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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?


The SWIFT (Simultaneous Wafer Inspection at Fast Throughput) division is part of the Wafer Inspection Group (WIG) and consists in an organization globally located in US, Germany, India, and Singapore.
The SWIFT division has the mission to  provide cost-effective solutions for high-sampling wafer inspection applications. We effectively partner with field support teams and customers to lower overall fab costs by supplying world-leading high-throughput inspection, metrology and review systems. Our comprehensive product portfolio includes: all-wafer-surface (frontside, backside, and edge) macro inspection, standalone high-sampling inspection, and standalone edge inspection and metrology tools that are deployed across several advanced wafer fabs for a large number of applications.
Besides developing valuable products, the SWIFT division provides support to the customers to achieve performance entitlement through the sharing and implementation of applications BKM (Best Known Methods).


  • The main responsibilities are sustaining program management, engineering project management, new product introduction and escalation management.
  • As PLC lead, you will work closely with engineering, operations, marketing and global service organizations to resolve PLC related issues.
  • As engineering manager, you will lead an engineering team executing continuous-improvement projects approved by PLC. The goals of CIP projects are to improve tool performance, return of investment, reliability, and cost of service. Other responsibilities include managing new product introduction to manufacturing and supporting customer escalations.
  • Overtime, the successful candidate is expected to assume full program manager responsibilities, including managing communication with external customers and interacting with KLA field offices.


  • 10+ year experience in development, service, or manufacturing of advanced semiconductor equipment.
  • Candidate with optical system design, automation, or motion control background is preferred.
  • Product Life Cycle (PLC) and project management experience is highly desirable.
  • Experience of working with a global team (distributed in multiple geographic locations) for product development and support,
  • Excellent trouble shooting and diagnostic skills;
  • Experience of customer support is required;
  • Hands-on engineering manager; experience of prioritizing projects based on customer/market requirements and engineering resources;
  • Excellent customer management and presentation skills
  • Team player with excellent communication skills.


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