Senior Reliability and Failure Analysis Engineer

  • by European Recruitment
  • Location Ipswich, UK
  • Salary £36,000 - £65,000 / year
  • 151 days ago
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Job Description:

The position involves improving optoelectronic device reliability through identification and elimination of device failure modes. The Senior Reliability and Failure Analysis Engineer will work as part of the Validation team, responsible for defining and executing reliability test plan and failure analysis for optoelectronic devices.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Defining and executing a reliability test plan to support device design and fabrication process development.
  • Identifying and developing new failure analysis methods applying to optoelectronic devices.
  • Managing production validation, Destructive Physical Analysis and Failure Analysis process.
  • Defining and executing failure analysis activity for optoelectronic devices.
  • Liaising with failure analysis and reliability colleagues of other company departments.
  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge in areas of expertise and using the knowledge to promote continuous improvement in device development.
  • Managing the maintenance activity of reliability equipment.

Essential Skills and Qualifications:

  • 3+ years’ experience in industry of III-V semiconductor Opto-electronic device reliability test and/or failure analysis
  • In depth knowledge of reliability engineering principles/methods, and failure analysis principles/methods.
  • Knowledge of fabricating process of III-V semiconductor Opto-electronic device, particularly the aspects associating with device reliability.
  • Experience in data analysis
  • Flexible attitude to working hours and willingness to travel on occasion.

Also Desirable:

  • Above undergraduate (MSc or PhD) in subject relevant to semiconductor/material or device design.
  • ISO 9001 or equivalent Quality Management System
  • Experience of failure analysis in other semiconductor industry sectors.
  • Industry experience in semiconductor opto-electronic device development/ manufacture.


  • Personal: Proactive and innovative team player, positive approach to working and sharing of ideas and information with colleagues, demonstrable attention to detail, good communication and interpersonal skills, ability to ensure prioritisation of workload dovetails.


Candidates must be eligible, and hold all relevant paperwork, to live and work in the UK. 

  • Job Type Permanent, Full Time
  • Work Authorisation United Kingdom
  • Industry Sector Electronics
  • Years Experience 2+ years
  • Career Level Experienced (Non-Manager)
  • Educational level Bachelor's Degree