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Photolithography Engineer

Boise, ID, US

Micron’s vision is to transform how the world uses information to enrich life for all.  Join an inclusive team focused on one thing: using our expertise in the relentless pursuit of innovation for customers and partners. The solutions we create 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 spark the very innovation we are pursuing. 


Req. ID: 252026 


Micron Technology’s vision is to transform how the world uses information to enrich life and our dedication to people, innovation, tenacity, teamwork, and customer focus allows us to fulfill our mission to be a global leader in memory and storage solutions. This means conducting business with integrity, accountability, and professionalism while supporting our global community.


Are you a strong and effective communicator both in verbal, listening, and written form? We thrive on clear and effective communication to build solutions for complex problems! As a Photolithography Engineers in Micron's R&D/Technology Development group, we are responsible for process module development for memory devices, in addition to other photolithography and process integration related activities! In this position, you will work with Micron engineers, technology partners and vendors to develop unit processes that meet device requirements for next-generation semiconductors, integrate processes as part of our team and ultimately provide technology transfers to Micron’s worldwide manufacturing network. Additionally, this engineer will process issues with pilot line manufacturing and work on continuous improvements for manufacturability. Advanced process development tasks will include: performing material evaluations; reticle, layout and OPC development; process window analysis; and overlay optimization. This position is being offered in Boise, ID.


Responsibilities and Duties include:

  • Detail methods of development and best-known procedures, document and transfer developed processes, and communicate results with senior management team and manufacturing partners
  • Document and communicate plans, status, and results of R&D projects in written reports and presentations, including the analysis and interpretation of data
  • Work collaboratively with other Micron engineers and equipment vendors to improve and test new equipment, new chemicals, new process analysis software, and drive process improvements
  • We work in a highly collaborative environment with R&D and HVM (high volume manufacturing) partners in globally diverse geographic locations
  • Review various technical journals and industry literature to identify potential intellectual property (IP) opportunities and file disclosures to advance the protection of IP in the execution of your work


Qualifications and Skills include:

  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, or study relevant to Photolithography; or a B.S. in Engineering, Chemistry, Physics with 5 years’ semiconductor process related experience with emphasis on Photolithography will be considered
  • Understanding of optics including the principles and application of immersion lithography, polarized illumination, and low k1 imaging
  • Experience with chemical process specific to lithography, including various materials used in substrate preparation and coated materials for use in 365 nm, 248 nm, 193nm, and EUV lithography
  • Deep knowledge of lithography simulation software and application to state of art high resolution imaging
  • Possess skills and experience with material properties and characterization techniques in development of photolithography processes
  • Ability to develop and manage relationships with diverse teams and suppliers; possess high emotional intelligence and savvy
  • Driven and passionate to understand or can demonstrate knowledge of common memory chip architectures and the required process steps utilized to build them
  • Strong skills in the application of project management to complete project style work for periods of weeks up to a year in duration
  • Ability to seek and tackle hard problems using Design of Experiments (DOE) with sophisticated statistical software like JMP, Minitab, Tableau, and others


About Us

As the leader in innovative memory solutions, Micron is helping the world make sense of data by delivering technology that is transforming how the world uses information. Through our global brands - Micron, Crucial and Ballistix - we offer the industry's broadest portfolio. We are the only company manufacturing today's major memory and storage technologies: DRAM, NAND, NOR and 3D XPoint™ memory. Our solutions are purpose built to leverage the value of data to unlock financial insights, accelerate scientific break throughs and enhance communication around the world.



About Micron Technology, Inc.

We are an industry leader in innovative memory and storage solutions. Through our global brands – Micron® and Crucial® – our broad portfolio of high-performance memory and storage technologies, including DRAM, NAND, 3D XPoint™ memory and NOR, is transforming how the world uses information to enrich life. Backed by more than 40 years of technology leadership, our memory and storage solutions enable disruptive trends, including artificial intelligence, 5G, machine learning and autonomous vehicles, in key market segments like mobile, data center, client, consumer, industrial, graphics, automotive, and networking. Our common stock is traded on the Nasdaq under the MU symbol. To learn more visit


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


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.


For US Sites Only: To request assistance with the application process and/or for reasonable accommodations, please contact Micron’s Human Resources Department at 1-800-336-8918 or 208-368-4748 and/or by completing our General Contact Form

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