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NETPark Job Vacancies

NETPark is home to over 40 companies employing over 600 people from university spin-outs, start-ups to more established companies providing high-value jobs in County Durham.

Sectors include advanced materials and manufacturing, nanotechnology, X-Ray technology, semiconductors, defence, electronics, photonics, robotics, pharmaceutical and space/satellites.

Senior Characterisation Engineer (Platform Reliability)

Senior Characterisation Engineer (Platform Reliability)


A Senior Characterisation Engineer is required to enable the planning and execution of device level reliability qualification programmes as part of the introduction of new process technology at Pragmatic.

This is an opportunity to join the fast-growing Technology Platform team at Pragmatic and play a part in the productization of exciting new technology, defining and expression reliability through EDA platforms, advanced models and high quality documentation.

Key tasks
Working within the “New Technology Introduction” process to define and execute platform qualification plans in order to fully prove out the device level reliability of a new technology platform.
Interface between Emerging Technology and Operations teams to take nascent technology from an initial understanding through to release for volume.
Develop methods for expressing device level reliability to internal teams and external customers through documentation, models, tools.
Work with lead customers and internal organisation to align requirements for new technology.
Align Pragmatic’s device level qualification roadmap to existing standards, and work with standards bodies to define new standards specific to FlexIC technology where appropriate.
Qualifications and training
Degree level qualification (e.g. Maths, Physics or Engineer) or equivalent experience is essential. PhD in an applicable field is desirable.

Skills and experience
Primitive Device Physics background
Reliability degradation and failure mechanisms in semiconductor devices
Knowledge and understanding of applicable standards (e.g. JEDEC)
Extensive experience in a device level characterisation or reliability role
Experience working with interdisciplinary teams (desirable)
Experience working with silicon foundry PDK’s, aging models, reliability expressions (desirable)
Novel semiconductor materials and electrical properties (desirable)
Hands-on wafer level electrical measurement (desirable)

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Software Engineer with project management experience

Software Engineer with project management experience

NETPark is a premier UK science park in Sedgefield, County Durham. We provide the right mix of infrastructure, collaborative opportunities and support for science, engineering and technology companies. We support innovative businesses at every stage of their journey from concept to commercialisation with a wide choice of world-class laboratory, clean room and office space from 151 sq ft to 22, 110 sq ft.

A science park with world class innovation infrastructure, academic expertise and capabilities.

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