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Senior Systems Design Engineer – Electron Beam – Electron Optics

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?


KLA E-Beam Division has an immediate opening for a systems engineer.  The successful individual will be expected to individually contribute a member of a group of highly analytical individual contributors to one or more projects.

He or she is expected to actively participate in the integration and testing of subsystems and the integration of the total system. Diagnosing complex system problems across e-beam optics, high vacuum systems, software, electronics, mechanics, robotics, motions systems and materials.

The successful candidate will work closely with hardware, software and algorithm engineers to ensure the overall success of the integration activities, perform performance and validation tests, generate test reports and participate in design modifications to improve subsystem and system performance.

Other duties include:
Create top-level system error budgets by integrating and performing trade-off analysis of contributions from various sub-systems. Work with applications engineering to ensure the tool is performing well during characterization and demos.  

Design, write and execute detailed test and characterization plans.  Provide engineering support for escalated manufacturing and field issues.  Interact and work with other engineering groups, marketing, field support and manufacturing groups in the course of the above duties.

The successful candidate must be able to solve complex technical problems, perform scientific data analysis using analysis tools, demonstrate knowledge of electron beam systems, optics and scanning electron microscopes

Direct hands-on experience with vacuum instrumentation and related electronics

Candidate must have excellent communication, analytical and interpersonal skills


Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate (Academic) with at least 2 years of experience.
Master's Level Degree with at least 4 years of experience.
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 8 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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