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Product Development Engineer

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.

First to deliver the best imaging and classification data for every defect or point on any layer at any time.

EBeam’s mission encapsulates its role as the “eyes” of KLA’s product line, providing timely information on defects and critical locations on the wafer at the highest spatial resolution possible.  Customers use EBeam products alongside KLA patterned and bare wafer inspectors to quickly understand the nature of defects and other imperfections on product wafers and take action to correct the manufacturing process.


KLA E-Beam Division has an immediate opening for a product development engineer.  The successful individual will be expected to individually contribute as 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, run performance and validation tests, generate test reports and participate in design modifications to improve subsystem and system performance.
The candidate is also expected to travel around 25% of the time to 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.


Advanced degree in physics, mechanical/electrical engineering, optics or related disciplines desired.
Prior experience with the operation and upkeep of complex capital equipment is preferred. Highly motivated, self-starter, independent individual with excellent team work spirit and strong focus on deliverables. 
Should have agility and the ability to thrive on a fast paced program and respond quickly to field and internal escalations. Should possess good English and communication skills. Should be able to define objectives clearly, create and track schedules effectively, and drive the team to a solution.
Should be familiar with and skilled in one or more scientific and statistical data analysis techniques and tools  such as Excel, Matlab, MathCAD, Origin, JMP, etc. Experience in developing prototypes, test stands and controls (Labview or similar) to run them is highly desired. Rudimentary background and experience with programming, optical, mechanical and electrical systems. General knowledge of IC fabrication and semiconductor industry a strong plus. Wafer fab experience is a strong plus. 

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