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Research Scientist

Company: Onto Innovation
Location: Milpitas
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Job Description:

Onto Innovation is a leader in process control, combining global scale with an expanded portfolio of leading-edge technologies that include: 3D metrology spanning the chip from nanometer-scale transistors to micron-level die-interconnects; macro defect inspection of wafers and packages; metal interconnect composition; factory analytics; and lithography for advanced semiconductor packaging. Our breadth of offerings across the entire semiconductor value chain helps our customers solve their most difficult yield, device performance, quality, and reliability issues. Onto Innovation strives to optimize customers' critical path of progress by making them smarter, faster and more efficient.

Job Summary & Responsibilities

As the Research Scientist you will be part of an R&D team exploring and developing novel optical metrology concepts. Duties will include

  • Deep understanding of computational electromagnetics.
  • Optical modeling
  • Designing and developing complex algorithms in Matlab, C++, Python, or other languages.
  • Undertake complete ownership of R&D projects related to electromagnetic simulation algorithms.
  • Work collaboratively within a cross functional team to incorporate new algorithms into our products.

On occasion, you will also work with teams from Engineering and Applications, particularly during a technology transition from R&D to product development. You may interface with marketing & applications to define the system performance goals and software engineering to define sub-system requirements.


  • The ideal candidate will be a creative problem solver with strong technical capabilities as well as a pragmatic, results-oriented focus.
  • Applicant will have a post-graduate degree in optical engineering, physics, EE or other relevant discipline. Ph.D. is preferred.
  • Must be comfortable working with team members covering a wide range of engineering and scientific disciplines.
  • Deep understanding of computational electromagnetics.
  • Optical modeling
  • Designing and developing complex algorithms in Matlab, C++, Python, or other languages.

Personal Attributes:

  • Strong sense of initiative, ownership and desire to be part of a winning team.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate, quantitative, and timely analyses.
  • Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. #LI -SH1

Onto Innovation is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. We offer competitive salaries and a generous benefits package, including health/dental/vision/life/disability, PTO, 401K plan with employer match, and an Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP) along with health & wellness initiatives.

We provide a collaborative working environment along with resources, and state-of-the-art tools & equipment to promote success; and a welcoming, inclusive corporate culture where individuals are recognized for their contributions.

Keywords: Onto Innovation, Milpitas , Research Scientist, Other , Milpitas, California

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