Director/Technology Leader- Technology Development Nonvolatile Memory (NVM) Process Pathfinding


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Job Description

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Job Overview:

Our vision is to transform how the world uses information to enrich life for all. Join an inclusive team passionate about one thing: using their expertise in the relentless pursuit of innovation for customers and partners. The solutions we build help make everything from virtual reality experiences to breakthroughs in neural networks possible. We do it all while committing to integrity, sustainability, and giving back to our communities. Because doing so can fuel the very innovation we are pursuing.

Micron Technology, Inc. has an exciting opportunity for a Technology Development (TD) NVM Process Pathfinding Leader. This is an opportunity to direct and lead a team of technologists working with the most advanced semiconductor processes in the world!

In this role, you and your team will advance 3D NAND/NVM vertical scaling by overcoming challenges such as tier pitch scaling, developing novel vectors to increase string current, high aspect ratio structure formation, cell film development for novel architectures, and disruptive replacement gate processing.

You will develop, drive, and maintain process technology roadmaps with a focus on high-risk future needs. You will work with cross functional teams in Process Integration, Process Development, Advanced Modeling and Device Engineering as well as with Leadership teams to establish long term process technology roadmaps and strategy to deliver silicon-based solutions for future memory product needs.


  • Drive process and chemistry pathfinding portion of Process Technology Roadmap for NVM memory technologies. Collaborate with equipment and material (e.g., chemistry and deposition precursors) suppliers to drive innovative and disruptive technology development, ensure alignment and timely progress to pathfinding projects, as well as foster a productive relationship.
  • Vision of the future potential of new materials and methods being explored as part of academic and consortium projects to guide potential for roadmap solution and selection of internal projects.
  • Work with partner organizations, engineering teams, and TD fabs to coordinate process technology pathfinding activities related to established roadmaps.
  • Alignment of process technology roadmaps across process development disciplines to ensure understanding and alignment of pathfinding activity and allocation of resources.
  • Provide regular updates on Pathfinding strategy and progress to Senior Leadership.
  • Provide clear and practical feedback to your team to support their personal and career development needs consistent with established people leader expectations.
  • Ensure robust application of intellectual property protocols.
  • Regularly align project priorities, timelines, and resource needs with Leadership and Stakeholders.
  • Identify, define, and drive Cooperative Development Agreement/Statement of work agreements (CDA/SOW) and related work where appropriate to increase level and scope of Micron exclusivity of equipment, chemistry, and process solutions.
  • Manage process pathfinding lab equipment, chemical synthesis, and modeling strategy.

Required Skills and Background:

  • Good understanding and experience with process technology development business processes and strategy.
  • Deep understanding of memory technologies, semiconductor processing and devices, surface science and analytic methods related materials properties.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects, work through cross-disciplinary and cross-organizational logistical issues.
  • Expertise in semiconductor process technology assessment to achieve rational risk assessment.
  • Proven ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders and customers.
  • Strong executive presentation skills and experience.
  • Strong teamwork and matrix management skills.
  • Proven ability to solicit feedback, accept input, and analyze success/failure of self and team.

Required Experience:

  • Leading innovation efforts across large and small teams and meeting critical deliverables
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in Process and or Module development or similar fields.
  • Prefer experience in at least two process areas and strong network of contacts with suppliers

Required Education:

PhD in Materials Science/Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, or similar field is preferred. Exceptional candidates with MS or BS will be considered.

About Micron Technology, Inc.

We are an industry leader in innovative memory and storage solutions transforming how the world uses information to enrich life for all. With a relentless focus on our customers, technology leadership, and manufacturing and operational excellence, Micron delivers a rich portfolio of high-performance DRAM, NAND, and NOR memory and storage products through our Micron® and Crucial® brands. Every day, the innovations that our people create fuel the data economy, enabling advances in artificial intelligence and 5G applications that unleash opportunities — from the data center to the intelligent edge and across the client and mobile user experience.

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