Micron – DRAM Thin Films Process Development Engineer-Technology Development – Boise, ID

September 17, 2022

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Job title: DRAM Thin Films Process Development Engineer-Technology Development

Company: Micron


Job description: Job Description:

Our vision is to transform how the world uses information to enrich life for all. Join an inclusive team passionate about one thing: using their expertise in the relentless pursuit of innovation for customers and partners. The solutions we build help make everything from virtual reality experiences to breakthroughs in neural networks possible. We do it all while committing to integrity, sustainability, and giving back to our communities. Because doing so can fuel the very innovation we are pursuing.

As a Thin Films Process Development Engineer in the Technology Development Group (R&D) at Micron Technology, Inc., you will design and optimize thin film deposition processes for Micron’s leading-edge DRAM. You will take ideas from conception through process development to implementation in high volume manufacturing. The role is critical to the success of Micron’s next generation DRAM. Primary responsibilities include process characterization, optimization, design, troubleshooting, process transfer, and future node roadmap planning and execution.

You will be responsible for engaging with internal teams including process development, process integration, manufacturing development, equipment development, worldwide TD counterparts as well as external equipment and chemical suppliers to develop and integrate robust equipment and process technologies. You’re encouraged to work independently and with teams to develop new thin films process solutions and optimize them to meet device requirements.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Develop, characterize, and optimize thin film processes to meet future technology requirements
  • Identify and strategize key thin film challenges for next generation DRAM technologies
  • Intentionally collaborate with key stakeholders with an eye toward proactive problem identification and solution.
  • Understand the interactions between process and hardware to design robust solutions
  • Deeply understand film requirements and characterize film properties using all relevant lab techniques.
  • Plan and execute effective, well-designed experiments and write clear concise detailed reports.
  • Clearly and frequently communicate project status to drive aggressive timelines, taking full advantage of all available resources.
  • Evaluate and make insightful inferences from large amounts of various types of data, such as physical and electrical analysis.
  • Be an ambitious teammate and be adaptable to Micron’s changing needs
  • Apply a high degree of motivation, goal orientation, and possess the ability to focus on solving problems collaboratively with the team and individually

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience in a variety of thin film deposition techniques, particularly ALD, PECVD, PE-ALD and LPCVD.
  • Experience with and understanding of surface analysis techniques like XPS, AFM, XRD, AES, EBSD, SIMS etc.
  • Expertise in thin film processes and tool variables affecting the physical, chemical, and electrical properties of deposited films.
  • Excellent understanding of materials science fundamentals.
  • Knowledge of chemical reaction engineering, thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer, plasma science and their direct application to thin film processes in various deposition and treatment methods.
  • Understanding of Statistical Process Control (SPC) for manufacturable process
  • Strong work ethic and highly motivated to advance knowledge and skills
  • Focus on fundamental understanding and the ability to apply in problem solving
  • Experience and knowledge to provide a strategic direction in highly complex situations and generate creative solutions
  • Self-starter and work collaboratively in global teams in geographically different areas and drive multi-functional teams to achieve challenging goals
  • Effective project leadership skills achieving goals and timelines
  • Ability to thrive in a constantly evolving environment – adapt to and embrace change

Minimum Education/Experience:

MS/PhD new grad or BS + 5 years industry experience.

Academic Discipline(s): Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related technical discipline

About Micron Technology, Inc.

We are an industry leader in innovative memory and storage solutions transforming how the world uses information to enrich life for all. With a relentless focus on our customers, technology leadership, and manufacturing and operational excellence, Micron delivers a rich portfolio of high-performance DRAM, NAND, and NOR memory and storage products through our Micron® and Crucial® brands. Every day, the innovations that our people create fuel the data economy, enabling advances in artificial intelligence and 5G applications that unleash opportunities — from the data center to the intelligent edge and across the client and mobile user experience.

To learn more, please visit micron.com/careers

Micron is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

For US Sites Only: To request assistance with the application process and/or for reasonable accommodations, please contact Micron’s People Organization at or 1-800-336-8918

Micron Prohibits the use of child labor and complies with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, and other international and industry labor standards.

Micron does not charge candidates any recruitment fees or unlawfully collect any other payment from candidates as consideration for their employment with Micron.


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Location: Boise, ID

Job date: Sat, 17 Sep 2022 04:29:59 GMT



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