Packaging and Integration Scientist

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

Essential Duties:
Support and assist a diverse team of scientists and engineers in development of novel 2.5D and 3D semiconductor integration processes for dense high speed mixed signal electronics applications, with attention to all facets of this endeavor (e.g. RF electrical performance of both passive and active components, thermal-mechanical constraints, chemical / metallurgical issues, manufacturability/cost constraints, etc.). Assist with integration from chip-level (e.g. die and wafer stacking, WLFO) to package and PCB. Perform theory-driven analyses of candidate approaches. Assist with research and development projects to be carried out by technical teams of other domain experts (e.g. in each of the technical areas mentioned above). Develop and maintain relationships with relevant vendors and partner organizations. Organize and present results, in written reports and oral presentations.
Required Skills:
Several years of experience in developing, characterizing, and exercising semiconductor manufacturing processes and corresponding electronics packaging. Experience with design of experiments and analysis techniques (electrical, mechanical, thermal, chemical, etc.) needed to develop and assess new process tools and techniques. Familiarity with commercial packaging technology (e.g. ceramic and laminate chip-level packages, printed circuit boards, interposers, etc.) and integrated circuit processing and integration techniques.
Deep understanding of material science, surface chemistry, semiconductor physics, and thermal/mechanical theory related to electronics processing and assembly techniques. Familiarity with high-speed electrical characterization methods. Use of Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and proficiency in writing for reporting.

Required Education:
M.S. or Ph.D. in Material Science, Physics, Physical Chemistry, or related scientific discipline.

Physical Requirements:
Proficiency in use of computers, engineering work stations, complex electronic equipment, oral and written communication, interaction with vendors/colleagues and willingness to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Ability to work well in a team and independently. Must be sufficiently mobile to work within confined spaces and have both visual and hearing acuity.
Special Requirements:
US citizenship
Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
Active SSBI is a plus.

The base salary range for this full-time position is $132,765 - $165,983 + 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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