KLA-Tencor Careers

Technical Engagement Manager : SFS/PWG

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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?


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 Global Products Group (GPG), which is responsible for creating all of KLA-Tencor’s metrology and inspection products, is looking for the best and the brightest research scientist, software engineers, application development engineers, and senior product technology process engineers.

The Surfscan group includes a team of engineers, technology development, apps engineers and product marketing focused on technology that enables wafer, IC and equipment manufacturers to develop, qualify and monitor their process tools. Defects and process non-uniformities detected on Surfscan equipment allow for early identification of yield excursions.

The flagship Surfscan products include the SPx platforms for wafer surface quality and wafer defect inspection tools and systems for inspection of polished wafers, epi wafers and engineered substrates during the wafer fabrication process.



  • Make presentations on all aspects of products. 
  • Assist sales staff in assessing potential applications of company products to meet customer needs and preparing detailed product specifications.
  • Implements detailed customer installation plans. Provides follow-up support in disseminating technical information on specific applications.
  • 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.
  • Determines methods and procedures on new assignments, and may provide guidance to other personnel.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and a strong technical knowledge of company products.  Prefer a Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 10 years of experience OR a Master's Level Degree with at least 8 years of experience.
  • Prefer previous experience in the semiconductor fabrication industry, or equivalent experience and education.
  • The ideal candidate will have experience with thin film metrology, but this is not required.
  • Must be well organized and professional and have the ability to absorb and transfer knowledge to others.
  • Demonstrated ability to command the attention and respect of the customer and management.
  •  Strong demonstrated interpersonal skills are required.  Engineer must be friendly and culturally sensitive.
  • Must be a quick learner with excellent project management skills.
  • Exceptional work ethic with strong personal initiative. Must be driven by results.
  • Must have effective written and verbal communication skills and fluency in reading and writing is required. English is required for US based positions and local language is required for non-US positions.

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