Semiconductor Process Development Engineer - Photoresist Lift and Strip

Date: Feb 12, 2019

Location: Santa Rosa, CA, US

Job ID: 32890

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Keysight is the world's leading electronic measurement company, helping scientists and engineers address their toughest technical challenges with confidence through innovations in wireless, modular, and software solutions. Our employees leverage their insight and passion to deliver measurement solutions in wireless communications, aerospace and defense, and semiconductor markets with world-class platforms, software and consistent measurement science.


This job will be part of the Keysight Technology Organization, which helps Keysight be first to market, focusing on top opportunities and market trends that address unmet needs.

Job Description

Keysight Technologies, the world's premier measurement company, has an opening for a Semiconductor Fab Process Development Engineer at the High Frequency Technology Center in Santa Rosa, California. Live in beautiful Sonoma County amongst vineyards, redwood forests, rivers, lakes and coastline while working on state-of-the-art ICs and devices.

Process Development Engineers at HFTC are responsible for process development and sustaining of custom, cutting edge, micro and nano-fabrication technologies for high performance microwave and millimeter-wave applications. The technologies include InP and GaAs-based HBTs, HEMTs and other electronic components which enable key competitive differentiation of Keysight’s industry-leading RF, microwave and high bit rate instruments.

The focus of this position is manufacturing sustainability and R&D support for Photoresist Lift and Strip Process Engineering and related semiconductor processing. This position utilizes chemistry and surface science to sustain and solve problems relating to photoresist removal after metal deposition and dryetch processes. This position will also give the opportunity to learn and understand the influence of up- and down-stream processes of the semiconductor process integration flow.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Working closely with other process, integration, product, and circuit design engineers to define process and device performance targets.
  • Defining process flows, develop new processes and drive continuous process improvement (CPI) efforts to maximize product yield.
  • Ensuring successful transfer and maintenance of new technologies in manufacturing. Project objectives will encompass performance, reliability and manufacturing goals.
  • Working with Operations Group to implement robust process control and support production processes; diagnose and resolve process problems.
  • Leading capital equipment acquisition projects that include tool evaluation, characterization, process development, and qualification.

Job Qualifications

  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years of experience with Semiconductor Process Development 
  • Experience with statistical process control and design of experiments
  • Experience with advanced semiconductor processes and devices is advantageous and specific skills in III-V semiconductor processing is preferred
  • Candidates must have excellent interpersonal, problem solving, and communication skills for successful inter and intra-group interactions

Keysight provides an outstanding benefits package that includes: highly competitive pay, profit sharing, stock purchase, 401k with matching, relocation assistance, paid time off, medical, dental, and vision insurance, multiple education assistance options, and opportunities to interact with some of the world’s top engineers and scientists.

Job Function








Day Job




Full Time (F)


Travel Required:


< 25%



Duration (Temp Positions Only):

Not Applicable 


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***Keysight is an Equal Opportunity Employer.***

Keysight Technologies Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other protected categories under all applicable laws.


Candidates can be considered to work from the following locations:

Americas : United States : California : Santa Rosa

Job ID : 32890 

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