Optics Team Leader

Optics Team Leader

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Role Description

The optics group at Nova is looking for a team leader to take responsibility for the optics team’s diverse development activities related to high-end, multi-disciplinary optical metrology tools

  • Nova provides insights into process control in the world’s most technologically advanced industry. We employ physics, math, algorithms, software and hardware expertise to redefine the limits of possible in semiconductors’ manufacturing.
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You’ll be joining the Optics group: 

  • The optics group is responsible for the whole optical path of the Nova tools starting from the light sources, through core optical components, and to the sensors
  • The optical path of Nova tools consists of diverse high-end elements from different optics branches providing state of the art performance at the system level
  • Group members are involved in diverse development phases starting from initial research and characterization, through concept design and feasibility study to the final design and qualification
  • All team members operate in a multi-tasking environment, leading in parallel various research, design, and engineering activities

What will you do as an optics team leader?

  • Lead, supervise and take part in optics team research, designs, deliveries, and support
  • Take the role of technical authority for the team’s activities, among them:
  • Developing physical models 
  • Conducting optical system design
  • Performing simulations and analyses of tool-related physical effects
  • Conducting lab tests for feasibility studies, root cause analysis, and design qualifications 
  • Full responsibility for the light sources, optical fibers, optical modules, and sensors
  • Managing vendors and controlling their activities
  • Establish strong interfaces with surrounding HW and system teams to ensure aligned delivery of combined optomechanical and electro-optical modules
  • Take an active role in the development process, representing optics team perspective: concept and feasibility studies, specifications definition, design reviews, and test reviews
  • On the team’s deliverables documentation required to support transfer to production and service processes (operational descriptions and diagrams, alignment and test procedures, troubleshooting guides)
  • Take responsibility for the continuous progression of the team members' proficiency by personal coaching and the development of external training plans.
  • MSc or Ph.D. in Physics or Optical Engineering
  • At least 4 years of practical hands-on experience in the development and characterization of complex systems including light sources, imaging and illumination systems, sensors
  • Experience in design and implementation of the lab setups for measuring optical effects and performance
  • Leading projects of design and manufacturing for complex optical/electro-optical modules
  • Experience with technical vendor management
  • 2+ years as team leader - advantage
  • Proficiency with MATLAB and/or Python (Python preferred)
  • Knowledge of optical design software (Zemax, CodeV)
  • Experience in equipment for the semiconductor industry – advantage

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