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Mgr, Software Engrg 2

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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?

Group/Division

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.

The LS-SWIFT Division of KLA’s Global Products Group provides patterned wafer inspection systems for high-volume semiconductor manufacturing.  Its mission is to deliver market-leading cost of ownership in defect detection for a broad range of applications in the production of semiconductors. Customers from the foundry, logic, memory, automotive, MEMS, advanced packaging and other markets rely upon high-sample wafer inspection information generated by LS-SWIFT products.

LS (Laser Scanning) systems enable cost-effective patterned wafer defect detection for the industry’s most sophisticated process technologies deployed in leading-edge foundry, logic, DRAM, and NAND fabs.  SWIFT (Simultaneous Wafer Inspection at Fast Throughput) systems deliver all-wafer-surface (frontside, backside, and edge) macro inspection that is critical for automotive IC, MEMS, and advanced packaging processes as well as foundry/logic and memory fabs.

LS-SWIFT operates from a global footprint that includes the US, Singapore, India and Germany, and serves a worldwide customer base across Asia, Europe and North America.

 

Responsibilities

  1. Manage a small/medium sized team of 8 engineers working on different product releases and product domains.
  2. Acquire and demonstrate technical knowledge of inspector software
  3. Participate in end to end product development lifecycle activities
  4. Acquire knowledge of key use cases in defect inspection using LS-SWIFT tools
  5. Collaborate with teams across different geographical zones to drive / develop / deliver software solutions
  6. 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
  7. Provide technical leadership and be able to support the detailed analysis and tradeoffs for the various solutions
  8. Understand, champion and enforce software development best practices.
  9. 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.
  10. Manage schedules and deliverables for features assigned to the team. 

Qualifications

  • 9+ years of experience with specialization in providing technical leadership with BE/BTech/MS/MCA/MTech.
  • 3+ years of Functional mgmt/ Project management experience leading small to medium teams.
  • Good academics. BE/BTech/MS/MCA/MTech (CS/Electronics/Physics/ECE degree)
  • Strong experience in requirements definition, design, development, effective reuse, diagnostics and configuration management
  • Strong in programming fundamentals and technical skills, .Net and C++ with good software design and architecture exposure.
  • Thorough knowledge of SDLC and software engineering,
  • Knowledge of different Software estimation methodologies
  • Ability to lead teams to develop key features.
  • Good analytical, innovation and problem solving abilities
  • Strong verbal and written communication and team work skill
  • Exposure to Web technologies preferred
  • Knowledge of KLA specific or general semiconductor domain prefered

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