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Reliability Engineer for Si Photonics
Employer: imec
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Employment Start Date: As soon as possible

Organization Description:

Imec is the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes us unique. By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of partners across a multitude of industries, we create groundbreaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, and energy.


As a trusted partner for companies, start-ups and universities we bring together close to 3,500 brilliant minds from over 70 nationalities. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and also has distributed R&D groups at a number of Flemish universities, in the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, China, and offices in India and Japan. All of these particular traits make imec to be a top-class employer. To strengthen this position as a leading player in our field, we are looking for those passionate talents that make the difference!


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 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 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, 'our corporate university', we actively invest in your development to further manage 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 an attractive and competitive salary with many fringe benefits.


Job Description:

IMEC designs and processes a large variety of innovative devices and systems, being electrical, electro-mechanical, optical, fluidic and bio-devices. Your main focus will be in testing the reliability of integrated silicon photonics optical devices. This requires good electrical and optical test skills and a good insight in the reliability concerns of these devices.
More in particular you will

  •     plan, execute and report reliability tests of Si Photonics devices produced in imec’s facilities. You do this together with our operators,
  •     optimize the reliability test routines in function of the tested devices.
  •     develop routines for automatic data generation and analysis. You do this together with our software experts.
  •     look for solutions to enhance the reliability performance when reliability problems are detected in a device/process. You work together with device and integration experts.

Who you are

  •     We value your master/PhD degree in engineering or a master/PhD in science or related field.
  •     We see your knowledge of Si Photonics & reliability as an asset.
  •     We like your eagerness to do hands-on work in the reliability labs to assure test continuity.
  •     We need your organizational skills because of the high number of different tests that need to run in parallel.
  •     You have good communication skills since you will work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural team of imec researchers, PhD students and industrial researchers.
  •     You are a team player with good networking and reporting skills.
  •     Given the international character of imec, we see your excellent knowledge of English as a must.
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Date Posted: April 3, 2018