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BEOL Integration R&D Engineer – Platform & Operations Efficiency Team

Engineering - Leuven | More than two weeks ago

Join the Platform Efficiency Team at imec's R&D headquarters located in the heart of Europe and help strengthen technology and modules across imec’s many programs. The Platform Efficiency Department is part of the Platform & Operations Efficiency Team and is responsible for the integration and project management efforts for both small modules and full flows.

BEOL Integration R&D Engineer – Platform & Operations Efficiency Team

What you will do

  • Work in the Platform Efficiency Department as a BEOL Integration Engineer. 
  • Flow platformization of a wide range of flows.  This activity touches a diverse range of programs, from very advanced CMOS, Si Photonics, 3D integration, and Tech Transfer needs.  Take the basic research flow and status, and drive improvement in consistency, uniformity, and stability.  Apply known techniques or standards from industry to improve the effectiveness of the basic flow, and the stability of the individual and integrated processes. 
  • Module Synergy activity: working on modules which are used across several of the programs at IMEC.  Determine the optimal processes and conditions to provide consistently effective results, utilizing windowing and process margin understanding.   
  • Legacy technology improvement and tech transfer: Support 28nm and 14nm technology flows at IMEC, to strengthen the performance and stability.  Utilize these legacy flows to strengthen the connection between imec and the larger semiconductor industry.  Work with customer collaboration to setup established technology node processes at customer sites, expanding the width of the semiconductor industry.  Be able to explain and discuss process technology with external customers, respond to questions with concise direct answers.  Work to strengthen information needed for technology transfers. 
  • Setting up and carrying out development plans.  This includes defining the design of experiment, defining the in-line characterization strategy, following-up the processing in the imec pilot line, and analyzing and discussing the incoming data.    
  • Discuss process splits with the characterization and/or process step development engineers, to implement the splits into the process flow and take care of the follow-up in imec's 300mm FAB. 
  • Leverage industry experience to window and corner test modules, working to establish optimal settings which work across major program families which are inherently dissimilar, and have their own unique needs.

What we do for you

We offer you the opportunity to join one of the world’s premier research centers in nanotechnology at its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. With your talent, passion and expertise, you’ll become part of a team that makes the impossible possible. Together, we shape the technology that will determine the society of tomorrow.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and proud of our open, multicultural, and informal working environment with ample possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. We commit to supporting and guiding you in this process; not only with words but also with tangible actions. Through imec.academy, 'our corporate university', we actively invest in your development to further your technical and personal growth. 

We are aware that your valuable contribution makes imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of a market appropriate salary with many fringe benefits. 

Who you are

  • Minimum Bachelors Degree in Engineering or other science based field.  MS degree preferred. 
  • 3+ years of industry experience in a production or development environment, required. 
  • Candidates with only post-doctoral experience will not be considered. 
  • Logic or memory device Integration Engineering direct experience, for BEOL structures / concepts including: single and dual damascene, EUV and Immersion lithography, dual exposure patterning, Cu plating, Cu CMP, Low-k intermetal materials, stress warpage and edge profile, BEOL defects. 
  • Experience with wafer bonding, die to wafer bonding, and chip interposers is desired. 
  • You like looking at data, drawing conclusions and proposing relevant follow up actions.  
  • Capability to manage time independently, balancing needs of multiple parallel activities. 
  • Ability to draw conclusions from limited data, make suggestions on how to validate assumptions and conclusions. 
  • Good communication is a major requirement for this job, with interactions with groups within the department, as well as with other departments and Fab Operations. 
  • You like taking initiative, you are persuasive and assertive, while keeping a constructive attitude.  
  • You have strong organizational skills and show the flexibility to change between different projects according to changing priorities.  
  • Given the international character of imec, excellent English verbal and written communication skills are required to be effective in this position.  
  • Willingness to relocate physically to Leuven, Belgium.


IMEC and its affiliates will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. IMEC will consider unsolicited referrals and/or resumes submitted by vendors such as search firms, staffing agencies, professional recruiters, fee-based referral services and recruiting agencies (hereafter “Agency”) to have been referred by the Agency free of charge. IMEC will not pay a fee to any Agency that does not have a prior written agreement with IMEC, validated by its HR department, in place regarding a specific job opening and allowing to submit resumes.

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