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Product Engineer, Semiconductor Chips

Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Location: South San Francisco
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

When you're part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you'll be supported in achieving your career goals.

Location/Division Specific Information

South San Francisco, CA | Clinical Next Generation Sequencing Division

How will you make an impact?

What will you do?

  • The role will include new product development of bio-sensor products for the Next Gen Sequencing (NGS) market space. Ion Torrent from Thermo Fisher delivers semiconductor products and solutions which enable DNA sequencing, to aid in many of today's health solutions.
  • Typical product engineering tasks such as the development of new products and unique in this role will be an opportunity to work with cross functional teams to build a solution which includes, semiconductor chips, the commercial tools they interact with, and gain an understanding of the chemistry/biology which these products work in - and the effect this can have on healthcare, with you as a product engineer driving the learning.
  • Typical product engineering job duties include project planning, development of DFT, DFM, wafer test, package test, subcon setup, and chip packaging / assembly. The candidate will bring up and verify first silicon, complete characterization and qualification of the NGS product chips - working with the cross functional departments within the company. The candidate will also develop algorithms for both characterization and production test of sensors.

How will you get here?


  • Degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science or related field
  • PhD 0-3 years, MS 3+ years, BS 6+ years of experience


  • Experience preferably in CMOS semiconductor products
  • Ability and focus to work on projects from start to completion for multi-month to 1-2 year projects, with sometimes multiple projects in parallel.
  • Strong problem-solving, experimental, and data analysis skills
  • Experience in Python, Linux, MS Office, Statistical Software (JMP or RS1)
  • Works well with others, especially in multidisciplinary teams
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to present experimental design and results to others in a clear, concise, and accurate way
  • Strong self-motivation with an independent, self-starter mentality

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • A curious mind with the ability to work a problem through to the end.
  • Product engineering experience bringing CMOS Image Sensor, memory or other semiconductor sensor chips from design concept to mass production.
  • Knowledge of CMOS product covering areas of design, DFT, DFM, process, assembly, failure analysis and project planning.
  • Experience in electrical characterization leading to physical failure analysis with ability to guide external teams on most appropriate technique to use for FA.
  • Hands on experience in lab with IC test, silicon debug and characterization.
  • Proficient in Python, working knowledge of commercial ATE, statistical software.
  • Experience creating test plans for wafer and package test, and knowledge of chip assembly.
  • Ability to work with customers to implement root cause corrective actions to the development or manufacturing process.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 extraordinary minds have a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission-enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

Apply today!

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Keywords: Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., South San Francisco , Product Engineer, Semiconductor Chips, Other , South San Francisco, California

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