Applications Engineer

Nanotronics Imaging, Inc.

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$62.50 /h
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Hollister, CA

Job Description

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Job Overview:


Positions Overview

The Nanotronics Applications Engineer is a smart and passionate team member, who plays a direct role in the development of the world's most technologically advanced inspection and factory control solutions. This position is responsible for demonstrating the capabilities of Nanotronics’ instrumentation, and successful Applications Engineers are efficient at executing high-quality reports for prospective customers and especially reports that yield a high conversion rate of prospects to customers. Overarching goals are to provide customers with: 

  • Test results that are highly specific to the customers’ needs and/or processes;
  • More significant test results in terms of precision, accuracy and repeatability;
  • Test results that relate to process and/or performance requirements of the customers’ products giving more information than current test methods or other competitive test methods; and
  • Test results that prove the system is capable of automating inspection that has historically required human-level intelligence.

All applicants must be U.S. persons as defined in the U.S. export control laws and regulations to include: U.S. citizen, national, lawful permanent resident or individual admitted to the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

Salary Range: $78-130k per year 

A Note About Salary Ranges: Nanotronics is committed to hiring both rising and advanced talent. We are a creative and flexible organization, with niche needs, so early-career potential can sometimes be as important as senior-level experience. Therefore, our broad salary ranges are meant to encourage applicants from a wide range of experience levels to apply.


Education and Experience 

  • 1-3 years working experience in a fast-paced technical organization that is rooted in science and engineering
  • Bachelor's degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Chemistry, Statistics, Mathematics; MS or Ph.D. preferred
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working in lab or clean-room environments 


  • Be an expert user of all hardware and software features of Nanotronics’ instrumentation.
  • Perform all testing required to support the above capabilities.
  • Prepare concise reports of results indicating specific capabilities that will be of interest to the customer.
  • Demonstrate and communicate the capabilities of Nanotronics’ instrumentation to prospective customers.
  • Install and train customers on the use and capabilities of Nanotronics’ instruments.

Nice to Haves (Not Required) 

  • Experience in manufacturing or processing
  • Domain expertise in semiconductors and electronics
  • Ability to grasp high order concepts in physics, microscopy, hardware design, automation, artificial intelligence, and robotics
  • Fluency in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean

Personal Attributes 

  • Strong work ethic 
  • Effective communicator 
  • Flexible 
  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as with a team 
  • Detail-oriented 


What We Offer:

  • Catered lunches every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
  • Company stock options
  • Comprehensive health benefits plan, including free dental, vision, short- and long-term disability and life insurance for you
  • 401(k) match
  • Bright Horizons child/elder care benefits
  • Employer HSA contribution
  • Possible eligibility for city and state tax exemption under the START-UP NY program
  • Casual work environment
  • Direct exposure to C-level management
  • Interesting and challenging projects that truly make an impact at the company
  • Entrepreneurial spirit to grow, learn and thrive

Application Process

Please apply here. After submitting your application, our review process will begin with a review of your resume. If you meet or exceed the education, experience and required skills above, or demonstrate an equivalent to these things, you will be doing a phone or zoom interview. A successful zoom and/or phone interview will result in onsite interviews with the hiring team, after which a decision about hiring will be made.

What is Nanotronics?

Nanotronics is an advanced machines and intelligence company that helps customers across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors solve for the unique inspection and process control challenges of precision manufacturing. A leading developer of optical inspection tools for the semiconductor industry, Nanotronics uses hardware and software to provide industrial-scale factory control solutions. Deployed across fifteen countries and industry agnostic, Nanotronics works with leading-edge companies, from aerospace, to electronics, to healthcare, to drive up yield, reduce footprint and waste, lower costs, and speed up design iteration, while eliminating laborious manual inspections.

We are an intellectually curious group of motivated and passionate innovators, bringing together the brightest minds in physics, optics, robotics, artificial intelligence, and software engineering as we work to lay the foundation for the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Armed with visionary leadership and strong financial backing, we foster an environment of both entrepreneurship and accountability.

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

The essential functions of all positions at Nanotronics include a physical presence in the workplace, including but not limited to, in-person interactions with other employees, customers, and the community. Therefore, in accordance with Nanotronics’ duty to safeguard the health of our current employees and new hires, their families, our customers and visitors, our business and the community at large from COVID-19, all employees are required to present proof of vaccination and new hires must present proof of vaccination prior to their first day as a condition of employment. This policy will comply with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and is designed to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Why We Work In The Office

Our culture is built on innovation, quality and collaboration. We believe that working together and among other departments in person supports a sense of community, connection and belonging. So much of our communication as individuals is nonverbal—easier to discern and appreciate when we’re physically together. This synchrony not only gives us the power to innovate, but it helps us foster empathy, learning, and engagement. We want you to be a part of impromptu ideas dreamed and decisions made as people cross paths; to be in the right place at the right time to contribute your perspective; to look around and take pride in the diverse group of people with whom you work; to be seen by others when you’re recognized for a job well-done; and to look around, see things and help us build the best products and workplace we can. Our fast-paced environment pivots quickly, and we don’t want you to miss a thing.

You’ll Make a Great Nanotron If

  • You are passionate about science, engineering, technology, and AI
  • You are looking for a challenge
  • You collaborate well with others
  • You are intellectually curious, eager to learn, and excited to contribute

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Nanotronics is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization. Nanotronics makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.