KLA Careers

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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?

Group/Division

The Global Service Support Organization (GSS) team headquartered in Milpitas, CA is our service organization that consists of Service Sales and Marketing, Spares Supply Chain management, Field Operations, Engineering, Product Training, and Technical Support.  The GSS organization partners with our field teams and customers in all business sectors to maintain the high performance and productivity of our products through a flexible portfolio of services. Our comprehensive services include: proactive management of tools to identify and improve performance; expertise in optics, image processing and motion control with worldwide service engineers, 24/7 technical support teams and knowledge management systems; and an extensive parts network to ensure worldwide availability of parts.

Responsibilities

System Software Engineer prime focus is to engage in the NPI process for KLA BBP advanced, networked data analysis applications/servers for defect inspection of patterned semiconductor wafers covering multiple aspects of product development. Drive software roll out plans and support software issues from various customer sites globally. Analyze software related problems quickly and provide detailed action plans. Actively co-ordinate & engage with division software teams to evaluate and resolve tool issues. Require ability to diffuse potentially difficult situations and facilitate solutions agreeable to multiple parties. Leadership experience and ability are required. Provide support during H2H, Evaluation, beta testing, and gap analysis. Co-ordinate and support field request for Software support to address business needs. Acquire and demonstrate technical knowledge of review system / Software. Drive Software quality with the division using key GSS performance indicators. Be available to travel within region and worldwide to support escalated issues on site. Demonstrate leadership skills by leading project teams under time driven business situations. Work in a global environment & interact with multi-site team members (India, USA) during software product life cycle for requirement analysis, design, coding, integration and testing. Identify and implement solutions to complex problems that may span multiple applications, regions, and/or be global in nature. Collaborate with staff & LKS to develop training manuals and troubleshooting procedures.

Job Scope & Complexity:

  • Understanding of KLA system software operation, integration and system calibrations.
  • Acquire and demonstrate technical knowledge of review software\system.
  • Understand & perform feasibility analysis of new features for complex software.
  • Proactively engage in field software issues & drive product/feature prototyping, development, Testing and deployment.
  • Test & Validate released software per field use cases. Develop detailed plans and procedures for software and application installation at customer sites.
  • Act as a two way conduit of information between field, NPI and the design engineering team. Co-ordinate efforts with other groups to understand and map system requirements to software design.
  • Engage and provide software application support for the development and implementation of KLA products in customer fabrication facilities.
  • Ability to write or accurate documentation to assemble and communicate knowledge.
  • Understand & Comply to the IP protection policies and BKM's into internal and external communication.

Qualifications

Qualification:

  • Good academics. BE/BS/BTech/MS/MTech degree in Computer Science/SW Engg/Electronics/Electrical Engg.
  • 8 to 13 years of SW development experience.
  • Knowledge in C, C++, MFC, COM, C#/.Net and OOAD
  • Exposurein Multi-threaded software application programming.
  • Must be able to work with hardware and systems/application groups to understand system requirements and map them to a software design.
  • Thorough knowledge of SDLC and software engineering
  • Need excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

Preferred:

  • Exposure in WPF, .Net Remoting, Interprocess communication and Multi core programming.
  • Experience with Machine control, Factory Automation or Embedded SW
  • Knowledge of CMM or other process models
  • Knowledge of KLA specific or general semiconductor domain
  • Knowledge of Tool application GUI, Recipe development, and Defect gap analysis.
  • Provide effective 7 -step Problem Solving Methodology and other root cause models.

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