Intel Corporation

Albuquerque, NM

Process Development Engineer

Job Description

Experienced Process Development Engineer capable of developing processes to meet the needs of next generation semiconductor devices in Silicon Photonics and/or EMIB. Defines and implements new processes and/or improves existing processes to meet process technology needs. Technical owner of characterization data methodology, analysis techniques, and recipe setup for quality control to optimize yield. Defines and implements project road maps, quality control (defects), failure analysis, and testing methodologies to meet customer demands.

Development Engineers are responsible for leading process development research enabling manufacture of innovative device architectures coupled with the realization of these architectures.
They will design, execute, and analyze experiments necessary to meet design specifications for their process.

Participate in development of intellectual property and develop the equipment necessary to exploit the understanding gained in research (in collaboration with equipment suppliers). Work effectively with the equipment supplier to identify shortcomings, propose and evaluate hardware modification to mitigate issues. They will be expected to partner with area engineers, technicians, integration, SGL (Shift Group Leader), and management in order to enable development commitments for their aligned tech node.
Work to gain in-depth knowledge of their materials, process, and equipment to meet quality, reliability, cost, yields, and product development timelines. Define HVM transfer deliverables for their module.
Partner with Process Integrators to develop recipes for new product demands

Required Skills:

  • Preventative Maintenance and initial BKM creation.
  • Processing techniques, materials, and metrology relevant to discipline of specialty.
  • Ability to work independently with limited direction, as well as in a team environment across functional and organizational boundaries is required.
  • Development of novel process recipes.
  • Drive improvements on quality, reliability, cost, yield, process stability/capability, productivity and safety/ergonomic over variables such as material, method, equipment, environment and operating personnel.
  • Define and establish flow, procedures, and equipment configuration for the module.
  • Train production/receiving process engineers, engineering and manufacturing technicians for transfer to other factories.
  • Transfer process to high volume manufacturing and provide support in new factory startup as well as install and qualification of the new production lines
  • Experience in data analysis and statistical process control.
  • Strong written and verbal communication. Ability to communicate well with all levels of the organization.
  • Detail oriented problem solver, sense of urgency and commitment to achieve targeted goals.
  • Demonstrated capability working in a high performing team culture which includes: excellent teamwork and leadership skills, demonstrated problem solving and prioritization skills, and participating in Continuous Improvements through applying LEAN principles.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • MS or PhD degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or related fields.
  • MS with 6+ years of industry experience or PhD with 3+ years of experience in development and design.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Single Wafer Clean tools, bench tools, and scripting with JMP is desired.

Inside this Business Group

As the world's largest chip manufacturer, Intel strives to make every facet of semiconductor manufacturing state-of-the-art -- from semiconductor process development and manufacturing, through yield improvement to packaging, final test and optimization, and world class Supply Chain and facilities support. Employees in the Technology Development and Manufacturing Group are part of a worldwide network of design, development, manufacturing, and assembly/test facilities, all focused on utilizing the power of Moore’s Law to bring smart, connected devices to every person on Earth.

Posting Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.