like to apply

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