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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.

Technical Director

Date:  Jul 6, 2024

Fremont, CA, US, 94538

Req ID:  182216
Worker Category:  On-site Flex

The Group You’ll Be A Part Of


Customer Service Business Group Engineering


The Impact You’ll Make

Responsibilities will include a combination of the following:

Help define a CSBG Engineering world-class Systems Engineering Team

Systems Design - Directs, leads, and manages the technical activities of an integrated hardware/software systems design function.

Hardware Development: Directs, leads, and manages the technical activities of a hardware development function for electronic designs, mechanical designs and/or hardware reliability.


What You’ll Do

Leadership of the CSBG System Engineering groups in both Fremont and Tualatin

Development of System Engineering group’s skills. Focus on increasing capability of idea generation and concept development in response to customer on-wafer specifications

– Awareness of other cutting-edge developments in Lam’s C&F Teams (Etch and Dep)
– Utilize common modules for new CSBG products and life extension of products

Technical owner of complex hardware, software and process programs (Partner with Process Tech Owner)

Working closely with Process Engineering and assigned Technical Owners on hardware concepts needed to achieve product performance requirements

Generation of IP for Lam, innovative ideas to advance product performance, extend product life and lock-in Lam spare part contracts


Who We’re Looking For

  • Minimum of 15+ years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; or 12+ years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD with 8+ years experience; or equivalent experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Lam Etch and Deposition product development Engineering experience

Responsible for sub-system development & release

Hands-On prototyping and troubleshooting capabilities

Creative Problem Solver

Manage Expectations Up/Down

CAD familiarity, capable of spinning models

Demonstrated functionality in highly matrixed organizational structure

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.

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: $181,000.00 -  $335,000.00

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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Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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