30 days old

Senior Staff / Principal Engineer

Pacific Biosciences
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Pacific Biosciences is seeking a talented, driven and experienced individual to join the SMRT cell Process Development team working on Research and Development for next generation devices. The candidate needs to have a passion for Pacific Biosciences technology and mission. Their central focus will be to lead projects in device fabrication for next generation DNA sequencing and other applications. The candidate will be required to lead and/or participate in complex process development projects ranging from developing novel unit processes, process integration schemes to solving yield issues and qualify processes for a full product release. The candidate must have an appetite for solving complex problems requiring evaluation of intangible factors and must be very comfortable in a multi-disciplinary environment. In addition, they will also be expected to travel as needed to front-end wafer fabrication partner sites for managing projects as per Pacific Biosciences roadmap.


  • Collaborate with Design and Packaging Engineers to define PDK & device targets, refine optical models, and optimize critical layout constrained Design Rules

  • Develop front-end unit processes like Lithography, CMP, CVD, PVD, Etch, wet-cleans etc., used in wafer fabrication and integrated process flows.

  • Define Yield, COMS and Capacity targets for the devices at the various front-end foundry suppliers. This will include interfacing with external suppliers across cultural and geographical boundaries via conference calls and trips to partner sites to assist in the development process

  • Determine root cause of failed device component causing system performance issues using a combination of data analysis, optical testing, inspection & utilizing Failure Analysis (FA) techniques like SEM, TEM, XPS, EELS, SIMS, etc.

  • Coordinate and communicate device performance and FA results to different stakeholders including process, design, system, instrument and protocols teams.

  • Define, identify and document appropriate set of process qualification and process control parameters for manufacturability and yield.  

  • Collaborate with various R&D teams to verify and validate functional performance for different device components with changes in materials, process, design, suppliers, etc.

All listed tasks and responsibilities are deemed as essential functions to this position; however, business conditions may require reasonable accommodations for additional tasks and responsibilities.


Position Requirements:         

  • More than 10 years of industry experience in both Low and High Volume Manufacturing environments, with a Ph.D. or equivalent experience in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics or related scientific and engineering disciplines.

  • Demonstrated experience in one of the following areas: Consumer electronic/opto-electronic CMOS devices, Integrated Optics, CMOS imagers, MEMS products, Bio-Medical Devices, or Microfluidic systems.   

  • Proficiency with JMP or other statistical packages, TCAD simulation and Layout Tools like Synopsis, Luceda, L-edit, K-layout,  etc.

  • Familiarity with strategies and methods for process development and qualification low and high volume environments for consumer or medical applications.

  • Ability to travel 10-20% of their time

  • Excellent presentation, verbal and written communication skills.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation.


Posted: 2019-11-08 Expires: 2019-12-08

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Menlo Park, CA 94025

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