Friday, January 30, 2015

Director of Business Development (Semiconductor Capital Equipment) (#111974)

Job Title: Director of Business Development - GSS
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Fulltime

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:
  • Manage GSS service sales and business development directly to select North American and global end-customers
  • Cross-functional management and interaction with regional account team and GSS organizations
  • May manage other sales managers
  • Explain, promote, and support negotiation strategy to senior division management
  • Support KT key customer strategy and actions to meet the KT division's penetration, share, adoption and profit objectives
  • Lead commercial engagements to achieve quantitative and qualitative sales objectives
  • Participate in and lead needs analysis, deal development, negotiation, and closure of customer agreements
  • Develop relationships with new and existing customers
  • Specifically, responsible for leading business processes by the following tasks:
     1. Negotiate business deals that meet the customer's objectives and drive growth in                  revenue and profitability;
     2. Foster commercial and operational relationships at all levels;
     3. Accurately forecast business to meet bookings objectives and ultimately drive the right          business behaviors;
     4. Also coordinate customer visits and all customer meetings that involve division                      personnel
  • 30-65% travel to customer sites, international locations, and K-T offices is typical

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in Service/Product Sales and/or Marketing in a Capital Equipment industry (Semi Cap Equipment preferred)
  • Strong business acumen and technical selling skills
  • Strong ability and desire to succeed in spite of constraints; to go beyond expectations, using creativity and exceptional effort to get the job done. Consistently delivers on commitments either individually or through others.
  • Strong understanding of financial, legal, and marketing fundamentals
  • Advanced Excel/PowerPoint capabilities
  • Strong financial/mathematical modeling skills with ability to deep dive but still maintain high-level vision/strategy.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to turn non-specific goals into concrete tasks, and influence peers in other organizations to accomplish objectives.
  • Practical working knowledge of industry recognized sales processes (ex:  Miller Heiman, SPIN, Solution Selling, etc.)
  • Foreign language skills a significant plus

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 10 years of management experience in a technical field or equivalent
OR
Master's Level Degree with at least 8 years of management 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, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Assistant General Counsel - Corporate Securities (# 112021)

Position: Assistant General Counsel - Corporate Securities
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
The Legal Compliance Organization (LCO) team headquartered in Milpitas, CA provides legal guidance to further KLA-Tencor’s strategic objectives and protect and preserve the legal, ethical and financial integrity and reputation of the Company. With specific expertise in the areas of corporate law, commercial law, employment law, and intellectual property; the LCO offers strategic legal counsel that is informed by a clear understanding of the company’s business objectives and expertise in the laws and regulations relevant to the business worldwide.

Responsibilities:
  • The Company is seeking a corporate securities attorney with substantial experience federal and state corporate securities compliance including preparation of securities filings (including forms 10K, 8K, 10Q and proxy reports)
  • Must have substantial experience advising management and board of directors on a variety of disclosure and governance matters
  • The role will report into the general counsel and will have considerable interactions with the executive management team
Preferred Qualification:
  • The candidate must have been trained by a top law firm in all areas of public company corperate securities law compliance
  • Preferably, the candidate should have worked in-house as a corporate securities counsel for a public company
Minimum Qualifications:
JD 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.

Manager, Import/Export Compliance (# 112038)

Position: Manager, Import/Export Compliance
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
The Legal Compliance Organization (LCO) team headquartered in Milpitas, CA provides legal guidance to further KLA-Tencor’s strategic objectives and protect and preserve the legal, ethical and financial integrity and reputation of the Company. With specific expertise in the areas of corporate law, commercial law, employment law, and intellectual property; the LCO offers strategic legal counsel that is informed by a clear understanding of the company’s business objectives and expertise in the laws and regulations relevant to the business worldwide.

Responsibilities:
GLOBAL TRADE COMPLIANCE
As the manager of KLA-Tencor’s Global Trade Compliance, lead a global team and its collective efforts in complying with import and export regulations in all countries in which KLA-Tencor operates and/or conducts business.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Provide strategic consultation and guidance to KLA-Tencor senior staff on all matters related to importing and exporting technologies and products globally.
  • Lead and facilitate interaction with external counsel and government officials to assure operational compliance, compliance with global trade requirements and regulations, and assessing legal risks.
  • Provide guidance to various internal partners and Business Units on product and technology restrictions in global markets as well as economic sanctions and anti-boycott laws.
  • Partner with appropriate KLA-Tencor members and others in a matrix environment to develop appropriate training programs, policies, and plans.
  • Partner with the appropriate internal and external stakeholders to: 
  1. Track and influence proposed regulations and changes to any internal operations or practices to proactively manage compliance now or in the future.
  • Conduct risk assessment, provide guidance, and report appropriate metrics to senior management and executives.
  • Interface with external legal counsel on government requests and trade audits.
  • Interpret Customs and Export Administration Regulations (EAR):
  1. Establish Technology Control Plans
  2. Determine the Export Control Classification Number (ECCN)
  3. Determine licensing exceptions or requirements
  4. Establish procedures for documenting and monitoring on-going projects as required by the regulations
  • Work with global trade and other groups or functions to ensure effective legislative tracking of global trade legislation or regulations and influencing of proposed key laws
  • Ensure that internal policies, practices, and procedures are modified accordingly to comply with such laws
  • Evaluate and resolve the impact of global trade issues with regard to company mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and other transactions
Preferred Qualification:
  • Bachelor's Degree in business, management, law or related field, master’s degree preferred
  • Expert in controlled technologies and product compliance programs with a minimum of 12 years’ experience in a leadership global compliance role
  • Knowledge of relevant Federal global trade regulations, including those pursuant to EAR and ITAR. Additional knowledge of Non-US regulations is a plus
  • Ability to effectively and eloquently communicate complex regulations, potential risks, and various options with business leaders in a clear, timely, and actionable fashion
  • Demonstrated experience developing policies, programs, training and managing compliance programs
  • Excellent facilitation skills including: influencing, collaborating, conflict resolution, and relentless follow-through to ensure closure of issues
  • Clear and direct communication skills at all levels of the organization
  • Proven judgment in assessing business risk, recommending practical solutions, and escalating issues when appropriate
  • Demonstrated ability to translate ambiguity into tangible strategies and tactics
  • Effectively lead, mentor, and coach individuals and teams
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.

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.

Corporate General Ledger and Consolidations Accountant (# 112033)

Position: Corporate General Ledger and Consolidations Accountant
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
This position will be a member of KLA-Tencor's Corporate General Ledger (GL) and Consolidations Group

Responsibilities:
  • Perform GL monthly close duties, including but not limited to, recording standard/accrual journal entries, account reconciliations, run revaluations, and perform allocations
  • Take full ownership of worldwide consolidation of over 30 legal entities, including translations, various types of eliminations, and loading manual entities
  • Ability to detect certain consolidation errors and provide solutions to fix underlining issues
  • Perform data validation to ensure accuracy and quality of data between FI, PCA, and ECCS
  • Full ownership of GL master data creation and hierarchy maintenance
  • Perform key SOX controls related to GL and consolidations
  • Work closely with project implementation team to perform testing, training, and documentation of new processes
  • Identify process improvement opportunities and develop solutions to improve operational efficiency
  • Prepare business functional specification for new SAP reports, including performing testing and validation of the report prior to moving to production
  • Prepare and maintain proper documentation and records of accounting / financial reporting process
Preferred Qualification:
  • SAP/Oracle experience in General Ledger and consolidations
  • This position requires both accounting and technical knowledge
  • Advanced analytical and critical skills to troubleshoot and identify potential gaps in new or current processes
  • Strong communication skills and ability to translate end-user needs into IT solutions
  • Strong leadership to manage small improvement projects which involve cross functional teams
  • Advanced Excel skills and ability to work with large data sets is required
  • Flexibility in fulfilling ad hoc analytical requests in global corporate environment
  •  Experience in multinational organization a plus
Minimum Qualifications:
BA/BS in Finance/Accounting or equivalent with at least 5years of experience in GL /consolidation or equivalent.

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, January 22, 2015

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
 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Electrical Design Engineer (PCB Design| motion control)(#111988)

Job Title: Electrical Design Engineer
Location: Milpitas, CA  
Duration: Fulltime

Business Unit:
The Wafer Inspection Division (WIN) is the world leader in the design and manufacture of advanced optical inspection tools for inline monitoring of process defects in advanced semiconductor factories.

Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will be a member of a team developing the control electronics subsystem of an advanced wafer inspection system. The subsystem includes multi-axis controllers driving a complex mix of sensors and actuators of various types.  The candidate will be responsible for all design related aspects of the subsystem including cable and PCB design, prototype test and debug, subsystem integration, test and ECO release.  In this role they will work closely with mechanical, manufacturing and reliability engineers.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • The successful candidate will be experienced in the following areas:
  • PCB Design using OrCAD schematic capture
  • Prototype PCB test
  • Test Fixture design
  • Cable design
  • Motion control design
  • Electrical/Mechanical subsystem integration, test and troubleshooting
  • ECO release and documentation
  • Writing manufacturing/service documentation and provide training
  • The successful candidate must also have the following:
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Self-motivation with the ability to work independently and with a team
  • The ability to multi-task
  • A desire to expand his/her knowledge through self-study and training
  • Strong troubleshooting 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 (Academic) with at least 1 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.

Manager, Electrical Design (Servo control | Galil |Delta Tau)(#111980)

Job Title: Manager, Electrical Design
Location: Milpitas, CA  
Duration: Full time

Business Unit:
The Wafer Inspection Division (WIN) is the world leader in the design and manufacture of advanced optical inspection tools for inline monitoring of process defects in advanced semiconductor factories.

Responsibilities:
The engineering team that creates the world's most advanced patterned wafer inspection equipment is looking for a high level servo control manager to lead a multi-disciplinary engineering team in the development of an exciting new product.

The successful candidate will have full of ownership of the development of critical opto-mechanical control subsystems, from the concept design phase through product release and sustaining. The activities will include working with cross functional teams to define opto-mechanical subsystem specifications, design, analyze, prototype, and test to those specifications and support the roll out of the product. He / She will be passionate about hard technical challenges, will be very strong hands on engineer and will also be a strong leader with high technical skill which can supervise and guide his/her team to improve team’s whole technical skill.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • BSEE with 7+ years, or MSEE with 5+ years
  • Must have participated in several complete design cycles from initial concept through product release and sustaining.
  • Must have strong fundamental analytical skills in motion control engineering with a proven track record of applying those skills to subsystem development, integration, and testing.
  • Must have 2 years’ experience leading a small team through at least one of these cycles.
  • Must work well in a matrixes environment, have good communication skills.
  • Have at least 5 years of relevant Motion Control System design experience.
  • Must have Control algorithm development and control system architecture design experience.
  • MATLAB simulation and analysis experience.
  • PCB design experience is a plus           

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 3 years of experience.
OR
Master's Level Degree with at least 2 years of experience.
OR
Doctorate (Academic) with at least 1 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.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Packaging Engineer (ArtiousCAD | Electronics Packaging | ISTA) (# 111901)

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

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

Responsibilities:

Packaging Engineering is a central KT function. The department covers all aspects of shipping container design, validation, and documentation.

Candidate will work in a small core team and share the responsibilities for day to day operations of the packaging department.

Create shipping container solutions based on analyzing engineering drawings, specifications and/or product samples to determine physical characteristics of item, identify special handling and safety requirements.

The individual receives broad goals and objectives from the Program Manager based on business and project needs. He/She must perform with minimal direction and supervision and basic project management to specific time related deliverables.

He/She advises internal customers or suppliers on efficient packaging procedures, packaging materials, and utilization of protective packaging systems. The candidate must have good interpersonal skills as the position is cross functional.
The candidate should have immediate knowledge of some, or all of the following:
Demonstrated or detailed knowledge of packaging materials including paperboard, container board, plastic films, foam cushions, wood and lumber products, as well as their fabrication, conversion methodologies and application, cushion package design and the various types and characteristics of transportation/conveyance equipment, as well as typical application of equipment for product and packaging material handling and distribution.

Preferred Qualification:
  • BS or MS in Packaging Engineering
  • Knowledge of electronics packaging
  • Functional in ArtiousCAD
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.

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

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

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Senior Software Engineer ( C# | C++ | .Net | Parallel Computation | distributed Calculation ) (#111476)

Position: Senior Software 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 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.
•Distributed parallel programming and strong C++/C# multi-threading experience would be a big plus.
•Strong background in parallel computation, big data, cloud computing or python programming are a plus.
•Write functional and technical documentation/presentations
•Numerical algorithms and 3D geometry familiarity would be very nice to have.
•Ability to determine the source of deviations between models and experiments and to define experiments to validate models.
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.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Supply Chain Specialist (SCM | Contract Administration | Negotiation) (# 111927)

Position: Supply Chain Specialist
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:
1. Supply Chain Management:
  • Manage Supplier Performance
  • Lead supply chain management project/program management and complex problem resolution on new product/service offerings, cost reduction, value engineering, quality, reliability, delivery, inventory and service initiatives
  • Develops cost roadmaps and commodity strategies which align with GSS Cost of Ownership goals and strategies
  • Understand company business requirements, market dynamics and trends, supply base and supply base capabilities for given commodities
  • Effectively manage supplier relationships and both the enterprise and division, function and project level
  • Lead, develop, create and deploy supplier scorecards
  • Lead, co-ordinate and manage supplier business reviews within SSCM and Corporate Procurement
2. Contracts:
  • Execute, manage and administer supplier contracts, SOWs, SLAs, NDAs and any other required supplier agreements.
  • Contract Renewals and associated Negotiations
  • Lead Negotiator for GSS Major Agreements
3. Supply Chain Management Policies, Procedures, and Tools:
  • Creates, implements and/or drives industry and company supply chain best practices
  • Ensures adherence to company supply chain management best practices, policies, procedures and external compliance requirements
4. Active member of the Company Commodity Teams in assigned commodities
  • Influences Supplier Selection
  • Insures GSS Requirements are included in any Supplier Agreement developed at the Corporate Level
  • Gains information on NPI / Technology and communicate to GSS Cross Functional Organizations
  • Understands and helps resolve issues for EOM transfers
5. Coordinates with and mentors SCS Individuals in Training and associated Goals & Objectives.
  • Supplier and Commodity Strategies
  • Contract Administration
  • QBR's and Scorecards
  • Lead Critical Complex Supplier Negotiations
6. Interacts with all levels of senior management in matters between functional areas, other company divisions or units, and suppliers and the company.
  • Align with Division and Corporate Commodity Structure as assigned
  • Understand the correlation and coordinate GSS Commodity and Supply Chain Strategies in support of GSS SSCM Operations ( External Procurement, Engineering, Marketing, PSO, TSO, and Logistics)
Preferred Qualification:
Candidate should possess proven management skills along with excellent communication skills, should be process oriented and results driven. Must have the proven ability to effectively deal with ambiguity, identify gaps and implement innovative solutions to increase operational efficiency. Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criterion for obtaining results

Experience and/or working knowledge of material service parts planning processes (DRP) and SAP experience.
  • Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 8-10 years of experience or Master's Level Degree with at least 6 years of experience
  • 8-10 years materials/procurement experience, at least 3 years in a management role
  • APICS certification, NAPM certification (APP or CPM)
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 7 years of experience.
OR
Master's Level Degree with at least 6 years of experience.

5-10 years of Supply Chain Management Experience
5-10 years of Materials Management Experience

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

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

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Senior Systems Engineer (optics| metrology)(#111407)

Job Title: Senior Systems Engineer
Location: Portland, OR
Duration: Full time

Business Unit:
The Optical Metrology Division products are used for optical overlay metrology. The portfolio of products includes unique solution packages which are based on hardware and software systems to enhance yield and effectiveness. As a world leader in its field of expertise, the division's products are the most advanced in performance (measurement accuracy of nanometers and below), reliability, ease of use and compatibility with other KLA-Tencor's products.  KLA-Tencor (Israel) controls over 80% of the world market sales in its field, and its products are used by every major semiconductor manufacturer around the world.  KLA-Tencor Israel is located in the Migdal Haemek Industrial Park. 

Responsibilities:
We are looking for a Senior Systems engineer/Physicist  to support the development of the next generation overlay metrology tools that will be located at our customer’s site in Taiwan / Portland. System Engineer’s major responsibilities will be to serve as a liaison between Optical Metrology Engineering located in Israel and the customer, understands customers’ needs and priorities; and take a leading role defining our technological road-map.

Detailed description:
  • Actively participates in defining next generation tools system and software requirements, analyzes it’s performance  and interfaces with multi-disciplinary teams in Israel and the US.
  • Designs and executes multi-disciplinary experiments, writes detailed test plans and summary reports for system testing, provides constant feedback to engineering and the customer.
  • Designs and defines system requirements for complex customer systems, and/or prepares studies and analyzes existing systems. These systems typically include light sources, detectors, optical / electro-optical components, fiber optics, electronics and signal processing SW functioning in close collaboration with the rest of the tool.
  • Determines system specifications, input/output processes and working parameters for subsystem compatibility.
  • Coordinates design of subsystems and/or the integration of total systems or multiple functions.
  • Responsible for testing and analysis on products during various phases of the development process.
  • Coordinates and performs root cause analysis to solve issues.
  • Interfaces with technologists, development and marketing to define and optimize system performance and resolve performance problems.
  • Periodically visit the engineering team in Israel and learn the new technologies,  which will be implemented and validated at the customer site.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • At least M.Sc. degree in Physics/ Electronics/Electrical Engineering/ /Optics/Mechanical Engineering
  • Previous experience in system-engineering or development of multi-disciplinary products, incorporating optics and mechanics.
  • Competency in one of the following: experimental physics, optical design and electro-optical devices, detection electronics, electrical and SW data processing;
  • Experience in generating and writing of system requirements from top level design to detailed design.
  • Experience in working with engineers across disciplines to develop reliable, robust systems. Strong emphasis on design for diagnostics / design for testability.
  • Experience in a matrix organization –preferably in global organizations.
  • A working knowledge of Matlab and/or LabView for data collection and analysis, statistical theory and implementation of advanced algorithms.

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

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

System Design Engineer ( optics| metrology| error budgeting)(#111782)

Job Title: System design engineer
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Business Unit:
Join a multi-disciplinary group of extremely talented engineers and scientists to architect, design and help manufacture the next generation Reticle Inspection Equipment. You will be key in driving innovation in our products and will be responsible for systems engineering from the time of defining the product through the time of having a satisfied customer.

Responsibilities:
  • Supports the development of system and subsystem architecture and requirements.
  • Contributes in design reviews for modules and subsystems assigned.
  • Conducts feasibility or trade off studies to support subsystem architecture design decisions.
  • Develops subsystem specifications and implement them on a subsystem or improvement project.
  • Supports the system error budget calculations.
  • Writes test plans for modules and may lead the data analysis and completion of these tests.
  • Able to resolve issues on tools in manufacturing or in the field
  • Able to lead the problem solving of cross functional engineers to solve problems with modules or subsystems.
  • Able to investigate the development of new features for complex systems.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Degree in Engineering or Physics or Applied Physics or Optics
  • BS degree plus 8 years, OR Master's degree plus 5 years, OR Ph.D. degree plus 3 years’ experience.
  • Proficiency in simulation/numerical analysis software like Matlab or Mathematica
  • Experience in Unix/Linux environment with scripting skills
  • Proficient in office productivity software
  • Excellent communication skills, perseverance, patience and the ability to work well with other people
  • Experience in Semiconductor Capital Equipment industry strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of microscopy and partially coherent imaging systems preferred
  • Experience in LabView preferred
  • Ability to travel Internationally on occasion

Minimum Qualifications:
BS degree plus 5 years’ experience
OR
Master's degree plus 4 years’ experience
OR
Ph.D. degree plus 2 years’ 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.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Product Marketing Manager (optics| metrology) Malta, NY (111529)

Job Title: Product Marketing Manager - FaST Division
Location: Malta, NY
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:
  • Develop technical business plans and marketing strategies, execute disciplined and successful project management and support forecasts with account managers for all assigned product lines
  • Understand and communicate customer requirements for existing and future products
  • Identify, evaluate and recommend marketing opportunities consistent with division product line objectives
  • Provide field technical marketing and sales support to the Customer Group Business Unit and FaST and OMD divisions, including thin film and optical CD (scatterometry) metrology, optical imaging and diffraction-based overlay technology, lithography and etch patterning control, customer use cases, and the
  • competitive landscape:
  • Help plan and execute the business unit account strategy consistent with sales targets and annual penetration, share and adoption objectives.
  • Build strong customer relationships, establish technical credibility and penetrate at all levels of the customer s technical organization
  • Work closely with the FaST, OMD and PCID Product Marketing teams to develop and negotiate technical specifications, customer demos, onsite evaluations and implementation of the company s marketing best practices
  • Work with the Technical Director and the Applications and Service management teams to mentor, develop, and grow the applications and service support teams to maximize team efficiency, productivity, results, and customer satisfaction

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience should include:
  • Minimum of Bachelor s level degree in engineering, physics, material science or related discipline and 7 years of experience in semiconductor wafer fab as customer tool owner, process engineer, or as an advanced semiconductor thin film, scatterometry and/or overlay applications engineer; MS or PhD degree in
  • Engineering or equivalent preferred:
  • Knowledgeable in customer manufacturing and advanced logic process technologies
  • Semiconductor manufacturing process knowledge in modules such as Photolithography, Etch, Thin Film Deposition, Diffusion, Implant, CMP, and Metal Deposition (preferably in advanced lithography)
  • Optical thin film metrology and overlay engineering in advanced semiconductor fabs
  • Designing, developing, testing/QA, and/or implementing software applications and/or systems in a customer fab
  • Strategy development and execution

Value-selling:
  • Teaming for success with sales, service, applications and division personnel
  • Project management
  • Customer management, training (internal and external) and support
  • Data analysis and report generation
  • Technical presentation skills including Customer Technical review meetings., Customer Executive Reviews, Internal Account reviews, Division strategy planning, RPM Summits
  • Hardware/software integration in a customer environment
  • Technical product marketing, including knowledge of competition
  • Customer specification negotiation and agreement
  • Customer product acceptance (including all aspects: specifications, special testing, and final acceptable for revenue recognition)
  • Knowledge and experience working with thin film measurement instruments, optical CD / scatterometry and overlay metrology products
  • Background in applications engineering, marketing or sales
  • Experience working in/within the framework of a large account team
  • KLA-Tencor applications engineering experience preferred

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
PhD Level Degree with at least 3 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.