KLA-Tencor Careers

Manager, Projects

Company Overview

KLA-Tencor Corporation, a leading provider of process control and yield management solutions, partners with customers around the world to develop state-of-the-art inspection and metrology technologies. These technologies serve the semiconductor, data storage, LED, and other related nanoelectronics industries. With a portfolio of industry-standard products and a team of world-class engineers and scientists, the company has created superior solutions for its customers for more than 35 years. Headquartered in Milpitas, Calif., KLA-Tencor has dedicated customer operations and service centers around the world. Additional information may be found at www.kla-tencor.com.


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.

First to deliver the best imaging and classification data for every defect or point on any layer at any time.

EBeam’s mission encapsulates its role as the “eyes” of KLA-Tencor’s product line, providing timely information on defects and critical locations on the wafer at the highest spatial resolution possible.  Customers use EBeam products alongside KLA-Tencor patterned and bare wafer inspectors to quickly understand the nature of defects and other imperfections on product wafers and take action to correct the manufacturing process.


  1. Acquire and demonstrate technical knowledge of inspector software
  2. Participate in end to end product development lifecycle activities
  3. Acquire knowledge of key use cases in defect inspection and review using electron beam based Inspection and review tools
  4. Collaborate with teams across different geographical zones to drive / develop / deliver software solutions
  5. Work across groups including systems/hardware, marketing, applications and manufacturing on all aspects of software project including requirement definition, design, development, deployment, support and service
  6. Provide technical leadership and be able to support the detailed analysis and tradeoffs for the various solutions
  7. Understand, champion and enforce software development best practices.
  8. Understand, troubleshoot, and drive difficult issues that span whole systems or organizations. Able to uncover root cause and to devise and drive innovative analyses and solutions for complex problems.
  9. Manage schedules and deliverables for features assigned to the team. 

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Minimum 8 years of industry experience and minimum 2 years in Technical manager role
  2. High technical competence in C++, C#, WPF
  3. Exposure to Web technologies preferred
  4. Knowledge of different Software estimation methodologies.
  5. Knowledge of KT specific or general semiconductor domain
  6. Experience with Agile SCRUM methodology.

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