KLA-Tencor Careers

Research Scientist

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 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.  


•Verify/Validate OMD products meet their defined specs/requirements under various operational and measurement conditions
•Participate in Requirements/Spec definition process to ensures testability and measurability
•Define and create Test Plans and Test Cases derived from Algo requirements
•Carry out test plan and continually share results and progress. Reflect System status and maturity through reports and periodic reviews.
•Create/utilizes reusable testing tools and infrastructure for current and future (regression) testing


Preferred Qualifications

•Ph.D.or M.Sc. degree in Physics/Electrical Engineering with 3+ years’ experience, or B.Sc with several years of experience
•Previous experience in testing and validation of multi-disciplinary products – a huge advantage!
•Knowledge of Matlab and Python for data collection, analysis and automated infrastructure of feature testing.
Experience in working with engineers across disciplines to develop reliable, robust systems. Strong emphasis on design for diagnostics and for testability.

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