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Mgr, Technical Program

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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 SWIFT (Simultaneous Wafer Inspection at Fast Throughput) division is part of the Wafer Inspection Group (WIG) and consists in an organization globally located in US, Germany, India, and Singapore.
The SWIFT division has the mission to  provide cost-effective solutions for high-sampling wafer inspection applications. We effectively partner with field support teams and customers to lower overall fab costs by supplying world-leading high-throughput inspection, metrology and review systems. Our comprehensive product portfolio includes: all-wafer-surface (frontside, backside, and edge) macro inspection, standalone high-sampling inspection, and standalone edge inspection and metrology tools that are deployed across several advanced wafer fabs for a large number of applications.
Besides developing valuable products, the SWIFT division provides support to the customers to achieve performance entitlement through the sharing and implementation of applications BKM (Best Known Methods).



  • The successful candidate will work as the manager of multiple program managers developing new products and sustaining existing ones in LS-SWIFT division.
  • The main responsibilities are managing and developing a team that does new product development, sustaining program management, engineering project management, new product introduction and escalation management.
  • You will also work on developing the skills sets of the engineering team both managers and engineers to develop the new products while interacting with the marketing, operations, field teams, and customers.
  • You will work closely with engineering, manufacturing, marketing, and global service organizations to resolve product issues. As the manager of engineering managers, you will lead the overall engineering team in executing new product development as well as continuous-improvement projects on all the product lines located in Singapore.
  • You will also work on defining and driving the technology and development roadmap for the products in Singapore.
  • Overtime, the successful candidate is expected to assume full program manager responsibilities, including managing communication with external customers and interacting with KT field offices. The position will report to LS-SWIFT senior engineering director.


Preferred Qualifications


  • 15+ year experience in semiconductor industry, 8+ year experience in development, service or manufacturing of advanced semiconductor equipment
  • Strong candidate with optical system design, automation, or motion control background
  • PLC (Product Life Cycle) management experience is highly desirable
  • 8+ year experience in managing engineering projects
  • Proven track record of hiring and developing engineers and managers for new product development.
  • Experience of prioritizing projects based on customer/market requirements and engineering resources
  • Experience of working with a global team (distributed in multiple geographic locations) for product development and support.
  • Must be able to multi-task across more than one development program at a time and understand the trade-offs/plans that each program is facing while maintaining the POR (Plan of Record) and budget.
  • Excellent troubleshooting and diagnostic skills
  • Experience of customer support is required
  • Knowledge of semiconductor fab and optical metrology tools are highly desirable
  • Hands-on engineering manager
  • Excellent customer management and presentation skills
  • Team player with excellent communication skills
  • Ability to motivate an engineering team and provide development plans to grow the teams’ overall capability.
  • Able to define overall system and sub-systems requirements and technical needs thru the development process. 

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