Application Development Engineer - Nanoimprint Lithography

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Application Development Engineer - Nanoimprint Lithography
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Redmond, WA
Process Application Engineers work to develop processes, pilot-scale tools, and prototypes for optical and display components in our AR and Smart glasses using semiconductor and optical fabrication techniques.
Application Development Engineer - Nanoimprint Lithography Responsibilities
  • Own the definition, selection and vendor development of nanoimprint lithography systems (hardware/software elements, automation, reliability, manufacturability etc.) to meet the unique imaging requirements of our waveguide technology
  • Identify gaps between imprint system capability and required performance specifications, work closely with vendor on new feature development to close gaps (including proposing new functions, technical discussion and providing engineering testing and feedback)
  • In-depth technical engagement with internal stakeholders and the vendor
  • Collaborate with Design, Integration, Process Engineering and Equipment Engineering to define and develop a Nanoimprint Lithography (NIL) technology roadmap to meet our waveguide requirements
  • Drive improvement projects to increase tool’s reliability, availability, productivity and utilization
  • Maintain a safety-first work environment
Minimum Qualifications
  • A Masters or PhD degree in the field of Engineering, Optical Sciences, Physics, or similar with 5+ years of relevant work experience
  • In-depth knowledge and hands-on experience with Nanoimprint Lithography (NIL) applications and systems. Experience with different types of NIL equipment configurations (plate-to-plate, roll-to-plate, and roll-to-roll) and the relevant process flow
  • In-depth knowledge of NIL mold/mastering fabrication
  • Knowledgeable on the NIL resin composition, surface treatment in the NIL process, and the trade-off between key performance metrics
  • Experience troubleshooting complicated technical issues
  • Detailed oriented with effective critical thinking, structured problem solving, and practical application of Design of Experiments (DOE)
  • Demonstrated experience using computer applications, including data analysis tools, word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (e.g. JMP, MATLAB, Tableau, Excel, Minitab)
  • Demonstrated experience to work effectively and efficiently with diverse teams, inclusive of internal and external partners
Preferred Qualifications
  • 5+ years experience as a nanoimprint lithography system applications or system development engineer
  • 3+ years of industrial experience
  • 1+ years of industrial experience fabricating optical components for near-eye displays
  • Direct experience working on developing/debugging Nanoimprint tooling for novel applications
  • Direct experience in performance mapping and development of foundational understanding of limits
  • Direct experience in root cause diagnostics of unknown/unexpected anomalies
  • Advanced knowledge of standard nanofabrication technologies including lithography, etch, deposition, cleans, metrology, and materials
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