Hillsboro, Oregon

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead cross-functional teams through need space finding, stake-holder analysis and causal mapping exercises
  • Leverage deep area expertise in technical disciplines to enable innovative solutions to difficult technical and business challenges
  • Problem identification and troubleshooting a wide range of difficult, complex engineering problems in field of technical expertise, including serviceability and manufacturability.
  • Lead and/or develop and execute complex projects that have a substantial mix of electrical, mechanical, physics, algorithms and software design; and attend design reviews and provide input to meet market requirement specifications (MRS) and hardware/software specifications.  Ensure designs meet market requirement specifications (MRS).  Coordinate with project marketing and management to understand  system requirements.  Be able to chair architecture brainstorming meetings and drive the systems process to down select  to a final architecture of a top level system.
  • Write detailed specifications that cover all aspects of subsystem modules including interfaces to the product by using systems analysis to create a diagram.  Create concepts for complex architectural design approaches.  Lead team evaluations of architectures to provide recommendation for best system solution approach.
  • Work with project management teams to execute projects
  • Provide feedback on variety of components and modules.
  • Support System Integration during the assembly and final testing of new product designs.
  • Interface with other groups to workout design, systems architecture development and integration issues.
  • Define all equipment interfaces and systems architecture and insure they are up to date and documented.
  • Work with vendors to develop new competitive products, including development of key suppliers.

Functional Knowledge

  • Demonstrates depth and/or breadth of expertise in own specialized discipline or field 

Business Expertise

  • Interprets internal/external business challenges and facilitates ability of team to identify disruptive business value; recommends best practices to improve products, processes or services


  • May lead functional teams or projects with moderate resource requirements, risk, and/or complexity
  • Ability to influence others without direct reporting 

Problem Solving

  • Leads others to solve complex problems; uses sophisticated analytical thought to exercise judgment and identify innovative solutions


  • Impacts the achievement of customer, operational, project or service objectives;
  • Work is guided by mindset of innovation and commercialization of product ideas
  • Ability to influence decisions and look at multi-outcome solutions

Interpersonal Skills

  • Communicates difficult concepts and negotiates with others to adopt a different point of view
  • Formulate opinions in an articulate and constructive manner



Bachelor's Degree




Years of Experience:

7 - 10 Years

Work Experience:

Additional Information


Yes, 10% of the Time

Relocation Eligible:


Applied Materials is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Hillsboro, Oregon

A global leader in the nanomanufacturing technology solutions for the electronics industry, Applied Materials is built on the strength of talented people. We offer a wide variety of job opportunities for experienced professionals and recent college students/graduates that will capitalize on your current skills while broadening your experience and engaging you in a dynamic, fast-changing industry.

Here, you will work in community to achieve a common goal and encounter exciting new challenges every day. Our company is continually evolving: implementing innovations to make semiconductors more portable, powerful, and affordable than ever before.


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