Senior Algorithm & Machine Control Scientist

Halo Industries

Halo Industries

Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2024

The Company

Halo Industries has invented a technology to replace a decades-old semiconductor material slicing process that wastes billions of dollars annually.

Halo’s laser-based technology eliminates this waste, delivering improvements in both material cost and performance, while enabling manufacturing advancements in a diverse set of high-growth applications markets, including the automotive, grid infrastructure, telecommunications and power electronics sectors.

Halo originally spun out of Stanford University in 2014, acquiring a significant A round of VC funding in 2020 following the successful demonstration of the company’s precision material slicing equipment.

Halo is now planning its volume manufacturing operations and building a passionate team to meet its next milestone of deploying the company’s first fully integrated production line.

Halo Industries is well-funded, engaged with strategic customers, and staged to achieve rapid operational, revenue, and valuation growth.

The Opportunity

The evolution of Halo’s technology and equipment, growing from an R&D focus to a production manufacturing environment, has triggered the need for an experienced candidate who can lead the design, development, and deployment of the company’s key production line equipment control.

Job Description

  • Take ownership of an advanced Python machine control framework
  • Develop and maintain software applications for equipment communication and integration into factory systems
  • Define control standards to be implemented uniformly across the production line
  • Evaluate and select industrial controller hardware (e.g. PC, PLC, embedded microcontroller)
  • Write high level device drivers for robotics, motion control, lasers, and data acquisition
  • Integrate custom and off-the-shelf device drivers into reliable, robust operator controllable state machines
  • Develop multiple graphical user interfaces tailored for R&D and operations purposes
  • Perform thorough testing and debugging from the system level down to the component level
  • Maintain thorough documentation and version control
  • Work closely with mechanical, electrical, system, and NPI engineers