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Product Line Development Director


Role Description

Nova is a leading innovator and key provider of dimensional and materials metrology solutions for advanced process control used in semiconductor manufacturing. Nova provides its customers with the vital process insight and clarity needed to produce cutting-edge semiconductor devices for the most advanced markets. 

Nova is a pioneer in industrializing x-ray and optical technologies for semiconductor inline process control, enabling advanced measuring of both dimensions and material properties throughout the chip fabrication lifecycle. Nova’s holistic metrology approach combines robust high-precision hardware with the finest software modeling which interlaces machine learning and big data within integrated and stand-alone configurations. Our unique portfolio enables semiconductor manufacturers to gain deeper insight throughout the fabrication process while increasing yields and shortening time to market. 

Why Nova:

  1. Fortune magazine chose Nova as one of the fastest growing companies in the world in 2019 and 2020
  2. Great Place to Work-Certified™ 2022
  3. Opportunity to collaborate with the best in this field, our 1000+ employees love coming to work every day in our 12 offices across the globe and share their passion for technology and innovation 


This role reports to the VP of Engineering at NOVA MMD division and oversees all Engineering aspects of the Product Line development. This includes Continuous Improvement programs, next generation architecture definition and planning, resource management and technical communication with customers. This person is the direct interface from Engineering to Marketing - both Product Management and Applications – Manufacturing, Sales and Service. The core System Engineers on this product will report directly to the this position. Additional roles and responsibilities are:

  • Technical interface to both internal and external customers
  • Along with a dedicated Project Manager, coordinates and leads all resources assigned to projects on this Product Line
  • Provides technical information to Marketing and Product Management and visits customers in technical meetings
  • Engineering member of the product PLC Team
  • Responsible for the complete release documentation of the product to Manufacturing and Service
  • Will thoroughly understands the architecture of the tool, provide scientific and technical guidance to the development team
  • Familiar with the application space of the instrument, can propose/develop new operating modes to explore novel material and layers
  • Interfaced with Advanced R&D group to define the product development roadmap


  • Technical experience of 10+ years in product development
  • Be able to balance independent work, accountability, and ownership of complex projects with teamwork, collaboration, and sense of joint purpose
  • Demanding for high quality work product with focus on the team’s needs at hand and understanding of timeline, budget, scope and other practical constraints
  • Highly skilled in general scientific thinking and approach to problem solving but uses his/her intuition and experience to the fill gaps in the information space
  • Has consistent, logical, and analytical approach to solving problems with good reasoning skills
  • Good organizational, interpersonal and project management skills (leading teams and coordinating projects)
  • Hands on experience working with hardware components, basic electronics modules, and diagnostics instrumentation is a must
  • Knowledge of clean vacuum systems (1e-7 torr) and vacuum-related design is a must
  • Degree in or demonstrated knowledge of hard science and/or an Engineering discipline is required
  • Prior knowledge of Semiconductor Capital market and exposure to customers in that marketplace is a strong plus

We’re committed to building a diverse organization with a unique sense of belonging.

We strive to expand our multidisciplinary platform with diverse talents and inspire the various segments of society.

Our organization fosters an inclusive, open-minded, and accepting environment.

We respect all individuals and ensure everyone is seen, heard, valued, and respected.

At Nova, we believe in diversity.

We are committed to provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals.

Qualified applicants will be considered for open positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status.

We are committed to creating a workforce that reflects society through inclusive programs and initiatives such as equal pay, employee resource groups, accommodated facilities, and more.

Nova welcomes all dimensions of diversity!

If you need assistance due to a disability, you may contact us at Talents@novami.com

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