Semiconductor Failure Analysis Engineer

Keysight Technologies

Job Description

The High Frequency Technology Center (HFTC) within Keysight develops bleeding edge semiconductor technologies to power the test & measurement products that are the core of Keysight’s business. HFTC is constantly developing new semiconductor technologies while continuing to refine our processes that are already in production. The Semiconductor Failure Analysis Engineer is instrumental in this process, investigating failed components and providing feedback to the processing team on the root cause of these failures.

Live in beautiful Sonoma County amongst vineyards, redwood forests, rivers, lakes and coastline while working on state of the art ICs and devices. Keysight Technologies, the world's premier measurement company, has an opening for a Semiconductor Failure Analysis Engineer at the High Frequency Technology Center in Santa Rosa, California.

You will be part of a world class team pushing the state of the art in Compound Semiconductor analog, microwave, and mixed signal integrated circuits that define key performance specifications, thus enabling competitive differentiation in Keysight’s RF, microwave and mmWave instruments.

As a Failure Analysis Engineer, you will be responsible for investigation and identification of failures in our semiconductor processes. Using a variety of tools and techniques including electrical measurement, infrared imaging, FIB/SEM imaging and atomic force microscopy, you will identify the most common failure modes in our processes and work with the processes team to gain a deeper understanding of the product we have developed and to eliminate these failure modes in subsequent processing.

This is an opportunity to join a group of engineering visionaries, explorers and inventors working together to deliver the products and services that enable our customers to become more profitable and competitive. What you’ll find here is dedication to innovation and contribution, trust and respect, teamwork and an uncompromising integrity. This is your opportunity to join the team that’s bringing new products and technologies to the market faster and more efficiently than ever before.

Keysight is a global leader in Test & Measurement Electronics with over 9,000 employees worldwide.

Keysight provides an outstanding benefits package that includes: highly competitive pay, stock purchase, 401k with matching, relocation assistance, paid time off, medical, dental, and vision insurance, multiple education assistance options, and opportunities to interact with some of the world’s top engineers and scientists.

Keysight Technologies is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Qualifications

B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Physics or a related field is required.  M.S. or Ph.D. is preferred.

Candidates must have experience with semiconductor fab processing and have a strong background in semiconductor fabrication. Additionally, they should have a solid comprehension of transistor device physics and core electrical engineering principles. Experience working with FIB, SEM and AFM tools is also desired.

Candidates must also be competent using MS Office tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and experience working with MS Access is desired.

A successful candidate should also enjoy technical challenges, demonstrate leadership, work autonomously, be highly motivated, take initiative to proactively solve problems, be adept at creating a plan then executing to that plan, and exhibit excellent interpersonal and communication skills to be successful in a high energy, fast paced and fun environment.

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Junior industry position


North America

Santa Rosa , United States


United States

Santa Rosa


Junior industry position