R&D Thin Films Process Development Engineer - Emerging Memory/DRAM TD at Micron Technology (Boise, ID)

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Our vision is to transform how the world uses information to enrich life for all. Join an inclusive team passionate about one thing: using their expertise in the relentless pursuit of innovation for customers and partners. The solutions we build help make everything from virtual reality experiences to breakthroughs in neural networks possible. We do it all while committing to integrity, sustainability, and giving back to our communities. Because doing so can fuel the very innovation we are pursuing.
As a Thin Film Process Development Engineer in Micron's Technology Development team, you will work on industry-leading semiconductor processes pushing the edge of memory device technology. We design, optimize, and qualify manufacturing processes for metal and metal oxide thin film deposition, an integral part of building memory devices. We take ideas from conception through development and implementation into manufacturing for commercial success. We work alongside Process Development Engineers, Process Integration Engineers, Equipment Development Engineers, and Characterization Lab Scientists, to focus on and accelerate the development of next-generation technology. We evaluate new deposition hardware platforms and process chemistries and carry out fundamental characterization, process development, and generation of intellectual property relevant to the company. We drive technology roadmaps, partner with vendors to develop processes that meet device requirements for future technology nodes, and transfer processes to pilot production and manufacturing facilities.
The successful candidate for this position will have strong abilities in the following areas:
  • Understanding solid-state physics including transition metal oxides, metals, surfaces, and interfaces, understanding fundamental challenges in materials exploration for device scaling.
  • Understanding chemical kinetics and their direct application to CVD, ALD, and PVD deposition processes in various deposition reactors.
  • Hands-on experience on thin film deposition equipment in a lab or clean-room environment.
  • An understanding of different types of thin-film analysis techniques such as SIMS, XPS, EDS, AFM, SEM, TEM, and XRR.
  • Proficiency in data analysis and statistical techniques. Evaluating and making insightful inferences from large amounts of various types of data, such as electrical and physical analysis.
  • Planning and carrying out effective, well-designed experiments and writing clear, concise reports detailing the results.
  • Being highly motivated and passionately focusing on solving problems both as part of a team and individually.
  • Leading projects effectively, making the best use of available resources.
  • Working independently and driving projects with limited supervisory input
  • Being detailed and willing to take ownership of the development of a process and tool.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Collaborating with a wide variety of people in different areas of process R&D, process integration, and pilot production to effectively accomplish tasks in a timely manner.
  • Giving and taking constructive feedback and using it to drive projects forward.
  • Passion for learning new skills as needed.

Ph.D. in Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or similar field, or M.S. and 5 years of relevant thin film experience.
Additional Job Description:
Develops new or modified process formulations, defines processing or handling equipment requirements and specifications, and reviews processing techniques and methods applied in the manufacture, fabrication, and evaluation of products. Involvement may begin at any step from pilot plant to full-scale manufacturing. Coordinates design requirement review with appropriate engineering/scientific personnel to ensure compatibility of processing methods. Compiles and evaluates test data to determine appropriate limits and variables for process or material specifications. May conceive and plan projects involving definition and selection of new concepts, equipment automation technology, and approaches in the processing or development of new or improved processes.
About Micron Technology, Inc.
We are an industry leader in innovative memory and storage solutions transforming how the world uses information to enrich life for all. With a relentless focus on our customers, technology leadership, and manufacturing and operational excellence, Micron delivers a rich portfolio of high-performance DRAM, NAND, and NOR memory and storage products through our Micron® and Crucial® brands. Every day, the innovations that our people create fuel the data economy, enabling advances in artificial intelligence and 5G applications that unleash opportunities - from the data center to the intelligent edge and across the client and mobile user experience.
To learn more, please visit micron.com/careers
Micron is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.
Please note that in order to assist in providing a safe and healthy workplace for all Micron team members, new employment offers for jobs based in India, Malaysia, Singapore, and the U.S., are contingent upon the applicant's provision of a copy of their COVID-19 vaccination document to Micron on a confidential basis prior to their scheduled start date confirming that they have completed the COVID-19 vaccination process, subject to any written request for medical or religious accommodation and to the extent permitted by applicable law.
For US Sites Only: To request assistance with the application process and/or for reasonable accommodations, please contact Micron's People Organization at [email protected] or 1-800-336-8918
Micron Prohibits the use of child labor and complies with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, and other international and industry labor standards.
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More Information on Micron Technology
Micron Technology operates in the Hardware industry. The company is located in Boise, ID, Manassas, VA, Longmont, CO, Folsom, CA and Milpitas, CA. Micron Technology was founded in 1978. It has 24383 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 159 open jobs at Micron Technology, click here.
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