Boise, ID

Our vision is to transform how the world uses information to enrich life for all.

Micron Technology is a world leader in innovating memory and storage solutions that accelerate the transformation of information into intelligence, inspiring the world to learn, communicate and advance faster than ever.

As a Principal/Lead Dry Etch Process Development Engineer, you will be responsible for continuously improving the capabilities of the R&D process organization. This team is responsible for developing new processes and equipment technology to meet Micron’s NAND Program objectives!

You will set strategy for future technology development and engagement with suppliers to develop the processes and equipment needed to meet Micron’s technology roadmap. You will also work closely with the other Process Development teams, Process Integration, Manufacturing Development, and Planning teams to develop robust processes to prepare for pilot ramp and transfer while participating in the worldwide Dry Etch equipment and alignment teams!

Additionally, you will help foster career development for the members of your team and maintain a safe environment by ensuring safety policy is followed for new processes, equipment, and personnel.

In this role, your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage efforts and setting the strategy for developing process technology for the assigned products in Process R&D

Hands-On Technical and People Management:

  • This is a hands-on Principal Engineer role with people mgt duties

  • Provide day-to-day project management and technical advice for your process development team.

    Manage the needs of multiple customers to set priorities for your team.

    Resolve yield and defect issues related to your process area.

    Collaborate with the Manufacturing Development Engineering team to meet R&D product quality and cycle time goals.

    Work with R&D Management, Process Integration and High-Volume Manufacturing Sites to regularly align on project requirement, priorities, and timelines.

    Engage manufacturing sites, Manufacturing Integration and Central Teams to provide technical direction and maintain alignment between production and R&D.

    Drive continuous process and efficiency improvements to meet the needs of PI and manufacturing by effectively engaging with equipment development team and suppliers.

    Interact with equipment and chemical vendors to ensure alignment and timely progress on our roadmaps, as well as foster a positive relationship.

Performance Management:

  • Partner with your reports to build long/short-term goals and projects that meet the needs of the Technology Development department.

    Provide regular feedback to your team on performance, developing a career plan and mentoring your team members to support their professional development.

    Set and communicate performance goals for the team, and conduct goal-based performance evaluations for all team members.

    Coach team members on technical as well as soft skills (presentation skills, risk management, decision making, vendor interaction, etc.)

    Recognize and reward Micron team members for outstanding performance.

    Recruit both external and internal candidates to fill headcount in the group.

    Provide conflict resolution if issues arise.


  • Minimum five years of process development experience at Micron or equivalent experience at another company, or experience in a people leadership role at an R&D or high-volume manufacturing site.

    In-depth knowledge of Plasma Dry Etch Technology.

    Positive relationship building skills, both with internal and external customers.

    Demonstrated structured problem-solving capabilities

    Strong interpersonal skills (written, verbal and presentation)

    Experience in being a mentor to manage the performance of direct reports

    Ability to seek opportunities for continuous improvement, as a team member, leader and for the organization


  • PhD or M.S in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, plus 5 years or greater in the semiconductor industry or

    B.S. in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering in the semiconductor industry or 10+ years of experience.

As a world leader in the semiconductor industry, Micron is dedicated to your personal wellbeing and professional growth. Micron benefits are designed to help you stay well, provide peace of mind and help you prepare for the future. We offer a choice of medical, dental and vision plans in all locations enabling team members to select the plans that best meet their family healthcare needs and budget. Micron also provides benefit programs that help protect your income if you are unable to work due to illness or injury, and paid family leave. Additionally, Micron benefits include a robust paid time-off program and paid holidays. For additional information regarding the Benefit programs available, please see the Benefits Guide posted on

Micron is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

To learn about your right to work click here.

To learn more about Micron, please visit

For US Sites Only: To request assistance with the application process and/or for reasonable accommodations, please contact Micron’s People Organization at or 1-800-336-8918 (select option #3)

Micron Prohibits the use of child labor and complies with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, and other international and industry labor standards.

Micron does not charge candidates any recruitment fees or unlawfully collect any other payment from candidates as consideration for their employment with Micron.