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Senior Manager - Systems Engineering - FaST - Optical Metrology

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 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 Manager of Engineering will lead a team of scientists and system engineers and will work closely with other multi-disciplinary engineering teams, marketing and key strategic stake holders to develop N+1 & N+2 optical film metrology products that will meet the future film metrology needs of our customers for advanced process control of leading edge semiconductor devices at most advanced nodes & beyond.
  • Define product development strategy, developing a clear understanding and priority of the customer requirements, research into solutions, and developing the schedule for all phases of the product development.
  • Has a complete understanding and directs the development of the top-level system specifications, system error budget, interfaces and working parameters for the optimum hardware/software integration.
  • Simulate the performance of the proposed designs and use data from prototypes to verify the simulations. Using the simulations and prototype results, lead engineering execution for entire systems and making sure everything is implemented properly.
  • Drive all aspects of product life cycle from research and development through product release. Support customer escalations.


  • Has mastered the Systems Engineering principles and are able to direct systems engineering teams that apply these principles to the most complex systems.
  • Has experience in product development.  Proven track record in technology and product development. 
  • Has a proven track record of system engineering expertise with ownership of multiple subsystems or entire platform system crossing different functional disciplines.
  • Has good communication skills and work effectively with multiple internal teams, upper management & customers.
  • Has experience with direct customer interactions and managing development programs with leading edge customers.
  • Knowledge of optical metrology preferred.

Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate (Academic) with at least 3 years of experience. OR Master's Level Degree with at least 4 years of experience. OR Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 5 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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