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As a leading global supplier of wafer fabrication equipment and services to the semiconductor industry, Lam Research develops innovative solutions that help our customers build smaller, faster, and more power-efficient devices.

This success is the result of our employees' diverse technical and business expertise, which fuels close collaboration and ongoing innovation.

Join the Lam Research team, where you can write your own success story. Come help us solve our customers' toughest problems and be part of a company that plays a vital role in the future of electronics.

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Deep Reactive Ion Etch (DRIE) Specialist

Date: Jul 24, 2020

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About Lam….


Together we move the Atoms that move the World:

Imagine working on the front lines of innovation! As one of the semiconductor industry's leading suppliers of wafer fabrication equipment and services, our technology depends on finding and hiring the best and the brightest employees. We know that our dynamic, global team of exceptional employees is essential to our continued growth.


Lam Research - where successful people want to work:

We are a company comprised of people who work hard, deliver outstanding results and maintain a sense of humor during even the most challenging times. This is truly a rare opportunity. Lam Research is a market leader where our core values are not just words on the back of your badge. Given the criticality of this role to Lam Research's success, this philosophy starts with you.

Short Description


LOCATION:  This position can be based in any of Lam Research's office in Europe.


This Senior Deep Reactive Ion Etch (DRIE) Specialist position is a “hands on”, customer facing role, focused on supporting the effective execution of Lam’s Deep reactive Ion Etch (DRIE) strategy at strategic accounts level.

By developing a strong technical connection with key strategic customers, it becomes a trusted and valued resource that can support customer next generation DRIE technology developments.

Building customer trust by delivering outstanding ‘hands-on’ competence at the customer interface for strategic customers is a key element of the position.


Job Responsibilities
  • Provide accelerated support for DRIE process developments and new process implementation at key strategic customers
  • Monitor established processes, track reproducibility and identify paths to continuous improvement
  • Provide feedback on Process / Hardware performance and be a key voice in defining opportunities for product improvements
  • Provide “voice of the customer” input to CSBG and EPG DRIE development teams / product marketing managers and compel the organization to be market driven in our DRIE product development strategy
  • Be a key contributor in customer technology reviews and provide regular updates on process capabilities and new developments in the field
  • Support key account defences and penetrations for DRIE applications
  • Provide technical and sales support to the regional account teams when needed.
  • Take responsibility for certain key strategic partnerships with external organizations focused on the proactive development and continuous improvement of Lam’s DRIE technologie
  • Maintain a professional awareness of technical developments, competitor activity, customer needs and other market trends pertaining to DRIE
  • Help identify technology inflections that will drive the demand for DRIE
  • Requires a significant amount of international (and intercontinental) travel


Required Skills


  • Customer Centric Mindset – Comfortable with extensive international travel, able to function effectively across the global market whilst understanding and adapting to cultural factors. Able to summarise and communicate the customer viewpoint within Lam
  • Trusted and Influential - Able to achieve results in a highly matrixed environment by influencing and securing the support of key stake holders in support of Lam’s strategic DRIE customer
  • Decisive – Holds themselves accountable to deliver on their objectives, exhibits tenacity to succeed and is able to independently reach complex decisions
  • Analytical skills and Fast to Learn - Able to assimilate detail and identify key trends quickly with a clear understanding of their impact on the strategy of the business.
  • Excellent Communication style - Able to communicate complex concepts to customers at a highly technical or senior management level.
  • Compelling – Creates enthusiasm by using effective interpersonal skills that engage all stakeholders
  • Valued Representative of the Business - Strong networking ability with established credibility in the relevant market sectors
  • Commercially Aware - Financially astute and able to contribute to the commercial success of the business.
  • Fluent English


Additional skills
  • Experience on Lam equipment is nice to have but not mandatory     
  • Advanced Problem Solving and Decision-Making skills
  • Advanced Excel, PowerPoint, DOE-analysis tools (JMP, etc.)
Minimum Qualification


  • Ph.D. in Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or Physics with 8+ years of relevant work;
  • M.S. with 12+ years of relevant work experience; or
  • B.S. with 15+ years of relevant work experience.
  • A previous role working in a relevant Fab or with a vendor of DRIE equipment is essential
Preferred Qualification


  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and ability to react to shifting priorities to meet business needs and deadlines.
  • Excellent people skills with demonstrated ability to work effectively and efficiently with diverse teams, customers, internal and external partners.
  • Collaboration/ Matrix environment mindset
  • Extensive experience of DRIE processes in high volume manufacturing

  • In-depth knowledge of DRIE process dynamics and critical sensitivitie

  • Capability to develop complex DRIE process solutions using intuitive process  skill and systematic design of experiment

  • Familiar with the key metrology and in-situ monitoring techniques used in DRI analysis

  • Good understanding of MEMS, CIS and Power Device applications and process integration is a benefit





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

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