Position: Equipment Hardware Engineer
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Our computational challenges are so big, complex and unique we can’t just purchase off-the-shelf hardware, we’ve got to make it ourselves. Your team designs and builds the hardware, software and networking technologies that power all of Google’s services. As a Micro-fabrication Equipment Engineer, you design and build the systems that are the heart of the world’s largest and most powerful computing infrastructure. You develop from the lowest levels of circuit design to large system design and see those systems all the way through to high volume manufacturing. Your work has the potential to shape the machinery that goes into our cutting-edge data centers affecting millions of Google users.
The Google Quantum Hardware team is building a quantum computer using superconducting integrated circuits, and you will have the opportunity to work hands-on with an entirely new paradigm of computing as it advances from fundamental physics to industrial applications. These devices are extremely sensitive to materials properties, and improving device performance requires creative fabrication techniques.
You have significant semiconductor equipment experience, including procurement, upgrading, and maintaining equipment for prototype fabrication techniques as well as operating, qualifying, and stabilizing existing process equipment. You will collaborate with fellow team members, manage outside vendors, and are comfortable working independently. This role is crucial to our success as we continue to improve the performance and reliability of our devices.
Procure new semiconductor equipment to meet the needs of the Micro-fabrication Process team.
Help scope, find, evaluate, purchase, and characterize process equipment appropriate for R&D and manufacturing of company products.
Oversee installation, modification, upgrade, and maintenance for existing equipment. Coordinate and manage vendors.
Working at multiple locations, including a multi-user research facility.
Study equipment performance and reliability in support of the Micro-fabrication Process team needs. Define, document, and perform preventative maintenance.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience.
4 years of experience with semiconductor micro-fabrication equipment in a clean-room that supports R&D and production.
Experience with semiconductor equipment, including lithography, deposition, etch, and characterization tools.
Experience with process monitoring/specifications, CAD software, wafer level or flip-chip packaging, facilities installation, and/or tool operations training.
Master’s degree in Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Physics, or related technical field.
Experience with SPC, DOE, Six Sigma, clean room protocols, working in multiuser cleanroom environment, and hands on machining.
Familiarity with process development, characterization, and troubleshooting as it relates to equipment performance.
Excellent communication skills with the ability to present facts clearly and concisely to staff members at all levels and backgrounds.