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Staff Engineer, Development Engineering

Location: Seberang Perai Selatan, Pulau Pinang (Penang), Malaysia 
Req ID: JR-0000042597


Staff Engineer, Development Engineering

Location: Batu Kawan, Penang

Req ID: JR-0000042597


We deliver the possibilities of data. YOU define what’s possible.




  • ·       Drive ATD project implementation by applying effective Project Management skills. 
  • ·       Define IC package/SMT/SSD drive Assembly new technology requirements, goals, and milestones for all SSD product groups and customer.
  • ·       Apply design for Excellent (DFX) concept in every development activities. 
  • ·       Develops SSD assembly and IC packaging processes to meet quality, reliability, cost, yield, productivity and manufacturing requirements.
  • ·       Develops new package and SSD Assembly process qualification programs.
  • ·       Prepares and/or updates specifications for piece parts of integrated circuits or semiconductor assemblies.
  • ·       Plans and conducts experiments to fully characterize processes throughout pathfinding to development to ramp.
  • ·       Develops solutions to improve quality, reliability, cost, yield, process stability/capability, productivity, and safety utilizing formal education, experience, statistical knowledge, and problem-solving tools.
  • ·       Establishes process control systems.
  • ·       Transfers process to high volume manufacturing and provide support in new factory start-up. Acts as a liaison with suppliers/vendors.
  • ·       Maintains product quality while developing and introducing package cost reduction programs.
  • ·       Coordinates the introduction of new package processes into production.
  • ·       Using appropriate tools, performs integrity analysis of packages




  • BS engineering/science required plus 5 years of relevant work experience; MS plus 3 years; or PhD plus 3 years. Relevant work experience must be in engineering project management role within semiconductor industry. Academic studies must be in applicable field of engineering/science and demonstrate an academic record of excellence
  • Demonstrated track record to rapidly analyze and solve complex engineering issues by pursuing a focused solution path with a clear understanding of the point of diminishing returns
  • Proficient in statistical analysis towards problem solving and the use of Excel and JMP
  • Demonstrated track record to summarize complex data sets for technical and non-technical audiences; elegant in DOE design and execution
  • Highly self-motivated and self-directed with demonstrated ability to work well with people; have strong inter-cultural intuition
  • Proven success leading technical team(s) in previous work experience
  • Demonstrated track record working hands-on around technical equipment and processes (including metrology and semiconductor failure analysis techniques)
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills



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