Senior Process Engineer - MEMS / Micro-Optics Device Fabrication


Working closely with Design Engineering and Manufacturing, the individual filling this role will join the team responsible for developing and supporting fabrication processes for our proprietary MEMS tunable optical devices and micro-optics. The scope of responsibility centers on device fabrication (MEMs or semiconductor processing) and characterization (understanding metrology and testing) along with data tracking & analysis to support our advanced MEMS-based tunable laser development and transfer to manufacturing.

The position is hands-on and requires a high degree of cross-functional collaboration and teamwork both as a project lead as well as an individual contributor.


  • Support and develop wafer fabrication processes for MEMs and Micro-optics

  • Implement, document and maintain in-process routings, work instructions, tests & specifications.

  • Analyze correlations between processes (metrology data, process conditions and/or process variation) and performance (functional testing) throughout the entire value stream.

  • Track variation and process capability throughout the value stream, identify and prioritize continuous improvement initiatives.

  • Design and coordinate experiments for specification generation / revision and modeling compliance (specification flow-down analysis).

  • Review new specifications and analyze requirements against existing capabilities to estimate costs and yields for new products and applications.


  • BS, MS or PhD in Electrical Engineering or a related engineering discipline.

  • 2-3 years minimum industry experience with Si wafer fabrication processes; MEMS device fabrication highly desired.

  • Strong working knowledge of optics, optical MEMS devices or optoelectronic device processing.

  • DOE or statistical process characterization experience a plus.

  • Experience with electro-optical testing, data access and manipulation tools.

  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.