Monday, September 15, 2014

Software QA Engineer ( C++ | SQC | Testing ) (#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, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.
 
Who is attending this week’s SPIE/BACUS Photomask Symposium? The KLA-Tencor team will be sharing our expertise in mask complexity, participating in a panel discussion, poster presentation and invited oral presentation. Check out the full conference schedule here: http://spie.org/PM/conferencedetails/photomask-technology

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Treasury Analyst (# 111598)

Position: Treasury Analyst
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
This entry level position provides exposure to broad range of treasury functions including cash management, foreign exchange, investments, banking, insurance and others. The ideal candidate should have a positive attitude, attention to detail, and strong work ethic. The successful candidate is expected to rotate to another finance position within the company in 12-18 months.

The main responsibilities include:
  • Support both domestic and foreign subsidiary funding and general cash management needs
  • Ensure intercompany balances are settled and cleared monthly
  • Open and maintain bank accounts in various countries as needs arise
  • Process both domestic and international electronic payments via banking applications
  • Prepare foreign exchange trade accounting compliance, confirmation and settlement
  • Monitor daily investment policy compliance and portfolio performance
  • Compile monthly investment performance analysis and Sarbanes-Oxley reports for investment portfolios and Executive Deferred Saving Plan
  • Support audit and disclosure requirements by internal and external auditors
  • Contribute to month-end accounting close process for cash management and foreign exchange
  • Create SAS 70 checklists for Treasury systems
  • Participate various  treasury projects initiated by the  management
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics or related field and one to three years of treasury experience; cash management experience preferred.
  • CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) credentials
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 1 year of experience

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

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

Senior Treasury Analyst (# 111600)

Position: Senior Treasury Analyst
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Position Summary:
  • Prepare short term U.S. cash flow forecasts to ensure adequate liquidity for cash needs
  • Determine excess cash for investment
  • Responsible for investment accounting, reporting and compliance
  • In charge of worldwide cash flow forecasts and reporting
  • Support overseas cash repatriation planning and execution
  • Monitor global bank account balances and activity
  • Resolve day-to-day worldwide cash issues, including any late payments or overdrafts
  • Ensure compliance with internal policies and Sarbanes-Oxley controls and procedures
  • Contribute to treasury disclosures and management reporting
  • Work with IT department to implement treasury related projects
  • Other projects to support key treasury initiatives
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics or related field with at least 5 years of relevant experience
  • Strong technical skills in Excel and treasury applications
  • Strong accounting skills
  • Working knowledge of SAP preferred but not required
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • 4+  years of Corporate Treasury or Commercial Banking experience
  • Advanced credentials, such as MBA, CTP, or CFA
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 5 years of experience
OR
Master's Level Degree with at least 4 years of experience

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

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

Senior Account Manager - Intel SBU (sales | marketing) (#111497)

Job Title: Senior Account Manager - Intel SBU
Location: Beaverton, OR
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, and 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:
This person will be a key member of the Sales/Account Team within the Intel Strategic Business Unit.   Results-oriented, decisive leader with the ability to develop and lead product penetration and adoption strategies, develop negotiation strategies and lead complex internal (divisional) and external (customer) negotiations, provide strategic and day to day tactical leadership within product area(s) of responsibility.  The individual should have a thorough understanding and demonstrated systematic use of Sales Best Practices.

As a senior leader of the sales team, individual needs to be capable of synthesizing and implementing sales strategies, nurturing valued business relationships, and delivering best-in-class customer satisfaction to maximize sales opportunities for KLA-Tencor’s inspection and metrology product portfolio.   The position requires the ability to think both strategically and tactically and the ability to distill large amounts of complex information into the core basic issues to drive solutions.  A passionate self-starter able to communicate with clarity is a must.  This position requires knowledge of large account management and sales experience interacting with customer technical engineers, procurement specialists, and management teams.   Individual will need the ability to manage conflicting priorities while remaining agile, focused and balanced.  Teaming with KLA-Tencor resources at the factory and within the business unit is essential to achieve required results.

Key Responsibilities/Core Competencies:
  • Develop multi-year product strategies and product positioning including delivery of the value message
  • Develop and execute strategies for how we win vs. next best alternatives
  • Develop commercial negotiation strategies and gains alignment with product divisions
  • Technically versed in advanced fabrication technology, can successfully articulate customers’ requirements and can challenge engineering groups to make the best possible products that meets customers’ technical and commercial requirements
  • Must be able to lead complex, multi-disciplinary teams toward the achievement of technical and commercial objectives
  • Negotiate and successfully close complex commercial deals with purchasing groups that meet both customer and divisional objectives
  • Plan, lead and manage all aspects of the sales process
  • Interface daily with key buying influences and build strong working relationships with the objective of creating a positive customer experience
  • Communicate “voice of the customer” into the organization
  • Excellent presentation & communication skills
  • M.S. /PhD in a technical discipline preferred
  • Strong business acumen and technical selling skills required

Minimum Qualifications:
B.S. in engineering and 10+ years’ experience in semiconductor equipment business with 7+ years of marketing or sales experience. 

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

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

Product Life Cycle Manager (semiconductor capital equipment) (#111565)

Job Title: Product Life Cycle Manager
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Responsibilities:
KLA-Tencor is seeking an experienced engineering manager (or product development engineer/manager) with strong cross functional semiconductor product development process knowledge to work in our corporate Product Life Cycle organization. This organization reports directly to the Chief Engineer. The position will work closely with all major product development teams to improve the execution of Product Life Cycle process and design review (DFX) process. This position has the responsibility of leading the corporate PLC Process, methods, deliverable and training, requiring superior interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work with effectively with all levels of management. This person will also be required to assist in the development and management of a variety of engineering talent development education programs.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Candidate should hold a minimum of bachelor’s degree in Engineering, science, math or related field.  
  • A Master's degree in Engineering or an MBA  would be a plus.
  • Min. 5 yrs. experience in semiconductor new product development is required.  
  • Practical experience in working across new product development functional lines is required.
  • A strong technical background with proficiency/familiarity in 3D/2D Modeling tools, PLM systems, SAP, MS office,  Access, social media proficiency is preferred.
  • The ability to work effectively with global semiconductor capital equipment product development, manufacturing and supply chain teams is preferred.
Minimum Qualifications:
BS degree in a math, science or technical field plus 12 years relevant experience
OR
Master's degree in a science or technical field plus 8 years relevant experience
OR
Ph.D. degree plus 5 years of relevant experience and accomplishments

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

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.
You’d be surprised by the amount of technology it takes to make one memory chip!  Discovery<https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DiscoveryChannel/posts>’s How It’s Made explores the manufacturing process behind these powerful chips that store our music, photographs and documents. Pay close attention and you might just spot a few of our metrology systems involved in the process! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8vGvhrYQ48&feature=youtu.be


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Applications Development Engineer (# 111242)

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

Job Description:
Business Unit:
The mission of KLA-Tencor's SensArray Division is generating indispensable, embedded sensor-based metrology systems for semiconductor and related production process environments. SensArray solutions are deployed widely across the fab by leading IC manufacturers to enhance the ROI of semiconductor process equipment. Key applications include plasma etch, lithography, deposition, and surface preparation. In addition to serving fab customers, SensArray products are also used extensively by semiconductor equipment companies (OEMs) in the development, production, and support of their tools.

Position Summary:
The Application Development Engineer reports to the head of Applications Development under marketing organization within the SensArray division. This position is a combination of assigned regional customer support (50-75%) and product support/DEMO-related activities. The aim is customer satisfaction through delivery of customer benefit, clear communication, and close working relationship with customers.

Responsibilities include:
  • Perform regional customer support activities, mostly in U.S., with key focus in application use case development
  • Assist sales staff in potential application of company products to meet customer needs and disseminating technical information on specific applications
  • Assemble technical presentation based on marketing-approved materials and collect technical information to help the product grow and mature
  • Assist customer with initiating adoption test plan, including introduction and demonstration/evaluations of SensArray products in customers’ fabrication facilities. Upon successful adoption, help customer implement detailed installation plan to optimize the usage of the product and conduct training
  • Provide follow-up support through periodic customer visits and manage RT ticket progress
  • Troubleshoot onsite or in the division to resolve process-/product-related issues
  • Collect and analyze data to draw conclusions and/or develop further plans
  • Prepare reports to effectively update issue(s), progress made, and future plans
  • Consolidate customers’ feedback to integrate product in customer production cycle
  • Assume responsibilities for supporting product development and DEMO activities within division and throughout the world
  • The required travel can be between upward of 50%-75% and international travel is required
Preferred Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have proven success in both product development/adoption and customer support. Experience in the following areas is preferred:
  • Semiconductor product development experience in capital equipment companies
  • Metrology product development a plus
  • IC manufacturing integration and processes
  • Fabrication equipment, operation procedures, and environment
  • Design of experiments and data analysis
  • Possess advanced degrees (MS/PhD) with 5-10 years of relevant semiconductor experience
Key skills the candidate must have demonstrated include:
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Work leadership/ownership will be required to drive for factory responses and resolve problems to satisfy customers
  • Can work effectively within a team yet have the ability to voice contrasting opinions and perspectives, when necessary
  • Good communicator with ability to communicate directly and effectively with customers and factory teams
  • Ability to prepare and deliver meaningful presentations with clear messages
  • Ability to exercise judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criterion for obtaining results
  • Ability to rigorously analyze large amounts of data and draw conclusions
  • Ability to work on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in depth evaluation of various factors
  • Ability to think outside of the box
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 5 years of experience
OR
Master's Level Degree with at least 4 years of experience
OR
Doctorate (Academic) with at least 2 years of experience

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

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

Monday, September 8, 2014

Don’t have time to read the latest headlines from the semiconductor world? Watch them instead! Last week’s Solid State Watch with Shannon Davis reported the week’s top news, including our newly-launched #5D patterning control solution: https://plus.google.com/111940954552330267879/posts/dz4RDs2Unpx

Friday, September 5, 2014

Inspiring and wise words from VentureBeat’s Vivek Wadhwa to the graduating class of 2014: “When you combine exponentially advancing technologies, the magic happens.” Sounds a little bit like Moore’s Law, and we’re all for that. http://venturebeat.com/2014/08/25/to-the-class-of-2014-here-are-the-jobs-you-should-be-looking-for

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

What’s the best way to get students interested in STEM? Controlling a satellite orbiting Earth might just do the trick—at least that’s the hope for one tech company that launched a program last week allowing students and teachers around the world to drive and access data from sensors aboard tiny satellites orbiting about 100 miles high. http://www.usnews.com/news/stem-solutions/articles/2014/08/27/space-cadets-stem-program-gives-students-control-of-satellites

Friday, August 29, 2014

Senior Product development Engineer( optics| Scatterometry Critical Dimension) (#111501)

Job Title: Senior Product development Engineer
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

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 Product Development Engineer plays a central role throughout the different phases of the product life cycle.  This position is part of a team responsible for developing and supporting next generation Scatterometry Critical Dimension  (SCD) metrology systems as well as supporting and improving current systems. The candidate will play a key role in next generation product development, from technology evaluation and selection, specifications development, product validation, verification, transfer to manufacturing, and support of customer ramp. The candidate will maintain ownership of the product through the life cycle and be responsibility for improvement projects and support of field and manufacturing issues. The ideal candidate will demonstrate leadership attributes and be able to lead high performing teams to achieve program objectives in a timely manner.

The engineer must be able to complete the initial diagnosis of any system issue, uncover root cause and devise solutions for complex problems. Must be able to support the detailed analysis and tradeoffs for the various solutions, develop plan of action, and effectively communicate plan to colleagues to execute. Must have the knowledge and experience to effectively work with experts in optics, electronics, mechanics, software, and algorithms as required to resolve issues. Some travel may be required to support product transition to manufacturing, beta support at customer sites, and for complex escalations that require onsite support.

Additional details regarding responsibilities:
  1. Research, evaluate, and propose new product features in support of customer requirements.
  2. Analyze data on critical components to determine impact on system performance and if performance meets specifications.
  3. Develop and evaluate concepts and designs for the next generation systems.
  4. Resolve inconsistencies between subsystems, conduct trade-off studies, identify high-risk areas, and develop risk mitigation strategies.
  5. Own creation and execution of prototype test plans for complex subsystems. This will involve integration of subsystems, testing against design tolerances and marketing specifications, analyzing test data, and generation of reports.
  6. Drive product or feature introduction. This includes preparation of first draft of system alignment, calibration and troubleshooting diagnostics for existing and new products, training of operations and field personnel, and solving technical issues that may impact production introduction.
  7. Drive team to resolve system issues at customer site or in manufacturing. Work with engineers at locations around the globe to solve issues escalated to engineering: establish root cause, develop plan of action (POA), guide local teams in execution of POA, and document issues and solutions to improve design and/or procedures so that they may be implemented across the fleet in a standard manner.
  8. Will require some travel (< 25%).

Preferred Qualifications:
  1. PhD in Optics, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, or related technical field.
  2. Strong background in engineering or the physical sciences with demonstrated analysis and problem solving skills.
  3. Hands-on experience constructing and aligning opto-mechanical system is highly desirable.
  4. Experience diagnosing and driving solutions to complex problems across whole systems by applying appropriate problem solving techniques.
  5. Ability to communicate effectively to all levels of the division, customers, vendors and across cultures.
  6. Experience in the semiconductor capital equipment or manufacturing industry.
  7. Familiarity with Matlab and JMP.
  8. Project management skills (scoping, budgeting, and scheduling). 

Minimum Qualifications:
BS degree plus 8 years
OR
Master's degree plus 5 years
OR
PhD degree plus 3 years of relevant experience and accomplishments.

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

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.
#PatterningControl requires cost-effectively reducing fab-wide sources of process variation to drive improved patterning performance. See how the latest tools in our 5D patterning process control solution do just that! http://kla-tencor.com/5d_patterning_control_solution.html

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Principal Imaging Systems Development Engineer (CCD OR CMOS) (#111576)

Job Title: Principal Imaging Systems Development Engineer
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full Time

Business Unit:
KLA-Tencor is a leader in providing process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor industry. Quantifying defects level is essential for semiconductor manufacturing and quality through the use of defect inspection system.

Responsibilities:
KLA-Tencor seeks an expert level engineer to lead the development of a high bandwidth, low noise image acquisition system. The candidate will be part of a team of scientists and engineers developing market leading, next generation wafer inspection and metrology systems. The candidate will be responsible for generating system requirements, defining sensor architecture including device design and interfaces, driving the cooperation of manufacturing partners, verifying sensor performance and reliability, and integrating the camera sub-system. The successful candidate will ideally have a demonstrated record of innovation and implementation of CMOS or CCD-based sensors, from design through production, integration and release, have the ability to quantify and articulate the merits of sensor technology and roadmaps, and thrive as a part of a team.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of sensor design experience, preferably with high bandwidth low noise CMOS or CCD.
  • 4+ years of camera system design and integration experience.
  • Experience and knowledge of state-of-the-art CMOS/CCD sensor manufacturing, packaging, and testing processes.
  • Project and vendor management skills.
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.

Please send your resume to Vinod at vinod.sanker@kla-tencor.com
           
KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Senior Director Technical Programs (# 111499) - Beaverton, OR

Position: Senior Director Technical Programs
Location: Beaverton, OR
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 Senior Technical Director in one of our Strategic Business Unit is responsible for directing and leading all product and non-product technology programs targeting early insertion of KLA-Tencor’s (KT’s) tools/technologies into our strategic customers advanced technology nodes. The individual will be the primary technical interface to our strategic customer and KT’s engineering teams and will lead, define and drive our technical engagements across Lithography, Films and Defect Inspection with focus on solving specific yield- and process-related challenges. The successful candidate will work closely with our divisional technical leaders to help create and shape these engagements.
The individual will possess a deep understand of core and beyond core requirements and connect and align customers technology roadmap for 10/7/5nm FINFET process technologies to KT’s advanced product roadmap to create the best alignment possible.

Key Responsibilities 
  • Provide leadership for developing technical strategies and gain alignment with product division GM’s, heads of engineering, and business unit sales
  • Lead multidisciplinary, cross-divisional teams toward the achievement of technical and commercial objectives
  • Build strong working relationships both internally and externally at all levels within the organization.  This will require frequent interaction with KT’s executive team.
  • Find creative ways to continually move the customer relationship and technical engagement forward
  • Ability to lead, mentor and develop a team of experience, highly technical engineers that will report to this individual
  • Ideal candidate will live in Portland. ~25% travel to Bay Area/Head Quarters required
  • Lead strategic roadmap discussions, competitive and red team reviews, track  and analyze customer use cases to create new opportunities 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • BS/MS/PhD (MS/PhD preferred) with a minimum of 10 years of experience in Semiconductor Fabrication (Yield, Integration, Lithography or related discipline) or in Engineering or Technology in the area of imaging, optics or electro-optics R&D
  • Must be a strong customer advocate, listens and understand needs, and can champion needs to internal stakeholders
  • Strong management skills; experience hiring and developing high-performance teams; objective setting as an objective and driven leader
  • Extensive experience and ties to Fab Process in Lithography, Etch, CMP, Deposition, Yield or Integration
  • Semiconductor Technology Expert; understands Logic/ IDM roadmaps
  • Expert communicator with strong ability to educate customers on KT’s portfolio of products’ capabilities and strengths and present the value and benefits to the customer
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills, innovative, IP-savvy
  • Highly experienced in leading/guiding collaborative communications and strong experience delivering powerful presentations to broad spectrum of customers/personalities
  • Demonstrated ability to lead creative, technical, cross-functional teams which resulted in innovative and inventive contributions in his/her field      
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, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.
History snapshot: Early Tencor employees pose in front of the Mountain View campus in the mid-1970s. #TBT
 
With Intel now making strides again towards 14 nm process, how soon do you think we’ll see Core M products on store shelves?  http://forwardthinking.pcmag.com/none/326513-14nm-broadwell-20nm-exynos-show-moore-s-law-is-alive-and-well

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

NASA is continuing its tradition of investing in the U.S. education infrastructure, supporting the next generation of scientists and engineers, through a donation of $17.3 million to support community college STEM programs nationwide. http://www.redorbit.com/news/space/1113213524/stem-education-grants-from-nasa-081514/

Monday, August 25, 2014

Rather than expensive, rare, heavy metals, researchers say the key to future increases in technology efficiency lies with spintronics: http://electroiq.com/blog/2014/08/pairing-old-technologies-with-new-for-next-generation-electronic-devices/
This is what engineering labs looked like in the ‘70s. Can anyone tell if this is a Tencor or KLA facility? #TBT

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Customer Support Engineer ( Troubleshoot | Optics | Defect Inspection) (# 111502) - Colchester, VT

Position: Customer Support Engineer
Location: Colchester, VT
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:
  • Provide customer service support a variety of advanced KLA-Tencor products
  • Ability to understand and troubleshoot problems in software and electronics, optics, mechanical, electro-mechanical and electro-optical systems
  • Knowledge of computer theory, various operating systems and applicable operating system software knowledge, Networking in a Windows, Unix or Novell environment
  • Good interpersonal/communication skills in understanding customer needs. Ability to work under pressure and stringent timelines since the system is down for service and  may effect customer manufacturing area
  • Maintain Preventive maintenance schedule and execute on all PMs per schedule
  • Respond promptly to system failures
  • Assist customer with all system issues
  • Assist on system installations as needed
  • Assist Tech Support on all onsite system escalations
  • Provide first level Applications support
  • Focal point for all customer service related issues
  • Create service reports for all service requests utilizing the CRM database
  • Manage individual inventory account
  • Travel to other customer sites for customer service support as needed
  • Must successfully complete ongoing technical training to acquire a thorough knowledge of company equipment, the application of diagnostic techniques and practical application of service aids
  • Cross Train on multiple products
  • Attainment of Certification Level 3 or PM Training. Basic proficiency in systems level repair of a product within a family is required
Must maintain excellent working relationship with customers, customer support engineers, applications engineers, technical support and sales team.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Semiconductor industry process knowledge
  • Experience on Semiconductor defect inspection equipment preferred
  • BS in engineering or physics (or related areas)
  • 6 years plus in field service or equipment related experience on Semiconductor capital equipment
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Team performer and willing to travel as needed
  • Work Location: Colchester, VT
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 5 years of customer support experience on Semiconductor capital equipment or equivalent combination of education and semiconductor experience

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

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

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Senior Software Engineer ( C#/C++ | .NET | OOD | 3D Modeling ) (#110588)

Position: Senior Software Engineer
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time
Job Description:
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:
The FaST division is hiring senior software engineers to work on the cutting edge next-generation 3D metrology modeling and computation product. The best candidates will have strong C#/C++ programming skills, thorough knowledge of algorithm engineering, a solid foundation in semiconductor processing equipment systems software with an emphasis on computational fundamentals. Distributed programming of complex analysis algorithms using large data sets is our primary focus. Utilize your math and engineering skills to improve algorithm efficiency and result precision/accuracy. Be part of our much larger team of software and systems experts specializing in real-time control of best-in-class semiconductor equipment that keeps our clients at the forefront of the technology curve. This project is the front line R&D work destined to support our customer’s prototype development plans. Excellent communication skills, an eye for quality, and a dedication to rigorous engineering practices are a must. Full product scope is helpful – UI coding and system level coding experience ensures you’re ready for both internal and external customer collaboration. Supporting our customer’s R&D efforts, designing with our strong engineering team and implementing the best-in-breed measurement systems keeps our product as the tool-of-choice for our customers.

Preferred Qualifications: 
  • BS, MS or PhD preferred, in Computer Science / Engineering or equivalent 
  • 8+ years’ experience in software design and architecture using .NET/C# and C++
  • Experience building products from inception to final production release. Ability to support field escalations and internal customer needs during product introduction phases
  • Demonstrated experience modeling and understanding complex multi-discipline physics problems that result from the coupling of different physical phenomena
  • Ability to determine the source of deviations between models and experiments and to define experiments to validate models
  • Collaborate with scientists and system level technical staff to identify and manage system and software requirements
  • Write functional and technical documentation/presentations
  • Distributed parallel programming and strong C++/C# multi-threading experience would be a big plus
  • Matlab experience, math library interfacing using C++/C#, and 3D visualization development would be advantageous
  • Numerical algorithms and 3D geometry familiarity would be very nice to have
  • Experience with SQL database design
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 5 years of experience.
OR
Master's Level Degree with at least 4 years of experience.
OR
Doctorate (Academic) with at least 2 years of experience.

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

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

Human Resources Coordinator ( Compensation | Benefits | Staffing | Employee Relations) (# 111393)

Position: Human Resources Coordinator
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
Human Resources partners with management to attract, develop, engage and retain highly qualified people globally to meet the business’ needs.  HR is responsible for designing and implementing the company’s talent management tools and processes, and for delivering consultative services to management in support of talent decisions. Our primary areas of strategic focus include: Talent Acquisition, Individual and Organizational Assessment and Development, Performance Management, Inclusion and Engagement, and Rewards.
Responsibilities:
  • Provide customer service support of Human Resources functions in a call center environment, including system operations and applications, compensation, benefits, staffing and general employee relations internal and external to HR
  • Includes, but not limited to support of:  
         - PeopleSoft, My Access 
         -Talent Acquisition Manager 
         - HR Online 
         -Human Concepts and other HR applications 
  • Also supports HR policy and procedure questions and issues, employee records, hiring and termination processes
Preferred Qualifications:
  • A bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Psychology, Organizational Development or related field is preferred
  • 2+ years of experience in Human Resources with knowledge in benefits, employee relations, staffing, compensation and systems
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information
  • Excellent customer service skills and call center experience
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully handle human resources issues in a multicultural environment
  • Must be proficient in PeopleSoft, Exchange Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word
Minimum Qualifications:
HS Graduate or Equivalent with at least 4 years of experience

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

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