Photolithography Process Engineer

 ****Recruiters or Agencies will not be considered for this position*** 

Skorpios Technologies, Inc an innovator in composite silicon photonic technology and semiconductor development, is rapidly expanding. We are in search of hard-working, motivated, and innovative engineers to develop leading-edge technology solutions in a challenging and fast-paced environment. BS, MS, and Ph.D. (EE, ME, Physics, Material Science, or related fields) are sought to work on design development and commercialization of integrated nanoscale opto-electronic, and photonic devices and systems. Suitable backgrounds include: Opto-electronic device design, nanophotonics, silicon photonics, III-V materials, laser design, RF-circuits, silicon based circuit design and transistors, and Opto-electronic device packaging. Commercial experience highly preferred.

The Photolithography Process Development Engineer is responsible to help support the development of manufacturable, repeatable, and high yielding processes for state-of-the-art highly specialized devices in the fields of Aerospace, Defense, Bioelectronics, and High-Speed Communications. The Photolithography Process Development Engineer must have a very hands-on mindset and be an excellent communicator. Furthermore the candidate must have an engineering degree (MS or PhD) and a broad knowledge in either Electrical Engineering, Material & Science or Chemistry.  


  •  Works closely with Senior Integration Engineers, Customers, and Other Development Engineers to execute experiments, and adjust or optimize processes during our 24/7 Fab Operation. Partner with Product Engineering and Integration to help ensure effective new products and process introductions as well as consistent device performance and quality. Assist Process Technicians through challenging process steps. Help analyze metrology results and disposition lots based on data and pass/fail criteria. Report results to Integration Engineering Team and Process Development Engineering Team. Provide effective pass-downs to help uninterrupted operation in the photolithography area.
  •  Sustains and improves processes for wafer fabrication. Interface equipment engineering, operation, and management to improve cycle time, tool availability, quality and product yields. Preserve working knowledge of all codes and standards applicable to assigned production equipment. Assure that the manufactured products conform to specifications and application requirements. Communicate with Senior Development Engineering team and Integration teams to resolve deviations or technical issues. Sustain existing processes in the areas of, 193 scanners, i-line steppers, links, coater tracks for both 193 and i-line resists, CDSEM, Overlay, thick resist coats, polyimide coats, stepper jobs creations, inspections, defects control, and environments control.
  •  Create and maintain operating specifications for production processes and equipment. Drive innovation and continuous improvement in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  •  Monitor process health with Statistical Process Control (SPC) and respond to out-of-control event following out-of-control action plans.


Hands-on mindset

Excellent Communication skills


Quick Learner

Strong interpersonal skills





Supervisory Responsibilities


Work Environment

80%+ of work is performed in the Fab, which is a temperature-controlled cleanroom environment that requires the use of a full-body gown, over-boots, over-hood, safety glasses, and other PPE. The use of personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to hazardous materials can be expected. Frequent gowning and de-gowning is required. Frequent interruptions, static noise, and alarms (auditory and flashing lights) can be expected.  

Physical Demands

Frequently in a stationary position, often sitting and/or standing for prolonged periods (3 hours)

Frequently viewing a computer monitor for prolonged periods (3 hours)

Frequently walking around the Fab for prolonged periods (3 hours)

Occasionally required to push and/or pull 50+ lbs objects, such as tool components

Occasionally required to lift 50+ lbs and occasionally carry that amount short distances (# ft)

Occasionally required reach, bend, twist, squat, kneel, and stoop to access and work on tools in the Fab

May often require repetitive motions involving the wrists, hands, and/or fingers

May require different positions and motions in tight and confined spaces

Occasionally required to handle items using small ranges of motion (e.g. fingers and hands) and large ranges of motion (e.g., full-arms and shoulders) for carrying cassettes and lot boxes

Constantly required to wear PPE 

Travel Requirements

Less than 25% anticipated

  • BS, MS, PhD in Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, or other technical discipline
  • 2 - 10+ years of experience in Photolighography
  • Previous fab experience as process sustaining or process development engineer
  • Ability to operate processing tools, write and run recipes, inspect wafers under the microscope, and perform basic characterization related to photolithography processing 
  • Data extraction, analysis, and reporting experience
  • Ability to plan and prioritize activities, perform and monitor multiple overlapping tasks/operations to meet goals and timelines
  •  Processing experience in a fab in the areas of Photolithography using DUV scanners and I-line steppers is a must. 
  •  Processing experience with thick resists and polyimides is a plus.
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