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Application Development Engineering Manager

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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?


Manage a team responsible for the development and implementation of product applications for existing and pre-release products. Manage projects related to new product introduction such as characterization, alpha testing, beta testing and pilot tools in the ramp phase. Set up customer product demonstrations and technical training including on-site training of Field Applications Engineers and end users. Work with engineering, manufacturing, and sales to develop new products or enhance existing products or product lines. Publish best known method documents, application notes and other training material, and ensures the transfer of product knowledge to Field Applications teams. Select, develop, and evaluate personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.

Minimum Qualifications

Employer will accept a Master’s in Material Science, Computer Science, Engineering or related field and 24 months of experience in the position offered or in a computer-related occupation.


WORK LOCATION: Milpitas, CA. Limited international and domestic travel required.


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.