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Software Engineer

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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?


Supports the different phases of the product life cycle for next generation products. Implement significant parts of the stage controls. Perform real-time programming, tool control and image acquisition tasks for the next generation of reticle inspection equipment. Aid with specifications development, product verification, validation, transfer to manufacturing, and support of customer ramp. Perform stage control and calibration. Coordinate transformations and calibrations, position and other error mapping and identification of target samples and locations. Implement real-time control functions and drivers for diagnostics, image acquisition and the scanning and data path functions. Support the ongoing integration efforts. Maintain ownership of the product performance through the product life cycle and be responsible for improvement projects and support of field and manufacturing issues. Complete the initial diagnosis of complex software issues, uncover root cause and devise solutions. Support the analysis and tradeoffs for the various solutions, develop plans of action, and effectively communicate plans to colleagues. Some travel may be required to support product transition to manufacturing, beta support at customer sites, and for complex escalations that require onsite support. 

Minimum Qualifications

Employer will accept a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field, and 5 years of work experience in the position offered or in a computer-related occupation.

Some domestic and international travel required. 



Equal Employment Opportunity

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, 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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