Monday, October 20, 2014

Software Engineer/EDA Product Engineer ( C++ | OOD | MultiThreading ) (#111448)

Position: Software Engineer/EDA Product Engineer
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
The Wafer Inspection Division (WIN) is the world leader in the design and manufacture of advanced optical inspection tools for inline monitoring of process defects in advanced semiconductor factories.
 
Responsibilities:
The Wafer Inspection Division (WIN) is seeking a Software Product Engineers.
 
Software Product Engineers on the team provide technical expertise in the usage of KLA-Tencor design-aware inspection tools through product definition and development. In this role you will work with Customers, R&D, Marketing, and Field Applications Engineers to create products that address the unique and complex needs of our end users. This team is responsible to derive customer and product requirements, drive definition and implementation, and roll-out of these new software features to the field and customer base.
 
Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
•Work with the field and customers to identify and define product requirements
•Work with R&D teams to drive and influence the development of new tools, as well as the modification of existing tools to address the needs of customers and market.
•Support existing design-aware inspection products
•Run expert-level benchmarks and solve complex customer problems.
•Develop product flows to improve quality and performance.
•Manage Beta programs, review documents, and track customer issues.

Preferred Qualifications:
•Must have In-depth knowledge of
      a) Writing and debugging physical verification rule decks (i.e. DRC, ERC, LVS)
      b) Manufacturing verification (i.e. density checking, DPT, metal/via/OPC fill generation, etc.)
      c) Knowledge of Design for Manufacturing techniques (e.g. CMP, reliability/ESD checking, etc.)
•Should have experience with
      a) Upstream physical implementation tools (e.g. Virtuoso, Encounter, etc.)
      b) Downstream physical analysis tools (such as parasitic extraction, yield analysis, etc.
      c) Programming of Tcl, Perl, and
•Additional desired skills
      a) Highly effective communicator and have a desire to work on collaborative high performing teams.
      b) Object-Oriented software design principles and have applied them in practice.
      c) Object Oriented language including Java and / or C++
      d) Knowledge of Calibre or PVS
      e) Knowledge of Unix operating system and it administration – super user experience.
      f) 5+ years’ relevant EDA or Semiconductor industry experience
•Ability to travel up to 50% on short notice and enjoy working in other cultures
 
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 7 years of experience.
OR
Master's Level Degree with at least 6 years of experience.
OR     
Doctorate (Academic) with at least 5 years of experience
 
Kindly send your resumes to Sivaram.bose@kla-tencor.com

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.
 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Manager, Supply Chain - Compliance and Strategic Initiatives (# 111705)

Position: Manager, Supply Chain - Compliance and Strategic Initiatives
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
The Global Supply Chain (GSC) organization is a matrix organization overseeing sourcing, supplier contracting, supplier management, materials management, procurement (direct and indirect), logistics, and trade compliance around the world. GSC leads the company to establish and manage an innovative, reliable, efficient, effective, and compliant supply chain and logistics, working to assure competitive advantage for KLA-Tencor.

Responsibilities:
  • Supply Chain Manager - Compliance and Strategic Initiatives is responsible for multiple company-wide programs within Corporate Procurement
  • Driving supply chain resiliency programs
  • Lead, improve and manage the company’s Conflict Minerals Program and related SEC disclosures
  • Lead, manage and continuously develop and improve the company’s EICC (Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition) Code of Conduct supply chain compliance program
  • Track and understand regulatory developments that may impact the supply chain
Additional program management responsibility may include assisting the leadership team in driving enhancements and improvements to our Supply Chain management process, supplier risk management program, supplier management programs, contract management program, commodity management programs, negotiation best practices and even system initiatives.

Preferred Qualification:
  • Experience leading supply chain regulatory, risk and compliance programs across a complex global company
  • Experience in leading conflict minerals, supplier audit and regulatory programs is a plus
  • Five plus years of experience in a high-tech supply chain and/or procurement environment
  • Specific semiconductor industry, capital equipment industry or procurement experience is a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional and cross-organizational teams. Ability to influence teams in a highly matrixed environment
  • Excellent program management and project management skills
  • The ideal candidate will have experience working with executive level staff members on operational and strategic reviews
  • BS/BA Business or related field with preferred concentration in Operations or Supply Chain Management (MS/MBA preferred a plus)
  • Must have excellent written and oral communications skills and be comfortable coordinating tasks across multiple functions and global locations
  • The candidate is required to be a team player with strong analytical and problem solving skills
  •  Must be able to quickly learn and improve new applications and processes
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 5 years of experience.
OR
Master's Level Degree with at least 3 years of experience.

Kindly send your resume to raju.balaji@kla-tencor.com

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Software Engineer (C++ | C# | ATL | WinForms | .NET) (# 111485)

Position: Software Engineer
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
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, 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:
The KlearPoint group, part of the Global Support Services (GSS) Organization, is looking to fill a Software Engineer position. KlearPoint Software gathers a diverse set of data and presents reports that enable users to quickly troubleshoot issues, solve problems proactively and optimize overall equipment productivity. This exciting position will enable you to interact with a wide variety of Engineers and KLA-Tencor System data, with a focus on delivering an improved user and customer experience across KLA-Tencor’s global installed base of Systems.

This position is responsible for:
  • Working with software, hardware, product support, application and marketing groups to understand product requirements and map them to a software design
  • Software development activities using C++/C#, ATL, WinForms, .NET in Windows 32/64 bit environment
  • Working with data structures
  • Developing User interface and graphics design and development for current and future generation of products
  • Working in a global environment to interact with multi-site team members (India, Singapore, Europe, Israel and USA) during software product life cycle for requirement analysis, design, coding, integration and testing
  • Exercising judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results
  • Participating in all stages of software development including deployment/trouble shooting at customer sites
  • Traveling customer sites on a needed basis
Basic Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer science / Electronics / Electrical / Mechanical or equivalent field (Master's preferred) with 5-7 years of Software Engineering Experience
  • Excellent software design/implementation capabilities
  • Good understanding of SW principles and constructs
  • Technical competency in using Visual C/C++, C#, WinForms, ATL, COM in Windows 32/64 bit programming environment
  • Experience in Multi-threaded and multi-core software application programming
  • Proven experience in using UML, OOP and OOD methodologies
  • Proven experience in debugging large complex software
  • Proven track record in User interface design and implementation
  • Experience in dealing with all stages of SW Life cycle for a product
  • Experience in using proven Software Design Patterns
  • Good Communication, Inter personnel and Team co-ordination skills required
  • Self-learner, able to work with minimum supervision
  • Creative thinker with good problem analysis and solving abilities
  • Good understanding of data structures and algorithms
  • Experience working with a source control system
  • Experience working with a defect tracking system
  • Experience developing in a service-oriented framework
Desired:
  • Good understanding of statistical analysis and prediction modeling
  • Basic understanding of machine learning and data mining
  • Experience with Rational Team Concerts
  • Working on Agile SW teams
  • Semi-conductor domain experience and Linux/UNIX development experience a plus.
  • Web Development Skills
  • Familiarity with encryption and security concepts and best practices
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 3 years of experience.
OR
Master's Level Degree with at least 2 years of experience.
OR
Doctorate (Academic)

Kindly send your resume to raju.balaji@kla-tencor.com

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Senior Research Scientist ( C++ | Algorithm | Modeling | Computer Vision and Machine learning ) (#111578)

Position: Senior Research Scientist
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
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.
 
Responsibilities:
Develop the next generation of algorithms for semiconductor device and thin film metrology. The position requires a proven innovative track record in the related fields of algorithm development, statistical data analysis and signal processing, image analysis and machine learning. The candidate should have a background in engineering/math/physics and be comfortable and conversant in a range of disciplines from optics, information and noise analysis, solving optimization problems (forward and inverse).
 
The Algorithms Scientist will produce mathematical formulations, develop modeling tools, and perform data analysis and capability predictions on a variety of metrology technologies. The role will closely interface with other members of Advanced Development, Engineering, Algorithm and Application teams. The candidate should demonstrate ability to develop complex data analysis algorithms, software codes that can be used by others, understanding of experimental data analysis, and ability to guide others.
 
Education or experience must include:
1.Designing, developing, modifying and diagnosing complex algorithms, utilizing C#, C++, R, Matlab or other tools and languages;
2.Ability to invent, develop and implement new algorithms and ideas
3.Statistical analysis, modeling and optimization methods
4.Signal and image processing, computer vision and machine learning
5.Hands-on experience in object-oriented and functional programming
6.Hands-on experience with products such as JMP, R, Matlab is a plus
7.Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
8.Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
9.Semiconductor optical metrology experience preferred.
Preferred Qualifications:
Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Math, Physics or related fields plus 3 years of relevant experience and accomplishments.

Minimum Qualifications:
Doctorate (Academic) with at least 2 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.

Kindly send your resumes to Sivaram.bose@kla-tencor.com

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.
 

Senior Research Scientist ( C++ | Algorithm | Modeling | Computer Vision and Machine learning ) (#111526)

Position: Senior Research Scientist
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
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.
Responsibilities:
Develop the next generation of algorithms for semiconductor device and thin film metrology. The position requires a proven innovative track record in the related fields of algorithm development, statistical data analysis and signal processing, image analysis and machine learning. The candidate should have a background in engineering/math/physics and be comfortable and conversant in a range of disciplines from optics, information and noise analysis, solving optimization problems (forward and inverse).
The Algorithms Scientist will produce mathematical formulations, develop modeling tools, and perform data analysis and capability predictions on a variety of metrology technologies. The role will closely interface with other members of Advanced Development, Engineering, Algorithm and Application teams. The candidate should demonstrate ability to develop complex data analysis algorithms, software codes that can be used by others, understanding of experimental data analysis, and ability to guide others.
Education or experience must include:
1.Designing, developing, modifying and diagnosing complex algorithms, utilizing C#, C++, R, Matlab or other tools and languages;
2.Ability to invent, develop and implement new algorithms and ideas
3.Statistical analysis, modeling and optimization methods
4.Signal and image processing, computer vision and machine learning
5.Hands-on experience in object-oriented and functional programming
6.Hands-on experience with products such as JMP, R, Matlab is a plus
7.Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
8.Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
9.Semiconductor optical metrology experience preferred.
Preferred Qualifications:
Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Math, Physics or related fields plus 8 years of relevant experience and accomplishments.

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

Kindly send your resumes to Sivaram.bose@kla-tencor.com

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Project Coordinator - SWIFT (wafer inspection)

Job Title: Project Coordinator
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Business Unit:
The SWIFT division is part of the Wafer Inspection Group (WIG) and consists in an organization globally located in US, Germany, Belgium, India, and Singapore. The SWIFT division has the mission to provide cost-effective solutions for high-sampling wafer inspection applications. We effectively partner with field support teams and customers to lower overall fab costs by supplying world-leading high-throughput inspection, metrology and review systems. Our comprehensive product portfolio includes: all-wafer-surface (frontside, backside, and edge) macro inspection, standalone high-sampling inspection, and standalone edge inspection and metrology tools that are deployed across several advanced wafer fabs for a large number of applications. Besides developing valuable products, the SWIFT division provides support to the customers to achieve performance entitlement through the sharing and implementation of applications BKM (Best Known Methods).

Position Summary:
KLA-Tencor seeks a creative and organized professional as a Project Coordinator. This is an exciting, fast-paced position with a global market leader in the semiconductor industry. Reporting to the General Manager (GM), this person will work with all divisional departments to support engineering projects, global communications initiatives for internal and external events, internal social media, coordinating events and other deliverables. Specifically, the person will be working with the heads of the global engineering teams in India, Singapore, Germany, Belgium and US on various engineering project support and coordination initiatives involving engineering organizations in those countries. The position also includes supporting the GM for scheduling meetings with internal and external customers and managing international travel and expense claim reimbursements. The position requires effective handling of information of highly confidential and critical nature.

Responsibilities:

  • Own all communications related to marketing efforts and projects between different employee locations across the globe
  • Role is at the center of our team's activities and is the "go-to" staff person with the full overview of all ongoing programs, upcoming engineering and customer milestones and events
  • Create PowerPoint slides and Word documents around SWIFT initiatives
  • Internal/external event and trade show management
  • Drive global employee activities around GM’s/GM’s staff travel
  • Maintain all communication channels (internal social media, global email distribution list)
  • Coordinate quarterly all-hands meeting by collating data and slides from different function owners
  • Project management (coordination of various divisional programs and projects, maintain project status on Excel, Gantt charts or MS Project, drive module owners for closure)
  • Keep divisional team members informed on status and issues for all projects and ensure alignment between projects
  • Track strategic plan deliverables, create mechanism for monitoring progress and performance towards those goals
  • Keep divisional team members informed on status and issues for all projects and ensure alignment between projects
  • Work primarily with SWIFT engineering functional heads worldwide
  • Run managerial reports using IT dashboards
  • Create minutes and maintain/follow up on all action items list from GM/PLC meetings
  • Own corporate rewards program and awards for division
  • Work closely with corporate communication, corporate PLC, corporate procurement, corporate marketing, and global Human Resources teams
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in marketing, communications, public relations or related field is preferred
  • Three year of professional experience is desired in a corporate office environment.
Technical Competencies:

  • Basic organization and project management skills, including meeting deadlines and communication and alignment with team
  • Knowledge of or interest in communication planning, including current web practices, supporting technologies, new media (including social media)
  • Follows standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data from which answers can be readily obtained
  • Ability to research, write and/or edit basic communications from GM and senior team
  • Proactively anticipate, understand and respond to project needs; able to uncover defects and develop solutions while also able to see the big picture
  • Uncompromising commitment to quality and eye for detail on all aspects of the job
  • Apply company policies and procedures to resolve routine issues
  • Ability to identify owners of different processes within the company and work collaboratively with them
  • Ability to multi-task effectively
  • Skilled with professional communication, including appropriate email and meeting etiquette
  • Strong organization and communication skills
  • Well versed with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint)
Cultural Competencies:

  • Creative thinker, with a desire and ability to look for better ways to approach issues and situations
  • Positive, can-do attitude
  • Self-motivated with a track record as self-starter
  • Flexible, creative and innovative
  • Strong team orientation, with a strong sense of commitment to team members and clients and the ability to work with cross-functional teams
  • Works well independently
  • Makes decisions and acts with company’s and project’s best interests in mind
  • Communicates clearly and concisely
  • Responds resourcefully and constructively to new demands and challenges
  • Leverages existing solutions for faster implementation
  • Demonstrates ability to work with a high sense of urgency when needed
  • Delivers consistently on time, doing whatever it takes to meet commitments to clients and each other
  • Exhibits a professional manner
  • Resourceful and excellent networking/partnering skills
  • Ability to work in a large, complex organization
Emotional Intelligence Competencies:

  • Demonstrates self-awareness and self-control
  • Conveys empathy
  • Displays ability to navigate social situations
  • Understands the concept and importance of company purpose and vision
Preferred Qualifications Summary:

  • Well versed with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint)
  • Strong ability to multi-task effectively
  • Strong organization and communication skills
  • Resourceful and excellent networking/partnering skills
  • Understands the concept and importance of company purpose and vision
Minimum Qualifications:
HS Graduate or Equivalent with at least 4 years of experience

Please send your resume to Raju at RajuBalaji.Raju@kla-tencor.com

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Master Scheduling Analyst (# 111614)

Position: Master Scheduling Analyst
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
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, 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:
This position supports the Strategic Planning Manager in data analysis and modeling activities for KLA-Tencor’s service supply chain strategy
  • Support Master Scheduling activities related to spares planning and inventory management
  • Perform planning system maintenance activities: data updates, data refresh, troubleshooting
  • Manage overrides approval process
  • Oversee all modeling and parameter testing as well as investigating new ways to optimize the forecasting process
  • Model changes to strategic business rules and present results to management
  • Work closely with product line planners and regional analysts, understanding fill rate performance issues and making appropriate changes in planning system
  • Collaborate with manufacturing, product support, logistics, procurement, marketing, sales, etc in problem framing and cost/benefit modeling of alternatives
  • Communicate findings to senior management and partner with stakeholders to drive adoption of recommendations, policies or tools
Preferred Qualifications:
  • In-depth business process knowledge of high-tech capital equipment industry is a plus
  • Experience with service supply chain
  • Experience with spares planning software
  • Experience with MCA Solutions software (SPO and Tactics)
  • SAP experienced user
  • Experience in the role of business process analyst is a plus
  • 4 years of relevant work experience, applying analytics to solve business problems in analytic/strategic consulting or high tech operations roles
  • High proficiency in MS Excel, MS Access, VBA/SQL
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Should have excellent oral and written communication
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 5 years of experience.
OR
Master's Level Degree with at least 3 years of experience.

Kindly send your resume to raju.balaji@kla-tencor.com

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Electrical Design Engineer (# 111636)

Position: Electrical Design Engineer
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
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, 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:
We are looking for an experienced engineer to join the GSS Engineering team with the following responsibilities:

  • Lead design teams to resolve complex performance, obsolescence, and/or quality problems for released systems
  • Lead or provide significant contributions for major field retrofits, upgrades, and continuous improvement programs
  • Provide engineering support to the Service Supply Chain with activities such as in-sourcing, out-sourcing, vendor qualification, and vendor assessment
  • Provide engineering support to the Spares Manufacturing organization to develop test fixtures and procedures, and resolve production problems
  • Provide accurate and concise communications in the form of project plans, project presentations, reports, procedures, etc. to all levels of the Engineering organization and its customers
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Must be proficient in MS Project, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Visio
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to interface with vendors and internal customers
  • Strong problem-solving, Hands-on approach, troubleshooting and diagnostic skills are required
  • Strong project management background, experience with Product Life Cycle, and solid knowledge of design processes are required
  • Knowledge of KLA-Tencor inspection tools is desired
  • Familiarity with lasers, light sources and PCBA are a plus
  • Must work well in a matrixed environment, have good communication skills and a solution provider. Able to work at a very high level with minimum direction and a self-starter
  • The candidate must be willing to travel to supplier sites as required. Also, the candidate must have the flexibility to adapt to changing priorities

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

Kindly send your resume to raju.balaji@kla-tencor.com

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Research Scientist, Precision Positioning Systems(Kinematics| Dynamics| Vibrations)(#111679)

Job Title: Research Scientist, Precision Positioning Systems
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full Time

Business Unit:
The Corporate Technology Group develops key technology used in KLA-Tencor’s inspection and metrology systems. We research, analyze and prototype key technologies such as sensors, lasers and optics. When the technology is proven to meet requirements, we work with KLA-Tencor product divisions and key suppliers to implement the technology into KLA-Tencor’s products.

Responsibilities:
If you are selected for this position, you will work with a world-class team developing key technology for KLA-Tencor’s semiconductor inspection and metrology systems.

Your responsibilities will include:
  • Proposing, analyzing and designing novel mechanical assemblies for high speed, precision positioning.
  • Building and thoroughly characterizing prototypes of your designs to verify their performance.
  • Working with KLA-Tencor product divisions to incorporate your designs into their inspection and metrology systems.
  • Working with suppliers to incorporate your designs into systems built for KLA-Tencor. 

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent field with 4 years’ experience designing precision mechanical assemblies.
  • Must have a deep understanding of kinematics, dynamics and mechanical vibrations.
  • Must be familiar with control system theory.
  • Must be able to design and analyze complex mechanical assemblies.
  • Must be familiar with SolidWorks or Pro/E.
  • Must be able to perform simulations and analyze data using programs such as Matlab, LabView or Python.
  • Must be a team player with good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience designing capital equipment such as semiconductor manufacturing equipment is preferred. 

Minimum Qualifications:
Master's Level Degree with at least 4 years of experience.
OR
Doctorate (Academic) with at least 2 years of experience.

Please send your resumes to Vinod at vinod.sanker@kla-tencor.com

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Product Marketing Manager (reticle inspection)(#111674)

Job Title: Product Marketing Manager - RAPID
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full Time
           
Business Unit:
The RAPID division is the leading supplier for reticle inspection equipment used to guarantee reticle quality in mask shops and IC fabs worldwide. Error-free reticles, or masks, are the first step in achieving high semiconductor device yields, since reticle defects can be replicated on production wafers. The reticle inspection systems use optical imaging and multiple inspection modes to find all types of reticle defects prior to printing on the wafer. The metrology systems ensure quality reticle manufacturing by providing the best precision for reticle pattern placement and accurate measurement of reticles’ critical dimensions.

Job description:
Responsibilities:
KLA-Tencor is seeking a highly driven product marketing manager who will develop and execute on RAPID portfolio management strategies which will drive product penetration, adoption and growth in IC fabs.

This position will encompass analyzing customer requirements, understanding customer alternatives to meeting their requirements and competition analysis. She/ he will develop market forecast, identify growth opportunities, sales support, and collateral development.

There will be significant account management responsibilities working with sales teams to define penetration strategies, formulate competitive responses and manage tool evaluations and competitive run-offs. 

She / He will develop value messages for our products based on data in alignment with applications and engineering.  This includes understanding what is important to our customers, what we can credibly deliver to our customers, and conveying these messages in a succinct way to users, technical buyers and economic buyers.  How do we solve mission critical problems?  Why should the customer buy our products?
  • Develop new techniques and models that highlight product value and differentiation
  • Build and manage relationships with customers
  • Develop effective marketing collateral
  • Create and deliver solutions to customer problems 

Preferred Qualifications:
  • More than 5 years of experience in an applications engineering and/or product marketing role within the semiconductor industry in the areas of semiconductor IC or capital equipment is required.
  • An understanding of defect detection and the defect detection ecosystem is required.
  • Deep customer experience is required. Specifically, experience relating to and understanding and solving customer issues. Reticle inspection experience is preferred but not required.
  • Experience leading in a matrix environment where influencing and collaborating is essential to gaining results.
  • Functional experience with a combination of strategy, marketing, business  and customer facing roles is preferred. 

Critical Competencies for Success:
  • Strategic Agility – Continuously adjusts and adapts strategic direction in core business and creates new products, services, new business models and innovative ways to create value for the company and their customers
  • Customer Focus – Dedicated to proactively meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers while also satisfying business objectives
  • Collaboration – Utilizes interpersonal relations, judgment skills and data to guide senior management and influence outcomes 

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 3 years of experience.
OR
Master's Level Degree with at least 2 years of experience

Please send your resume to Vinod at vinod.sanker@kla-tencor.com

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Product Marketing Manager, Strategic Services (Semiconductor capital equipment)(# 111659)

Job Title: Product Marketing Manager, Strategic Services
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full Time

Business Unit:
The Global Service Support organization (GSS) team headquartered in Milpitas, CA is our service organization that consists of Service Sales and Marketing, Spares, Strategic Supply Chain Management (SCCM), Field Operations, 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.

Job description:
Responsibilities:
This position is a unique combination of strategic and tactical/product management.  The Product Marketing Manager owns the vision, strategies, and tactics for evolving our service infrastructure to keep pace with our customers’ requirements as they continue to focus on managing their production costs both for economic and competitive reasons while maximizing KLA-Tencor's market position. 

Strategic responsibilities include generating a vision for service delivery infrastructure, defining requirements for the individual elements of that vision, aligning cross-functional stakeholders across multiple point product divisions, and justifying investment decisions. 

Tactical responsibilities include engaging customers in evaluations to demonstrate value, creating offerings that capture that value, and communicating that value in support of service business development.

This position includes 30-50% of international travel. 

Preferred Qualifications:
The selected candidate will have proven success in both strategic and tactical product management, including experience in the following:
  • Semiconductor capital equipment product management experience
  • Managing complex equipment service delivery
  • Developing or using knowledge base systems as a tool for delivering service
  • Defining and selling equipment service offerings
  • Participation in the equipment service delivery chain
  • Direct communication with customers
  • Experience in service sales or marketing
  • Demonstrated success leading large scale tactical and strategic projects 
Key skills the candidate must have demonstrated include:
  • Ability to rigorously analyze large amounts of data and draw self-consistent conclusions
  • Ability to translate vision into components with associated functional requirements
  • Ability to set direction and make decisions based on ambiguous and sometimes conflicting input
  • Ability to identify and articulate compelling value proposition
  • Comfortable working and aligning across functional boundaries, both in a corporate and at point-of-service
  • Master's in Business Administration is desired 

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 7 years of experience
OR
Master's Level Degree with at least 6 years of experience

Please send your resume to Vinod at vinod.sanker@kla-tencor.com

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Product Engineer (# 111640)

Position: Product Engineer
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
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, 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:
As a service product engineer, you will be actively engaged in improving KLA-Tencor's advanced semiconductor optical systems, and the service teams which support them.  You will be based in Silicon Valley and work in a globe-spanning team.
  • Gain a systems-engineering level knowledge of highly complex, leading edge systems by working with the product engineering and service teams.  The systems include optics, electronics, mechanical components, custom software and algorithms.
  • Play a large role in assessing products with respect to design for reliability, stability, and serviceability
  • Participate in the development and testing of  system diagnostics and spec validation
  • Act as a two-way conduit for information transfer between the engineers who are responsible for designing our products and field service teams who are responsible for product maintenance and support
  • Gather and analyze data from systems populations at customer sites to identify sources of systematic issues, including technical, process, and people-based issues
  • Help develop and document technical service procedures
  • Train support personnel such as tech support and field service engineers
  • Developing new training materials which may include written documents, video tutorials and on-line web based training.
  • Respond to situations where field service engineers have failed to resolve complex system performance problems, by providing written plans of action by e-mail or on-site hands-on assistance at customer sites in the US, Asia, and Europe
  • Write technical reports to communicate issues, analysis, technical assessments, system status, best-know-methods, and engineering recommendations
  • Take a proactive approach to improving service quality and profitability
Preferred Qualifications:
Product Engineer:  Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in depth evaluation of various factors. Results oriented and driven to excel. Enjoys teaching, troubleshooting, working with groups of people, and explaining complex things as simply as possible. Strong analytic and data analysis skills. Experience with analytical software such as Matlab or JMP is desirable. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work effectively in multidisciplinary, multicultural teams and to take a leadership role when needed. Quick grasp of challenging, complex technical information. Natural curiosity, inventiveness, and an interest in making things work better.

Must have electronic and electromechanical skills in troubleshooting complex systems issues. Optomechanical skills are highly preferred. Strong communications and project management skills desired. Proven ability to service heavy equipment within acceptable ergonomic standards desired. Semiconductor capital equipment support experience preferred. Graduate degree a plus.

Minimum Qualifications:
BSEE/ME/OE (or equivalent) with at least 5+ years of related experience.

Kindly send your resume to raju.balaji@kla-tencor.com

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Program Manager - Litho Metrology and Process Control ( #111654)

Position: Program Manager - Litho Metrology and Process Control
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
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.

Responsibilities:
The candidate will assume a program management role for the technical program in litho metrology. The program is currently in the technology development phase. The new program manager will work with members of Advanced Development, System Engineering, Software, Applications, and Marketing teams to develop next-generation lithography metrology solutions. He/she will develop a technical plan and schedule, risk retirement plans, and will work closely with litho customers on testing proposed technologies as they pass PLC phases.
Preferred Qualifications:
A successful candidate will have the following experience and skills:

1) Experience in technical program management or in semiconductor industry or a senior engineer experience with management responsibilities.
2) Demonstrated understanding of modern lithography and yield limiting factors, knowledge of scanner control / qualification challenges and existing metrology approaches.
3) Technical depth in understanding scanner and metrology hardware and algorithms.
4) Leadership quality and ability to communicate to various program members, assign owners, develop schedules and budget, and lead reviews with the technical team and senior management.
5) Ability to work with customers, marketing, and technical stakeholders to develop metrology requirements, define the product based on these requirements, and deliver the product to exceed the customer requirements and win the business.
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 10 years of experience.
OR
Master's Level Degree with at least 8 years of experience.
OR
Doctorate (Academic) with at least 7 years of experience.

Kindly send your resumes to Sivaram.bose@kla-tencor.com

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.