Staff Photolithography Engineer at Infinera Corporation
Sunnyvale, CA, US

Infinera is the global supplier of innovative networking solutions. Our customers include the leading service providers, data center operators, internet content providers (ICPs), cable operators, enterprises, and government agencies worldwide, including 9 of the top 10 Tier 1 service providers and 6 of the top 7 ICPs. We design, develop and deliver hardware and software for fiber-based connectivity solutions that span access, aggregation, metro, long haul, and submarine network. Our industry-leading, trendsetting edge-to-core solutions provide the foundation for many of the world’s largest and most demanding networks that generate billions in service revenue for our customers.

Location: Sunnyvale, CA

Term: Full-Time

Job Description Summary

  • Develop, qualify, release and optimize photo-lithography processes on existing and new technology generations.
  • Improve existing processes of record in the Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) wafer fab.
  • Execute projects to improve yield, PIC performance, and process control.
  • Create and execute lithography hardware and process roadmap required to support both existing and developing PIC technology, including pattern transfer and integration aspects.
  • Participate on various cross functional teams as a technical content expert.
  • Execute projects related to yield improvement, capacity expansion, and process simplification in the photo area.

Your Key Responsibilities Would Include:

  • Process development and lithography roadmap activities needed for future PIC technology. 
  • Own coat, exposure and develop processes related to PIC wafer fabrication production activities. 
  • Develop and deploy control plans to keep photolithography processes operating within performance parameters.
  • Participate on various cross functional teams to improve yields, solve process problems, simplify procedures and processes, and release new tools and processes with improved capacity and capability.
  • Utilize test structures to define and characterize photolithography building blocks for both improving existing production and to enable and guide new process development.
  • Work in partnership with the PIC R&D team to define, develop, and qualify new processes required to deliver new high-performance multi-Tb PICs.
  • Provide engineering support for other wafer fab process modules as needed.

Minimum Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • JMP, DOE, SPC
  • Working knowledge of semiconductor fabrication processes, and specific expertise in photo-lithography.  
  • Strong leadership and communication skills. 
  • Experience with semiconductor process development, sustaining, new process introduction, and ramp to volume. 
  • Experience supporting a 24x7 fab operations team, writing and training of fab procedures, root cause analysis and problem resolution.


Education & Experience Necessary For Success:

BS with 10 years’ experience, or MS with 7 years’ experience, or Ph.D. with 5 years’ experience in one of these Engineering disciplines: Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Material Science.

Infinera is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled.