Employment is with the Research Foundation for The State University of New York Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly)
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Description of Duties:
RF SUNY is seeking a highly skilled and motivated semiconductor development engineer to join our Test Assembly and Packaging team to support development of semiconductor based optics/optoelectronic components. This is an opportunity for a technology development project leader, to lead and drive the advancement of packaging electronic and photonic devices. To be considered for this opportunity, an understanding of the back end semiconductor manufacturing processes, such as wafer copper pillar plating, die singulation, pick & place and sorting, wire bonding, flip chip die bonding, underfill, encapsulation, optical fiber attach, and final printed circuit board laminate assembly with in-depth knowledge of Levels 0, 1 & 2 electronic packaging is crucial. Strong technical background in either optoelectronics or semiconductor device packaging with industry experience is highly preferred.
This is a technical position to drive internal development of AIM packaging roadmap, interface with customers on developing new offerings, and supporting existing packaging development. This position will work with RFSUNY internal engineering to ensure customer requirements are being communicated and met. This position will assist in establishing production qualification, identifying and eliminating roadblocks, supporting evaluation of new opportunities, and interacting the team to develop fabrication processes. The ideal candidate will possess 5 or more years’ experience working for a manufacturer in the semiconductor industry.
Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Interface directly with customer to understand the application requirements and clearly identify any deviation from standard designs.
Ensure customer/application requirements for new opportunities are clearly understood and communicated. Address customer requests/issues which may involve design modifications. Document all design modifications from original requirements.
Assist with development of process protocols ensuring requirements are clearly understood and evaluated. Work toward standardization of processes.
Interface directly with sales and operations management to address technical questions, provide application assistance and effort sizing to meet customer application requirements and ensure production capacity and delivery requirements are aligned
Lead team activities to develop world class integrated photonic packaging technology offerings meeting customer schedule and requirements.
Collaborate with the various development, process integration, and program management team within our group to ensure new applications meet customer requirements.
Understand industry and organization roadmaps for steering the development direction.
Schedule and process management to track and manage issues. Triage, prioritize, and propose corrective and/or mitigation activities.
Assist product management with the development of application notes, white papers, and other marketing collateral.
Represent through participation and making presentation in technical conferences, trade shows, publications, seminars, and symposiums.
Understand competitive and alternative solutions and be able to develop materials demonstrating the benefit of photonic solution set.
Ensure voice of customer is collected and fed back to the organization.
Perform all activities in a safe and responsible manner and support all Environmental, Health, Safety & Security requirements and programs.
Other reasonable duties as assigned.
B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent Engineering and/or Science discipline from a college or University accredited by the US Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization AND a minimum of 3 years of relevant professional industry experience.
Experience with semiconductor packaging engineering and electronic technology qualification.
Strong project management and leadership skills.
Strong knowledge and experience at effectively driving efficient development learning cycles.
Strong semiconductor engineering background especially in wafer back-end processing with first and second level electronic packaging experience.
A comprehensive knowledge of modern semiconductor processing.
Familiar with formal quality processes and specifications, such as 5S, 8D, 6-sigma, Cp, Cpk, SPC, DOE, and FMEA.
PhD degree in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent Engineering and/or Science discipline from a college or University accredited by the US Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization AND a minimum of 5 years of relevant professional industry experience.
Familiarity with photonics applications and marketplace.
Excellent interpersonal skills, energetic, motivated, and self-driven.
Demonstrate ability to work well with minimal supervision.
Outstanding communication skills - both written and verbal.
Demonstrated ability to communicate well with all levels of the organization and experience in working with external constituencies.
Strong organizational skills; demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and able to react to shifting priorities to meet business needs.
Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and commitments.
Candidates must address in their applications their ability to work with culturally diverse populations. This position is contingent on the satisfactory completion of a background check; this position may require annual background checks.
Notes: Position contingent on the availability of funding
Research Foundation for SUNY Polytechnic Institute offers exceptional benefits such as healthcare, dental, vision, pension plans, competitive pay, generous paid time off, tuition assistance, life insurance and long-term disability insurance.
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About Research Foundation for SUNY/SUNY Polytechnic Institute
SUNY Poly is engaged in leading-edge research in fields including energy and power electronics, social sciences and technology and much more. When it comes to research and development, world-class metrology or energy labs, and business incubator services, SUNY Poly has the know-how to support high-tech industrial partnerships. SUNY Poly’s unmatched wafer fabrication capabilities include state-of-the-art 300mm wafer processing and analytical technologies in 80,000 square feet of cleanroom space. SUNY Poly’s unparalleled research centers and programs include The Center of Excellence in Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology, E2TAC, and many more. The goal of SUNY Poly Technology Transfer is to further the funding, development, protection, commercial application, deployment and licensing of discoveries, inventions and technologies developed at SUNY Poly. For additional information on research conducted at SUNY Poly, please go to https://sunypoly.edu/research.html