KLA-Tencor Careers

Engr, Apps Dev 2

Company Overview

Calling the adventurers ready to join a company that's pushing the limits of nanotechnology to keep the digital revolution rolling. At KLA-Tencor, we're making technology advancements that are bigger—and tinier—than the world has ever seen.

Who are we?  We research, develop, and manufacture the world's most advanced inspection and measurement equipment for the semiconductor and nanoelectronics industries. We enable the digital age by pushing the boundaries of technology, creating tools capable of finding defects smaller than a wavelength of visible light. We create smarter processes so that technology leaders can manufacture high-performance chips—the kind in that phone in your pocket, the tablet on your desk and nearly every electronic device you own—faster and better. We're passionate about creating solutions that drive progress and help people do what wouldn't be possible without us.  The future is calling. Will you answer?


With over 40 years of semiconductor process control experience, chipmakers around the globe rely on KLA-Tencor to ensure that their fabs ramp next-generation devices to volume production quickly and cost-effectively. Enabling the movement towards advanced chip design, KLA-Tencor's Process Control Group is looking for the best and the brightest application development engineers to join our team.

The team's mission is to collaborate with our customers to innovate hardware and software technologies that detect and control process variations—at their source—rather than compensate for them at later stages of the manufacturing process.

Why join Process Control? Think of this team as a "start-up" company where you are offered the ultimate challenge to solve the most complex technical problems that enable the digital age. Yet, this "start-up" is backed by the most sophisticated and successful process control company in the semiconductor industry.


  • Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors
  • Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results
  • Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new or special assignments
  • Drive product adoption at customer site
  • Support HQ and local Business Unit to achieve their business goals

Preferred Qualifications

Technical Skills:

  • Use of professional concepts and company objectives in creative and effective ways
  • Hands-on experience with Defect and Yield Management Systems
  • Understanding of how to use statistics to derive meaningful results
  • Project Management Experience
  • Have creative and out of box thinking approach to deal with customer challenges

Important Skills:

  • Be a driver
  • Successful with multiple cultures environment
  • Leadership competencies: successful execution of projects
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Handle multiple projects in parallel
  • Excellent problem solving skills

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Level Degree in Engineering Discipline
  • Languages; fluent English and Japanese; Korean is a plus
  • Typically requires a minimum of 8 years of related experience
  • At least 3 years of semiconductor IC fab experience as Defect/Yield Engineer or Product Engineer
  • Understanding of software development and architecture is desirable
  • Experience in Defect/Yield Analysis including bitmap
  • Experience with Klarity Defect and Klarity ACE is a plus

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