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Senior Research Engineer – Next Generation – Electron Elements Simulation – Particle Ray Tracing

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?


The E-beam division of KLA is looking to add a Senior Research Engineer in the technology development group.  The role of technology development group is to identify and develop next generation technologies to support the e-beam division roadmap.  The position will manage technology development from the initial concept and design phase, through prototyping, and hand-off for productization.

Responsibilities will include:

Working with customers, division marketing and systems engineering teams to identify focus areas for technical improvement of existing products, simulation of electron optical elements, particle ray-tracing and other simulations, data reduction & analysis, and presentation.

Design of experiment for particle optics system characterization and critical risk retirement execution of said experimental plans, debugging of test setups.  Analysis and presentation of results.

Communicate system requirements with other engineers including, but not limited to, electrical, mechanical, and SW requirements

Work with outside vendors to source key components as needed


A preferred candidate would have a background in electron microscopy including experience in electron optical design. 

The position will require a broad skill set including simulation, theoretical understanding, and experimental execution. 

The candidate should be comfortable with scripting and numerical analysis (Matlab or Python).  Should be independent self-starter while also working well in teams and have good communication skills.  Experience with vacuum systems and high voltage also a plus. 

Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate (Academic) with at least 5 years of experience.
Master's Level Degree with at least 6 years of experience.
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 7 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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