Applied Materials

Key Responsibilities
Leads practical applications of scientific theory and unusually complex processes in the development and ongoing technical management of the unit’s product line
Leads research, development and implementation in new products and extensions or enhancements to existing product line
Interact with key customers to resolve unusually complex process engineering issues for the unit’s product line to address our customers High Value Problems (HVP)
Leads alpha engineering program regarding all process technology related issues for the units product line
Responsible for alpha and beta product release for business unit’s product line
Participates in strategic planning to integrate research and development processes with both the unit and the Product Business Group’s overall business plan
Identify, select and work with vendors and suppliers
This position originates, develops and executes the most complex technical projects and influences future technology and product strategy.  Focus, knowledge, judgment and intuition is required for those technical challenges that may not have an identified solution by customer, competitors or within industry.  Works on critical complex issues that impact longer term product development and business success measured by two or more of the following: incremental revenue growth, market share increases, key customer penetrations, time to market improvement and commercial value of the work.
Within safety guidelines originate, design, perform, collect data, analyze and compile reports on unusually complex engineering experiments and provides solutions which are highly innovative and ingenious.
Develop innovative solutions as part of proven track record of significant technology contributions.  Widely recognized internally (across Business Units)  as one of the company’s top experts in their field.
Conceive and implement new technology, normally named as primary inventor on numerous critical patents and recognized through awards and/or published papers within the last five years. Decisions impact major product development programs and business success at the division/segment level.
Leads through contribution to the development of new principles and concepts.  As a technical role model to  Applied’s technical and engineering community, this position acts as a mentor to guide less experienced engineers. Typically is involved in judging the approach and verifying the validity of technical strategies
Deep subject matter expert who consults with management and customers on exceptionally complex technical issues.  Viewed as a company resource for specific technology and interacts with the engineering community internally and externally, based on business need. Represents Applied on industry boards/consortia, seen as a thought leader in area of expertise, regarded by customers and external leaders as an expert and thought leader in their field.

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