Senior Optical Engineer III - (E3)
Location:
Santa Clara , California
Posted:
March 14, 2017
Reference:
1604137
Requires in-depth knowledge and experience. Uses best practices and knowledge of internal or external business issues to improve products or services. Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective using existing solutions. Works independently, receives minimal guidance. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Defines novel wafer inspection and in-situ metrology systems concepts and configurations.
  2. Designs and builds modules and test benches to test out these concepts. Qualifies modules / sub-modules. Design, perform, collect and analyze data on advanced substrates using these modules and test benches in order to test out design concepts and prove market value of new product proposals.
  3. Develop new or modified inspection and metrology systems. Performs research and analysis in physics or related subjects. Supports physics related application and system issues in the lab and through analytical or numerical models when required.
  4. Participates in vendor selection process for R&D tools.
  5. Participates in technological customer engagements and contributes in his / her specific field of expertise
  6. Guide less experienced physicists/scientists.
  7. Evaluate new technologies, pursue innovative solutions, evaluate competitors. Plan and conduct test of new technologies under evaluation in the team. Execute feasibility studies of new technologies and provide results / analysis supporting the decision making process. Executes feasibility studies of complete systems / sub-systems, leveraging new technologies and design concepts. Prepares the demonstration of new capabilities and conducts performance analysis

Functional Knowledge
  • Demonstrates conceptual and practical expertise designing and testing optical apparatus and experiments. Experience in electromagnetic theory and computational simulation of electromagnetic and thermal phenomena is a useful skill.
Business Expertise
  • Has knowledge of best practices and how own area integrates with others; is aware of the competition in metrology and inspection fields and the factors that differentiate them in the market
Leadership
  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience; may lead small projects with manageable risks and resource requirements
Problem Solving
  • Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective on existing solutions; exercises judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information

Impact
  • Impacts a range of customer, operational, project or service activities within own team and other related teams; works within broad guidelines and policies
Interpersonal Skills
  • Explains difficult or sensitive information; works to build consensus

Qualifications:
Education
  • MS or PhD in Physics or Engineering where design, build and testing of optical systems is involved.
  • 3 - 7 Years of experience in optical design and test bench build and operation post graduate school
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