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Field Applications Development Engineer (Retcile Inspection)

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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.

The RAPID division is the world leading provider of reticle inspection solutions for the semiconductor industry. The company provides inspection solutions to both the mask shops and the semiconductor fabs to ensure that lithography yields are consistently high thus enabling cost-effective manufacturing.


Support RAPID retcile inspection tools at customer sites, solving customer's reticle inspection problems by engaging with customers and internal functional groups. Devolop BKMs and train customers.

Demostrate product value during daily support, beta testing, or Head-to-Heads (H2H). Investigate semiconductor manufacturing yield issues and provide inspection solutions; Create and share product value statements and use-cases with engineering, marketing and sales groups.



The individual must have excellent communication, organization, analytical and interpersonal skills.  The individual must also be self-driven, yet a strong team player.

Worldwide travel to customer site (25%-35%) will be required. 

Minimum Qualifications

Master's Level Degree with at least 4 -6 years of experience. OR

Doctorate (Academic) in a technical field with at least 3~4 years of experience in related industry.  

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.