Semiconductor Process Integration Engineer

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Introduction
At IBM, work is more than a job – it’s a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you’ve never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world’s most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

Your Role and Responsibilities

At IBM Research, we invent things that matter to the world. Today, we are pioneering the most promising and disruptive technologies that will transform industries and society, including the future of AI, Blockchain and Quantum Computing. We are driven to discover. With more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents, IBM Research is one of the world’s largest and most influential corporate research labs.

We are seeking a FrontEndOfLine (FEOL) process integration engineer who can work in a highly multidisciplinary, multicultural environment at our Albany Research location. This candidate will be leading and supporting FEOL research and development activities, focusing on process development and yield improvement. This individual will work to develop and mature novel processes and integration schemes to build innovative transistor structures that demonstrate the desired performance and yield benefits for future semiconductor technology nodes. In this role, the candidate will collaborate with other individuals and functional teams, define silicon plans, address issues, develop improvement plans, and document and deliver the desired end results. Occasional responsibilities include designing electrically testable macros for test vehicle creation using industry standard layout software.

The selected candidate is expected to work directly with other process integration engineers, device engineers, unit process engineers, operations teams, tool vendors, enablement organization, technology assurance organization and various other teams that support operations and research activities in our Albany Research facility.

Main Duties for This Role:

  • Design and conduct experiments by running Si hardware to optimize the integration of the processes
  • Track progress of hardware to ensure desired outcomes
  • Analyze data to determine best conditions to optimize the process
  • Identify issues and recommend solutions to improve performance and yield
  • Design macros and circuits to evaluate various layouts
  • Create Intellectual Property (IP) and publish learning
  • Condense and present analyses and reports
  • Identify and drive opportunities for operational and quality improvements
  • Oversee and maintain process controls and operational documentation


Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • More than one (1+) year of experience in Research & Development in the Semiconductor Field
  • Silicon hardware execution experience
  • Demonstrate understanding of device physics of semiconductors
  • Indepth knowledge of FrontEndOfLine (FEOL) semiconductor devices
  • Demonstrate understanding of semiconductor fabrication process
  • Proven analytical skills to interpret physical and electrical data


Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Basic understanding of Design of Experiment (DOE) methodologies
  • Basic understanding of Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • Handson experience running lots in an advanced semiconductor fab environment a plus
  • Basic understanding and experience using operationrelated manufacturing execution systems (MESs) for creating/manipulating process routes and data collection

About Business Unit

IBM Research is the organic growth engine of IBM and an innovation engine for our customers and partners. As part of this mission, IBM Research anticipates and examines ‘What’s Next in Computing’ to ultimately create and integrate the technologies the world relies upon to solve big challenges and unlock new opportunities. We create and pioneer new markets for IBM, our partners and customers as exemplified in our ongoing quest to reach practical and large-scale quantum computing. Across IBM Research, we realize the power and potential to accelerate discovery with our partners and clients by combining the power of high performance computing, AI, and Quantum, all integrated through the hybrid cloud.

This job requires you to provide your COVID-19 vaccination status with supporting documentation, where legally permissible.


Your Life @ IBM

Are you craving to learn more? Prepared to solve some of the world’s most unique challenges? And ready to shape the future for millions of people? If so, then it’s time to join us, express your individuality, unleash your curiosity and discover new possibilities.

Every IBMer, and potential ones like yourself, has a voice, carves their own path, and uses their expertise to help co-create and add to our story. Together, we have the power to make meaningful change – to alter the fabric of our clients, of society and IBM itself, to create a truly positive impact and make the world work better for everyone.

It’s time to define your career.


About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.

Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we’re also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business.

At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it’s time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.


Location Statement

IBM offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program. Eligible employees may have access to:

– Healthcare benefits including medical & prescription drug coverage, dental, vision, and mental health & well being
– Financial programs such as 401(k), the IBM Employee Stock Purchase Plan, financial counseling, life insurance, short & long- term disability coverage, and opportunities for performance based salary incentive programs
– Generous paid time off including 12 holidays, minimum 56 hours sick time, 120 hours vacation, 12 weeks parental bonding leave in accordance with IBM Policy, and other Paid Care Leave programs. IBM also offers paid family leave benefits to eligible employees where required by applicable law
– Training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform where IBMers can grow skills and obtain industry-recognized certifications to achieve their career goals
– Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups, giving & volunteer opportunities, and discounts on retail products, services & experiences

The compensation range and benefits for this position are based on a full-time schedule for a full calendar year. The salary will vary depending on your job-related skills, experience and location. Pay increment and frequency of pay will be in accordance with employment classification and applicable laws. For part time roles, your compensation and benefits will be adjusted to reflect your hours. Benefits may be pro-rated for those who start working during the calendar year.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.


Being You @ IBM

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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