Foundry Process Engineer

Malibu, CA
Science & Engineering - Microfabrication Technology Laboratory – Microfabrication Technology /
Regular /
Based in Southern California with locations in Malibu, Calabasas and Camarillo; HRL has been on the leading edge of technology, conducting pioneering research and advancing the state of the art. 

Based in Southern California with locations in Malibu, Calabasas and Camarillo, HRL has been on the leading edge of technology, conducting pioneering research and advancing the state of the art.  Home to a world-class 10,000-square-foot, ISO 4 cleanroom, HRL is uniquely positioned to offer comprehensive microelectronics and nanotechnology capabilities to research institutions and commercial customers worldwide via its Foundry Services.

Currently, the HRL Foundry Services team is seeking an engineer who will help further our mission to leverage HRL’s microfabrication expertise to strategically benefit and bring value to our customers.  This position plays a critical role in developing and scaling the foundry business and improving its execution.

Essential Duties:
Support customer engagement on general foundry customer inquiries as well as government and commercial customers for the GaN foundry and Multi-Project Wafer (MPW) business
Help drive efforts to screen new foundry services projects and to secure customer agreements, navigating through both external requirements and internal administrative processes
Execute on foundry services projects serving as program manager, technical consultant, and/or customer liaison, working closely with internal cross-functional teams on development tasks
Coordinate BEOL semiconductor fabrication activities, in support of meeting customer deliverables
Help formulate and carry out Foundry Services marketing strategies, customer outreach, and/or business development

Required Skills:   
7+ years of experience with hands-on semiconductor wafer process modules or integration, 5+ years with Master’s degree; RF GaN technology experience is a plus
Prior foundry customer engineering experience preferred
Experience with development projects or program management preferred
Experience working with diverse cross-functional teams and people
Experience with new product introduction, device prototyping, low-volume production, and yield improvement  
Knowledge of semiconductor process technology and device microfabrication principles
Basic knowledge of unit processes, including thin film deposition, epi growth, lithography, dry and wet etch processes, plating, CMP, and other BEOL processes
Knowledge of semiconductor CAD layout
Detail oriented, hands-on problem solver, with strong work ethic
Strong technical writing, presentation, and communication skills for internal and external customer engagement

Required Education:
Desired  Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Physical Sciences, or related field of study
Formal program management training, with PMI certification, would be a plus

Special Requirements:
U.S. person status is required.

The base salary range for this full-time position is $128,900 - $157,900 + bonus + benefits. 

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HRL offers a very competitive compensation and benefits package. Our Regular/Full Time benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K match, gym facilities, PTO, growth potential, and an exciting and challenging work environment.

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This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a "U.S. Person" as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. "U.S. Person" includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.