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Design Engineer


Role Description

NOVA’s Advanced Technology development group is looking for a highly motivated individual to work on semiconductor metrology systems for next-generation technology nodes involving electron beam and x-ray technologies.

The candidate will work with experienced scientists and engineers to conduct feasibility investigations of new challenging technologies to provide valuable guidance for NOVA’s roadmap in metrology systems. The candidate will, in conjunction with lead scientists, develop design requirements for experimental test bench experiments, design, build and work on them to develop and characterize electron beam and X-ray sources.

Our ideal candidate would be a highly motivated individual willing to work with scientists and engineers to help design and build experimental test beds. The candidate must have high proficiency in hands-on and demonstrate the ability to build UHV vacuum systems and be capable to learn how to integrate high-end metrology equipment such as stages, gauges, cameras, lasers, detectors, and electron beam analysis equipment, etc. The candidate must be good at troubleshooting and have a good hands-on capability.

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:

  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 


  • Develop with scientist in charge complex design requirements for test benches
  • Design (or help design), assembly and characterize UHV systems
  • Design, alignment, and test of complex optical systems
  • Incorporate data acquisition and instrument control for complex diagnostic systems
  • Build and run and maintain experimental benches, prototypes, and beta systems
  • Incorporate metrology equipment (cameras, detectors, etc..) and vacuum hardware
  • Vacuum Testing & Characterization
  • Executing experimental projects                   
  • Resolve technical problems in the development, manufacturing, and maintenance of research Hardware/Equipment
  • Integrate computer systems with experimental and metrology apparatus
  • Data collection
  • Capable of taking on assignments with high complexity and finding effective and creative solutions
  • Willing to expand on technical skills and knowledge


  • BS or MS of , EE, or physics BA is acceptable *Mechanical Engineer*
  • Capable of taking on assignments with high complexity and finding effective and creative solutions with minimum supervision
  • Prior UHV vacuum system experience *Semiconductor is highly preferred, Solar cells, Semiconductor life but in different industry*
  • Experience with electron emitter design and testing
  • Prior experience working with lasers and laser alignment desired but not required.
  • Good hands-on skills for testing, characterization and mechanical
  • Willing to expand on technical skills and knowledge
  • Minimum 3 years of experience

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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