Product Quality Reliability Assurance Senior Technical Engineer

 •  Micron Technology Boise, ID

11 - 15 years experience  •  Business Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/22/17
11 - 15 years experience
Business Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/22/17


As a PQRA (Product Quality Reliability Assurance) DRAM Senior Member Technical Staff at Micron Technology, Inc., you will be responsible for defining, leading, and driving complex multi-disciplinary solutions for quality and reliability issues. In this role, you will utilize and develop methods, tools, and team members to analyze failures and reliability data that drive results to various engineering groups. You will also provide technical support and promote innovation that drives changes to give Micron a technical advantage over its competition.

Responsibilities and Tasks

Provide Expertise to Other Internal Groups

·  Identify issues utilizing knowledge of DRAM architecture (structure and function), semiconductor processes, test methodologies, software, etc.

·  Focal contact point and acknowledged expert for questions regarding quality and reliability within Micron

·  Serve as an organization spokesperson providing detailed, expert analysis to team members and managers on project, technical or innovation issues 

·  Actively develop and mentor others

·  Actively participate in technologyevents (conferences, workshops, forums etc.) within/outside Micron 

Analyze Failure and Reliability Data

·  Drive to understand the root cause of complex problems and communicate this knowledge effectively to the organization 

·  Utilize analysis tools (Delta Char, Test to End, system level, statistical tools, Probe/Parametrics, Process Monitors)

·  Determine failure modes or device degradation types


Identify and Report Reliability/Quality Issues

·  Generate reports describing Reliability or RMA issues

·  Generate defect Pareto reports with root cause corrective actions

·  Communicate feedback and reports to reliability and customer engineering groups

Design Product Quality/Reliability Methodology

·  Coordinate with Research and Development teams

·  Comprehend new DRAM processes/technologies for product reliability issues

·  Develop product reliability tests to assess new DRAM failure mechanisms

·  Develop failure analysis routines (verification flows)

·  Coordinate with Quality teams for site alignment

·  Facilitate optimization of existing quality and reliability tasks


Design and Develop Analytical Tools

·  Design new data extraction tools

·  Develop new test or reliability code

·  Provide and maintain tool training


Manage and Develop the Team (Supervisors Only)

·  Coach and provide career development

·  Identify strengths and create specific development plans to improve cross-functional skills

·  Establish goals and conduct performance appraisals

·  Remove barriers

·  Provide recognition and drive accountability

·  Provide recognition and drive accountability






Masters Degree

·  Engineering - Computer



·  Engineering - Electrical





Bachelors Degree with 10+ years experience in Semiconductor/Memory industry will also be considered.






10+ years experience in each of the following:




·  Semiconductor Manufacturing





·  Ability to manage time and priorities effectively


·  Ability to work with cross-functional teams or with minimal supervision


·  Good verbal and written communication skills


·  Good multitasking and organizational skills


·  Strong attention to detail


·  Ability to occasionally work flexible hours to accommodate global sites


·  Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications


·  Familiarity with Perl, C++, Python, HTML, CGI, or Java a plus


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