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.

Senior Automation Engineer

Date:  Sep 20, 2022

Tualatin, OR, US, 97062

Req ID:  175728

Job Responsibilities

Lam Research is seeking a Senior Automation Engineer to participate in the development of laboratory control systems that support operations and internal business associates. The successful candidate must demonstrate high levels of motivation, individual responsibility, and accountability; able to perform the essential functions listed below. The ideal candidate will be familiar with the software development life cycle including (SLDC) the planning, design, development, deployment, and sustaining stages. They also require an in-depth knowledge of different programming languages, frameworks, and tools.  

Software Developers will know how to write elegant code based on product specifications and requirements. They should be familiar with testing, debugging, and improving their code and the work of their team members to deliver products on timely, cost, and effective manner. The ability to learn new programming languages, collect feedback and improve existing software is a desirable quality in applicants. They also require a good understanding of algorithms, flow charts and mathematical concepts that form the basis of computer programming.

Responsibilities and Duties include but not limited to:
•    Full ownership of equipment interface (EI) SDLC.
•    Able to understand abstract concepts, adapt to laboratory environments (clean room) and transform into automation solutions.
•    Design, develop and maintain new and existing custom automation solutions.
•    Work with different groups to provide solutions to operational challenges.
•    Respond to customers’ requests and support resolving issues as they occur.
•    Gather requirements and generate specifications for software systems.
•    Develop software to control semiconductor manufacturing machines.
•    Work cross-functionally with GIS, Process/Equipment Engineers and Operations to increase efficiency and quality.
•    Contribute to the improvement of Software Development Life Cycle.
•    Adapt and prioritize work based on changing needs of the operation.
•    Provide end user support by participating in on-call rotation.
•    Supports remote locations and defines procedures to avoid recurrences.
•    Availability to travel to remote sites (domestic and international).


Other Job Responsibilities

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.S. degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or similar field required, M.S. degree desired.
  • Previous experience with SEMI SECS/GEM protocol, tool characterization, semiconductor manufacturing equipment and clean-room expansion.
  • 5+ years relevant experience in manufacturing environment (semiconductors preferred).
  • Experience with mission-critical semiconductor manufacturing systems: MES, SPC, APC, FDC, RTD, CMMS and integration technologies.
  • Understands software engineering principles and SDLC. Experience with Microsoft Development Tools (Visual Studio, .Net).
  • Experience in Object Oriented Programming.
  • Working knowledge in SQL and RDBMS.
  • Proactive and able to work in a dynamic and team-oriented environment.
  • High level problem solving, attention to details and effective communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with SECS (SEMI Equipment Communications Standard)/GEM (Generic Equipment Model) protocol.
  • Experience developing applications for Semiconductor industry.
  • Experience with Visual Basic, Java and C#.

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.

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