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Optical Development Engineer

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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?


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.  



  • Key team player in development and definition of optical system requirements for next generation products
  • Develop optical system concepts addressing marketing and system requirements
  • Components and modules definition and development with leading industry suppliers
  • Definition of next gen cameras and sensors requirements
  • Sensors and cameras evaluation and characterization in LAB and tools
  • Definition of test plans, its success criteria and its execution
  • Components and modules characterization in LAB
  • Optical system prototyping and proof of design in LAB and on Product
  • Development of tools and jigs for production
  • Development of metrics corelating optical performance with system level performance
  • Development of optical diagnostics, image processing algorithms and automation routines for alignment and qualification of systems and modules 



M.Sc\Ph.D in Physics or other Optical engineering related fields with experimental thesis


Experienced in development of optical systems in including imaging and illumination systems
Hands-on in optical systems prototyping, testing and qualification
Ability to design and execute lab feasibility and proof of concept setups
Experienced in data analysis and calculation tools (Excel/ MATLAB)
Experienced in test automation tools (LabView/ MATLAB)
Experienced in characterization of image sensors is a big advantage
Experienced in NIR and SWIR optical fields is a big advantage
Good written and verbal communication skills
Good report and presentation skills
Ability to lead own activities and drive other stakeholders to promote project and department goals