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Semiconductor Process Integration and Modeling Engineer – Taiwan

Semiconductor Process Integration and Modeling Engineer – Taiwan

We are seeking a BS/MS/PhD-level engineer who has experience and expertise in semiconductor process integration and fabrication.  You will work with leading semiconductor companies in Taiwan to implement our virtual fabrication solution for their most advanced development programs, including 14nm CMOS technology and beyond! You will collaborate with Coventor’s CTO and highly skilled software development team to create integration and modeling solutions for industry-critical manufacturing challenges. Our tight-knit team of creative engineers is critical in leading customers into the methodology of virtual fabrication.

This is a hands-on engineering position, requiring proficiency in semiconductor process integration, as well as strong communication and presentation skills.  Your title, level of responsibility, creative freedom and salary will be commensurate with your education and experience.

Education: Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred, in related fields of Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or Applied Physics.

Experience: Semiconductor Technology and Processing education and experience is required.  Relevant employment experience in the semiconductor industry (including co-op or internship) is preferred.

Skills:  Semiconductor Processing, Semiconductor Device Physics (preferred), Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Modeling, Python scripting language, Technical Writing, Communication and Presentation.

Location: This position requires residency in Taiwan with a substantial amount of time at customer sites in Taiwan.

Coventor offers comprehensive benefits. Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to job1822@coventor.com. Please indicate that this Taiwan position is of most interest to you.

Semiconductor Process Integration and Modeling Engineer – Japan

Semiconductor Process Integration and Modeling Engineer – Japan

We are seeking a BS/MS/PhD-level engineer who has experience and expertise in semiconductor process integration and fabrication.  You will work with leading semiconductor companies in Japan to implement our virtual fabrication solution for their most advanced development programs, including 14nm CMOS technology and beyond! You will collaborate with Coventor’s CTO and highly skilled software development team to create integration and modeling solutions for industry-critical manufacturing challenges. Our tight-knit team of creative engineers is critical in leading customers into the methodology of virtual fabrication.

This is a hands-on engineering position, requiring proficiency in semiconductor process integration, as well as strong communication and presentation skills.  Your title, level of responsibility, creative freedom and salary will be commensurate with your education and experience.

Education: Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred, in related fields of Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or Applied Physics.

Experience: Semiconductor Technology and Processing education and experience is required.  Relevant employment experience in the semiconductor industry (including co-op or internship) is preferred.

Skills:  Semiconductor Processing, Semiconductor Device Physics (preferred), Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Modeling, Python scripting language, Technical Writing, Communication and Presentation.

Location: This position requires residency in Japan with a substantial amount of time at customer sites in Japan.

Coventor offers comprehensive benefits. Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to job1822@coventor.com. Please indicate that this Japan position is of most interest to you.

Director, Semiconductor Process Integration and Modeling – Silicon Valley, CA

Director, Semiconductor Process Integration and Modeling – Silicon Valley, CA

We are seeking an MS- or PhD-level engineer who has substantial experience and expertise in semiconductor process integration and fabrication, and exceptional communication and presentation skills. You will work in partnership with Coventor’s CTO to promote acceptance and adoption of our unique virtual fabrication solutions at leading semiconductor companies worldwide. You will engage with industry leaders to solve critical manufacturing challenges for advanced technology nodes, including 14nm CMOS and beyond. You must be willing and able to do hands-on engineering with our software in order to provide effective leadership for our field engineers and valuable input to our software development team. Your compensation will be commensurate with your education and experience.

Education: Master’s degree required, PhD degree preferred, in related fields of Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or Applied Physics.

Experience: You must have at least 8 years of work experience in the semiconductor industry with a focus semiconductor processing and integration.

Skills:  Semiconductor Processing, Semiconductor Device Physics (preferred), Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Modeling, Python scripting language, JMP, Technical Writing, Communication and Presentation.

Location:  This position will ideally have a home base in Silicon Valley, CA, but we will consider other locations for highly qualified candidates. A substantial amount of customer-facing travel and time at customer sites in the US West and Asia is expected.

Coventor offers comprehensive benefits and is an EEO/AA Employer. You must be a current legal resident of the U.S. or have a valid U.S. visa to apply for this position. Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to job1822@coventor.com. Please indicate that this California-based Director position is of most interest to you.

Coventor Panel at IEDM Digs into Variation Issues

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by Tom Simon

Coventor Panel at IEDM Digs into Variation Issues
Recently I attended a panel discussion on variability in semiconductor fabrication hosted by Coventor in conjunction with the IEEE IEDM conference in San Francisco. The IEEE bills the conference as “the world’s pre-eminent forum for reporting technological breakthroughs in the areas of semiconductor and electronic device technology, design, manufacturing, physics, and modeling.” It’s easy to see how this discussion was relevant to the conference focus. SemiWiki’s own Dan Nenni was the panel moderator.
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3D Geometry Software Engineer – Villebon sur Yvette, France

We are seeking a 3D geometry specialist, with a PhD or ”Master” in 3D mesh generation, voxel modeling, visualization, or other similar geometry algorithms. Our voxel-based 3D modeling engine creates highly accurate, topologically complex models of nanometer-scale semiconductor devices. You will participate in researching, evaluating and implementing new algorithms for generation of surface and volume meshes from our voxel models. This is a perfect role for candidates who are interested in 3D algorithms, and in software engineering in a commercial environment. You will work closely with the Coventor semiconductor process technology team to understand the technical requirements of our partners and customers, and your work will enable Coventor, and our customers, to interface with third-party software tools and partner companies.

This is a hands-on software engineering position focused on C++ software development. You will have the chance to work on a young, innovative product and to work closely with a collaborative, skilled team in both Europe and the USA.

Responsibilities include:

  • Participate in researching new 3D geometry algorithms for surface and/or volume mesh generation, mesh simplification, correction of self-intersections, etc.
  • Implement mesh generation algorithms in production, commercial C++ code
  • Implement model export features to convert voxel models and/or meshes to various third-party file formats
  • Unit testing and bug fixing
  • Collaborate with our applications team to understand customer requests and troubleshoot customer problems
  • Provide input to and review documentation, tutorials, and user training materials.

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD or “Master” in computer science related to 3D geometry, or equivalent work experience
  • Expertise in 3D geometry algorithms such as mesh generation, conformal mapping, voxel modeling, or 3D visualization
  • Good fundamental 3D math skills, including vector math, matrix math, and transformation
  • Strong knowledge of the C++ programming language
  • Aptitude for object oriented design
  • Ability to clearly communicate technical concepts
  • Must be able to read and understand technical articles and documentation written in English

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Any professional software development experience is a plus, preferably developing a 3D modeling software product
  • Knowledge of semiconductor process technology, or any software related to semiconductor design or manufacturing
  • Experience with common C++ techniques such as boost, STL, C++11, template programming, etc.
  • Python coding skills

Salary, job title and responsibilities will be commensurate with experience. This opening is in Villebon sur Yvette (91), close to Paris, France. If you are interested in this opportunity and you are authorized to work in France, e-mail your resume in English to job1834@coventor.com

Senior C++ Software Engineer – Waltham, MA

Senior C++ Software Engineer – Waltham, MA

Do you have a passion for crafting elegant solutions to programming challenges? Do you enjoy software design, architecture and working with other engineers? If so, Coventor needs your contributions to our 3D modeling and visualization application. You will join a truly collaborative, highly skilled development team and will contribute to both design and implementation. Our semiconductor process modeling software is revolutionizing the way that leading chip manufacturers around the world develop advanced fabrication processes. In contrast to working in large organizations, your contributions will make a difference; your tasks will cover a broad scope and will be crucial to the success of our product.

Responsibilities include:

  • Participate in ground-up re-engineering of our application with a new modular, extensible C++ object-oriented architecture
  • Work with and improve on our generic C++ template-based application framework
  • Implement new software features in C++ and/or Python, including unit testing
  • Participate in our Agile software development process
  • Possibility to contribute to 3D visualization, modeling algorithms, and many other software areas appropriate to your talents and goals

Required Qualifications:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science or a related discipline
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a professional software development environment
  • Strong C++ coding skills, including a working knowledge of the STL
  • Aptitude for object oriented design
  • Experience implementing user interfaces with Qt, GTK+, wxWidgets or similar cross-platform frameworks
  • Willingness to collaborate, contribute to, and learn from a team
  • Ability to learn new technologies and solve problems effectively

Experience in the following areas would be a bonus:

  • Expert level knowledge of Linux is a strong plus
  • Commercial software development experience with Python
  • Application development in scientific simulation or visualization
  • Experience in distributed computing
  • Experience developing cloud-based software applications
  • Experience with OpenGL and/or 3D visualization

This regular, full-time position is located in Waltham, MA. Coventor offers comprehensive benefits and is an EEO/AA Employer. You must be a current legal resident of the U.S. or have a valid U.S. visa to apply for this position. Please e-mail your resume to job1836@coventor.com.

Quality Assurance Engineer – Waltham, MA

Quality Assurance Engineer for 3D Modeling Software – Waltham, MA

Do you enjoy figuring out how to build things in 3D? Do you enjoy exploring software? Are you a detail-oriented engineer who thinks critically and systematically? We are seeking a BS/MS-level engineer with  a strong interest in 3D modeling and simulation to perform quality assurance on our software for modeling the fabrication of advanced semiconductors. You will be embedded in a truly collaborative software development team that is following the Scrum agile development process. Through daily engagement with the developers, you will play a critical role in helping us deliver quality software for both the Windows and Linux platforms. Your title, and salary will be commensurate with your education and experience.

Responsibilities

  • Understand the functionality of our semiconductor virtual fabrication environment
  • Actively participate in our Scrum-based agile development process
  • Develop verification test cases for automated and manual test suites
  • Document verification tests for internal and external readers
  • Submit defect reports and enhancement requests
  • Collaborate with software developers to isolate defects
  • Participate in planning and status meetings with the software development team
  • Interact with the applications support team to define realistic test cases
  • Create examples and draft documentation for use in product documentation and marketing collateral

Required Qualifications

  • BS or MS in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline
  • Substantial experience as a user or tester of 3D software such as CAD, CAE or TCAD tools
  • Detail oriented individual who enjoys systematically exploring software
  • Team oriented personality with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent English communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Proficiency with Windows and/or Linux operating systems

Preferred Qualifications

  • Work experience in software quality assurance
  • Semiconductor technology and processing education and experience
  • Scripting skills in Python, MATLAB, or similar scripting language

This regular, full-time position is located in our office in Waltham, MA. Coventor offers comprehensive benefits and is an EEO/AA Employer. You must be a current legal resident of the U.S. or have a valid U.S. visa to apply for this position. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to job1833@coventor.com

Variation at IEDM

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by Paul McLellan

Variation at IEDM

IEDM (technically the International Electron Devices Meeting although I’ve never heard anyone use the full name) is in a couple of weeks time, in San Francisco. It is December 15-17th at the Hilton Union Square (which is not actually at Union Square but nearby at 333 O’Farrell Street).

For the last few years on the Tuesday evening Coventor have sponsored an event (with appetizers and drinks). Last year it was all about collaboration. This year the topic is variation, Survivor, Variation in the 3D Era. It is at the Hotel Nikko from 5.30pm to 8.30pm on Tuesday December 16th in the Carmel Room. Hotel Nikko is 222 Mason Street just around the corner from the Hilton.

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