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Senior Development Engineer – PVD

Senior Development Engineer – PVD
by Admin on 05-01-2024 at 2:19 pm

Website Pragmatic


  • Develop thin film deposition processes including metal, dielectric and semiconductors for Pragmatic’s flexible IC production.
  • One important task will be to improve existing processes, moving them from development into mass manufacturing, demonstrating acceptable performance via Cp/CpK, throughput and defectivity, on Pragmatic’s recently installed 300mm wafer production line.
  • Further activities will centre upon the development of similar but more advanced processes, in tandem with the Research team, to rapidly establish manufacturable paths to next-generation flexible IC devices.

Key tasks

  • Optimise TFT Barrier Layer deposition process, whilst delivering aggressive throughput and quality improvements.
  • Develop semiconductor deposition to meet TFT performance consistency at scale.
  • Improve resistor layer performance uniformity, and in consort with vendors, develop next-generation hardware to provide robust deposition solutions for advanced tech nodes.
  • Establish comprehensive characterisation of sputtered films and devise introductory process controls for current and new processes.
  • Train a PVD engineer to support the above tasks.

Qualifications and training

  • Degree in Physical Sciences, Electronics Engineering
  • PhD with an emphasis on practical micro/nanoscale device fabrication is preferred although not essential.
  • Microsoft.
  • SQL/databases, 6-sigma

Skills and experience

  • Previous experience of Micro-electronics fabrication, particularly in vacuum deposition of thin films
  • Good knowledge and experience of characterisation techniques for microstructure fabrication, such as semiconductor, AFM, Surface Profilometery, Ellipsometry
  • Excellent knowledge of Physical Vacuum Deposition techniques including especially plasma-based methods.
  • Good track record of industrial experience in device fabrication process development.
  • Competence at efficient experimental practise and design techniques
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