Semiconductor Fab Process Engineering Manager

Date:  Nov 25, 2022
Country:  United States
State / Province:  California
City:  Santa Rosa
Job Type:  Regular
Job ID:  48361

Keysight is on the forefront of technology innovation, delivering breakthroughs and trusted insights to the world’s visionaries and innovators in electronic design, test, manufacturing, and optimization. Our ~14,000 employees create world-class solutions in wireless communications, 5G, automotive, quantum, aerospace, defense, and semiconductor markets for customers in over 100 countries. Our technical solutions – and our methods for creating them – help connect and secure the world. Learn more about what we do and how we do it.


Our powerful culture has led to us being independently recognized on Fortune 100’s Best Companies List and we are “Great Place to Work” Certified.  We’re driven, collaborative, ethical, and curious, and we value all ideas, especially bold ones. And our culture extends far beyond our own walls. Our corporate social responsibility efforts support our communities, nurture the next generation of engineers, and promote environmental sustainability. 


At Keysight, Inclusion & Diversity is an integral part of our core values.  We believe that when people feel a sense of belonging, they can be more creative, innovative, and thrive at all points in their careers. We believe everyone should be respected in the workplace and in their communities regardless of race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ethnicity, religion, disability, veteran status, national origin, or any protected class.  We continuously challenge ourselves to grow in our understanding of inclusion by engaging in a wide variety of diversity programs, initiatives, employee network groups and mentoring/development. This is Keysight – People and Culture - YouTube

Job Description

Keysight's High Frequency Technology Center (HFTC) in Santa Rosa invents and delivers some of the world's highest performing semiconductor devices. HFTC is seeking a Semiconductor Process Engineering Manager to lead development and support of compound semiconductor and other microfabrication processes. Team goals encompass both R&D and manufacturing. The Process Engineering Manager will lead a team of highly capable semiconductor process engineers.

This position has a high degree of project leadership, particularly in sustaining yield in our current processes and invention of new processes for our next generation technologies. Technologies may encompass: ultra-high performance InP HBTs, GaAs FETs and HBTs, advanced heterogeneous integration, photodiodes, THz diode mixers, and other bleeding edge devices. 


Depending on candidate expertise, the process areas that the manager will lead may include:
•    metal deposition, liftoff, plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition of dielectric materials
•    wet chemical etching, aqueous cleaning, and electro-plating
•    reactive ion / plasma-based etching, ion milling, electron-beam and magnetron sputter
•    wafer planarization, wafer thinning and dismount processes
•    electron-beam and optical lithography
•    wafer dicing, laser separation, and pick-and-place

Candidates must also be able to:
•    Communicate with clarity and purpose
•    Maximize return on engineering resources by combining sound judgment with intelligent risk-taking and energy
•    Maintain a culture where innovation is an expectation
•    Continuously adapt to a portfolio of rapidly evolving issues and priorities
•    Model the highest standards of both teamwork and leadership
•    Use efficient and effective project management and financial analysis tools. Demonstrate high levels of business acumen

Job Qualifications

  • This is a highly technical position and requires both engineering and leadership skills, including:
    •    Experience in semiconductor process development is mandatory
    •    Thorough knowledge of DOE, SPC, and related techniques are required to be successful in this position
    •    Previous experience with high-performance III-V semiconductors would be a significant asset
    •    MSc or PhD (preferred) in an engineering field (or related discipline) is required
    •    A minimum of 2 years of proven, significant project leadership is required for exceptional candidates, with typically 5+ years management experience expected


Location: This role requires an in-person, hands-on Manager who can physically work at the Santa Rosa, CA  in our Fab


Based on EAR (Export Administration Regulations), compliance on Technology Transfer,  we are unable to sponsor for work Visa for this role




Job Function



Day Job


Full Time (F)

Travel Required:


Duration (Temp Positions Only):

Not Applicable


Candidates can be considered to work from the following locations:


Americas : United States : California : Santa Rosa

Job ID : 48361 


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