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Lead Application Engineer, Semiconductor

Company: Picarro
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: May 31, 2024

Job Description:

Title: Lead Application Engineer, Semiconductor

Job Location: Santa Clara, California

Job Term: Full-Time

The Opportunity:

The primary responsibility of the Application Engineer is to drive product development and adoption efforts in the semiconductor

vertical through self-directed customer accounts and mentoring of other Application and Field Engineers.

The position will be instrumental in driving new product adoption activities at Picarro's key customer sites.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Become an expert in our customer applications and use cases, especially understanding the customer requirements and the chemistries involved.
  • Guide the engineering team in adapting our existing products, and developing new products, to meet and exceed our customer expectations.
  • Become an expert user of Picarro's semiconductor products, developing an intuitive and deep understanding of Picarro's
  • technology, especially the CRDS instruments at the heart of our semiconductor product line.
  • Drive continuous improvement in Picarro's product offerings by optimizing the implementation of our technology in each application.
  • Champion the customer needs and work closely with R&D and marketing to develop competitive and creative technical solutions.
  • Create technical product collateral material for marketing, including application white papers and publications.
  • Be proactive as a customer advocate, looking for and solving problems before they surface.
  • Write plication notes and articles for internal and/or external publications.
  • Create and conduct technical presentations and product demonstrations for customers.
  • Understand the competitive landscape and continuously work on differentiating Picarro's solutions.
  • Mentor and support other Application and Field engineers.
  • Travel to customer sites all over the world to help drive adoption into new and existing applications (minimum 25%)

    Desired Skills and Experience:

    • 6+ years of experience in the measurement and interpretation of gas phase concentration measurements using multiple measurement
    • technologies, including strong experimental skills in the preparation and sampling of gas samples and the calibration of analytical instrumentation.
    • Working experience in semiconductor fabs.
    • Proven ability to understand new technologies and new applications.
    • Expertise in the analysis and interpretation of time-series data is required.
    • Fluent in python, Matlab, R, or similar data analysis language desirable.
    • Knowledge of organic chemistry, especially the chemistry of semiconductor manufacturing, is a plus.
    • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills.
    • Ability to comprehend and digest complex technical and application information and
    • distill it into simple, easy-to-understand information for sales, management, and non-expert end users.


      • MS required, PhD preferred in Chemistry, Physics, Atmospheric Science, Engineering, and similar field, or relevant experience.
      • Ability to travel to customer sites all over the world.
      • Ability to commute to the Picarro headquarters daily to conduct experimental work.

        Salary Range & Benefits:

        $100,000 - $170,000 Your base salary and title will be determined based on the location, experience, qualifications, skills, knowledge, level, and pay of employees in similar positions.

        We offer a comprehensive benefits package including:

        • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
        • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) plans
        • Life, Short-Term Disability, and Long-Term Disability Insurance
        • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
        • Employee Referral Program
        • 401K
        • Social events (summer picnic, holiday party, team lunches, etc.)
        • On-site Health & Wellness programs (fitness challenges, outdoor bootcamp, flu-shots, etc.)

          About Picarro:

          We are the world's leader in timely, trusted, and actionable data using enhanced optical spectroscopy. Our solutions are used in a wide variety of applications, including natural gas leak detection, ethylene oxide emissions monitoring, semiconductor fabrication, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, atmospheric science, air quality, greenhouse gas measurements, food safety, hydrology, ecology, and more. Our software and hardware are designed and manufactured in Santa Clara, California and are used in over 90 countries worldwide based on over 65 patents related to cavity ring-down spectroscopy (CRDS) technology and are unparalleled in their precision, ease of use, and reliability.

          All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, gender identity, social orientation, nor on the basis of disability. Posted positions are not open to third party recruiters/agencies and unsolicited resume submissions will be considered free referrals.

          If you are an individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact Picarro, Inc. at for assistance.


Keywords: Picarro, Santa Clara , Lead Application Engineer, Semiconductor, Engineering , Santa Clara, California

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