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Systems 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, 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.


Work with customers, division marketing and systems engineering teams to design and identify focus areas for technical improvement of products
Be able to develop system level and subsystem level specifications
Be able to solve technical problems in all or any of the areas: electrical, optical, mechnical subsystems
Conduct design of experiment for complex system characterization and critical risk retirement
Execute experimental plans, debug test setups, analyze and present results.
Document design, testing and diagnosis procedures to transfer the design to manufacturing
Communicate system requirements with other engineers including, but not limited to, electrical, optical, mechanical, and SW requirements
Work with outside vendors to source key components as needed


Must have a degree in Engineering, Physics, Material Science or related fields.
Proficient with data analysis tools such as JMP, Matlab, Microsoft Excel.
Previous experience with yield and process control instrument systems for semiconducor industry and working knowledge of semiconductor manufacturing, optical-mechanical systems, wafer handling systems and servo control systems are strongly preferred.
Have excellent oral and written communication, organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills.

Be able to clearly communicate with cross functional internal teams, division management, as well as external customers.
The candidate should be self-driven, yet a strong team player.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelors Degree in ME, EE, or other.

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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