KLA Careers

Senior Director, Strategic Technologies

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?


With over 40 years of semiconductor process control experience, chipmakers around the globe rely on KLA to ensure that their fabs ramp next-generation devices to volume production quickly and cost-effectively. Enabling the movement towards advanced chip design, KLA's Metrology Products Group, is looking for the best and the brightest research scientist, software engineers, application development engineers, and senior product technology process engineers.

The Metrology Group provides industry leading metrology solutions for worldwide semiconductor IC manufacturers.  The Metrology Group portfolio includes hardware and software solutions for optical film thickness, optical critical dimension (CD), composition, Overlay, MRAM, Ebeam 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 Metrology Group 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 Metrology Group division consists of a global team located in US, Israel, India, Denmark and Asia.

The Metrology Group is seeing a thoughtful and dynamic Sr. Leader to head our Global Emerging Technologies efforts



  • Lead the technology direction for current and future products (including HW, SW and Algo)
  • Interface with leading customer to understand current metro gaps and future challenges
  • Manage and build customer relationships, tracking data and meeting emerging needs.
  • Interface with functional teams (Marketing, Engineering, Applications, Sales) to define winning product solutions
  • Select, develop, and evaluate personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the team.
  • Ultimately, you’ll help our team/company grow and thrive.
  • Travel (on average ≤ 25%) will be required for customer meetings.



  • Proven experience as a Sr. Technology Leader or similar leadership role.
  • Experience with large capital equipment, ideally within the semiconductor industry
  • Demonstrated ability to grow a team and deliver results.
  • Must have excellent communication, organizational, analytical, leadership, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical ability and deep knowledge and applied application of Machine Learning, Algorithms focused on predictive and prescriptive analytics.
  • MS, or Ph.D. in Engineering, Physics, Material Science or related fields.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctorate with at least 10 years of experience OR
  • Master's Level Degree with at least 12 years of experience OR
  • Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 15 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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