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Failure Analysis Engineer

Electronics/Physics/Chemistry/Materials Science.

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About us

We are looking for a dedicated 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.

Voices of Our Employees

Hear directly from Cirrus Logic employees on what they love about working at Cirrus Logic - and what makes the corporate culture so unique and satisfying.

You will contribute directly to our groundbreaking 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 ground-breaking 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.
  • Hands-on proficiency with electrical fault isolation tools and techniques such as photon-emission, static and dynamic laser stimulation, scan diagnostic techniques, ATE, thermal imaging, micro/nanoprobing, and applications bench testing.
  • Knowledge of microscopy (optical, SEM & FIB).
  • In-depth understanding of CAD layout, ATE and bench test datalogs, digital and analogue circuits, device physics, IC fabrication and assembly.
  • Familiarity with common IC failure mechanisms and qualification stress configurations.
  • Excellent analytical skills and problem-solving ability.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines on multiple tasks with variable time scales.
  • Strong technical writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Safety conscious.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experience and proven track record in a similar failure analysis role.
  • Hands-on proficiency with physical failure analysis tools and techniques such as SEM, FIB, ion mill, RIE, planar delayering & chemical deprocessing.
  • This position is located in Edinburgh, UK


Beyond a competitive salary, enjoy generous benefits including:

  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life Assurance
  • Critical Illness cover
  • Dental Plan
  • Eye Care
  • Health Screening
  • Employee Happy Hours
  • Employee discount programmes
  • Free Vend and subsidised canteen on-site (Edinburgh office)
  • Employee Incentive Plan
  • Company pension
  • Robust training and development programme that addresses technical/professional as well as personal development.

This is a fully on-site role and is not available for a remote or hybrid remote work schedule.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Edinburgh
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Chemistry
  • Electronic
  • Materials Science
  • Physics

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