KLA-Tencor Careers

System Engineer

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 Optical Metrology Division products are used for optical overlay metrology. The portfolio of products includes unique solution packages which are based on hardware and software systems to enhance yield and effectiveness. As a world leader in its field of expertise, the division's products are the most advanced in performance (measurement accuracy of nanometers and below), reliability, ease of use and compatibility with other KLA-Tencor's products.  KLA-Tencor (Israel) controls over 80% of the world market sales in its field, and its products are used by every major semiconductor manufacturer around the world.  KLA-Tencor Israel is located in the Migdal Haemek Industrial Park.  


We are looking for a Senior Systems engineer/Physicist  to be part of development team of the next generation overlay metrology tools.


Detailed description:

  • Actively participates in defining next generation tools system and software requirements & analyzes it’s performance.
  • Designs and executes multi-disciplinary experiments, writes detailed test plans and summary reports for system testing.
  • Designs and defines system requirements for complex customer systems, and/or prepares studies and analyzes existing systems. These systems typically include light sources, detectors, optical / electro-optical components, fiber optics, electronics and signal processing SW functioning in close collaboration with the rest of the tool.
  • Determines system specifications, input/output processes and working parameters for subsystem compatibility.
  • Coordinates design of subsystems and/or the integration of total systems or multiple functions.
  • Responsible for testing and analysis on products during various phases of the development process.
  • Coordinates and performs root cause analysis to solve issues.
  • Interfaces with technologists, development and marketing to define and optimize system performance and resolve performance problems.


Preferred Qualifications

  • At least B.Sc. degree in Physics/ Electronics/Electrical Engineering/ /Optics/Mechanical Engineering
  • Previous experience in system-engineering or development of multi-disciplinary products, incorporating optics and mechanics.
  • Competency in one of the following: experimental physics, optical design and electro-optical devices, detection electronics, electrical and SW data processing;
  • Experience in generating and writing of system requirements from top level design to detailed design.
  • Experience in working with engineers across disciplines to develop reliable, robust systems. Strong emphasis on design for diagnostics / design for testability.
  • Experience in a matrix organization –preferably in global organizations.
  • A working knowledge of MatLab and/or Labview for data collection and analysis, statistical theory and implementation of advanced algorithms.

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