KLA Careers

Technical Program Manager

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, 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 to ensure that their fabs ramp next-generation devices to volume production quickly and cost-effectively. Enabling the movement towards advanced chip design, KLA's Global Products Group (GPG), which is responsible for creating all of KLA’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.

Central Engineering is KLA's largest engineering organization comprised of 9 Centers-of-Excellence (CoE) in various disciplines applied across all product groups in the company. These CoE include Handling & Automation, Precision Motion Control, Sensors & Image Acquisition, Platform Design, and Packaging Engineering, among others. Talent includes over 500 engineers across global centers in Israel, China, India, and the US. Each CoE contributes not just talent and deliverables per discipline toward product programs, but also subject matter expertise, best practices, roadmaps, specialized facilities, apparatus, models, and analytics. These differentiate KLA not only in WHAT we do, but also in HOW we do it.



This is an exciting opportunity at the KLA brand new site in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The primary job responsibilities initially focus on the transfer of a product line from the headquarter in Milpitas to Ann Arbor and continuing managing all engineering aspects associated with the product line post transfer.

The Program Manager will work with all relevant parties, determine and get aligned with upper management on key milestones and due dates, build a strong independent team, track day-to-day activities, drive program execution within allocated time and budget, and communicating progress and statuses via written and oral communication to all stakeholders.


 The ideal candidate should have minimum 5 years experience in a program manager role... 

Must understand/use Systems Engineering principles in product development, sustaining, and improvements. In addition, the candidate should have engineering expertise that is deep in at least one area and broad across other engineering disciplines. 

Must have strong leadership, effective communication and problem solving skills. Need to be self-driven, hard working, detail oriented, with a can-do attitude and a critical thinker.

Experience in semiconductor manufacturing and a proven success and track record in leading multidisciplinary teams to successfully launch and/or manage transition of a capital equipment product is a plus.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor degree with 5 years relevant experience

Equal Employment Opportunity

KLA 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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