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Photolithography Process Development Engineer

Boise, ID, US


Req. ID: 247865 


Photolithography Process Development Engineer 


Micron memory and storage solutions define what the world can do with data. Our more than 37,000 team members, in 18 different countries, work with countless customers to innovate every day and pursue the products that will shape how we live and work tomorrow. Our company’s vision is to transform how the world uses information to enrich life and use our core values to fulfill our mission to be a global leader in memory and storage solutions. 


We are currently seeking a creative individual to join our Photolithography Process Development group in Micron R&D Headquarter in Boise. As a global company we work together to deliver innovative memory and storage solutions to countless customers worldwide in PC, gaming, mobile, data center, and automobile industries. Process development engineers in our group work with cutting edge semiconductor processing technology to enable next generation NAND architecture for a wide variety of end products. We partner with other Process Development teams, Process Integration, Manufacturing Development, and Vendors to develop robust processes and prepare for pilot ramp and transfer. Challenges involve patterning enablement, reticle and layout design, OPC development, overlay optimization, critical dimension uniformity, process window analysis etc.  


In this role, your responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: 

  • Own a particular module within a next generation storage device. Develop new, manufacturing friendly photolithography processes that enable the physical and electrical architecture including 365, 248, and 193nm immersion lithography. Engage with equipment/material vendors on new solutions to overcome process challenges 

  • Innovate new design, layout, and photolithography techniques to open up our solution space for building future generations of memory technology. Review all types of literature to identify potential intellectual properties (IP) and file disclosures

  • Use data analysis, and/or machine learning to identify root cause solutions by correlating device failure with process conditions. Data may include critical dimensions, registration, cross sections, etc

  • Document and communicate plans, status, and results of projects in written reports and presentations



  • Strong aptitude for research and development, and ability to build manufacturing-friendly technologies 

  • Understanding of optics including the principles and application of immersion lithography, polarized illumination, and low k1 imaging 

  • Data science and programming experience/coursework are strongly preferred

  • Knowledge or Experience with chemical process specific to lithography, including materials for 365, 248, and 193nm lithography 

  • Knowledge or Experience with photolithography modeling and simulation software is a plus 

  • Understanding of material properties and characterization techniques of lithography 

  • Ability to work well with others in a highly collaborative environment, as well as independently, with a strong sense of ownership 

  • Excellent analytical skills and strong communication skills (written, verbal and presentation) 



M. S. or Ph. D. in a semiconductor-related field, such as physics, chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science and engineering, optics, electrical or electronics engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, or related field. 


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 demonstrate the value of data to unlock financial insights, accelerate scientific breakthroughs and enhance communication around the world. 


Micron Benefits 

Employee Rewards Program, Healthcare, Paid time off (Combined Sick and Vacation Time), Retirement savings plans, Paid maternity/paternity leave, Employee Assistance Program, Professional development training, Workplace wellness programs, Micron Health Clinic (Boise only), Fitness Center / Activity rooms (Boise only), Tuition Reimbursement, Micron Corporate Discounts, Casual Dress attire. 



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.

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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