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Systems Design 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?


MicroSense a KLA Company is comprised of four primary businesses – wafer geometry metrology systems, magneto-optical Kerr effect (MOKE) tools for state-of-the-art magnetic measurement, precision capacitive sensors and vibrating sample magnetometers  MicroSense serves a host of industries including semiconductor manufacturing, data storage, machine tool, solar, automotive and high brightness LED. MicroSense provides customer value and security, through extensive business experience, financial strength, world-wide support, and technical leadership. MicroSense was acquired by KLA Corporation in February 2019.  WWW.Microsense.net



Technical system development leader for the MicroSense C200L/C200M  Silicon Metrology systems.

  • Integrate next generation sensors, wafer handling, system software to achieve C200M performance specifications.
  • Develop complex calibration algorithm and setup methods, document and train manufacturing and field support team. 
  • Lead the development of an offline reprocessing capability that will be offered as a paid tool option. 
  • Develop extended ranges (thin 300-600um and thick 1200-1500um)  to support wafers not supported by tool of record. 
  • Project leader to complete MicroSense C200L bill of materials and transition to Manufacuring.

Lead C200A Stress Metology system development.  Propose and develop improved algorithms to improve edge exclusion, visualization, wafer tracking.

Lead documentation integration with SAP and Enovia systems

Serve as factory systems expert for field team and assist field team to diagnose complex field problems.

Develop improved correlation methods and gravitational sag models to expand thickness range and improve shape accuracy

Target Travel: 10 - 15%



Doctorate (Ph.D, Sc.D) in Semiconductor or related field.

3 - 5 years experience in semiconductor metrology system design

Expert Matlab algorithm devepment skills.

Customer facing experience as technical expert

Demonstrated ability to meet difficult deadlines

Demonstrated expertise in software integration with mixed hardware software platforms


Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate (Academic) with at least 3 years of 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.