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Engineer I - GaN Semiconductor Epitaxy

Malibu, CA, USA Req #10
Monday, July 15, 2019
EDUCATION DESIRED: B. Sc. or M. Sc in Science or Engineering

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Become a member of a team that produces world's fastest GaN transistors and MMICs. Operate Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) and/or Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) systems that are used for deposition of world's fastest GaN transistors. Perform epitaxial layer characterization, perform epi-associated wafer fabrication functions, and develop new epi recipes. Perform day to day operation of epitaxy systems, deposition of experimental epitaxial layers under guidance of team of world leading experts in GaN HEMT technology, regular maintenance of the epitaxy systems and supporting equipment (Rouging Pumps, Cryo pumps, Turbo pumps), substrate preparation for epi growth, characterization of GaN HEMT epi-layers, and generation of GaN epi wafer trend charts.

The job requires identifying and solving complex GaN MBE- and MOCVD- related problems and generation of key technical reports and employment of analytical methods to solve technical problems. Growth opportunities will include development of techniques and processes to improve quality and reproducibility of epitaxial materials to support future production activities, development and fabrication of test structures to characterize epi, development of new epi metrology techniques and cross-correlation of MMIC device performance with epi characteristics, etc, supporting both mature and research-level device technologies.

EXPERIENCE DESIRED: This is an entry level position. Candidates with relevant experience will be given higher consideration.

KNOWLEDGE DESIRED: Basic familiarity with semiconductor materials engineering and characterization techniques is desired. Familiarity with epi growth tools such as MOCVD and MBE is a plus; familiarity with ultra-high vacuum (UHV) hardware and good UHV practices is a plus.

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Candidate must be able to work in clean room environment and must be physically fit to perform listed job functions.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status required.
This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a "U.S. Person" as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. "U.S. Person" includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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  • Pay Type Salary
  • Malibu, CA, USA