Sr Applications Development Engineer

Pleasanton, CA 94588

Posted: 02/20/2019 Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Engineering/Other Job Number: 12078

The Sr. Applications Development Engineer strives to become world leader in applications in their market segment, becoming the go-to expert in the world for the usage of related instruments to solve leading and important problems in the market segment.  Through deep technical knowledge of the Semiconductor industry coupled with expert knowledge of available X-Ray  technologies, our team  identifies important customer problems that may be addressed with our  solutions both now and in the future. Through this knowledge, we support  the field organizations to promote current solutions and guides our  internal R&D projects for the future.The Goal is to identify and solve customer problems and needs, through advanced usage of our instruments on appropriate customer samples, arranging and managing collaborations with key customers and segment leaders and harvesting the literature for examples of pioneering applications. The ADE is directly working with the demo labs on advanced samples that come through during demonstrations.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Acquire in depth technical knowledge of customer workflows where we have  an opportunity to provide solutions
  • Provide detailed descriptions of customer’ s “ Job-to-be-done” and how solutions can impact success in the context of the customer’ s workflow
  • Develop application concept details that solve specific customer problems
  • Construct prototype workflows and feasibility use case examples to support new solution concepts
  • Validate new solution concepts through customer collaborations. Provide “ hands on” applications support for collaborations
  • Support MRD development by contributing detailed requirements from customer perspective
  • Create application content to support product positioning for sales and marketing collateral
  • Provide expert level sales and strategic customer support
  • Train demo lab personnel how to showcase sub-segment solutions. Facilitate best demo practices sharing between the world-wide demo labs
  • Thought leadership priorities (publications, conference contributions, and webinars). 

Deliverable' s
  • Contribute detailed technical knowledge of customer' s ' job to be done' workflows to market analysis activities
  • Detailed descriptions of solution workflows together with use case examples
  • Solution validation reports from customer collaborations
  • Technical content for MRD' s
  • Applications content for sales training' s, level 1 – 3 sales presentations and sales collateral
  • Best demo practices sharing between the world-wide demo labs, establish demo approaches that will resonate best with Semiconductor customers
  • Thought leadership priorities (publications, conference contributions, and webinars). 

Experience and Education Requirements
  • BS w/ applicable  exp or MS or PhD Degree in technical field strongly preferred
  • 5+ years relevant experience working in a technical discipline working as an engineer or scientist for an electronics related manufacturer
  • Experience with application of light microscopy, e-beam or ion beam imaging and associated analytical tools for solving industry problems strongly preferred
  • High level thinker that is able to “ see the forest through the trees”. This is especially important when faced with extracting valuable information from a mountain of raw data.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. The ideal candidate will be equally comfortable communicating with the scientific/technical community and high level economic buyers.
  • Highly organized, meticulous and with a self-motivated “ can do” attitude.
  • Strong multi-tasking skills, independent thinker, solutions-oriented personality.
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