Applied Materials Software Engineer in Gloucester, Massachusetts
Applied Materials – Varian Semiconductor Equipment
Software Support / Quality Assurance Engineering Position
Degree Preference: Computer Science
Varian Semiconductor Equipment is a division of Applied Materials. We specialize in ion implanters, a type of machine that is used as part of the chip manufacturing process. Ion implanters are large, complex machines that consist of a particle accelerator combined with a high speed robotic motion system. The machines we make enable the technology we use.
The Engineering organization at Applied Materials - VSE consists of engineers of varying backgrounds: mechanical, industrial, chemical, software and electrical engineering along with physicists, material scientists and computer science. In order to deliver the product our customers expect the team focuses on design integrity, research & development, supplier & product quality, installed system validation, and new product introduction standards. As a member of the engineering team, you will work closely with Applied Materials - VSE's manufacturing, quality, supply chain and R&D departments to ensure a world class product.
Team member for the Applied Materials – Software Support and Software Quality Assurance Department
Troubleshoots a variety of difficult software problems and interface with engineering teams to improve product quality.
Performs customer specific software testing and analysis on bugs and enhancements.
Field & Floor SW Support
Troubleshoot, diagnose, and resolve system/software issues and field escalations
Interface with customers, field/product support engineers
SW installs, upgrades, configuration management
SW Release regression testing
Perform software testing – code reviews, simulator testing, machine testing
Document and track test deficiencies – verify code fixes
Maintain test plans
Review customer FA specifications – new tool purchase
Troubleshoot & test Factory Automation Software – verify meets customer & SEMI specs
Control System Upgrade Support
Control system qualification for computer obsolescence
Test stand (computer) setup, imaging and support
SW License generation
Develop & publish training material for the Applied Materials – VSE engineering community
Good communication skills … very responsive
Strong computer, software troubleshooting skills
Strong experience installing, configuring, imaging and testing computer systems & software
Creative, innovative with resolving issues … thinks outside the box
Enthusiasm with what he/she wants to learn and do (Science & Engineering passion)
Self-initiator, willing to seek answers and find paths to resources and solutions.
Ability to take direction and to collaborate within and across functional organizations (Team Player).
Implanter experience a plus
Resources Provided to Support Student:
Company training – safety, ion implantation, design BKMs
Engineering Mentor or Lead
Laptop & phone
Applied Materials – Varian Semiconductor Equipment
Proven Market Leadership
Applied Materials – Varian Semiconductor Equipment designs, manufactures, and services semiconductor processing equipment used in the fabrication of integrated circuits. We are dedicated to meeting the exacting demands of IC production and satisfying the ion implantation needs of IC manufacturers worldwide. With over 3,300 state of the art high current, medium current, and high energy implanters installed throughout the world, Varian Semiconductor systems implant more than 5 million wafers each and every day -- more than all of our competitors combined.
Proven Customer Satisfaction Leadership
Varian Semiconductor provides customers with world-class support, training, after-market products and services that ensure higher utilization and productivity, reduced operating costs, and extended capital productivity of their investment. Varian Semiconductor is ISO 9001:2000 certified. We have celebrated nine years on the prestigious VLSI Research Inc 10 BEST list, having won first place for eight of the last nine years.
Proven Technology Leadership
Varian Semiconductor is focused on customers and their unrelenting drive for improving cost of ownership. We are the leaders in technology development, productivity optimization, and production support -- the three areas that matter most to IC manufacturers. Recently, we have introduced the next generation VIISta™ product line. This leading-edge technology leverages the single wafer processing pioneered on the successful E200 and E500 line of medium current implanters, to the entire spectrum of energies and implant applications. Our single wafer VIISta products are highly differentiated by their unique processing capabilities, higher throughput, and improved process yields.
Years of Experience:
2 - 4 Years
Yes, 10% of the Time
Applied Materials is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.
Applied Materials is the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. At Applied Materials, our innovations make possible the technology shaping the future.
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