Applications Development Engineer III

Thermo Fisher Scientific
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Job Description

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.


In the Semiconductor business unit within the Materials and Structural Analysis Division (MSD) we enable customers to find meaningful answers to questions that accelerate breakthrough discoveries and ultimately change the world. The Semiconductor business unit designs, manufactures, and supports a broad range of high-performance microscopy workflows on wafers and single chips that provide images and answers in the micro-, nano-, and picometer scales. We combine hardware and software expertise in electron and ion microscopy with deep application knowledge in electronics markets and our worldwide Electron Microscopy employees are dedicated to our customers' pursuit of discovery and resolution to global challenges.

This position will sit at our Hillsboro, OR site. Relocation is provided.

How will you make an impact?

As an Application Development Engineer III, you will use Thermo Fisher Scientific’s dual beam automation solutions to build workflows for customers to make mission critical process decisions.

What will you do?

  • Characterize/Develop new applications to automate small and wafer dual beam microscope functionality for semiconductor customers.
  • Automate applications using tools such as AutoTEM/iFast/Python/Machine Learning.
  • Conduct customer training and communicate customer needs to product development groups.
  • Act as a customer interface for specific instrument/applications issues, understand customer workflow needs, and assisting them in applications development.
  • Provide customer support and applications training after instrument installation.
  • Support product groups on system performance, features, and potential problems while collaborating with marketing/development groups on future product developments.

How will you get here?


  • Minimum education is a bachelor’s degree (technical engineering, engineering, sciences, or related field).


  • 3-5 years of experience in a semiconductor process and/or equipment environment
  • Proven ability in a research environment with recent experience utilizing small and/or wafer DualBeam technology.
  • Hands-on experience with DualBeam, FIB, SEM, or similar semiconductor manufacturing equipment
  • Experience using Machine Learning to create predictive models of features within a set of images is desirable

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Knowledge of technology diagnostics as well as troubleshooting techniques, operational optimization, and experience of analytical equipment; specifically, electron/ion microscopes.
  • Clear communication skills, both written and verbal for a diverse audience is crucial to success in this role.
  • Excellent customer interfacing skills.
  • Proven ability to work well with multi-functional and cross-cultural teams.
  • Ability to travel both domestically internationally up to 25%; possession of a valid passport.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 75,000 extraordinary minds have a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

Company Info.

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an American provisioner of scientific instrumentation, reagents and consumables, and software and services to healthcare, life science, and other laboratories in academia, government, and industry (including in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors). Based in Waltham, Massachusetts, Thermo Fisher was created in 2006 by the merger of Thermo Electron and Fisher Scientific, to form a company with US$ 9 billion.

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