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Sr. Process Integration Engineer

Diamond Foundry

Diamond Foundry

San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Diamond Foundry Inc. is solving the thermal limitation at the foundation of today's most exciting tech industries -- AI & cloud compute, electric-car power electronics, and 5G/6G wireless. We have managed to produce the world's first single-crystal diamond wafers and are now on a mission to put a diamond behind every chip. We are the rare unicorn that has grown fast and profitably. We received $515m in funding and are executing a multi-$B expansion plan for one of the greenest forms of tech manufacturing: converting greenhouse gas into diamond wafers using zero-emission energy.
We are seeking a skilled, motivated, and experienced Sr. Process Integration Engineer to join our dynamic team in developing our wafer engineering products. The ideal candidate will have a strong technical background in wafer processes and play a crucial role in the integration and optimization of new R&D process flows. You will be an integral part of an experienced team of process, mechanical, electrical, and materials engineers, driving cross-functional teams to deliver cutting-edge wafer products on time, improve the robustness of new products with manufacturability, as well as ensuring the highest quality in our product lines.


  • Develop and implement process integration strategies in close collaboration with cross-functional teams across multiple disciplines to ensure seamless coordination and timely product delivery with quality assurance.
  • Take responsibility for identifying and resolving inter-module technical issues, conducting failure analysis through Design of Experiments (DOE) and process data analysis, and implementing corrective actions as needed.
  • Collaborate with process/metrology owners to define incoming and outgoing process/materials specifications and required metrology. Negotiate with stakeholders to resolve differences, review process/metrology data, and verify process capability.
  • Develop and maintain product configuration documents, specifications, process flows/procedures during the R&D stage, and prepare packages for the smooth transition of new products into volume production stages.
  • Lead the implementation of Manufacturing Execution System (MES) solutions for process control/data management and drive data automation initiatives to enhance process monitoring and control as the representative from the wafer engineering team.


  • Master's degree in Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or a related technical field. Ph.D. degree is preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in wafer process integration, technical program management, or related roles within the semiconductor, HDD, or related industry.
  • Strong technical background in wafer development and manufacturing, wafer processing technologies and tools including but not limited to CMP, RIE, wet etching and cleaning, and wafer metrologies.
  • Proficient in Manufacturing Execution System (MES), Design of Experiments (DOE), statistical data analytics (JMP and SAS), and process control (SPC, APC).. Experience with Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA), 6-sigma, and Lean Manufacturing methodologies and practices.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities. Outstanding leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to influence and collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
Diamond Foundry believes in supporting our employees from the workplace to their personal and home life. We provide eligible employees with an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement savings plans, life and disability insurance programs, and a number of programs that provide for both paid and unpaid time away from work. Perks include employee discounts to VRAI. All benefits offered are available starting your first day.
Diamond Foundry is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.
Diamond Foundry Inc. is committed to operating in full compliance with all applicable state and federal laws. Our commitment extends to ensuring that our manufacturing and engineering departments adhere to the highest standards of legal and regulatory compliance. Additionally, these departments may have specific physical requirements to ensure the safety and efficiency of our operations. We prioritize the well-being of our employees and strive to create a work environment that promotes both legal compliance and the optimal functioning of our manufacturing and engineering processes.
Manufacturing and Engineering Departments Physical Requirements:
-Use appropriate PPE and follow all safety policies, practices, and procedures.
-This position will often: Sit, stand for long periods, walk, grasp, reach with hands and arms, lift below and above shoulders, bend, twist at the waist, climb, balance, stoop, squat, kneel, crawl, talk, hear, see, use fine finger manipulation, and complete repetitive motions.
-Some tasks may require the use of ladders or stairs
-Some tasks may require driving or the use of foot controls
-Lift/carry and push/pull up to 50 pound
This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.
If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.
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