eFuse/Passives Development Engineer

November 22, 2023
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Your Role and Responsibilities

IBM Research at Albany, NY is looking for a Hardware Development Engineer to support the development of one-time-programmable electrical fuses (OTP eFuse) and other passive back-end-of-line (BEOL) technology elements integrated into next-generation advanced CMOS technology nodes.

The responsibilities for this position include:• Research, development, and qualification of new one-time programmable (OTP) memory elements, Precision Resistors, MIMCAPs, and other for advanced technology nodes.• Definition and down-selection of an industry-standard OTP and Passives for a given technology node.• Refining the OTP fuse and Passives design in accordance with new technology process assumptions, reliability requirements, and future product- design needs.• Close collaboration with process integration and module teams to ensure that the device performance is aligned with evolving CMOS process development.• Definition of electrical test structures for passive device characterization.• Close collaboration with characterization and reliability teams to fully characterize design candidates, enable selection of final version, and to define and help implement testing, stressing for evaluation and qualification.• Device simulations to determine OTP and support device sizing for incorporation into product designs.• Documentation of final OTP and Passives designs and specifications in Design Manuals (DM) and product development kits (PDK).• Exploration of future OTP and Passives designs, and benchmarking innovation in the industry to enable innovative leading-edge development.


As a Hardware Developer at IBM, you'll get to work on the systems that are driving the quantum revolution and the AI era. Join an elite team of engineering professionals who enable IBM customers to make better decisions quicker on the most trusted hardware platform in today's market.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise • Strong background in electrical engineering, (device) physics, or similar.• Experience accessing and working with external databases and other web-based resources to systematically search for publications of related art / innovation.• Basic familiarity with CMOS design and CMOS process flows• Basic experience with layout using industry-standard tools such as Synopsys, and with simulation software tools such as TCAD, Spice.• Basic experience in analyzing large amounts of data using standard tools and programming languages such as JMP, SAS, Python, or similar tools.• Basic experience with electrical test and test concepts, probe stations and parametric analyzers such as Keithley.

Preferred Technical and Professional Experience • 1+ years of experience with CMOS design and CMOS process flows.• 1+ years of experience with layout using industry-standard tools such as Synopsys.• 1+ years of experience with simulation software tools such as TCAD, Spice.• 1+ years of experience in analyzing large amounts of (electrical) data using standard tools and programming languages such as JMP, SAS, Python, or similar tools.• 1+ years of experience with electrical test and test concepts, probe stations and parametric analyzers such as Keithley.

Required Education

Master's Degree

Preferred Education

Doctorate Degree

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- Financial programs such as 401(k), the IBM Employee Stock Purchase Plan, financial counseling, life insurance, short & long- term disability coverage, and opportunities for performance based salary incentive programs

- Generous paid time off including 12 holidays, minimum 56 hours sick time, 120 hours vacation, 12 weeks parental bonding leave in accordance with IBM Policy, and other Paid Care Leave programs. IBM also offers paid family leave benefits to eligible employees where required by applicable law

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