Microelectronics Prototyping Facility Assistant Manager

Date: Feb 26, 2023

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is seeking an Assistant Manager for its Microelectronics Prototyping Facility, one of the nation’s most sophisticated microelectronics and microsystems research and advanced prototyping foundries.  This 230,000-square-foot complex includes:


  1. A production-class 200-mm wafer fabrication facility supporting a high-mix, low-volume technology portfolio including: full-flow 90-nm CMOS, UV-IR integrated photonics, Si and Ge imager arrays, superconducting electronics and qubits, MEMS, and other technologies.
  2. A 2-inch to 200-mm wafer compound semiconductor growth and fabrication facility supporting a broad range of III-V materials and devices including quantum cascade and diode lasers, single-photon-sensitive avalanche photodiode arrays, RF devices, power electronics, and other technologies. 
  3. A packaging and microsystem integration facility supporting techniques from wire-bonding and flip-chip bump-bonding to advanced 2.5D and 3D heterogeneous integration technologies. These microsystems are often key components fielded in prototype systems for terrestrial, airborne, and space-based applications.


The Assistant Manager’s initial responsibilities will be focused on oversight of the operation of the 200-mm wafer production facility. This 24/5 facility employs over 50 full-time process engineers, process technicians, and equipment maintenance personnel. The facility partners with process integration engineers within the Advanced Technology Division to develop and implement program-specific microelectronics technology flows for their applications.


The Assistant Manager also serves as Assistant Group Leader for the Microelectronics Laboratory Group.  At Lincoln Laboratory, the Assistant Group Leader position is an experienced technical leadership and management role that oversees and facilitates the technical execution of the Group staff.  The Assistant Group Leader works collaboratively with the Manager/Group Leader, the Group’s administrative team, and technical staff to develop and achieve the Group’s overall strategy through the shared responsibility of the development and successful execution of technical programs.  They also share oversight and communication across the breadth of Group efforts.




1. Facility operations/management

  1. Provide high-level technical oversight of the facility’s process development and technology integration activities
  2. Interface with full-flow process integration engineers and deploy measures to optimize lot fabrication outcomes and yield
  3. Engage in the weekly process committee meetings reviewing new fabrication flows and identifying cross-process optimization opportunities and while minimizing potential facility disruptions
  4. Oversee assigned foundry operations that may include: managing work in progress, tracking statistical process control data, tool support and maintenance strategy, and quality management system
  5. Review information systems and run tracking software, recommend improvements and coordinate implementation
  6. Coordination of monthly user Steering Committee meetings
  7. Assist in day-to-day shop operations, prioritization, and issue resolution to ensure program needs are addressed
  8. Research and implement new and appropriate fabrication technologies and tools 


2. Staff development, mentoring, and Group culture

  1. Work collaboratively with the other leaders to identify and recruit high-quality staff and develop a strong, collaborative team with a positive culture.
  2. Assist in providing periodic formal and informal feedback to staff, including staff development and mentoring and supporting the annual staff performance evaluations and salary reviews.


3. Other responsibilities

  1. Assist with group operations including financial management, space planning, release review, purchasing, subcontractor management, etc.
  2. Participate in Group, Division, and Laboratory initiatives and committees.
  3. Assist with community outreach activities promoting the facilities capabilities



  1. PhD in science or engineering discipline plus 5 years relevant experience, or MS in science or engineering discipline plus 15 years relevant experience
  2. Demonstrated wafer fabrication expertise including a deep understanding of complex full-flow process integration
  3. Prior operations responsibility in an R&D, prototyping, or product development environment highly desired
  4. Demonstrated ability to lead multi-disciplinary development teams
  5. Effective team building, leadership, and communications skills



For Benefits Information, click http://hrweb.mit.edu/benefits

Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.

To safeguard our health and well-being, MIT Lincoln Laboratory requires COVID-19 vaccination for all employees.  Individuals may request exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reason.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.




Requisition ID: 38416 

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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