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NVM Photo Process Lead Engineer

Date: Jan 11, 2018

Location: Boise, ID, US

Company: Micron


Req. ID: 103423 

Micron Technology has an opportunity for a Lead Photolithography Technology Development (TD) Engineer at our Technology Development (R&D) headquarters in Boise. 


Understand and solve the technology challenges for 3D NAND for the N, N+1 and N+2 nodes

-      Collaborate with PDE (Process Development Engineering) & MDE (Manufacturing Development Engineering) Photo teams, other process areas, Process Integration, ODE (Operations Development Engineering), and TDE (Technology Development Engineering) to achieve Micron’s NAND TD business commits.

  • Extensive knowledge of photo fundamentals, including optics, chemistry, multi-patterning, overlay, CDU, scanner capability, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of the NAND process flow and the impact on photo processing, including wafer shape, opaque stacks, etc.
  • Assign engineers to projects and periodically rebalance workload.
  • Constant review of resources required to support your team (Wafers, Hardware, Software, Metro, RDA, OPC, PI).
  • Attend necessary program and module meetings and look for areas where photo can contribute.
  • Escalate, as required, to management issues with support and resources related to PI, vendors, OCT, HVM and other PDE teams within F4.
  • Contribute gaps and solutions to the Photo roadmap.

       -      Manage the capital process through the Photo QPOD.

Own TD and Operations Objectives for NAND

  • Understand and communicate area and company strategic objective and how they cascade to you and your team.
  • Keep your part types on track for department goals on PMI, CpK, SPC and QCOL.
  • Report progress on strategic goals in PMI, MOR meetings and other updates.

Develop yourself and your team

  • Regular 1:1 meetings to guide engineers towards performance and development objectives.
  • Coach your team on soft skills (written and verbal communication, Micron behaviors, risk management, decision making, vendor interaction, etc.).
  • Coach your team on technical skills (data analysis, diffraction theory, OPC).
  • Track and drive your career satisfaction and your team’s.
  • Recognize and reward Micron team members for outstanding performance.
  • Recruit both external and internal candidates to fill headcount in the group.

Customers, Peers and Suppliers

  • Formulate projects when solutions are required beyond the scope of existing processes and infrastructure.
  • Regular interaction and support of MDE and TD production objectives with regard to quality, recipe audits, constrained workstations, etc.
  • Regular interaction with F10, HVM and OCT on CL, MOR and other HVM alignment topics.
  • Regularly engage with vendors on solutions for current and future nodes.
  • Regular work with OPC and MTC to develop and test new products and methodology.
  • Awareness of other area roadmaps and feedback on required projects where photo can enable other areas.
  • Awareness of CST and KEG topics relevant to your technology.
  • Support safety activities within the area and promote safety to your team.
  • Periodically lead a cross functional team or take on a process champion role.


  • Build a culture of safety within your team and TD.
  • Identify and promptly report hazards.
  • Follow safety procedures and area work rules including proper PPE, lockout and chemical safety.
  • Operate and maintain equipment and tools within manufacturer’s and company guidelines.
  • Use proper lifting techniques and work in an ergonomically correct manner.
  • Maintain safety certifications in SF, and ensure your team maintains certifications.



M.S./Ph.D.  in Engineering, Physics or area of study relevant to Lithography or BS + 5 years of experience

At least 3 years of relevant Photolithography experience.

We recruit, hire, train, promote, discipline and provide other conditions of employment without regard to a person's race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, veteran’s status, or other classifications protected under law.  This includes providing reasonable accommodation for team members' disabilities or religious beliefs and practices.

Each manager, supervisor and team member is responsible for carrying out this policy. The EEO Administrator in Human Resources is responsible for administration of this policy. The administrator will monitor compliance and is available to answer any questions on EEO matters.

To request assistance with the application process, please contact Micron’s Human Resources Department at 1-800-336-8918 (or 208-368-4748).

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