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Systems Engineering Intern

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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 Film and Scatterometry Technology (FaST) Division provides industry leading metrology solutions for worldwide semiconductor IC manufacturers.  The FaST Division portfolio of metrology products includes hardware and software solutions for optical film thickness, optical critical dimension (CD), composition, and resistivity measurement systems.  These products are essential for the IC manufacturers as they provide critical metrology capabilities for the development and implementation of their advanced IC processes.  The FaST division is committed to support our customers to achieve performance entitlement of our solution and we effectively partner with our customers from their early research and development phase to the high volume in-line manufacturing implementation specific for their process needs.  The division consists of a global team located in US, Israel, China, and India.


FaST division is seeking a talented and motivated individual for an internship position, working within the systems engineer group and supporting the development of X-ray metrology tools. The candidate will be responsible for the development of advanced calibrations and diagnostics.

  • Propose, code in python, test, implement and document improvements or new routines to improve the accuracy, repeatability, reliability and the speed of calibrations and diagnostics.
  • Directly interact and work with systems engineers, SW engineers and NPI engineers.
  • Create and execute testing/validation plans on engineering prototypes.


  • Knowledge of X-ray scattering/diffraction theory and experience with analytical X-ray instruments (XRD/SAXS) is highly desirable
  • Strong programming and scripting skills in Python/Matlab is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of semiconductor manufacturing processes and corresponding metrology technologies is desirable
  • Possesses a strong background in engineering or the physical sciences and demonstrated analytical, diagnostic, trouble shooting skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must be self-driven, and a strong team player

Minimum Qualifications

  • Working towards:  MS/PhD in Engineering, Physics, Optics, Material Science or related fields
  • BS/MS in Engineering, Physics, Optics, Material Science or related fields

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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