Engineer - Lithography Process Development - Entry Level
Seagate Technology
Bloomington, MN
Seagate’s Lithography Process Development group is looking for an engineer with extraordinary potential to deliver process solutions for next generation recording head technology. This position reports into the Lithography Development group in the Wafer Process Development organization, located at Seagate's R&D site in Bloomington, MN. Our team’s mission is to develop new processes for state of the art recording head technology. Recording head process technology encompasses all disciplines employed in semiconductor wafer process technology, performed in a clean room environment.

About the role:
As a Process Development Engineer, you will be responsible for lithography process module development activities for next generation recording head technology. In this position, you will work cross-functionally with process, integration and design engineers as well as materials & tooling vendors to develop unit processes that meet device design and volume manufacturing requirements. This role will provide opportunity to learn and develop expertise in the entire recording head wafer build and to work on a variety of lithography processes, from advanced 193nm scanners, to DUV and I-line steppers. In this role, you will also address process issues with pilot line manufacturing and work on continuous improvements for manufacturability.

Execute experiments and analyze results to develop and optimize lithography patterning processes to meet technology (CD uniformity, resolution, LER/LWR) and manufacturing (process stability, cost of ownership) requirements.
Perform lithography material evaluation and selection including photoresists, hardmasks, ARCs, planarization layers, adhesion promoters, shrink materials, etc.
Reticle design and specification, layout optimization and OPC development.
Maintain existing pilot line processes, investigate root cause of process failures, plan and execute experiments and conduct in-depth data analysis to provide continuous process improvement.
Lithography process window analysis and optimization thru utilization of simulation and empirical experimentation
Document procedures, transfer developed processes, and communicate results to engineering peers and management.
Document and communicate plans, status, and results of development projects in written reports and verbal presentations, including the analysis, interpretation of data and statement of recommendations.
Review relevant literature to identify new approaches and suggest new process technology opportunities. Document and file IP disclosures as appropriate.

About you:
Candidate should have an MS or PhD in engineering, physics, chemistry, or related discipline, and will have demonstrated the ability to perform advanced technical research with 0-2 years of experience.
Candidate should have minimum of 1 years direct lithography process experience in university laboratory or industry setting.
Fundamental understanding of and demonstrated experience with lithography patterning processes.
Candidate must be skilled at concisely communicating complex technical and organizational information in English, both orally and in written form.

Your experience might include:
Expertise in modeling/simulation of lithography processes is beneficial.
Understanding of and experience applying both Statistical Process Control (SPC) and Design of Experiment (DOE) techniques in process development.


** Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Job Family: Engineering Professional