KLA Careers

System Engineer

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 Global Products Group (GPG), which is responsible for creating all of KLA’s metrology and inspection products, is looking for the best and the brightest research scientist, software engineers, application development engineers, and senior product technology process engineers.

The Optical Metrology Division products are used for optical overlay metrology. The portfolio of products includes unique solution packages which are based on hardware and software systems to enhance yield and effectiveness. As a world leader in its field of expertise, the division's products are the most advanced in performance (measurement accuracy of nanometers and below), reliability, ease of use and compatibility with other KLA's products.  KLA (Israel) controls over 80% of the world market sales in its field, and its products are used by every major semiconductor manufacturer around the world.  KLA Israel is located in the Migdal Haemek Industrial Park.  



  • Work with multi-disciplinary teams to develop and implement design improvements to currently released products as well as assist in development of next generation products
  • Participate in the development and testing of  systems design improvements, spec validation, and implementation of solutions
  • Gather and analyze data from systems at customer sites to identify sources of systematic or intermittent issues
  • Respond to field escalations where field service engineers have failed to resolve complex system performance problems, by providing written plans of action by e-mail, phone or on-site hands-on assistance at customer sites worldwide
  • Write technical reports to communicate issues, analysis, technical assessments, system status, best-known-methods, and engineering recommendations
  • Be able to quickly get up to speed to design and execute multi-disciplinary experiments, write and peer review detailed test plans and summary reports for system testing
  • Coordinates and performs root cause analysis to solve problems
  • Interfaces closely with service, manufacturing, engineering and marketing team to define and optimize system performance and resolve performance issues.
  • Coordinate with outside vendors to perform and deliver sub-system products
  • Hands-on troubleshooting and maintaining of engineering prototype systems in division headquarters




  • Must have a degree in Engineering, Physics, Material Science or related fields
  • Have excellent oral and written communication, organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills
  • Be able to clearly communicate with cross functional internal teams, division management, as well as external customers
  • Have knowledge with data analysis tools such as JMP, Matlab, Microsoft Excel
  • The candidate should be self-driven, yet a strong team player. 


  • Have a working knowledge of semiconductor manufacturing, optical-mechanical systems, wafer handling systems and servo control systems
  • Previous experience with yield and process control instrument systems for semiconductor industry


Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree in physics, or optics, or electrical engineering, OR
  • Master's Level Degree with at least 2 years of experience, OR
  • Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 3 years of experience

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