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Senior MEMS Designer

Engineering | Berkeley, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Atomic Machines is a well funded early-stage technology startup located in Berkeley, CA. We have developed a novel direct-write laser micromachining MEMS fabrication process that enables ultra-low-cost manufacturing, rapid prototyping, and volume fabrication using a wide variety of materials. This, in turn, will transform the MEMS industry by enabling a vast array of new device types with the ability to go from concept to prototype and from prototype to scale manufacturing in real-time.  We are utilizing our platform to develop truly unique MEMS devices and will ultimately open it to others.  With the above as our starting point, we intend to continually push the boundaries of manufacturing capability with the long-term mission of ushering in the era of atomically precise manufacturing.

Joining forces with us means becoming part of an incredibly talented, inventive and passionate multi-disciplinary team working on a massive world-changing mission.  You will have the opportunity to help define the company from its earliest days.  You’ll be challenged to learn and grow as a builder and a leader as the company itself grows rapidly.  And you will receive significant equity compensation - you’ll truly be a company owner and benefit financially from our overall success.

What you’ll do:

  • Design MEMS product and simulate the electrical, mechanical, and thermal performance

  • Prototype the designed MEMS product using our proprietary microfabrication process

  • Design and run experiments to test the  MEMS prototypes and analyze results

  • Work in cross-functional Engineering teams, including prototype engineer, MEMS designer, electrical engineers, and mechanical engineers

  • Drive and/or support other projects as needed

What you’ll need: 

  • Bachelors in ME, EE, or Material Science

  • 3+ years of hands-on experience in MEMS fabrication 

  • Hands-on experience in metrology tools such as scanning electron microscopy (SEM), optical microscopy, probe-station, semiconductor parameter analyser, wire-bonder, critical point dryer, etc

  • Experience in machine shop (CNC milling machines, laser cutters, etc), computer aided design (CAD), computer aided manufacturing (CAM)

  • Finite element simulation experience in structural mechanics, electrostatic, electromagnetics, and heat dissipation.

  • Experience in circuit and PCB design

  • Comfortable operating in a mixed-purpose lab environment, ranging from chemical to electronic to laser optics.

  • Resourceful, flexible and adaptable; no task is too big or too small

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work independently and or cross-functionally.

Bonus points for:

  • Electrodeposition of common conductor materials including copper, nickel and gold, or comparable electro-less methods

  • Laser ablation for micromachining polymeric, metal, ceramic or similar substrates

  • Lamination or bonding of microelectronic packages or sub-assemblies