Thursday, March 26, 2015

Research Scientist-SWIFT ( Optics | Physics | Image Processing Algorithms) (#112061)

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

Job Description:
Business Unit:
The SWIFT division is part of the Wafer Inspection Group (WIG) of KLA-Tencor and consists in an organization globally located in US, Germany, 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 (front side, 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.
 
Responsibilities:
The role will report to the Strategic Technology Development team. The team is responsible for developing strategic technologies to solve customer challenges and position for further growth.

Some of the daily activities include the following:
a) Develop technical solutions by understanding and articulating customer problems.
b) Research existing competitive environment and evaluate advantages and limitations of available technologies.
c) Develop new technologies for future growth.

The new hire will have the opportunity to work on advanced technologies and handle challenging problems.  The new hire will have some of the following detailed responsibilities:
1) Draft research plan and proposals and update program progress
2) Generate technical reports and work with engineers to implement validated new technologies for product 
3) Closely work with application and marketing teams, articulating customer challenges into technical solutions 
4) Validate new research ideas using simulation and/or bench-top experimental set-ups. Investigating competitive technologies and evaluate their pros and cons.
Preferred Qualifications
1) Expect  proven success in at least 3 of the following fields:
  • Optical instruments system engineering,
  • Algorithm development with C/C++,
  • Hardware setup, such as optical bench-top for experiment,
  • Image process
  • Optical engineering, and
  • Firmware with FPGA/GPU
2) Experience with project management, strong presentation and communication skills are a plus
3) Successful candidate needs strong team work skills and self-motivation.

Minimum Qualifications:
Doctorate Level Degree with <1 years of experience.
OR
Master'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.
 

Senior Staff Laser Research Scientist (UV laser design)

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.

Job Description:
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.

As a technical leader of UV laser development within KLA-Tencor, your responsibilities will include:
  • Characterizing lasers and frequency conversion devices.
  • Designing and running experiments to understand and improve the performance of UV lasers and frequency conversion systems.
  • Evaluating the data from long-term laser performance and stability tests.
  • Developing solutions to improve the stability and lifetime of UV lasers while increasing the laser power.
  • 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.

Qualifications/Education Desired:
  • Ph.D. in Optics or Physics with 6 years’ experience developing high performance UV lasers.
  • Must have a deep understanding of lasers, frequency conversion and non-linear optics.
  • 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:
Doctorate (Academic) with at least 5 years of experience.

Please send your resumes to 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.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Applications Development Engineer (# 112006)

Position: Applications Development 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:
  • KT Certified division is responsible for sales/marketing of fully refurbished pre-owned systems, mature tools upgrades, buybacks, re-marketing and flexible trade-in programs for surplus tools. Marketing organization is responsible for strategic planning process in KTC, market analysis, tracking KTC MS% & SAM, coordination of customer demos, STRs, RFQ and spec responses, maintenance of sales collateral for internal and external websites, benchmarking and technical engagements to drive customer adoption and strategic penetrations. Additionally Marketing owns product portfolio configuration management and PLC for the ongoing additions to KTC offerings from M&As and EOM
  • Own all PSG (Films, Overlay, SCD, Resistivity) applications contracts/acceptances and technical engagements at the customer sites. Support PSG applications execution in the demo process (understanding DRF, taking to account team RPM, apps to define demo success criteria), delivering final reports to the customer. Technical function and maintenance of knowledge database for PSG, apps review of specs and STRs. Define and arrange for chargeable STRs – KTC apps contracts. Support developing tools and sales collateral enabling field and internal sales to sell KTC's Metrology (Films, Overlay, SCD, Resistivity) range of product offerings. Hands on and certified on KT metrology tools
  • Team player. Forthright. Respects deadlines
  • 75% success hit rate for demos and 90% for technical engagements (resulting in bookings). Target/demonstrate incremental increase in bookings after 4 working quarters (minimum of $2M).
  • Working with diverse KTC organization and global field organization. Leading PSG demo team to success resulting in bookings
  • Opportunities to grow into a demo manager or/and Marketing professional. Willing to get cross-trained on various Metrology platforms
  • Responsible for KT Certified TM delivery of apps related to the sold Films, Overlay, SCD, Resistivity tools, coordination/planning/communication and applications execution, technical function and maintenance of knowledge database, apps review of specs and STRs. Assist in developing tools and sales collateral enabling field & internal sales to sell KTC’s broad range of product offerings. Work closely with diverse KTC organization including operations and internal sales; account teams field sales, Tech directors, RPMs, and apps. This role reports to the Director of Marketing in KT Certified TM division responsible for fully refurbished pre-owned systems, mature tools upgrades, buybacks, re-marketing and flexible trade-in programs for surplus tools
  • Ability to travel worldwide (on average 50%) is required to support customer visits and possible execution of demos and/or technical engagements, pre-sales calls in the field
Preferred Qualification:
  • Candidate must have min of BS/MS in Engineering, Physics, Material Science or related fields. MBA is a plus. Required knowledge of operation/applications of KLA-Tencor Metrology tools, preferably certified on F5x, SFX, SCD, RS, Archer platforms. Ideal candidate will have demo lab experience on these systems. Must have 5+ years’ experience in IC processing/semiconductor industry or related field
  • Hands on Metrology KT tools, knowledge and apps certifications
  • Excellent communication/presentation, organizational, analytical, leadership, and interpersonal skills. Candidate must be self-driven, independent, yet a strong team player
Minimum Qualifications:
Candidate must have min of BS/MS in Engineering, Physics, Material Science or related fields
Certified to run F5x, SFX, SCD, RS, Archer platforms.

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.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Senior Algorithm Engineer ( C++| Image Processing | Pattern Recognition | Signal Processing | Interferometry Image Analysis ) (#112154)

Position: Senior Algorithm Engineer
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
SFS-ADE division of KLA-Tencor designs and develops wafer inspection and metrology equipment for semiconductor industry. SFS specializes in unpatterned wafer surface inspection tool that provides the sensitivity and throughput required for qualification of current and next-generation semiconductor wafer substrates, as well as qualification and monitoring of process tools. Wafer Sight products are metrology systems that measure bare wafer and pattern wafer geometry (e.g. wafer thickness, shape, edge roll off, flatness, and nano-topography) with unsurpassed precision & matching.

Responsibilities:
The job focuses on the development of image and signal processing algorithms for the next generations of optical inspection and metrology systems. The position requires a proven innovative track record and solid fundamental knowledge in the related fields of algorithm development, including phase unwrapping, image segmentation, texture analysis, classification, feature extraction, statistical data analysis, signal processing, filter theory.
 
The responsibilities of this position covers the entire life cycle of algorithms, including modeling, proof-of-concept design, production software design and implementation, performance characterization, documentation and user support. Since algorithms can affect many aspects of the system, significant amount of time be spent on cross-function team collaboration for prototyping and testing.
 
The candidate needs to be a self-motivated individual with ability to work independently or in a team. Strong written and verbal communications skills are needed for extensive interactions with members of a multi-disciplinary global team.

Preferred Qualifications:
a) The successful candidate is an independent and innovative thinker with solid fundamental knowledge and working experience in algorithm development.
b) Experience in the following areas is required: two dimensional phase unwrapping, interferometry image analysis, linear systems, filter theory, feature extraction, pattern recognition, classification, texture analysis, image segmentation.
c) Software skills required include C++, OOD/OOP, MATLAB and/or Python.
 
Ph.D. in EE, Optics and Physics is preferred.
 
Good communication skills are absolutely essential.

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

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Senior Software Engineer ( C++| C# | OOD | OOP | User Interface ) (#112086)


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


Job Description
:

Business Unit:
The Film and Scatterometry Technology (FaST) Division of KLA-Tencor 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:
We are looking for a senior software engineer to support the development of the next generation film and CD measurement technology and hardware. Following the KLA-Tencor Product Lifecycle methods, the candidate will be required to participate in all phases of the software design/architecture, design reviews and requirements definition for systems and subsystems, and development/maintain of software features. Software requirements documents, analyzing software performance and development of critical software features are key responsibilities for this position. Other responsibilities for this position include interfacing with multi-disciplinary teams in the US and overseas, analyzing escalated issues, and bug fixes. The candidate may be required to travel to customer sites occasionally to support Beta tools or to address specific issues.

Preferred Qualifications:
BS or MS degree in physics/applied sciences/ computer science/electrical engineering or related fields with 5 plus years in commercial product development experience.
 
Candidates should have excellent written and oral communication skills. Candidates should be familiar with fast prototyping, and have excellent problem-solving skills. Prior experience in semiconductor equipment control and/or process control SW development would be considered a definite plus.
 
1) Excellent mathematical and analytical background.
2) Solid architecture and design experience using modular / OOP / OOD methodology.
3) Hands-on experience on C#/C++ programming including multi-threading on Windows platform
4) Software design, implementation and unit testing using Microsoft VS C# /C++
5) GUI design and implementation using .Net framework.
6) Documentation of software design artifacts  and algorithm specifications.
7) Collaboration with SQC team on test case development and test execution.
8) Experience on the metrology system, optics, semiconductor process is very desirable.
9) Solid experience on at least 2 scripting languages in javascript, python, and perl is a plus

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.
OR
Doctorate (Academic)

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.
 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Spares Planner (Program Manager) (# 112101, 112103)

Position: Spares Planner 
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:

A Spares Planner works on the planning of all spare parts during the product life cycle focused on the aftermarket business. The Spares Planner is part of the team that balances the requirements of meeting target service levels throughout the product life cycle with the mix, level and velocity of inventory while mitigating the risk of inventory excess and obsolescence. This is accomplished with running reports in Access, SAP and BI. Analysis of this report will also be done with the Spares Planner to determine root cause for missing service target and shares the findings with the spares planning team, Sales/Marketing, Procurement and Engineering. Anticipation of changes in installed base, technology/reliability/quality issues, demand patterns, and customer entitlement affect the forecast of spares. The Spares Planner will make recommendations to the Target Stocking Levels and is responsible for applying good judgment and expertise to make necessary plan changes. The Spares Planner is responsible for applying identified ways to optimize the spares stocking strategy and works with the supply chain team and manufacturing to identify opportunities for inventory reductions while maintaining customer service levels. He/she is responsible for analyzing and reporting performance versus plan, modeling/simulating system changes, acts dependently to edit inputs into our planning system.

Preferred Qualification:
Experience: 2 years of experience in a high-tech supply chain environment preferably working in Product Life Cycle management

Skills: Must have excellent written and oral communications skills and be comfortable presenting to internal and external customers. Excellent analytical and problem solving skills are a must. Experience with MS-Access and other database management software is essential. Programming skills would be a plus.

Minimum Qualifications:
BS/BA Business or related field with preferred concentration in Operations or Supply Chain Management (MS/MBA preferred a plus).

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, February 27, 2015

Applications Development Engineer (# 112090) - Singapore

Position: Applications Development Engineer
Location: Singapore
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
WaferSight line of products provides the best-of-breed wafer geometry measurement systems to wafer manufacturers, IC makers and other OEMs for process monitoring, quality control, and process development.
As design rules are shrinking, lithographic depth of focus is getting extremely tight. Consequently wafer flatness has become very critical to achieve the incredibly challenging requirements for sub-20nm lithography.
Responsibilities:
  • The candidate will be part of the Applications Engineering Team (WaferSight Product line) for the Surfscan Division at KLA-Tencor Singapore
  • The applications engineer will support application characterizations, alpha and beta tool support as well as customer demos
  • The position will also include planning and coordinating customer demos with focused objectives as well as developing customer test cases
  • The candidate will be involved in testing new features, developing new applications on current or future platforms, providing technical support in the development and implementation of customer applications
  • Supporting customers at their site or in division for any escalation will also be a part of the role
  • 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. Up to 50% domestic and international travel will be required
  • The candidate is responsible for generating best known method documents and other training material and transferring product knowledge to K-T's worldwide Field Applications team
  • Opportunity to work with customers to publish papers at industry symposiums or in technical journals
  • Work closely with many organizations including engineering, sales and marketing within K-T and with customer engineers outside K-T
Preferred Qualification:
  • Master/PHD in Electronics, Electrical, Chemical, Mechanical, Metallurgical Engineering with at least 1- 2 years’ experience in the Semiconductor industry
  • Experience in Wafer Metrology preferred
  • Experience in Matlab preferred
  • Able to work independently and proactively
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good analytical and reasoning skills
  • Up to 50% travel may be required

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.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Electrical Design Engineer (PCB board design| mixed signal| motion control)(#111978)

Job Title: Electrical design engineer
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Fulltime

Business Unit:
The SurfScan division 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 engineering team that creates the world most  advanced  wafer inspection tools is looking for an electrical engineer with knowledge of analog and digital electronics, understanding of  motion control systems.
  • The candidate will take responsibility for design ,analysis, testing and characterization of PCB's of inspection tools from concept phase to production release.
  • Responsibilities also include test fixtures, cables and  prototypes builds, test code development
  • The candidate will interact with multidisciplinary project team and communicate in oral and written form.

 Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of mixed signal and digital circuits.
  • Knowledge of microcontrollers and microprocessors
  • Understanding of motion control system and motion controllers
  • Knowledge of Altera and/or Xilinx EPLD/FPGA, familiarity  with development tools and programing;
  • Basic electrical design engineering skills including design using OrCAD, MatLab, SPICE.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's  with 1-2 years of experience 
or 
Master's Level Degree in Electrical Engineering

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

Friday, February 20, 2015

Algorithm Engineer ( C++ | Scientific Programming | Computational Electromagnetics ) (#111459)

Position: Algorithm Engineer
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:
Demonstrated ability in scientific programming; strong background in applied mathematics, computational electromagnetics (field theory), and knowledge of optical modeling especially as applied to scatterometry and thin film metrology. Knowledge of reflectometry and spectroscopic ellipsometry a plus.
 
Works on complex problems that impact the design success of current products or addresses broad design issues of future products or technologies. Tasks include: define future product development strategy, develop a problem statement, research into particular solutions, develop code, and test prototypes; design, code, and test/integrate into tool product software.
 
The candidate will be responsible for developing and improving algorithms, measurement capabilities, system optical models, calibrations development, and analysis tools for optical metrology applications.

Minimum Qualifications:
PhD in Computational Physics highly desired with 3 yrs industrial experience.
Proficiency in computational methods, C++, and object oriented design.
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, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.
 

Senior Algorithm Engineer ( C++ | Algorithm | Computational Electromagnetics | Mathematics | Modeling ) (#111473)

Position:  Senior Algorithm Engineer
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:
Demonstrated ability in scientific programming; strong background in applied mathematics, computational electromagnetics (field theory), and knowledge of optical modeling especially as applied to scatterometry and thin film metrology. Knowledge of reflectometry and spectroscopic ellipsometry a plus.
 
Works on complex problems that impact the design success of current products or addresses broad design issues of future products or technologies. Tasks include: define future product development strategy, develop a problem statement, research into particular solutions, develop code, and test prototypes; design, code, and test/integrate into tool product software.
 
The candidate will be responsible for developing and improving algorithms, measurement capabilities, system optical models, calibrations development, and analysis tools for optical metrology applications.

Preferred Qualifications:
PhD in Computational Physics highly desired with 2 yrs industrial experience.
Proficiency in computational methods, C++, and object oriented design.
Minimum Qualifications:
PhD in Physics with 2 yrs industrial experience.
Proficiency in C++, and object oriented design.

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

Senior Staff Software/Algorithm Engineer ( C++ | Object Oriented | Image Procesing ) (#111847)

Position: Senior Staff Software/Algorithm Engineer
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
KLA-Tencor RAPID division offers high sensitivity reticle inspection and metrology systems for mask shops and fabs, helping ensure that reticles are defect-free and meet mask metrology requirements. 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.
 
Responsibilities:
KLA-Tencor is seeking a talented individual for a staff engineer position in the world-class algorithm group within the reticle and photo mask inspection division (RAPID). The successful candidate is expected to design the next generation photo mask/reticle inspection systems.

This individual will utilize his/her skills in image processing, mathematics and software to render images from mask design for the purpose of defect inspection. One key qualification of the candidate is the ability to invent new ideas, analyze the complex system, and formulate a mathematical solution that is practical for use in production. A significant experience in C++ and object-oriented programming is essential. The candidate is expected to possess good oral and written communications skills to interact with other engineers and applications on a daily basis.
 
Preferred Qualifications
•PhD in CS/Applied Math/EE.
•Strong background in image processing, mathematics and software
•Knowledge in optics, computer architecture, or numerical methods is a plus
•Creative, able to formulate solutions through analyzing complex data
•Good communication skills

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

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

Software Engineer - Algorithm Development ( C++/ OOD / Image Processing ) (#111134)

Position: Software Engineer - Algorithm Development
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
The RAPID division of KLA-Tencor is the leading supplier for reticle inspection equipment used to guarantee reticle quality in mask shops and IC fabs worldwide.  Key enabling technologies supplied by RAPID to the industry include die to database, die to die, and STARlight contamination inspections.

Responsibilities:
KLA-Tencor is seeking a talented individual for the position of algorithm engineer in the world-class algorithm group within the reticle product division (RAPID). The successful candidate is expected to design algorithms for the next generation photomask/reticle inspection systems. This individual will utilize his/her skills in image processing, mathematics, and software to render images from mask design for the purpose of defect inspection and/or metrology. One key qualification of the candidate is the ability to invent new ideas, analyze the complex system, and formulate a mathematical solution that is practical for use in production. Some experience in C++ and object-oriented programming is expected. The candidate is expected to possess good oral and written communications skills to interact with other development and applications engineers on a daily basis.

Preferred Qualifications:
1) PhD in CS/Applied Math/EE strongly preferred.
2) Knowledge in computer architecture and/or numerical methods.
3) Working experience with C/C++ and Matlab is highly desirable.
4) Strong academic background in image processing, mathematics, and Software.
5) Creative, able to formulate solutions through analyzing complex data.
6) Good communication skills.

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 with at least 1 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, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.
 

Senior Research Scientist ( C++ | Computational Electromagnetics | Mathematics | Modeling ) (#110902)

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:
Demonstrated ability in scientific programming; strong background in applied mathematics, computational electromagnetics (field theory), and knowledge of optical modeling especially as applied to scatterometry and thin film metrology. Knowledge of reflectometry and spectroscopic ellipsometry a plus.
 
Works on complex problems that impact the design success of current products or addresses broad design issues of future products or technologies. Tasks include: define future product development strategy, develop a problem statement, research into particular solutions, develop code, and test prototypes; design, code, and test/integrate into tool product software.
 
The candidate will be responsible for developing and improving electromagnetic simulations algorithms, developing new modeling capabilities, system optical models, and analysis tools for optical metrology applications.

Preferred Qualifications:
PhD in Computational Physics highly desired with 7 years industrial experience.
Proficiency in computational methods, C++, and object oriented design.
Minimum Qualifications:
PhD in Physics with 7 years industrial experience.
Proficiency in C++, and object oriented design.

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

Software QA Engineer ( C++ | Manual Testing | Automated Testing | Scripting ) (#111525)

Position: Software QA Engineer
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 successful candidate will assume the responsibilities of Software testing in individual contributor role. As a Software SQC, will have the opportunity to work on a variety of challenging projects in a multi discipline Engineering and Quality Control Team for a Semiconductor Equipment company.

1) Develop and execute software Test Plan, Procedures, and Execute Automated Test Scripts. Participate in all phases of software development life cycle.
2) Review Requirement Document and translate them to detailed test plans, test cases, scripts, test reports, etc.
3) Work with Multi Discipline Team (USA and India) to develop and execute test strategies and scripts.
4) Maintain well documented test case library and version control system for all testing materials and resources.
5) Develops, modifies, applies, and maintains standards for quality methods, processes, systems and procedures.
6) Analyzes test results to ensure existing functionality and recommends corrective action.
7) Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining test results.
8) Should be willing to travel to customer sites as well as work on flexible hours on a rotational basis.
9) Support SW team with reproducible issues from the field.
10) Maintain tools in the lab, support SW upgrades, troubleshoot SW issues, prepare tools for offshore team.

Preferred Qualifications:

a) 5+ years of software test experience testing multiple software projects and SW issues troubleshooting capability.
b) Software quality control experience using CMM.
c) Good communication, inter personnel skills and team co-ordination skills are required.
d) Candidate should be creative, result-oriented, disciplined, highly motivated, and able to work well individually and as part of a team and understand all phases of software testing and quality control.
e) Computer HW knowledge is advantage.

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 resumes 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.
 

Research Scientist ( C++ | Algorithm | Computational Electromagnetics | Mathematics | Modeling ) (#111671)

Position:  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:
Demonstrate ability in scientific programming; strong background in applied mathematics, computational electromagnetics (field theory), and knowledge of optical modeling especially as applied to scaterometry and thin film metrology.  Knowledge of reflectometry and spectroscopic ellipsometry a plus.
 
Works on complex problems that impact the design success of current products or addresses broad design issues of future products or technologies. Tasks include: define future product development strategy, develop a problem statement, research into particular solutions, develop code, and test prototypes; design, code, and test/integrate into tool product software.
 
The candidate will be responsible for developing and improving algorithms, measurement capabilities, system optical models, calibrations development, and analysis tools for optical metrology applications.

Preferred Qualifications:
PhD in Computational Physics highly desired with 1 yrs industrial experience.
Proficiency in computational methods, C++, and object oriented design.
Minimum Qualifications:
PhD in Physics with 1 yrs industrial experience.
Proficiency in C++, and object oriented design 

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

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Revenue Financial Analyst ( Forecasting | COGS | Reconciliation) (# 112079)

Position: Revenue Financial Analyst
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
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 FaST Division Revenue Financial Analyst will support the Division Controller, General Manager, and other senior sales and marketing staff in deal structure, trade-in/swap analysis, rent vs. buy decisions, manufacturing planning, revenue recognition, and deal profitability analysis. This individual will represent finance in interacting with division sales on customer deal strategies and tool consignment plans. The individual will work closely with the corporate revenue group on statutory compliance and with the group revenue driver, sales, service, and engineering staff to track and manage risk and product mix in the revenue plan to hit company targets.
Additional responsibilities include: maintaining product gross margin models, preparing for executive and strategic planning reviews, long term mix and margin modeling, various ad-hoc market/economic analyses as appropriate.
Key activities include: periodic bookings, shipments, revenue, standard COGS, warranty, and consignment forecasting, monthly internal inventory close, quarterly reconciliation of balance sheet accounts, quarterly warranty accounting close.

Preferred Qualification:
  • Experience working cross-functionally and with international regions is a plus
  • Knowledge of basic accounting and finance principles
  • High attention to detail including a high level of accuracy
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work independently to meet deliverable due dates
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with both finance and non-finance business partners
  • Analytical mindset and ability to provide meaningful analyses that are actionable and provide the information that management needs to make effective business decisions
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 4 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, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.