Success Starts Here

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.

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. Our success results from our employees' diverse technical and business expertise, which fuels close collaboration and ongoing innovation. We know that our dynamic, global team of exceptional employees is essential to our continued growth.

Join the Lam Research team, where you can play a vital role in the future of electronics and write your own success story.

Staff Product Engineer

Date:  Aug 27, 2021

Fremont, CA, US, 94538

Req ID:  160582

Job Responsibilities

  • Improve existing plasma sensors with special emphasis on optical design
  • Evaluate novel plasma sensing techniques. Implement the sensor integration to Lam etch tools. Develop signal analysis routines and data acquisition routines
  • Improve and develop existing analysis algorithms for endpoint, fault detection and process control
  • Investigate other applications of plasma diagnostic techniques for process control, such as absorption spectroscopy, absolute optical emission spectroscopy, reflectometry,  ellipsometry, etc
  • Product support: help customers to develop sensor based applications, troubleshoot customer sensor problems
  • Create documentation for customers and field service engineers

Minimum Qualifications


  • MS or PhD in Chemistry, Physics, Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical or Electronic Engineering preferred.


  • 3+ years experience in the semiconductor industry or relevant PhD work
  • Must have demonstrated capabilities developing and troubleshooting instrumentation
  • Must possess excellent communication and/or customer management skills and demonstrated technical problem solving experience 
  • Fab experience, semiconductor equipment, plasma physics or multivariate control experience are all positive additional criteria for consideration 
  • <10% Travel


Valuable background:

  • Optical and electrical sensors, plasma diagnostics, process control
  • Experience with mathematical modelling, statistical analysis techniques and machine learning.   Matlab,  C++,  Python
  • ZEMAX optical simulation experience or willingness to become an expert on ZEMAX is required
  • Familiar with some of the following techniques: reflectometry, interferometry, spectroscopy, laser-based diagnostics

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.

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.

We Look Forward to Your Application



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