Real-Time Defect Analysis (RDA) Engineer-Advanced DRAM


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.

Welcome! As a Realtime Defect Analysis (RDA) Technology Development Engineer at Micron, you will learn how to use pioneering defect detection equipment and processes to fix and solve issues. The goal of this position is to accelerate cycles of learning and technology transfer in Technology Development. We need engineers who are passionate about detecting problems and eager to make changes for the better.

You will have the opportunity to learn defect detection equipment applications and also use data analysis skills to identify and solve process issues. This position will provide the opportunity for you to collaborate with engineers in process integration, process development, data science, and yield analysis within and outside Technology Development. As a Technology Development RDA engineer, your ideas will have the ability to impact the team globally. You will be responsible to support experimentation, data analysis, baseline health metrics, and systematic and random defect improvement through partnering with others in Research and Development and High Volume Manufacturing.


  • Proactive and passionate about learning (training and coursework)
  • We need an engineer drawn to creative problem solving and innovative solutions
  • We need someone who will investigate process anomalies, root cause analysis, data manipulation, and correlations
  • We desire someone ready to learn and apply basic Data Science and Data Manipulation (scripting, coding, or programming)
  • Knowledge of semiconductor fabrication techniques.
  • The shown ability to innovate and drive effective change in an energizing environment
  • Demonstrated combination of flexibility and tenacity in the pursuit of goals
  • Excellent technical, communication, and analytical skills
  • Good verbal and written English communication skills
  • Preference for experience with metrology or inspection (SEM, X-ray, Laser or Optical Systems)


  • Reviewing and analyzing experimental process flows looking for defect anomalies and quarantining process tools that are out of control
  • Possess a continuous improvement process (CIP) demeanor, looking for ways to improve operations, and how to make a difference today!
  • Recognize, identify, and raise awareness of process anomalies with the motivation of "who needs to know this now!"
  • We want our engineers to use inline process signals to drive process improvements
  • Work with new inspection tools and strategies to drive towards earlier detection of problems and identify the sources
  • Build and improve upon techniques and identify new ways to use existing tools in order to identify relevant process issues
  • We expect active participation in technical meetings and then synthesize from it new opportunities or novel approaches
  • Collaborate with the global network to develop best-known methods and maintain alignment between sites


Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, or related field accepted.

Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, or related field or 2-5 years semiconductor experience preferred..

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

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