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Sr. Electrical Design Engineer-Project Lead (Analog & Digital/Control Systems/Power Supply)

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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 Global Service Support Organization (GSS) team headquartered in Milpitas, CA is our service organization that consists of Service Sales and Marketing, Spares Supply Chain management, Field Operations, Product Training, and Technical Support.  The GSS organization partners with our field teams and customers in all business sectors to maintain the high performance and productivity of our products through a flexible portfolio of services. Our comprehensive services include: proactive management of tools to identify and improve performance; expertise in optics, image processing and motion control with worldwide service engineers, 24/7 technical support teams and knowledge management systems; and an extensive parts network to ensure worldwide availability of parts.



Highly motivated self-driven individual with strong knowledge of electronics system design, electrical sub-system design, power systems, embedded system design, or motion/servo control system integration for KLA product

Work with system/mechanical/software engineers to define design requirements and develop electronics subsystem or board level design

Work on electronics subsystem integration and system-level testing

Product line sustaining designs including obsolescence parts, board or sub-system replacement, develop new feature to improve existing products continuously

Interact with manufacturing, service teams to support a smooth product transition into manufacturing and the field

Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Mechanical Engineering, Firmware Engineering, systems, supply chain organizations, etc.



Diversified knowledge and experience in electrical systems, electronic design, analog/digital design, CPLD/FPGA design, control systems, embedded microprocessor based electronic hardware, power electronics, electrical system design, motion control system, robotic or precision stage control design, image acquisition, embedded image processing or data conversion.

  • Knowledge of VME, CompactPCI, SPARC, VxWORKS and other legacy computers is a plus
  • CPLD/FPGA Verilog design or embedded microprocessor board level firmware development is a plus
  • Solid team player and design project lead
  • Be able to work in a multi-discipline and multi-culture global organization
  • Strong technical project management skills
  • Be flexible and adaptive to adjust project focus based on changes of business priority dynamics
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Understand electronics and semiconductor equipment compliance and regulations

Minimum Qualifications

Master's Level Degree with at least 4 years of experience.ORBachelor's Level Degree with at least 5 years of experience.ORDoctorate (Academic) with at least 2 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.

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