KLA-Tencor Careers

Engr, Software 3

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 Broadband Plasma Division (BBP) provides market-leading patterned wafer optical inspection systems for leading-edge IC manufacturing. Logic, foundry, and memory customers depend on BBP products to detect yield-critical defects for process debug and excursion monitoring at advanced process nodes.    

BBP flagship products include the 29xx and 39xx series which leverage Broadband Plasma technology to capture a wide range of defects with ultimate sensitivity at the optical inspection speeds needed for inline defect monitoring.



Engr, Software 2
Job Responsibilities/Qualifications
Keywords: C++, MFC, OOAD, s/w design

Description: This person has to be academically sound and posses strong technical leadership abilities. Should be able to drive requirements/design problems to closure within the constraints of the current system. Should have enough engineering background to gain a deep understanding of KLA-Tencor?s domain and working of its tools.

Qualifications in priority order:
1. Required: Strong academics. BE/BTech/MS/MCA/MTech (CS/Electronics/Physics/ECE degree)
2. Required: Strong in programming fundamentals, C++, VC++, MFC
3. Required: Good analytical and problem solving abilities
4. Required: 5 to 9 years experience with specialization in providing technical leadership
5. Required: Thorough knowledge of SDLC and software engineering
6. Required: Strong communication and team work skills

7. Preferred: Experience in .Net and C#
8. Preferred: Experience in defining requirements, leading project teams
9. Optional: Knowledge of CMM or other process models
10. Optional: Knowledge of KT specific or general semiconductor domain

1. Acquire and demonstrate technical knowledge of inspector software
2. Participate in requirements definition and technical review process
3. Do requirements analysis, architectural analysis, design, devpt. and unit testing
4. Acquire knowledge of key use cases in defect inspection using WIN tools
5. Follow KT defined software development processes (CMM)
6. Lead teams to develop key features
Standard T22 expectations:

Performs any of the following:

Engr, Software 2:  Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.  Exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.  Requires a BS degree or equivalent experience.

Preferred Qualifications


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