Senior Process Engineer – Litho

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Senior Process Engineer Litho


Eindhoven HTC, The Netherlands


40 hours

SMART Photonics is a leading foundry for integrated photonics, specializing in the development and production of photonic integrated circuits (PICs). Our innovative solutions cater to a diverse range of industries, including telecommunications, healthcare, and sensing. We are committed to advancing photonics technology and are looking for a passionate Process Engineer Lithography to join our dynamic team.

Position Overview: We are seeking a skilled and motivated Process Engineer Lithography to drive the development, optimization, and maintenance of our lithography processes. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in photolithography, semiconductor processing, and hands-on experience with lithography equipment. This role requires a proactive individual who can contribute to process improvements and ensure the highest quality standards in our manufacturing operations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop, optimize, and maintain lithography processes for the fabrication of photonic integrated circuits.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including R&D, production, and quality assurance, to ensure process integration and alignment with project goals.
  • Perform process characterization, data analysis, and troubleshooting to enhance process performance and yield.
  • Implement and monitor process control strategies to maintain consistency and reliability in production.
  • Conduct experiments and provide technical support for new product introductions and process development projects.
  • Ensure compliance with safety and environmental regulations within the lithography area.
  • Prepare and maintain process documentation, including standard operating procedures (SOPs) and work instructions.
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends and advancements in lithography technology to drive continuous improvement.


  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Material Science, Physics, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in photolithography or semiconductor processing.
  • Strong understanding of lithography principles, equipment (e.g., steppers, scanners), and materials.
  • Hands-on experience with photolithography tools and process characterization techniques.
  • Proficiency in data analysis and statistical process control (SPC).
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to convey technical information clearly.
  • Knowledge of photonics and experience with photonic integrated circuits is a plus.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • A collaborative and innovative work environment, with colleagues from all over the world.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development via our career development plan.

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  • The chance to work on cutting-edge technology in the photonics industry.


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