Semiconductor Process Development Engineer

Date:  Nov 24, 2021
Country:  United States
State / Province:  California
City:  Santa Rosa
Job Type:  Regular
Job ID:  43376

Job Description

Keysight Technologies, the world's premier measurement company, has an opening for a Semiconductor Fab Process Development Engineer at the High Frequency Technology Center in Santa Rosa, California. Live in beautiful Sonoma County amongst vineyards, redwood forests, rivers, lakes and coastline while working on state-of-the-art ICs and devices.


Process Development Engineers at HFTC are responsible for process development and sustaining of custom, cutting edge, micro and nano-fabrication technologies for high performance microwave and millimeter-wave applications. The technologies include InP and GaAs-based HBTs, HEMTs and other electronic components which enable key competitive differentiation of Keysight’s industry-leading RF, microwave, and high bit rate instruments.


The focus of this position will be on general wafer processing that includes wet etch, electroplating, deposition, autovisual, and metrology. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

• Work closely with other process, integration, product, and circuit design engineers to define process and device performance targets

• Define process flows, develop new wet etch, electroplating, deposition, autovisual, or metrology measurement processes and drive continuous process improvement (CPI) efforts to maximize product yield

• Ensure successful transfer and maintenance of new technologies in manufacturing. Project objectives will encompass performance, reliability, and manufacturing goals.

• Work with Operations Group to implement robust process control and support production processes; diagnose and resolve process problems

• Lead capital equipment acquisition projects that include tool evaluation, characterization, process development, and qualification

• Participate in R&D activities to develop new unit processes for future technology platforms. Facilitate transition of semiconductor product design and enhancements to full production/delivery.

Job Qualifications

  • B.S. or M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 2 years of hands-on experience in wet etch, electroplating, deposition, autovisual inspection, metrology, and other related processes.
  • Experience with advanced semiconductor processes and devices is required and specific skills in III-V semiconductor processing is preferred.
  • Experience with statistical process control and design of experiments is a valued qualification.
  • Candidates must have excellent interpersonal, problem solving, and communication skills for successful inter and intra-group interactions.
  • Must be highly motivated to accomplish all the tasks required to meet aggressive product development schedules and world class manufacturing expectations


US Citizenship/Permanent Resident status is required. 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 : 43376 


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