Failure Analysis RND Engineer

Hillsboro, OR 97123
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Job Description

As a Fault Isolation Engineer, you will be part of our Technology Development and Manufacturing Labs responsible for locating yield and reliability limiting failures on SRAM test vehicles and leading product chips for Intel's next-generation Silicon, Assembly, or Test Process Development and Manufacturing. The candidate must work in concert with Integration, Yield, Device, and Quality and Reliability Engineers to enable robust failure rate models and risk assessments of the silicon/assembly processes under development to improve process performance, product yield, quality and/or reliability. The scope may include wafer and unit-level Front-end modules, Back-End/Far Back-End Modules, Package Assembly, or Environmental Stress/Test capability. This is an entry-level position and will be compensated accordingly.

The Failure Analysis RND Engineer will be responsible for but not limited to:

  •  Utilize modern techniques in fault isolation such as high-speed functional testers, IREM, LADA, nano-probing and TIVA to locate circuit fails quickly and reliably
  • Develop new test patterns and test methodologies for fault Isolation on future products
  • Author failure analysis reports and identifying root causes.
  • Support new process/product transfer and startup and the automation and improvement of the failure analysis process.
  • Collaborate with integration, device, and yield Engineers to assist in risk assessments


    You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates. Experience would be obtained through a combination of prior education level classes, and current level school classes, projects, research and relevant previous job and/or internship experience.

    Minimum Qualifications: 

    • The candidate must have a Master of Science or Ph.D. degree in Physics,  Electrical Engineering or related field.

    3+ years of experience with at least one of the following:

    • device physics, digital/analog circuit, and DFT architecture.
    • Semiconductor fabrication, test and/or assembly packaging processing and associated materials.

    Preferred qualifications:

    • Knowledge and experience in functional testers, IREM, LADA, or TIVA.
    • 1+ year hands-on experience with lab equipment, including microscopy tools, such as SEM, DIB, TEM, AFM, nano-prober, oscilloscopes, or semiconductor parameter analyzers.
    • Semiconductor device fabrication and characterization knowledge and experience

    Inside this Business Group

    The Programmable Solutions Group (PSG) was formed from the acquisition of Altera. As part of Intel, PSG will create market-leading programmable logic devices that deliver a wider range of capabilities than customers experience today. Combining Altera's industry-leading FPGA technology and customer support with Intel's world-class semiconductor manufacturing capabilities will enable customers to create the next generation of electronic systems with unmatched performance and power efficiency. PSG takes pride in creating an energetic and dynamic work environment that is driven by ingenuity and innovation. We believe the growth and success of our group is directly linked to the growth and satisfaction of our employees. That is why PSG is committed to a work environment that is flexible and collaborative, and allows our employees to reach their full potential.

    Posting Statement

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.

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