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At Lam Research, we create equipment that drives technological advancements in the semiconductor industry. Our innovative solutions enable chipmakers to power progress in nearly all aspects of modern life, and it takes each member of our team to make it possible.

Across our organization, our employees come to work and change the world. We take on the toughest challenges with precision and accuracy. We push for the next big semiconductor breakthrough. We lead the way in one of the most critical and fast-moving industries on the planet. And we do it together, with deep connections and limitless collaboration.

The impact we have on the world is made possible by focusing on our people. So we recognize and celebrate our teams’ achievements. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse culture where everyone’s contribution and voice has value. We evaluate and evolve our offerings, so our people receive the support and empowerment to do meaningful things for their lives, careers, and communities.

Because at Lam, we believe that when people are the priority and they’re inspired to unleash the power of innovation for a better world together, anything is possible.

Electrical Engineer 5

Date:  Jun 19, 2024

Fremont, CA, US, 94538

Req ID:  183076
Worker Category:  On-site Flex

The Group You’ll Be A Part Of


In the Global Products Group, we are dedicated to excellence in the design and engineering of Lam's etch and deposition products. We drive innovation to ensure our cutting-edge solutions are helping to solve the biggest challenges in the semiconductor industry. 


The Impact You’ll Make

Join Lam as an Electrical Engineer and you'll be at the forefront, designing and developing electronic solutions for advanced applications. Your role involves designing and analyzing equipment, conducting experimental tests, evaluating results to create reliable cutting-edge solutions.


What You’ll Do

  • Designs, develops, and modifies complex to highly-complex mixed-signal PCB and electrical/electro-mechanical systems.
  • Works with multidisciplinary engineering design (Firmware, FPGA, Mechanical, Electrical) team to spec, design and modify custom and OEM system components.
  • Contributes to research and development efforts for future products and technology by collecting and analyzing data to improve electrical system designs.
  • Perform hands-on test and validation utilizing lab equipment to characterization of the performance of the electrical/ electro-mechanical systems.
  • Prepare high-quality reports and technical presentations to clearly communicate design intent, analysis, and results to diverse audiences in design reviews, departmental reviews, and executive reviews.
  • Acts as a Subject Matter Expert for the team, as well as a resource and mentor for more junior colleagues.
  • Leads cross-functional design teams and presents various stages of design reviews including conceptualization, design details, and test and validation data.
  •  Proposes, leads, and managers inter-department initiatives and makes contributions towards department business processes.  


Who We’re Looking For

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field with 12+ years of industry experience; or Master’s degree with 8+ years’ industry experience; or PhD with 5 years of industry experience.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Proven successful hands-on experience in system design of complex system, control of complex systems and embedded systems
  • Proven successful hands-on experience in the design, development and realization of analog and digital electronic circuits, from schematic to final released PCBA
  • Outstanding analysis and trouble-shooting skills; experience with FMEA and troubleshooting techniques and terminology
  • Ability to drive functional requirements and execute in a dynamic team environment
  •  Working experience in electrical circuit design and development CAD software (OrCAD or similar), SPICE modeling, System modeling (e.g. SIMULink or similar)
  • Working knowledge of industry standards:  SEMI, NFPA79, NEC, UL, EN, IEC, ETG, etc.

Preferred Qualifications

•    Semiconductor capital equipment or related industrial equipment industry experience.
•    Experience with High Voltage or RF PCB design.
•    Experience with RF Simulation Suites (Maxwell, HFSS), Signal Integrity tools and analysis.
•    Appreciates learning and understanding challenges and limitations within other disciplines on system designs.
•    Willingness to travel to international locations

Our Commitment


We believe it is important for every person to feel valued, included, and empowered to achieve their full potential. By bringing unique individuals and viewpoints together, we achieve extraordinary results.

Lam Research ("Lam" or the "Company") is an equal opportunity employer. Lam is committed to and reaffirms support of equal opportunity in employment and non-discrimination in employment policies, practices and procedures on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, or military and veteran status or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. It is the Company's intention to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Company policy prohibits unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees.

Lam offers a variety of work location models based on the needs of each role. Our hybrid roles combine the benefits of on-site collaboration with colleagues and the flexibility to work remotely and fall into two categories – On-site Flex and Virtual Flex. ‘On-site Flex’ you’ll work 3+ days per week on-site at a Lam or customer/supplier location, with the opportunity to work remotely for the balance of the week. ‘Virtual Flex’ you’ll work 1-2 days per week on-site at a Lam or customer/supplier location, and remotely the rest of the time.

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Our Perks and Benefits

At Lam, our people make amazing things possible. That’s why we invest in you throughout the phases of your life with a comprehensive set of outstanding benefits. Discover more at


CA San Francisco Bay Area Salary Range for this position: $117,000.00 -  $259,000.00

The above salary range for this position is relevant to applicants that reside or work onsite in the California, San Francisco Bay Area only. Salary offers will depend on factors that include the location you work from, your level, education, training, specific skills, years of experience and comparison to other employees already in this role. Actual salary may vary from salary offered due to numerous factors including but not limited to unpaid time off, unpaid leave, company mandated shutdown, and other relevant factors.

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