Device Physicist

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At FLIR, we have a simple but ambitious mission: to develop market-leading thermal and sensing technologies which enhance everyday life. From saving energy, to saving lives FLIR is making a real difference in our world.

Our products are used in a wide array of situations to rescue people in danger, detect criminals, conserve energy, navigate safely, provide security around the globe, and protect our environment.

We are looking for individuals who thrive on making an impact and want the excitement of being on a team that wins.


Job Description


Job Summary:

The Device Physicist will assist in managing and coordinating the technical and developmental aspects of III-V based detector products. If you love performing technical project management of development projects and understand the relevant infrared sensor technologies such as Type II Superlattice detector array modeling, design and wafer processing, silicon readout integrated circuits (ROIC) performance and operation, FPA hybridization and test, packaging, and camera integration then this is the perfect opportunities for you. You'll also support interdepartmental activities and research efforts.

Detailed Description:

·          Technical sub-lead for the Detector Product Development.

  • Assist in making strategic decisions on design and development of product line
  • Lead and support semiconductor process development efforts.
  • Assist as a technical lead on resolving developmental and production related issues
  • Interface and collaborate with other FLIR locations and product groups

·          Program Management: Responsible for assisting in the oversight and management of technical aspects of strategic programs.  
  • Programs are typically supported by a customer-issued development contract, most of which are with US Government agencies or large prime contractors.
  • May provide oversight of some aspects of programs, including progress towards technical milestones as described in a program’s statement of work, monitoring costs and labor expenditures relative to the program’s budget, support contractual reporting requirements, business development by working to secure add-on funding or expanded scope.  

. T2SL Device Modeling
  • Support T2SL model development
  • Support detector design modeling to support existing and new products.

T2SL Device Testing
  • Coordinate testing needed to confirm model efficacy.
  • Support device testing and data analysis to support process and performance improvements

Work with internal and external customers as needed to define and release performance specifications.

·          Support of System Engineering for Camera Products

  • Support packaging development and integration with cameras (internal and external)
  • Support integration of sensor components including design, ROIC design, and packaging

·          Advance Architecture Developments
  • Support efforts in developing high performance, low dark current detector arrays along with their integration into focal plane arrays.  
  • Assist in device improvements through device design, growth, and processing.  
  • Assist in the development hybridization processes for integrating small pixel, large arrays with silicon readout integrated circuits (ROIC).  
  • Overall, build off existing strengths to make further improvements and develop new devices.  

·          Business Development and Pursuit of Bookings
  • Support developmental opportunities outside of existing program and with new customers; including by supporting FLIR’s business development and sales teams

  • Masters or Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering or Physics and at least 2 years of relevant technical experience.
  • US Person: US Citizenship or US Permanent Resident required.
  • PhD in a field with relevant experience in T2SL devices preferred. M.S. with relevant experience considered.
  • Interest in collaboration with industrial partners is important
  • Type II Superlattice Device Modeling and Semiconductor Process Experience required
  • Ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing
  • Ability to clearly communicate information and concepts both verbally and in writing
  • Mathematical Reasoning – the ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
  • Inductive Reasoning – the ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events.
  • Deductive Reasoning – the ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Potential travel of 0-10 % required.



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FLIR is an equal opportunity employer.