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Role Description

Nova Ltd. is a leading innovator and key provider of metrology solutions for advanced process control used in semiconductor manufacturing. Our products are used in-line by leading chip foundries as well as original equipment manufacturers. Nova’s technology serves critical sectors of patterning, thin film deposition, CMP and diffusion in leading logic and memory fabs worldwide.

The Material Metrology Division (MMD) at Nova, based in Fremont CA, is looking for a highly technical, independent, and self-motivated individual to join the Applications team to support our rapid growth in the semiconductor materials metrology. The Applications Engineer will reside in Portland OR, but will report directly to the Applications Manager at MMD HQ in Fremont CA.

The Applications Engineer is someone who will help develop, sustain, and proliferate applications using Nova’s VERAFLEX metrology systems. He/She will engage with Nova customers to develop high-value and innovative solutions to solve metrology challenges in high-volume manufacturing (HVM) fab environment. 


About us:

  • Nova provides insights into process control in the world’s most technologically advanced industry. We employ physics, mathematics, algorithms, software and hardware expertise to redefine the limits of what is possible in semiconductor manufacturing.
  • We invite you to join our dreamers and winners and brilliant high- aimers who see impossible as the starting point to exciting challenges, and work together in multidisciplinary global teams to find answers.
  • We dive deep to extract unique insights and provide our customers and partners with crucial decision-making data. Each and every one of us helps redefine what people can achieve through technology.


Why Nova:

  • Certified Best Places to Work from "Great Places to Work" in 2022 & 2023 (Rated by our employees) Top 30 in our industry category 
  • Doubled in revenue from 2020 to 2022
  • Customer focus: We value building strong relationships. You'll be the face of Nova, working closely with customers to understand their needs.
  • Continuous learning: We're passionate about growth. You'll gain in-depth knowledge of cutting-edge metrology tools, participate in industry trainings, and receive ongoing mentorship from experienced engineers. 

Responsibilities


  • Be a customer centric applications and product expert
  • Promote best known methods for Nova’s metrology solutions
  • Seek out opportunities to proliferate Nova’s in-line XPS/XRF solutions
  • Perform strategic customer demonstrations of Nova solutions
  • Support development of new application features and assist in their market penetration
  • Manage customer requests and requirements in a timely and professional manner
  • Train and update field applications engineers
  • Support installation, maintenance and sustaining of Nova’s products
  • Assist end-users and Nova service engineers in troubleshooting Nova products in the field
  • Work with customer on joint publications and technical reports
  • Be able to travel up to 25%, both domestic and international

Requirements


  • Degrees in Engineering, Physics, Material Science or relevant fields. Graduate degree preferred.
  • At least 3-year experience in the semiconductor industry.
  • Key areas of expertise include XPS/XRF, metrology, and semiconductor processing
  • Hands-on fab experience and strong background in semiconductor manufacturing processes (lithography, CMP, deposition, wet and dry etch) and/or metrology techniques (XPS, XRF, SIMS, optical) preferred
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills and be able to work independently
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills along with strong leadership skills are required
  • Good work ethics with the highest degree of integrity and dignity
  • Must be fluent in English language, both writing and verbal communications
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