Job Description

Design Engineer – Wafer Alignment Sensor
Contract 12-18 Months 40 hours weekly


Job Description

Key component of this position are:

  • Technical: Use general physics, electronics, mechanics, and software knowledge and an understanding of the sensor systems and tools to design and/or to de-bug new and existing sensors in complex systems (lithography equipment).
  • Problem Solving: Able to troubleshoot complex problems on complex systems, develop/debug algorithms; use analytical processes to develop and execute test plans to qualify new features or determine problem root causes.
  • Leadership: Able to lead engineers and technicians in activities to execute complex tests, gather data and qualify new features or determine problem root causes. 
  • Communication: Clearly communicate progress and status of ongoing activities/investigations to managers, customers and technical leadership.
  • Programming: The candidate must possess the ability to implement data analysis techniques into functioning MATLAB codes. Optimization skills, GUI building experience, and familiarly with Labview and Python are a plus.
  • Travel: Nominal travel ( < ~10%) to Europe, Asia, and within the US can be expected on a routine basis.  



MS in Physics (PhD preferred), Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or other Engineering discipline, with an emphasis on optical system, electronics or software design and analysis, or equivalent experience. 



  • Applicants with a related bachelor’s degree and significant related experience will be considered.
  • Three to five years of experience required.  
  • Experience in working with engineers across disciplines to solve complex problems or related experience desired.  
  • Strong emphasis problem solving and effective communication.  

Candidate must:

  • Be able to break down complex problems with limited data to come to solutions – strong critical thinking capability. 
  • Have strong written and oral communication skills and a commitment to achieving results while under time constraints; High energy, high level of dedication.
  • Be willing to jump in on new issues, get to the bottom of the causes and propose practical solutions.
  • Have a working knowledge of MatLab for data collection and analysis to drive solutions.
  • Be able to interface with multidisciplinary groups, work effectively in a team and be willing to take on responsibility, follow through and keep multiple simultaneous assignments on schedule.
  • Be able to quickly acquire technical knowledge from documentation and on-the-job training and be capable of thoroughly investigating technical issues (analytically and through experiments).


Personal skills

  • Can observe and respond to people and situations and interact with others encountered in the course of work.  
  • Can learn and apply new information or skills. 
  • Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents.
  • Strong customer focus and commitment to customer satisfaction through prioritization, quality, efficiency and professionalism.
  • Ability to complete assignments with attention to detail and high degree of accuracy. 
  • Proven ability to perform effectively in a demanding environment with changing workloads and deadlines. 
  • Result driven-demonstrate ownership and accountability.
  • Identifies bottlenecks and drives improvements.
  • Work independently or as part of a team and follow through on assignments with minimal supervision. 
  • Demonstrate open, clear, concise and professional communication.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with manager, co-workers and customer. 
  • Work according to a strict set of procedures within the provided timelines. 




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