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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.

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.

Path Forward - SW Development Manager

Date:  Sep 9, 2022

Tualatin, OR, US

Req ID:  176118

Path Forward – SW Development Manager 

The Path Forward Return to work program at Lam is a 16-week program for experienced professional returning to work force after taking time off to care for loved ones.  It is open to individuals who have had at least 5 years of working experience and have been out of the paid workforce for at least two years to focus on caregiving of any kind. If you meet these criteria, we welcome you to apply.  


About the team

Lam Research’s Customer Support Business Group (CSBG) focuses significant attention on delivering solutions that meets our customers’ technical requirements as well as productivity needs during the equipment lifecycle.  The Service Engineering group works with internal and external customers to increase productivity via software solutions.  We are technical owners for a portfolio of products that enhance productivity.  You will be working with software developers, tools owners, and field personal to create and/or maintain a solution for Lam and it’s customers.  We are aligned with Lam Core Values of Achievement, Agility, Honesty & integrity, Inclusion & diversity, Innovation & continuous improvement, Mutual trust & respect, Open communication, Ownership & accountability, and Teamwork.


Job Description

We are looking for an experienced development manager to work with our offshore development team to shepherd a development product to production.  You will be the onsite software guide and representative for our offshore teams working on tool control software.  Experience with RTOS and unix like OS a plus.  The technical skills are broad and will require agile thinking as software constraints in the semiconductor space are challenging.  You will be working with tool and process engineers and helping to ‘translate’ software speak to them and vice versa.  At this time, you will be the hands and feet of our development team.  Other guidelines:

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Management Information Systems, or related fields and/or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years of experience in delivering Software or Application Engineering.
  • Demonstrated experience with Software Development Lifecycle (plan, design, develop, test, release, maintain and support, decommission).
  • Candidates will be working with global teams across time zones.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex problems and apply creative thinking to deliver technical solutions.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated business negotiation skills, influence, conflict resolution, and resolving technical stalemates.
  • Demonstrated ability to present solutions to CFT (Cross Functional Teams) for buyin.
  • Other software solution stacks
    • Jira/Confluence.
    • Git and/or other source control methodologies.
    • Scaled Agile development methodologies.
    • Sharepoint online.
  • Other experiences that are optional
    • RTOS (Real Time Operating Systems).
    • Unix like variants.
    • Semiconductor experience (Deposition).
    • Working with Offshore teams.


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.


We Look Forward to Your Application



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