Factory Automation Software Engineer

Date: Nov 19, 2021

Location: Woburn, MA, US

Company: Skyworks


If you are looking for a challenging and exciting career in the world of technology, then look no further. Skyworks is an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors whose solutions are powering the wireless networking revolution. At Skyworks, you will find a fast-paced environment with a strong focus on global collaboration, minimal layers of management and the freedom to make meaningful contributions in a setting that encourages creativity and out-of-the-box thinking.  Our work culture values diversity, social responsibility, open communication, mutual trust and respect.  We are excited about the opportunity to work with you and glad you want to be part of a team of talented individuals who together can change the way the world communicates.

Requisition ID: 66478 

Position Summary

As part of Skyworks’ global operations,  the wafer manufacturing group supports the high-volume production of our wafers to meet the growing demand for our solutions. This team is committed to delivering high-quality, cost-effective, and differentiated products utilizing GaAs HBT and pHEMT technologies, in addition to supporting other fast-emerging processes. Our team members work closely with all organizations within Skyworks to deliver superior performance in a fast-paced environment.  By joining our wafer manufacturing team, you will have the opportunity to significantly impact the company’s growth and success. 

As a Factory Automation Software Engineer, you'll be implementing/interfacing semiconductor tools into the Manufacturing Enterprise System.  In addition, you will be integrating message fault events along various lines of communication. Also, you'll write up user case flowchart/diagrams after collaborating with tool operators and process engineers on effective automation processing for production. You'll establish the necessary communication channels and business flow logic via  SECS/GEM, OPC and others via the Recipe Tool Automation software platform. As part of this process, you will be validating messages and system status through external connections utilizing particular software API’s.


Key Qualifications

Previous experience building semiconductor tool recipe validation checks within a Recipe Selection/Management Tool or standalone recipe validation applications

  • Intermediate networking and serial communication set up
  • Strong knowledge of SECS/GEM communication and negotiation
  • Experience and troubleshooting skills working with semi-conductor equipments external communications 
  • Experience understanding semiconductor tool faults
  • Experience connecting to multiple databases, such as Microsoft SQL, Oracle, etc.
  • Experience debugging software entry and exit communications tracing through various logs
  • Experience with manufacturing enterprise systems (MES)
  • Agile project management understanding
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science/Engineering or related field

Plus Qualifications

  • Experience building tool simulations on SECSIM Pro +
  • Experience with Eyelit Scenario Building Platform
  • Experience with PROMIS (MES)  

Job Responsibilities


  • Collaborate with Automation Engineers, Process Engineers, Industrial Engineering and operations team to gather use case requirements and execute.
  • Develop scripted scenarios on an automation platform, which may include Java/JavaScript code segments
  • Review others scripted scenarios from various global locations
  • Work with the external Factory Automation contractors, IT team and equipment vendors as needed to facilitate SECS/GEM Communication is functioning as expected.
  • Debug and test end to end communication channels.
  • Utilize a SECS/GEM tool simulator to script mock communications
  • Create text parsers to manipulate tool recipe files into a usable format
  • Establish data lookups in various databases via SQL
  • Load and validate semiconductor tool recipe files into automation system
  • Enter and look up semiconductor tool details in databases
  • Maintain the current suite of deployments while working with Factory Automation team and others to support enhancements, and additional priorities.
  • Responds to trouble calls, recognize and identify and corrects developed software errors to maintain operational goals.   
  • Coordinate software updates for deployed tools with operations so as not to negatively impact manufacturing goals.
  • Training resource for factory automation systems.  Works with users to support knowledge of system, where possible, to encourage on shift resolution of issues. #LI-SS1



Skyworks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Woburn
Nearest Secondary Market: Boston

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