KLA Careers

Applications Development Engineer - Film and Scatterometry

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.


The Applications Development Engineer will be responsible for developing and implementing product applications for existing and pre-release products to provide maximum value to the customers.

 The candidate is expected to support the following:

  • Focus on projects related to new product introduction such as characterization, alpha testing, beta testing and pilot tools in the ramp phase.  
  • Potentially support the development of a system at the customer site.
  • Perform product diagnosis, problem resolution, interface with software and systems engineering to verify that hardware and software problems have been resolved.
  • Conduct customer product demonstrations and technical training including on-site training of Field Applications Engineers and end users.
  • Document all test results and lessons learned in BKMs (Best Known Methods), training documents, Demo reports, or, Alpha/Beta test reports and transfer product knowledge to Field Applications teams.
  • Generate demo and test reports for internal and customer review.
  • Travel to customer sites will be required; FaST customers are mostly located in USA, Europe, and east-Asia.  Require up to 50% traveling.


  • Candidate must have BS/MS/PhD in Engineering, Physics, Material Science or related fields and strong technical background.
  • Preferred work experiences in semiconductor processing or equipment industry.
  • Candidate must have excellent communication, organizational, analytical, leadership, and interpersonal skills.
  • Candidate must also be self-driven, and a strong team player.

Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate (Academic) with at least 2 years of experience.ORBachelor's Level Degree with at least 5 years of experience.ORMaster's Level Degree with at least 4 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.