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Development Engineer: X-Ray Metrology Scientist

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.


  • Experience with soft X-ray systems, vacuum systems, X-ray optics and detectors
  • Experience in troubleshooting X-ray beam lines is a plus
  • Must have a strong background in engineering or the physical sciences and demonstrated analysis and problem solving skills.
  • Must have a good understanding of Optical, Electromechanical and Software systems and their interactions in the context of complex industrial equipment.
  • Should be familiar with scientific and statistical analysis tools and SW tools such as Matlab, LabView, Python.
  • Experience in developing a subsystem in one or more of the above areas are highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of semiconductor manufacturing processes and image analysis is desirable.
  • Should have the ability to influence functional groups to drive system level decisions.
  • Knowledge of IP development (desired).



Experience in X-ray beamline design

Previous synchrotron work is a plus

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D in physics or related discipline and 5-7 years of professional experience in research and development capacity.

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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