KLA Careers

Product Development Engineer (Optics / R&D)

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?

Group/Division

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).

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for subsystem design/development, system integration, test and characterization
  • Provide system trouble shooting, new product introduction and escalation support.
  • Define system and subsystem specifications
  • Document manufacturing procedures
  • Provide training to manufacturing engineers and technicians
  • Derive and manage detailed manufacturing requirements and introduction plans in the design concept phase
  • Cover all aspects of the manufacturing introduction, including: design for manufacturability, quality, tooling, training, process documentation, product structure, build process optimization and facilities requirements

Qualifications

  • Bachelor, MSc or PhD in applied optics, electrical engineering, applied physics or related disciplines; preferrable with some working experiences
  • Good understanding of imaging processing system and algorithms
  • Familiar with Python and JavaScript would be a plus
  • Extensive hands-on experience in building/testing optical inspection or metrology tools
  • Strong diagnostic and trouble shooting skills in optics, opto-mechanics, and motion control systems
  • Team player with good communication skills

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