Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Manufacturing Engineer (Electrical/Electronics) (#116433)

Position: Manufacturing Engineer (Electrical/Electronics)
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
The RAPID division is the world leading provider of reticle inspection solutions for the semiconductor industry. The company provides inspection solutions to both the mask shops and the semiconductor fabs to ensure that lithography yields are consistently high thus enabling cost-effective manufacturing.

Responsibilities:
As a Manufacturing Engineer (electrical/electronics), you will be responsible for supporting all of the electrical equipment required for an EBeam imaging system. You will participate in the initial design phase and will support the transfer of the product from design engineering to manufacturing operations. This will require you to understand the operation of the scanning electronics system, high voltage power supplies, image chain and image computers. You will be the first escalation path for issues in manufacturing or at the supplier. You will work with design engineering to improve the design and will be responsible for making sure that the products is ready to be manufactured. You will be responsible for all manufacturing problems of your subsystems.  A successful candidate will be detail oriented with perfectionist tendencies.

Preferred Qualifications:
A BS or MS in electrical engineering with greater than five years work experience in EBeam electronics. Experience with transferring products from design to manufacturing or direct manufacturing experience is vital. Candidate must have some or all of the following additional knowledge or skills: 
 
1) Digital and Analog PCB Design.
2) Experience with high voltage BKMs
3) Experience with scan amplifiers for EBeam systems
4) Verilog FPGA coding and simulation
5) OrCAD, Altera/Xilinx Development experience, PSpice
6) Strong leadership, communication and problem solving skills
7) Must be self-motivated and self-directed, with ability to set priorities and achieve quality results.
8) Good team player

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 resume to sivaram.bose@kla-tencor.com

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

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Product Engineer (Physics | Optics | EBeam | Xray) (# 116246) - Boise, ID

Position: Product Engineer
Location: Boise, ID
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.

Product Engineer will support FaST tools located in Boise, Idaho.
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

Responsibilities:
  • New and sustaining product service engineering
  • Serve as the central technical resource / interface with design engineering, manufacturing, technical support, quality, marketing and field as the product(s) move through the Product Life Cycle. Will be fully integrated and working directly with aforementioned teams to incorporate value added serviceability, reliability and service business practice improvements into product design
  • Work to optimize serviceability, reduce cost-of-service through all stages of the PLC, and improve short and long term product service revenue performance. Involvement lasts throughout all stages of a product’s life cycle to ensure system level product performance is continuously tracked and meets established specification
  • Drive continuous improvement of system hardware, diagnostics and software, tooling, technical documentation, knowledge management, and training
Job Scope and Complexity:
  • Strong knowledge of overall system operation, system integration, and system calibrations
  • Influence early PLC designs to include features that will optimize K-T’s service business: calibrations and diagnostics, Cost of Service (CoS), reliability, design tolerances, Intellectual Property (IP) protection
  • Act as a two-way conduit of information between design teams, and tech support and service personnel
  • Very adept at 7-step trouble-shooting, including driving learning and standardization where appropriate
  • Full understanding of the need to protect our service IP, and apply BKMs into documentations, FRUs, Tooling, and training
  • Able to step into a difficult beta and sustaining escalation, analyze data from various sources, and, working with divisional experts when necessary, provide a detailed action plan suitable for execution by Customer Service Engineer (CSE) and Technical Support Engineer (TSE)
  • Leverage learning and knowledge across the Tech Support organization through training classes, scripts, coaching, documents and updating other knowledge capture tools. Develop and promote the use of Merlin and Solution Point during Beta and released product phases
  • Ensure that learning on current generation tools is captured and applied to next generation designs
  • Work with Learning and Knowledge Services (LKS) to determine the training requirements for new products and/or upgrades. Trains the trainer, and teach or co-teach initial courses. Audits service training courses to ensure their quality
  • Work with SMEs and Tech writer to improve remove and replace service documentation
  • Help to define a plan, implement and optimize the spare parts that will be stocked to support field shipments. This includes taking into account reliability, diagnostics, inventory holding cost, training level and other factors
  • Prepare CoS models (bottom-up and top-down) during initial concept phase, and update them as new information is available. Apply results to help optimize design of diagnostics
  • Work with Services Marketing to define Service Offerings, including analyzing market needs, forecasting CoS and developing Sales support materials
  • Help to define and optimize the Preventative Maintenance Schedule for systems
  • Help to prepare a product for obsolescence / transfer to Service Supply Chain Management (SSCM) ownership including closing known issues, disposition of inventory and transfer of documentation and knowledge
  • Participate in NPI Best Practice teams to spread knowledge across product divisions
  • Hands-on work for integration of Alpha/Beta systems, including performing serviceability validation
  • Work with local team in Boise, Idaho for new product introduction
  • Ability to travel <=25%, as needed
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Optics or Electrical/Mechanical engineering.
  • Master’s degree in Engineering preferred
  • 1-2 years of working with eBeam, X-Ray Equipment highly Desirable
  • 2-5 years of semiconductor capital equipment industry experience desired
  • Ability to travel <= 25%
  • KLA-Tencor or similar Optical metrology and inspection equipment experience preferred
  • Hands on System level trouble shooting experience desired
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Level Degree with 1 year of experience
OR
Master's Level Degree

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, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Software Engineer ( Multithreaded Apps | Image Processing | Object Oriented | Java | Polygon ) (#116191)

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

Job Description:
Business Unit:
The Global Products Group (GPG) is the world leader in the design and manufacture of advanced optical inspection and metrology tools for inline monitoring of process defects in advanced semiconductor factories.
We are seeking a Software Engineer to join a world class team of engineers and scientists working on a leading optical inspection tool for the semiconductor industry.

Responsibilities:
1) You will be a key member of our highly integrated multi-disciplinary team comprised of software, optical, mechanical, robotics, electronics, control systems and image processing engineers.
2) You will be responsible for the creation of machine control, image computer and data storage software for next generation semiconductor wafer inspection machines.
3) You will be responsible for requirement analysis, design, implementing and testing system software solutions.
4) You will be closely working with hardware and systems team, and solve some of the most advanced technical challenges facing the semiconductor industry.
5) You will fit right in if you have a sound understanding of the fundamentals of Computer Science and practical experience building machine control and calibration software.
6) You should be somebody who enjoys working on complex system software, is very customer-centric, understands the big picture and feels strongly not only about building good software but about making that software achieve its goals in reality.

Preferred Qualifications:
a) Experience with Object-Oriented Software Analysis and Design using UML modeling, Java programming
b) Strong software development skills in one or more programing language (Java, C#, C++, Python)
c) Requires knowledge of multi-threaded/parallel processing applications and embedded software development
d) Experience developing software processing algorithms and tool calibrations
e) Experience with hardware/software integration and testing
f) Hands-on SQL or NoSQL experience
g) Good problem solving skills are required
h) Semiconductor equipment industry experience and/or Image/data processing experience a plus
i) Knowledge of large scale storage technologies a plus
 
Good to have skills:
Experience with MEAN stack and web services (REST)
Experience with different data stores (ELK, Kafka, MongoDB etc.)

Kindly send your resume to sivaram.bose@kla-tencor.com

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

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Tool Driver / Integration Engineer (# 116298)

Position: Tool Driver / Integration Engineer
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
EBeam’s mission encapsulates its role as the “eyes” of KLA-Tencor’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-Tencor 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.

Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will be part of eBeam systems engineering team working on the development of next generation eBeam tools and maintaining current generation eBeam tools.
To be successful, the candidate will need to perform the following functions / tasks:
  • Work with and support development engineers in the design, development and qualification of various eBeam Review and Inspection subsystems, to validate if the subsystems are meeting specifications
  • Participate in system and subsystem conceptual design and development, component selection, test fixture construction for risk retirement and concept validation, vacuum and high voltage diagnostic, assembly procedures creation and release
  • Work with the manufacturing facility in Singapore for the implementation and introduction of new and modified design changes and procedures
  • Prepare technical reports summarizing and communicating test results
  • Learn the complete process and methodology associated with ebeam system, calibration and qualification of vacuum and high voltage systems
  • Learn to operate a fully functioning ebeam review tool
  • Learn the application needed to qualify a complete system
  • Provide training and coaching to other engineers and technicians as needed
  • May require traveling to customer site to support escalations as needed
Preferred Qualifications:
Candidate must have strong knowledge in some or all of the following areas: ultra-clean and ultra-high vacuum systems and components, gas sources and gas delivery systems, vacuum leak detector,  particle sniffer test equipment, operating automated or manually operated complex semiconductor tools and test fixtures, training and operating atmospheric and vacuum robots, and maintaining complex tools and test fixtures.
Installing and operating electronic equipment, computers, power supplies, lasers, cooling systems, mini-environments, tool air-conditioning systems, pneumatic sub-systems, vibration isolation platforms, and vacuum chambers.
The candidate must have hands-on experience in assembly of electronic circuits, cables, pneumatic circuits, and gas delivery and vacuum sub-systems.
Knowledge of Lab view is a definite plus.
Experience working and handling materials in ISO-5 clean-room is required.
Must be able to generate reports using MS-Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Minimum Qualifications:
Technical School with at least 10 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, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Applications Development Engineer (#116101)

Position: Applications Development Engineer
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
The Surfscan Product Group develops unpatterned wafer surface inspection tools that provide the sensitivity and throughput required for qualification of current and next-generation semiconductor wafer substrates, as well as qualification and monitoring of process tools.  Semiconductor device yields begin with bare wafers, and our leading technology provides early insight into surface defect, shape, flatness and Nano topography of the advanced 300mm substrates.  Our optical inspection and metrology tools will support the next several generations of wafer and IC manufacturing. We incorporate UV laser technology, darkfield optics and advanced algorithms to finds defects down to 20nm in size and enables consistent, high sensitivity detection on engineered substrates.  Surfscan tools are the recognized market-leader in the unpatterned wafer inspection business.

Responsibilities:
·        Following standard procedures, provide applications development support to Surfscan SPx products.
·        Develop test cases; characterize customers defects, new products and/or features.
·        Provide technical support in the development and implementation of customer applications dealing with SPx products and features.
·        Provide specific product demonstrations on all aspects of highly complex products to customers and assess potential applications to meet customer needs; prepare detailed product specifications.
·        The ideal candidate will possess strong technical skills, be current in the customer use case domain, have excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work independently.
·        The candidate will also be required to work towards characterization of the tool/algorithm performance and for providing clear feedback to the Engineering teams for product improvement, especially during Alpha/Beta tests.
·        Strong technical skills are required to understand the functionality and capabilities of these tools and for providing root cause analysis and potential solutions for customers.
·        Such skills include (but are not limited to) techniques for data analysis/processing, statistical analysis as well as the ability to quickly pick up and understand customer requirements and processes.
·        Occasional travel will be required.

Preferred Qualifications:
·        Candidate must have Master’s or bachelor's degree in Engineering, Physics, Material Science, or related fields. 
·        The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of semiconductor manufacturing. 
·        Must have excellent oral and written communication, organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills. 
·        Candidate must be self-driven, yet a strong team player. 
·        Programming and scripting skills in MATLAB or Python are a plus

Minimum Qualifications:
Master's Level Degree
OR
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 1 years of experience

Kindly send your resume to Mohamed.Riyazudeen@kla-tencor.com

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

Electrical Design Engineer - Central Engineering (# 116203)

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

Job Description:
Business Unit:
Central Engineering is KLA-Tencor's largest engineering organization comprised of 9 Centers-of-Excellence (CoE) in various disciplines applied across all product groups in the company. These CoE include Handling & Automation, Precision Motion Control, Sensors and Image Acquisition, Platform Design, and Packaging Engineering, among others. Talent includes over 500 engineers across global centers in Israel, China, India, and the US. Each CoE contributes not just talent and deliverables per discipline toward product programs, but also subject matter expertise, best practices, road maps, specialized facilities, apparatus, models, and analytics. These differentiate KLA-Tencor not only in WHAT we do, but also in HOW we do it.

Responsibilities:
  • Designs electrical parts, modules and subsystems to support the design of whole systems
  • Responsible for the complete design process, including requirements specification, feasibility studies, cost and scheduling, conducting various analysis (such as circuit, timing, thermal/cooling, electrical loads), Thermal/cooling controls (thermal modeling, control circuits, PID tuning), PLC programming (ie Siemens, Allen Bradley) and FPGA modeling, conceptual and detailed design using design tools (ie OrCAD, PSpice, Xilinx/Altera FPGA /EPLD development systems, etc...), detailed drawings, design review presentations, procurement of prototype parts, system integration, prototype testing, and hand off to manufacturing.  These tasks will require working with other engineering groups such as mechanical software, systems, and manufacturing engineers to ensure flawless integration and test at the subsystem and system level
  • Develop the required supporting documentation, such as assembly and test procedures, and service manuals
  • Work closely with and manages suppliers to ensure all design requirements are specified and achieved
  • Address and resolve product issues thru the product phases. Has strong leadership, communication and problem solving skills
Preferred Qualifications:
  • PLC Programming (Siemens, Allen Bradley)
  • Controls expert (Thermal/Cooling modeling, Control circuits, PID Tuning)
  • FPGA modeling
  • MATLAB, Python, Lab-view
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 1 years of experience
OR
Master's Level Degree

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, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Friday, September 29, 2017

System Design Engineer (# 116554)

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

Job Description:
Business Unit:
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 BBP system architecture group is looking for a self-motivated, creative, result oriented, and hands-on system engineer to assist in validating subsystem prototypes, develop models, and conduct on-tool experiments. As inspection system become more complex to serve the need for advance design node, a successful inspector needs expertise in multiple fields. BBP system architecture group, which defines the system architecture for N+1 and N+2 inspection platform, has experts in optics, HW components, defect detection algorithm, machine learning, electro-magnetic simulation, and deep learning neural networks. The individual will work in a dynamic environment focusing on finding innovative HW solution for detecting < 10 nm defect. The system engineer in the system architecture group will have opportunity to interact with experts in multi-disciplinary areas.
Specific job function:
  • Assist in prototype development, write test plan, and construct experiments to validate road map technologies to for N+1 and N+2 inspection platforms
  • Perform sub system error budget analysis and conduct experiments to validate system level models
  • Write Python script to enable system component automation for sub-component testing and validation
  • Perform detail data analysis from prototypes and lab benches with scientific rigor such that the results from benches and prototypes can be used to derive production worthy hardware design
  • Collaborate with key functional groups to ensure the success of platform integration and product launch
  • Document and present experimental results to product engineering team
The ideal candidate should have solid understanding in optics, exposure to image / signal processing methods, and experience in quantifying error of measurement using statistical methods.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 3+ year of experience in product development, specifically for complex imaging system
  • Demonstrated the ability to construct fast prototypes in an R&D environment
  • Strong background in bench setup and data acquisition
  • Demonstrated the ability to extract key information from large set of data. Exposure to data analytics is desirable
  • Demonstrated from past work capable to write signal processing algorithm to extract information from noisy data
  • Demonstrated the ability to create system level model. Experience in overall system error budget model and system component trade off a plus
  • Have good track record of creating efficient test set up, test plan, and test execution
  • Experience in Matlab, LabView, Python, Java, C++
  • Ph.D. in physics, applied physics, optics, system engineering, EE, or related fields
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 resume to Raju.Balaji@kla-tencor.com

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

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Spares Planner (# 115938)

Position: Spares Planner
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
KLA-Tencor has manufacturing sites across the globe, including Belgium, China, Germany, Israel, Singapore and Milpitas (CA). The Global Operations (GOPS) team, comprised of Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing Engineering, Installation, and Quality, is responsible for manufacturing our leading-edge technology. We partner with our world-wide supply base and our design engineering teams to bring new products to market. The GOPS team is continuously working to build our products Better, Faster, Cheaper.

Responsibilities:
KLA-Tencor seeks an organized professional for the role of Spares Product Planner to own the spare parts planning during the product life cycle for their product lines. This person will functionally support the service organization and one or more product families. The planner will work closely with Sales/Marketing, procurement and engineering to track installed base growth, manage global inventory levels and the overall spares business for their product line.  The product planner will also be looking for ways to optimize the spares stocking strategy and be working with the supply chain team and manufacturing to identify opportunities for inventory reductions while maintaining customer

The role of Product Planner will entail working on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. The right candidate will have experience reviewing, analysing and arranging large data sets in a way that is understandable and clearly identifies central themes and messages. Must have excellent written and oral communications skills and be comfortable presenting to internal and external customers. Experience with MS-Access and other database management software is essential. Programming skills would be a plus.

The right candidate must be able to effectively work and interact with internal/external roles across functional organizations, learn quickly when facing new problems, and comfortably shift priorities as business needs change.

  • Be a single point of contact for assigned product lines to drive spares support for our Global customers.
  • Ensure that established Fill Rate performance targets and inventory or service commitments are incorporated into the global Spares Plan.
  • Monitor and report out Fill Rate performance v. Fill Rate Targets and Planned vs. Actual Inventory
  • Take action to address current and future issues impacting Fill Rate performance and Spares Inventory cost
  • Program Manage cross-functional actions that impact current and future Fill Rate performance
  • Implement improvements to reduce costs or inventory while maintaining Fill Rate performance
  • Excellent communication/presentation, organizational, analytical, leadership, and interpersonal skills. Candidate must be self-driven, independent, yet a strong team player.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor degree plus 5 years of related experience.
  • High proficiency in MS Excel; MS Access is a plus.
  • Candidate should be process oriented and results driven. Should enjoy a challenging and fast paced environment.
  • Ability to work well on cross-functional teams. Must be a good team player with proven skills in collaboration.
  • Must be able to work on multiple projects in parallel as needed.
  • Candidate should be process oriented and results driven.
  • Must have the proven ability to effectively deal with ambiguity, identify gaps, and implement innovative solutions to increase operational efficiency.
  • Uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master's Level Degree with at least 3 years of experience in supply chain. OR Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 5 years of experience in supply chain.

Kindly send your resume to Mohamed.Riyazudeen@kla-tencor.com

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

Friday, September 22, 2017

Research Scientist ( Photolithography | OPC (optical proximity correction) | Maxwell's Equations | Fourier Optics | Optics ) (#115615)

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

Job Description:
Business Unit:
With over 40 years of semiconductor process control experience, chipmakers around the globe rely on KLA-Tencor to ensure that their fabs ramp next-generation devices to volume production quickly and cost-effectively. Enabling the movement towards advanced chip design, KLA-Tencor's Process Control Group is looking for the best and the brightest research scientist, software engineers, application development engineers, and senior product technology process engineers to join our 5D team.

Our 5D patterning process control technologies control the three dimensions of the device structure, while optimizing the process control loops (time) and minimizing the expense (cost) to create the device; hence five dimensional patterning process control (5D).
 
The team's mission is to collaborate with our customers to innovate hardware and software technologies that detect and control process variations—at their source—rather than compensate for them at later stages of the manufacturing process. These patterning process control solutions provide the most accurate process correctables available today; providing real-time feedback and feed-forward control to improve subsequent process steps.
 
Why join 5D? Think of this team as a "start-up" company where you are offered the ultimate challenge to solve the most complex technical problems that enable the digital age. Yet, this "start-up" is backed by the most sophisticated and successful process control company in the semiconductor industry.

Responsibilities:
KLA-Tencor has an opening for a research scientist in our process control group working on Computational Patterning. Computational Patterning is the expansion of Computational Lithography to include leading-edge multi-patterning schemes, with a new emphasis on deposition and etch processes. This research position in Computational Patterning will have two focus areas.  First, the research scientist will work on a team to develop new models for patterning processing and to develop numerical algorithms to implement these models in the simulator PROLITH and similar platforms. PROLITH currently has detailed models based on Fourier optics, Maxwell equations, chemical reaction-diffusion equations, and surface evolution. Further development in similar areas and appropriate numerical methods will be required. Second, the researcher will work with customers to develop and to support new applications for computational patterning, working both on mask layout and fab use-cases. Potential applications include rigorous OPC (optical proximity correction), weak point analysis, metrology target design, and evaluation of new patterning schemes.

Preferred Qualifications:
The candidate should have a strong background in applied mathematics and numerical methods, as well as familiar with standard programming languages such as C++ and numerical scripting in Matlab.  The ideal candidate will be familiar with semiconductor processing, optics, and photolithography simulation. Candidate should be independent and self-motivated, but also able to work well on a team.
 
Minimum Qualifications:
Doctorate (Academic)
OR
Master's Level Degree with at least 2 years of experience.
OR
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 3 years of experience.

Kindly send your resume to sivaram.bose@kla-tencor.com

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

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Electronic Design Engineer (# 116419)

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

Job Description:
Business Unit:
The Candela ANPI team has a charter to identify new markets opportunities for KT. We are a small and dynamically evolving team that started from within the Candela division in 2014. Our goal is to identify and help KT grow outside its core semi market. To validate a business idea, we follow the Lean startup model -  a Business Model Canvas is drafted, and updated as we learn more. After the initial screening we need a team that is able to rapidly develop shippable “product probes” to help validate the customer use case and economic value. These projects can vary in scale from hand held device to larger systems with multiple imaging sensors, big data path and complex algorithms. Some examples if these projects are: With a start-up partner, a surface metrology solution was developed, leveraging offshore development team, for a large CE device manufacturer. Another project we are conducting a technical feasibility study for ultra fast in-situ monitoring. We are developing a core cross functional project team to collaborate on these growth opportunities. We also routinely leverage KT talent across the company, in a “pick-up game”, for those who have a good match in skills, passion and availability to come help our core team execute stronger and quicker.

Responsibilities:
  • This position will include designing of simple to complex high speed digital and analog boards. Digital designs will utilize FPGA's, embedded processors and high speed serial interfaces. Analog design may range from video chains to high speed picosecond timing, to power distribution and anything in-between
  • Duties include: Requirement Identification and alignment, design proposals, design implementation, timing analysis, FPGA coding (Verilog) and simulation, overseeing PCB layout, board debug, system integration, documentation, and release to manufacturing
  • Tool set would include (OrCAD, PSpice, Xilinx/Altera FPGA /EPLD development systems, Embedded compilers, Office tool set, etc.)
  • The position will require working with other engineering groups and external 3rd parties to ensure flawless integration and test at the subsystem and system level
  • Develop the required supporting documentation, such as assembly and test procedures, and Theory of Operations
  • Work closely with and manage suppliers to ensure all design requirements are specified and achieved
The successful candidate will have a track record of academic and professional success as well as technical innovation. He/she will be part of a Hardware EE/Embedded processing team in KLA-Tencor's ANPI team with responsibility for the design, developing, and unit testing of Hardware/Firmware/Embedded SW touching areas such as Image & Signal Acquisition, Image & Signal Processing, Servo control, critical timing, Embedded systems, machine control, and Power systems.  He/She should be an effective team player and be able to work independently on problems. The successful candidate will work with hardware, applications and marketing groups to understand system/marketing requirements and map them to design. The candidate will be able to work on variety of new projects with different focus and pick up new technology quickly and efficiently.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • BS or MS in electrical engineering
  • Digital and Analog PCB Design
  • Verilog FPGA coding and simulation
  • Orcad, Altera/Xilinx Development experience, PSpice
  • Strong leadership, communication and problem solving skills
  • Must be self-motivated and self-directed, with ability to set priorities and achieve quality results. Good team player is important
  • Ability to take ownership, scope tasks, drive tasks to completion and provide project status
  • Embedded design, “C” Coding experience
  • MATLAB, Python, LabView
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 10 years of experience.
OR
Master's Level Degree with at least 7 years of experience.
OR
Doctorate (Academic) with at least 6 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, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Process Control Solutions Engineer - Advanced Lithography (# 116169)

Position: Process Control Solutions Engineer - Advanced Lithography
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
The Customer Group (CG) team is our field based, customer facing organization consisting of Sales, Marketing, Applications, Finance, Human Resources, Facilities & IT. They partner closely with our customers to provide a comprehensive portfolio of products, services, software and expertise, to help them manage yield throughout their fabrication process—from research and development to final volume production. Responsibilities of this group include maintaining strategic client relationships, identifying and closing sales opportunities, ensuring our products meet performance capabilities & expectations, providing critical solutions for improved yield performance, and collecting requirements for future products by understanding customer processes and technology trends. Partnering with our service organization and factory divisions, this diverse and dynamic team helps ensure alignment between customer needs and corporate offering to maintain a high level of customer satisfaction.

Responsibilities:
The selected person will be a Lithography expert in KLA-Tencor's PCS (Process Control Solutions) team with the following duties:
  • Develop and drive implementation of solutions to solve critical lithography problems using KLA-Tencor's inspection and metrology tools
  • Support engagements with KLA-Tencor customers around the world, working with K-T & customer engineers and K-T divisions
  • Understand present and future lithography challenges and requirements. Communicate these regularly to K-T divisions and management
  • Support KLA-Tencor PLC (product life cycle) teams as required - contributing lithography expertise
  • Position is an extremely high-level position within KLA-Tencor and requires extensive international travel (70%-80%) on a regular basis
Preferred Qualifications:
  • PhD in Science/engineering discipline and 10 years of experience in advanced lithography
  • International experience in leading edge fabs
  • Experience with lithography suppliers
  • Experience with KLA-Tencor tools
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 resume to Raju.Balaji@kla-tencor.com

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

Associate Test Engineer (# 116456)

Position: Associate Test Engineer
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
KLA-Tencor has manufacturing sites across the globe, including Belgium, China, Germany, Israel, Singapore and Milpitas (CA).  The Global Operations (GOPS) team, comprised of Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing Engineering, Installation, and Quality, is responsible for manufacturing our leading-edge technology.  We partner with our world-wide supply base and our design engineering teams to bring new products to market.  The GOPS team is continuously working to build our products Better, Faster, Cheaper.

Responsibilities:
  • Perform the set-up, calibration, testing and troubleshooting of circuits, components, instruments and mechanical assemblies.
  • Determine and may develop test specifications, methods and procedures from blueprints, drawings and diagrams.
  • Test and troubleshoot assemblies and/or final systems.
  • May complete rework on assemblies and/or systems as a result of testing.
  • Prepare technical reports summarizing findings and recommend solutions to technical problems.
  • May assist in the selection and set-up of specialized test equipment.
  • Work on assignments that are moderately complex in nature where judgment is required in resolving problems and making routine recommendations.
  • Normally receive no instruction on routine work, general instructions on new assignments

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Requires experience in testing digital and/or analog systems.
  • Ability to read complicated drawings, mathematics, handbook formulas, and a variety of testing and measuring instruments.
  • An AA degree, military technical training or their equivalent vocational training is required.
  • A highly skilled specialist, contributes to the development of concepts and techniques.
  • Able to complete complex tasks in creative and effective ways.     
  • Able to act independently to determine methods and procedures on new assignments.
  • Ability to lead or supervise the activities of other non-exempt personnel.

Minimum Qualifications:
Technical School with at least 4 years of experience.

Kindly send your resume to Mohamed.Riyazudeen@kla-tencor.com

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

Material Handler (#116431)

Position: Material Handler
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:
  • Material Handler working in shipping/receiving environment.
  • Packing/unpacking of KLA tools, parts and equipment.
  • Delicate and special handling required on high percentage of material.
  • Working on ERP system
  • Communicating with others from different groups in coordinating inbound and outbound flow of material

Preferred Qualifications:
5-10 years of experience in material handling functions

Minimum Qualifications:
3-5 years working in Materials related functions.

Kindly send your resume to Mohamed.Riyazudeen@kla-tencor.com

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

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Software Engineer ( C++ | GDS | Oasis | Polygon Manipulation Methods/Algorithms | EDA ) (#116315)

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

Job Description:
Business Unit:
With over 40 years of semiconductor process control experience, chipmakers around the globe rely on KLA-Tencor to ensure that their fabs ramp next-generation devices to volume production quickly and cost-effectively. Enabling the movement towards advanced chip design, KLA-Tencor's Patterning Solutions Group (PSG) is looking for the best and the brightest research scientist, software engineers, application development engineers, and senior product technology process engineers to join our 5D team.

Our 5D patterning process control technologies control the three dimensions of the device structure, while optimizing the process control loops (time) and minimizing the expense (cost) to create the device; hence five dimensional patterning process control (5D).

The team's mission is to collaborate with our customers to innovate hardware and software technologies that detect and control process variations—at their source—rather than compensate for them at later stages of the manufacturing process. These patterning process control solutions provide the most accurate process correctables available today; providing real-time feedback and feed-forward control to improve subsequent process steps.

Why join 5D? Think of this team as a "start-up" company where you are offered the ultimate challenge to solve the most complex technical problems that enable the digital age. Yet, this "start-up" is backed by the most sophisticated and successful process control company in the semiconductor industry.

Responsibilities:
1) Work closely with team members to analyze and understand requirements.
2) Prototype application modules and characterize performance behavior.
3) Design and implement  efficient solutions using C/C++ programming language.
4) Flow sound software engineering practice and deliver high quality software products.

Preferred Qualifications:
1) MS in computer science or software engineering and 5+ years of work experience in EDA or semiconductor industry preferred. 
2) In-depth knowledge and extensive working experience in C/C++ coding.
3) Extensive knowledge and experience working with electronic design database in GDS and Oasis formats.
4) Working knowledge of polygon manipulation methods/algorithms.
5) Familiarity with image processing.

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

Kindly send your resume to sivaram.bose@kla-tencor.com

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