Principal Photolithography Engineer


Dallas, TX, US, 75243

Job ID: 109669 


The Electro Optical Infrared Systems (EOIS) line of business within DRS has locations in Dallas and Austin, 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.

Position Summary

DRS Infrared Sensors and Systems in Dallas, Texas specializes as a worldwide leader in thermal imagery and sensory solutions for commercial and military applications. We are looking to add a new member to our Focal Plane Array team to help provide the vision and technical expertise necessary to drive our development and improvement activities needed to lead the industry in product capability and manufacturability. We are looking for someone who can develop and/or improve  Photolithography processes relating to processing FPA wafers and who will consistently drive to push our processing technology and manufacturability beyond its current capability.

Basic Qualifications and Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in an applicable engineering field with 8+ years progressively complex engineering experience or equivalent combination of education/training and experience
  • Experience with a variety of Photolithography equipment and processes
  • Strong knowledge and experience with programming and operation ASML Steppers
  • Experience with process control and development using Positive Photo resist 
  • Ability to obtain a U.S. government security clearance

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Strong knowledge base of processes used to mount die/bars to wafers
  • Strong knowledge and experience with programming and operation TEL Mark 8 coat develop systems a plus
  • Knowledge of and experience with DSW Steppers a plus
  • Experience with process control and development using Negative Photo resist a plus
  • Experience coating resist over high topographies a plus
  • Experience with antireflective coating, contrast enhancement material, etc. a plus
  • Experience with and understanding of the proper implementation and use of statistical process control techniques
  • Experience with data collection and databases
  • Organizational skills and the ability to document and communicate plans, experiments, progress, and results
  • Ability to write Operation Specifications for Equipment and Processes in a clear and concise manner
  • Self motivated and focused on developing and successfully implementing the team’s vision and goals

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide the vision for the future of process development/improvement activities needed to lead in product capability and manufacturability in the photolithography area
  • Sustain and improve current and develop new processes in the photolithography area
  • Consistently drive our processing technology beyond its current capabilities and robustness
  • Lead and complete projects on schedule and budget
  • Provide technical knowledge and assistance to other engineers and support personnel
  • Mentor less experienced engineers in Photolithography processing
  • Analyze complex technical problems and recommend corrective actions
  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization
  • Other duties as assigned

U.S. Citizenship required. This position requires an active DOD security clearance or the ability to obtain such clearance within a reasonable time after commencement of employment.

Taking care of our people is a top priority at Leonardo DRS. We are proud to offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental, and vision coverage, a company contribution to a health savings account, telemedicine, life and disability insurance, legal insurance, and a 401(k) savings plan. We champion wellness programs that focus on physical, emotional, and financial well-being. We develop our talent by offering programs and activities to support career-growth, professional development, and skill enhancement. And we understand there is more to life than work, and the importance of offering flexible work schedules with our 9/80 program, competitive vacation, health/emergency leave, paid parental leave, and community service hours. 
*Some employees are eligible for limited benefits only


Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Our Mission

To build shareholder value through a commitment to high ethical standards and a superior performance culture focused on customers, employees, financial results and corporate citizenship.

Our Vision

To be the leading mid-tier defense technology company in the U.S.

Our Values

The DRS culture is defined by our Core Values and Principles: 

- Integrity
- Agility
- Excellence
- Customer Focus
- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
- Innovation

We strive to uphold them in all aspects of our business practices to inspire our employees and provide outstanding support for our customers.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. is committed 
to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued.  We are committed to building a workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. At Leonardo DRS, we believe that a diverse and inclusive environment makes us a stronger Company. We embrace different points of view, respect one another in the workplace, and understand that an inclusive environment furthers creativity, innovation, and business performance. 

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Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth