Member of Technical Staff, SEM/FIB Engineer

HQ- San Jose, CA /
R&D – Physical Characterization /
Come join us on our mission as we revolutionize energy storage to enable a sustainable future.

We are looking for a diligent Semiconductor Failure Analysis Engineer for our team. Our ideal candidate is a skilled, meticulous engineer, who can work independently and efficiently in large teams, is capable of driving projects to completion ahead of schedule, and is experienced with performing root cause analysis of defects using physical and electrical characterization tools.


Manage daily throughput, operation, and service of FIB/SEMs

Deliver high-quality/volume analysis of samples while meeting throughput goals with minimal errors

Direct and assist technicians to maximize sample throughput and failure analysis results

Develop in-house characterization techniques to pinpoint defect and short locations of samples for improved spatial accuracy in failure analysis

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

B.S. degree in Materials Science, Chemical Engineering or related field

> 2 years’ experience with analytical tools such as FIB/SEM

Proficiency in at least one type of programming language (e.g., Python, R, JMP, MATLAB, etc.)

Experience working with large datasets, SQL databases, or the equivalent

Basic knowledge in Statistics Data Analysis and MSA

Experience with chemical handling, sample preparations, and hazardous waste disposal

Ability to perform work in a glovebox, dry room and fume hood

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Motivated by new challenges and embrace learning new techniques and refining existing techniques

Demonstrate flexibility and resourcefulness allowing smooth adaptation to a constantly evolving environment and work priorities

Comfortable working with computer quality Systems and Databases

Autonomous, personable, positive and a good teammate, communicator

Demonstrate a track record of delivering on your commitments under ambitious schedules

You are organized, detail-oriented and a have clear written and verbal communication skills

Ability to working into evenings, weekends and flexibility to cover shift gaps on short notice

Ability to work one weekend day per week

Physical Requirements:

Work is performed in a dry room, fume hood, or glovebox requiring the use of fine motor skills and standing for extended periods of time, reaching and twisting motions with hands, and lifting up to 25 lbs.

Highly Desired:

Masters degree and >5 year experience with semiconductor FA

Experience with semiconductor FA techniques such as but not limited to: XIVA, TIVA, OBRICH, EBIC, EMMI, etc.

Experience working with a Li-ion battery or analytical test lab

Experience working with a Plasma FIB System

Experience preparing samples in an inert environment, such as glovebox operations, sample preparation (e.g. electrode depositions)

Experience with TEM Lamellae Prep

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.

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