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Senior Probe Card Architect

Company: FormFactor, Inc.
Location: Beaverton
Posted on: May 16, 2020

Job Description:

SENIOR PROBE CARD ARCHITECT
FormFactor Inc.
Beaverton, OR
We live in a mobile driven world where technology is constantly improving. Semiconductor manufacturers need a partner as they pioneer and drive the most advanced integrated circuits (ICs) ever made. FormFactor is the world s leading supplier of probe cards used to test the ICs that power the majority of smart phones and tablets on the planet, as well as electronic systems used in computing, consumer, automotive and other applications. We are a big company with a small time feel. Working at FormFactor gives you the opportunity to work with cutting edge technology, have a direct influence on next generation products hitting the market and drive the overall growth and development of the semiconductor industry.

We are a fast-paced, growing company where each employee contributes to our culture of integrity, innovation, and teamwork. We are looking for enthusiastic, talented individuals who can thrive in a changing and challenging environment.
FORMFACTOR IS LOOKING FOR INNOVATIVE AND PASSIONATE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO LEAD IN TODAY S MOBILE REVOLUTION.

PURPOSE
The Senior Probe Card Architect will be responsible for the definition and creation of new architectures to enable test products in the SOC industry around emerging market requirements (Si Integration, Advanced Packaging, etc) and continuous technical roadmap trends (pitch, CCC, lifetime, cost, etc). This will require identifying industry trends and customer use cases in these markets, as well as collaboration with customers on new products and platforms. Additionally, this role will also be responsible for definition of components and sub-systems, assignment of purchased and in-sourced components, system and component design and simulation, device & instrumentation programming, hands-on characterization in a lab environment, and customer system validation. Member of a cross-organizational technical team giving probecard architecture and product roadmap & strategy input to the Executive level.

* Invent new probes & probecard architectures (including design, simulation, manufacture, characterization, etc)

* Create new products and mfg processes to support novel probes & architectures

* Collaborate with manufacturing to build prototypes and early product pilots

* Plan and execute system validation in customer environment

* Define components and sub-systems and integration into overall system

* Create world-class methods & analysis, role model tech structured problem solving and troubleshooting

* Lead interdisciplinary development teams

* Hands-on characterization and direct design/analysis/characterization/validation

* Proven track record of delivering products to market from initial market requirements to high volume manufacturing

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

* Support the development of appropriate system/package architectures to meet new product requirements, including mechanical/electrical/thermal parameters

* Perform detailed mechanical/electrical/thermal analysis on advanced probe cards and assemblies (PCB s, substrates, probes, etc)

* Create and proliferate advanced mechanical/electrical/thermal analysis procedures

* Design and test components, products, and systems

* Model and optimize structures using various mechanical/electrical/thermal modeling tools

* Perform system simulations to confirm performance meets specification

* Evaluate and select components to meet performance objectives

* Develop design best practices for the R&D team to produce specification compliant designs

* Work with test engineers to develop system test strategies and plans

* Perform lab testing of systems to validate models, uncover and debug problems

* Develop the necessary engineering documentation to support the designs

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED

* BS or MS in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, Physics, or equivalent. PhD is an advantage.

* 15+ years of delivering mechanical engineering concepts to market, including machine design, drafting, finite element analysis, and heat transfer.

* 10+ years of experience with precision mechanical systems such as MEMS, microfluidics, or optical systems with sub-micron level tolerances and Multiphysics interactions.

* 8+ years of experience in mechanical/electrical/thermal modeling/simulation of probes and probe cards

* 5+ years of experience with hardware design

* Working knowledge of SMT, PCB, Packaging, semiconductor manufacturing and assembly processes, thick/thin-film processing, failure analysis equipment and techniques

* Experience with programming tools such as: C, Visual Basic, etc

* Experience interpreting industry-standard specifications

* Very Strong advanced mathematical skills, including statistics and multi-variable analysis with tools such as JMP, Monte Carlo, etc

* Advanced knowledge and extended experience of Design of Experiments

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills

* Ability to influence others through leadership and technical expertise

FormFactor is committed to providing a work environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and are committed to compliance with all Federal, State, and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, sex (including breastfeeding and related conditions), gender (including gender identity and gender expression), national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, registered domestic partner status, medical condition, military or veteran status, genetic characteristics or information, or any other legally protected characteristic. These protections extend to all employment and management decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations, and all other terms and conditions of employment..

Cascade Microtech is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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