Responsibilities: - Lead the optical architecture design and development for a state-of-the-art metrology system for semiconductor industry - Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S without sponsorship. - Understand market requirements, including performance, cost, and development time constraints, follow DfX and PLM (product-lifecycle management) design process
- Develop light throughput & system error budget, help select overall system configuration, generate system and subsystem design specifications, review engineering specs and get buy-in from team members and management
- Conduct feasibility and detailed design studies, build and conduct experiments on lab test benches and prototypes, retire technical risks in agreement with DfX and PLM
- Generate optical system and subsystem designs in Zemax or Code V, perform optimization and tolerances analysis, generate appropriate reports, conduct design reviews, and transfer optical designs to mechanical engineers
- Examples of optical systems do develop may include, but are not limited to: sensors for film thickness and wafer pattern CD measurements, imaging pattern recognition, auto-focus and surface height tracking, confocal, interferometric, dark-field and bright-field microscopes
- Assemble and debug final prototypes, drive alpha & beta tests and product release; perform product CIP and handle customer escalations to help successfully deliver to market the next generation of TEL semiconductor capital equipment products
- MS or Ph.D. degree in Optical Engineering or related field
- 5+ years of industrial experience in the design and the development of precision optical metrology and/or inspection systems
- Hand-on skills in conducting lab experiments and building optical system prototypes
- Optical ray-trace modeling and simulations, working knowledge of at least one industry-standard optical design SW package (Zemax, Code V), optimization and tolerance analysis
- Prefer experience in building and developing one or more of the following for the semiconductor capital equipment market: spectroscopic ellipsometers, reflectometers, scatterometers, or similar thin-film or CD metrology systems; dark-field or bright-field optical microscopes, confocal imaging systems, interferometric microscopes, auto-focus systems
- Works effectively in a cross-functional team environment and has strong verbal and written English communication skills.
Tokyo Electron is a leading supplier of manufacturing equipment used to make computer chips found in a wide range of products from high end servers and smart phones to air bag sensors. Tokyo Electron supplies coater/developer, plasma etch, thin film deposition, cleaning and prober equipment to the semiconductor production market and coater/developer and plasma etch equipment to the flat panel equipment market.