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Sr. Systems Design Manager - Source

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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?


The RAPID division is the world leading provider of reticle inspection solutions for the semiconductor industry. The company provides inspection solutions to both the mask shops and the semiconductor fabs to ensure that lithography yields are consistently high thus enabling cost-effective manufacturing.


  • Manage the development of next gen source technology strategy, as needed for source subsystem design and development for next generation mask inspection system, and associated source supplier management.  
  • Will co-develop system design requirements and balance subsystem interactions while meeting overall system performance goals, and determine supplier capability gaps and develop appropriate mitigation plans.  
  • Manage research scientist and design engineering resources (both internal and external) as needed for timely technology selection and subsystem development.  
  • Coordinate with Supplier Management teams in Operations.   
  • Manage external R&D network as appropriate to supplement internal investigations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctorate (Academic) in relevent discipline with at least 10 years of industrial experience directly related to light source development and use in complex opto-mechanical systems.  

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Must have demonstrated outstanding capability to assess source technology.    

  • Must have significant and successful experience in high-performance light source design, development, and supply chain management. 
  • Will have demonstrated ability to hire and develop high-performance teams.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctorate (Academic) with at least 5 years of experiece OR
  • Master's Level Degree with at least 7 years of experience OR
  • Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 8 years of experience

Equal Employment Opportunity

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

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