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Company: Leonardo DRS
Location: Dallas, TX
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Defense, Aerospace




LEONARDO DRS (“DRS”) is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security.

Headquartered in Washington, DC, DRS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A, which employs more than 60,000 people worldwide. For additional information on DRS, please visit our website at www.leonardodrs.com.


Overview of Electro Optical Infrared Systems


The Electro Optical Infrared Systems (EOIS) line of business within DRS has locations in Dallas, TX, Melbourne, FL, and Cypress, CA.  EOIS develops, manufactures, and supports infrared and electro-optical solutions for soldiers, ground vehicles and airborne platforms.  We offer an exciting and challenging work environment, a competitive salary and benefits package, and a business culture that rewards performance. 


Employing the world's brightest. Supporting the world's bravest.


Dallas, Texas

Job Responsibilities

Leonardo DRS is looking for a confident, highly motivated Sr. Scientist with semiconductor processing, leadership, and project management experience to join our Research and Development team.  As a Sr. Scientist, you will be an integral part of DRS' new product development efforts in cutting edge infrared sensors, establishing new capabilities, and advancing the state-of-the-art in single and 2-color cooled HgCdTe and III-V based focal plane arrays as well as the potential to contribute to advanced microbolometer (uncooled) detector technologies.  You will interface with other team members representing a wide range of disciplines, including material science, device physics, test engineering, and system design.  You will have hands on responsibility for specialized semiconductor device process design, integration, foundry process development, and device characterization. In addition, you will be the technical and/or project lead on critical development projects guiding both technical direction as well as coordination of key technical resources.

  • Education:  Master's Degree minimum, Ph.D. preferred in relevant discipline such as Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics, or Electrical Engineering.
  • Experience:  10+ years in semiconductor device processing
  • Hands-on experience with semiconductor fabrication tools and processes such as plasma etch, thin film deposition and characterization, photolithography, etc.
  • Understand basic semiconductor device physics to comprehend the effects process, fabrication, and integration have on the final device performance.
  • Experience with III-V materials, processes, and device fabrication. Experience with infrared material systems (III-V and II-VI) and IR detector technology preferred, including detector design, process development, manufacturing, and testing.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with ability to comprehend and analyze data related to semiconductor device performance and relate back to processing parameters and process integration details.
  • The candidate must be organized, proactive, and able to communicate to both highly technical and non-technical audiences with equal ease.
  • U.S citizenship is required.  Must be able to meet security standards and able to obtain a secret clearance.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop and execute processes for the fabrication of III-V type-2 superlattice infrared focal plane arrays
  • Design and develop specialized processes for fabrication of photodiodes for infrared detection using both industry standard and highly customized semiconductor processes and fabrication equipment either in internal or foundry fabrication facilities.
  • Drive highly complex technical projects, meeting technical, financial, and schedule objectives.
  • Determine processing conditions (e.g. for thin film deposition, wet or dry etching, photolithography, etc.) which best achieve device design goals.
  • Participate with and contribute to highly multi-disciplinary project teams
  • Organize, interpret, and present results to technical peers as well as to upper management or customers.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with relevant customers, vendors, and other DRS organizations.
  • Accept responsibility and accountability for project success.
Preferred Skills and Experience
  • Experience with indium bump deposition, array hybridization, defined-profile wafer etching, diamond-point turning and chemical wafer thinning
  • Familiarity with Photomask layout software
  • Experience operating and/or interpreting data from a scanning electron microscope, FTIR, ellipsometer, or other thin-film characterization and metrology tools and techniques.
  • MATLAB, MATHCAD, LabView, JMP, SpotFire, MiniTab and other relevant engineering software packages to analyze data.
  • Basics of implementation of statistical process control (SPC)
Physical Requirements
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs less than 5% per week
  • Ability to stand for several hours at a time
Work Conditions
  • Post COVID, Travel up to 10% per year is possible
  • Class 100 Semiconductor Cleanroom

Only candidates that meet the qualifications set forth above are eligible to be contacted for further information. We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas.


DRS is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law. #EOIS

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