Senior Photolithography Engineer

Job Description
About the role:

We are seeking an outstanding Senior Photolithography Engineer to join our Consumable Products Development (CPD) Group at 10x Genomics. This is a key position for the commercialization of consumable products associated with Next Generation Sequencing chemistries. As part of the Manufacturing Systems Engineering group, the candidate will be responsible for sourcing, commissioning and implementing photolithographic equipment solutions to enable 10x manufacturing of complex consumables. This is a position that will work closely with Process Development, QC, Manufacturing, and R&D to assure that 10x implements world class solutions for new consumables.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track-record in developing high yield and robust photolithography solutions in the semiconductor, MEMS and/or biotechnology field. This person should have hands-on experience commissioning semiconductor tools: steppers, mask aligners, photoresist and developer track systems, as well as deep understanding of the integration of these tools and the processes running on them. The candidate should have varied experience with optimizing equipment and processes with respect to photoresist application, exposure and development conditions. In addition, the candidate should be comfortable with custom designed wafer processing tools and automation.


What you will be doing:

Tool owner for photolithography line, including ASML stepper, TEL track and photoresist stripping systems
Be a resident expert in photolithography processes at 10x providing guidance on process and equipment optimization and best known methods for operations and maintenance
Maintain all photolithography equipment including PM service scheduling with equipment vendors
Troubleshoot photolithography equipment process control issues
Perform failure analysis on photolithography equipment and processes issues and drive to root cause and corrective actions
Develop strategies and processes to maximize photolithography line equipment throughput and uptime
Improve equipment robustness with solutions for equipment related yield issues
Develop and optimize all stepper, track, and lift off recipes
Work with foundry partners to scale supply of high quality consumables
Work closely with R&D and Process Engineers to meet all 10x product requirements
Work with MES systems integration
Assist with integration of internally developed systems and QC methods
Provide expertise and training to process technicians and operators


Minimum Requirements:

BS., M.S PHD in Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial Engineering or related field with a minimum of 10 years post-graduate, industrial experience
Experience with commissioning and qualifying photolithography systems – specifically steppers, photoresist and developer wafer tracks
Comfortable with non-standard photoresist processing, outside of typical semicondtucto processing
Experience with metrology instrumentation – Microscope, SEM, Optical profilometry
Hands on experience with photolithography equipment maintenance and process troubleshooting
Experience with photoresist process optimization
Hands-on experience with overlay and CDSEM metrology
Experience working with MES systems
Ability to work collaboratively with coworkers from engineering, chemistry, and biology backgrounds
Strong written and oral communication skills
Ability to perform under pressure and adapt to changes (e.g., priorities and timelines)
Desire to build game-changing technologies and impact the world of life science research

Preferred Skills & Experience

Statistical Analysis and Process Control Methods – JMP or minitab
Experience with photolithography stepper ASML and Canon systems
Experience SECS/GEM communication protocol
Experience with setting up and running Design of Experiments (DOE)
Experience with novel resist systems, beyond novolac resin. Polyimide, PMMA, and dry film resists
Desire to be part of a rapidly evolving organization, with compelling technology, and taking products and processes to the next level.


About 10x Genomics

At 10x Genomics, accelerating our understanding of biology is more than a mission for us. It is a commitment. This is the century of biology, and the breakthroughs we make now have the potential to change the world.

We enable scientists to advance their research, allowing them to address scientific questions they did not even know they could ask. Our tools have enabled fundamental discoveries across biology including cancer, immunology, and neuroscience.

Our teams are empowered and encouraged to follow their passions, pursue new ideas, and perform at their best in an inclusive and dynamic environment. We know that behind every scientific breakthrough, there is a deep infrastructure of talented people driving the life sciences industry and making it possible for scientists and clinicians to make new strides. We are dedicated to finding the very best person for every aspect of our work because the innovations and discoveries that we enable together will lead to better technologies, better treatments, and a better future. Find out how you can make a 10x difference.

Individuals seeking employment at 10x Genomics are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

10x does not accept unsolicited applicants submitted by third-party recruiters or agencies. Any resume or application submitted to 10x without a vendor agreement in place will be considered unsolicited and property of 10x, and 10x will not pay a placement fee.

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