Entry Level Failure Analysis Engineer
Cirrus Logic
Edinburgh, UK
1d ago

We are looking for a dedicated Entry Level Failure Analysis Engineer to contribute to our global success story at our state-of-the-art Edinburgh office.

You will become a major contributor, driving device level failure analysis on mixed signal ICs within Cirrus Logic’s outstanding Edinburgh FA lab.

This is a phenomenal opportunity for someone to start and develop their career in one of the most multifaceted and innovative technology companies in the world.

You will contribute directly to our ground-breaking technology, impacting the industry on a global scale. In return, we offer an incredible working environment where innovation isn't just encouraged but expected and rewarded.

Our benefits offering includes an on-site gym, deli, career development driven by you and a culture that rivals the best in the world.

We are proud of our dynamic and creative culture, where ideas are listened to and collaboration is part of our nature! Join us now and become part of our global journey, where we strive to push limits and build groundbreaking technology for consumer markets across the globe!


  • Perform device level failure analysis in a collaborative environment to support customer returns, product qualifications, yield excursions and new product development.
  • Carry out electrical and physical fault isolation on mixed signal IC devices to identify root cause of failure.
  • Interact directly with project managers, design & engineering groups, regional teams, and external analysis labs.
  • Work within multi-functional teams to resolve and understand the root cause of product issues.
  • Use sophisticated failure analysis equipment (SEM, FIB, EDX, EMMI, LSM) within Cirrus Logic’s failure analysis lab.
  • Write technical reports that summarise the analysis carried out, conclusions drawn and relevance to the issue under investigation.
  • Use application test setups when required to support analysis requests.
  • Maintain & support complex failure analysis equipment within the lab.
  • Evaluate & introduce new equipment and latest techniques to the failure analysis flow.
  • Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Degree qualified in electronics, physics, chemistry, materials science, or related subject area and / or equivalent, validated experience in the industry.
  • Comfortable working in a laboratory-based environment.
  • Good communication and collaboration skills.
  • Strong technical writing & verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines on multiple tasks with variable time scales.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Safety conscious.
  • Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Knowledge of semiconductor device structure, fabrication & assembly processes (die and package level).
  • Understanding of fault isolation methods (visual inspection, emission microscopy, thermal imaging, LSM, circuit tracing CAD layout)
  • Ability to interpret electrical test data, ATE datalogs & applications test results.
  • Knowledge of failure analysis equipment. (SEM, X-ray, FIB, EDX, EMMI, OBIRCH, ion mill, optical microscopes, micro / nanoprobing)
  • Familiarity with physical failure analysis techniques (polishing, RIE, chemical de-processing).
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