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Product Characterization Engineer
Job ID: 101.2013-11-00145
Location: Santa Clara California
Experience: 5+ years


The Pixel Characterization Engineer works in an aggressive, fast-paced R&D environment to scientifically characterize performance of new pixel technology, using strong analytical skills to objectively analyze design trade-offs and debug problems in pixel design/process and taking ownership of multiple projects


- Supports CMOS Imaging technology development through detailed scientific characterization
- Responsible for complete electrical and optical characterization of various CMOS Image sensors
- Debugs and solves problems on new and existing pixel designs
- Guides pixel layout/process design for next generation CMOS Sensors by characterizing performance of various experimental layouts and process conditions
- Works with Process Integration/Layout design and Process Simulation team to characterize new designs/process and suggest new process experiments based on characterization data
- Acts as primary feedback source to various inter-disciplinary teams for silicon data on various pixel designs and process designs
- Works with test engineering team to develop automated wafer-level characterization programs
- Develops special test routines in C++/Matlab
- Works with Production, QA teams to solve yield issues related to pixel performance


  • Minimum of five years plus of experience in characterization and designing integrated circuit systems (Imagers, DRAM, processors, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Analog/Mixed Signal/Digital CMOS circuits, CMOS fabrication process and CMOS device physics
  • Experience with CMS Image sensor characterization and design is a big plus
  • Knowledge of C++/Perl/Phython/MATHLAB, Layout/Simulation tools and color technology is a plus
  • MS in Electrical Engineering, Physics related field or equivalent work experience; PhD is a plus

    OmniVision is an Equal Opportunity Employer.