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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 Broadband Plasma Division (BBP) provides market-leading patterned wafer optical inspection systems for leading-edge IC manufacturing. Logic, foundry, and memory customers depend on BBP products to detect yield-critical defects for process debug and excursion monitoring at advanced process nodes.    

BBP flagship products include the 29xx and 39xx series which leverage Broadband Plasma technology to capture a wide range of defects with ultimate sensitivity at the optical inspection speeds needed for inline defect monitoring.



  • Lead small projects.
  • Provide support during H2H, JDP, beta testing, YTS, and gap analysis.
  • Contribute to wafer test plan development.
  • Execute detailed customer wafer characterization with minimal supervision.
  • Respond to customer requests and perform routine to moderately complex problem diagnosis and problem resolution.
  • Document technical solution and create best known methods (BKMs) on supported products.
  • Lead preparation and demonstration of products to the customer base.

Provide advanced operational training to customers.


Ph.D. or Masters degree (Science or Engineering) or BS with 1-3 years experience or equivalent combination of education and experience in engineering applications.

  • Understands engineering principles and techniques related to area project activities.  Working knowledge of major system components and their interactions.
  • Good working knowledge of customer processing knowledge.
  • Good working knowledge of various applications.
  • Ability to diagnose and resolve basic customer issues (e.g. separating service related issues from Applications).

Strong communication skills especially technical writing skills

Good working knowledge implies understanding as well as the ability to apply theories and concepts in a variety of circumstances.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's Level Degree with at least 2 years of experience. OR Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 3 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.