Friday, August 12, 2016

Customer Support Engineer (# 114108)

Position: Customer Support Engineer
Location: Meridian, ID
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
The Customer Group (CG) team is our field based, customer facing organization consisting of Sales, Marketing, Applications and Service. 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:
  • Evaluates, analyzes, diagnoses and troubleshoots technical equipment problems via telephone or at customer site. Ensures equipment enhances customer production. Repairs and updates equipment at customer facility
  • Repairs of system level problems (which have multiple causes and for which no standard procedures exist) are based on CSE's technical knowledge, education, training and certification
  • CSE's may access and determine the problems existing in customers' processes such as chemical leaks or contamination, and as a result may recommend shutdown of customer fab due to unsafe conditions
  • Prepares field’s service reports on customer support activity and provides documentation to other supporting functions supporting functions on re-occurring problems
  • Prepares quotes for customers based on labor, travel expenses incurred and parts needed. CSE's use discretion and assist regional admin in preparing quotes based on reason for equipment failure, time to prepare etc
  • Cross trains and assists other field service engineers as appropriate. Also provides guidance to less senior CSE's. Provides guidance and technical assistance to Installation Engineer on installations at customer sites or on installing/dismantling demonstration machines
  • Conducts customer orientation and technical training on all aspects of equipment maintenance support for user applications
  • Travels by car or commercial transportation to customer facility
  • Contribute to the Capturing, Re-use, Collaboration, and Improvement of knowledge using available systems
  • This position is located in Boise, ID
Preferred Qualification:
  • Experience on defect detection/semi-conductor equipment preferred
  • BS in engineering or physics (or related areas)
  • 6years field service or equipment related experience on Semiconductor capital equipment
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Motivated, dedicated and dependable
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Team performer and willing to travel
  • Must maintain excellent working relationship with customers, customer support engineers, applications engineers, technical support and sales team
  • Self-motivated
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 3 years of experience or 6 years’ experience in the related field.

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

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

Monday, August 8, 2016

Technical Support Engineer (# 114116)

Position: Technical Support Engineer
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
The Global Service Support Organization (GSS) team headquartered in Milpitas, CA is our service organization that consists of Service Sales and Marketing, Spares Supply Chain management, Field Operations, Product Training, and Technical Support. The GSS organization partners with our field teams and customers in all business sectors to maintain the high performance and productivity of our products through a flexible portfolio of services. Our comprehensive services include: proactive management of tools to identify and improve performance; expertise in optics, image processing and motion control with worldwide service engineers, 24/7 technical support teams and knowledge management systems; and an extensive parts network to ensure worldwide availability of parts.

Responsibilities:
  • Be responsible for providing assistance to Customer Support Engineers in diagnosing, troubleshooting, and debugging complex spectroscopic ellipsometric-based and reflectometer-based metrology systems including automated wafer handling, precision multi-axis stages, precise opto-mechanics, advanced computer systems and sophisticated software and diagnostics
  • Be the lead/owner and provide solutions with a sense of urgency to complex field escalated issues where the Customer Support Engineer has been unable to resolve these issues at the customer site, including thoroughly understanding and defining the problem, negotiating for resources, gap analysis and providing POAs; or, if the depth of technical understanding requires, reporting to relevant other engineering teams, hosting meetings involving cross-functional teams to discuss the technical issues in detail and acquiring and driving POAs with consensus until the issue is resolved to the satisfaction of the customer and Business Unit
  • Be available to travel within region and worldwide to support escalated issues on site
  • Able to clearly document troubleshooting processes, technical findings, and standardize solutions throughout the organization
  • Contribute to NPI and product sustaining/cost of service reduction by providing feedback on improvement opportunities, participating or owning certain operations in new project introductions and/or continuous improvement projects
  • May be involved in customer installation, and upgrade of equipment as well as providing training to KT and non KT personnel
Preferred Qualification:
  • 5+ year’s hands-on experience in hardware/software integration, testing and troubleshooting of highly complex semiconductor metrology systems
  • Proven ability to quickly resolve problems through analysis of measurement data, system log files, system parametric diagnostic data and other test results
  • Knowledge of KLA-Tencor FaST division products is a plus
  • Good technical presentation skill and communication skill
  • Proficient with all office suite applications such as Excel and PowerPoint
  • Require ability to diffuse potentially difficult situations and facilitate solutions agreeable to multiple parties
  • Proven leadership skills
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, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Network Engineer (# 114098)

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

Job Description:
Business Unit:
Corporate Information Technology (IT) partners with each division in KLA-Tencor to develop, engage and promote global enterprise solution leading the way with innovations which meet the business’ needs.

IT infrastructure team plays a key role in enabling highly productive corporate services globally. This team is also responsible for delivering consultative services in support of our world-wide design engineering teams to meet our strategic objectives of bringing new products to market Better, Faster, and Cheaper.

Business Relationship Management (BRM) for Product Divisions, Global Operations and CTO's Office is a technical leadership group within KLA-Tencor IT department responsible for providing solutions to technical and strategic challenges in product development so as to improve product time to market and operational excellence and create a competitive advantage through Information Technology.

Responsibilities:
  • Provide network architecture and consulting engagement with internal and external partners on a day-to-day basis to satisfy field IT requirements
  • Work on network upgrades and new site build outs globally with IT security best practices
  • Assess wireless landscape periodically in KLA-Tencor's environment and come up with detailed plan and documentation to mitigate and improve network health
  • Work as an architect to deploy and manage campus security solutions - Cisco ISE / ACS infrastructure, Cisco VPN
  • Work on next generation projects with cloud based services in AWS and Azure with multi-tenant, multi-VPC interconnections across the globe
  • Assess global WAN and LAN performance periodically and improve QoS strategies on MPLS and DMVPN networks
  • Revamp new network initiatives like multicast networks and iWAN technologies to introduce corporate video streaming service globally
  • Periodically assess new network technologies to develop “non-branded” commodity based solutions with the help of SDN and Network virtualization techniques – Cumulus, Open vSwitch, OpenStack, etc
  • Work with suite of network monitoring tools like Solarwinds Orion, Netbrain, Cisco Prime Infrastructure, and other data analysis tools like Netflow and Splunk to help tune and improve network infrastructure health
Preferred Qualification:
  • Cisco Network platform - Enterprise Wireless design and Architecture (10K+ users). Large scale ASA Firewalls and Cisco ISE / ACS deployment, Routing and Switching, Nexus data center switching or equivalent
  • Cloud based networking technologies in AWS, Azure or equivalent. WAN optimization technologies. Exposure to SDN and network virtualization technologies like NSX, Cisco ACI, etc
  • Certifications - CCIE or equivalent
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.

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

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

Customer Support Engineer (# 114140) - Malta, NY

Position: Customer Support Engineer
Location: Malta, NY
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:
  • Primarily responsible for customer service activities associated with updating, troubleshooting, diagnosing and repairing of highly complex metrology measurement equipment at customer sites and trade shows
  • Represents the company to the customer and assumes accountability for customer satisfaction with service
  • Assures operational quality of system equipment
  • Coordinates actions with customers to minimize down time
  • Provides assistance to Installation Engineers and CSE's 1-2 in resolving problems
  • May perform duties associated with Technical Support Engineer
  • Follows technical Plans of Action to resolve complex problems
Preferred Qualification:
  • BSEE/ BSET or equivalent work experience in supporting complex capital equipment for the semiconductor industry
  • Typically 5-8 years within the semiconductor industry or equivalent
  • 3+ years of metrology measurement experience preferred
  • 6+ years in a related highly technical field
Minimum Qualifications:
Master's Level Degree with at least 2 years of experience.
OR
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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

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

Friday, August 5, 2016

Customer Support Engineer (# 114119)

Position: Customer Support Engineer
Location: Beaverton, OR
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
The Global Service Support Organization (GSS) team headquartered in Milpitas, CA is our service organization that consists of Service Sales and Marketing, Spares Supply Chain management, Field Operations, Product Training, and Technical Support. The GSS organization partners with our field teams and customers in all business sectors to maintain the high performance and productivity of our products through a flexible portfolio of services. Our comprehensive services include: proactive management of tools to identify and improve performance; expertise in optics, image processing and motion control with worldwide service engineers, 24/7 technical support teams and knowledge management systems; and an extensive parts network to ensure worldwide availability of parts.

Responsibilities:
The Customer Support Engineer (CSE) is primarily responsible for customer service activities that are associated with updating, troubleshooting, diagnosing and repairing highly complex capital equipment at customer sites and trade shows. The Customer Service Engineer represents the company to the customer and assumes accountability for customer satisfaction with service. The CSE assures the operational quality of the system equipment and coordinates actions with customers to minimize down time and may provide assistance to Installation Engineers in resolving problems.
Evaluates, analyzes, diagnoses and troubleshoots technical equipment problems via telephone or at customer site. Ensures equipment enhances customer production. Repairs and modifies equipment at customer facility. Evaluates equipment to determine type and extend of problem.  Repairs involve board problems which can be performed using standard procedures as well as system level problems which have multiple causes and no standard procedures exist. Repair of system level problems are based on CSE's technical knowledge, education and training. Board problems vs. system level problems are split 50/50. In analyzing and diagnosing equipment problems, CSEs may access and determine problem exists in customer process such as chemical leaks or contamination and as a result may recommend shutdown of customer fab due to unsafe conditions. Prepares field service reports on customer support activity and provides documentation to other supporting functions supporting functions on re-occurring problems. Prepares quotes for customers based on labor, travel expenses incurred and parts needed. CSE's use discretion and assist regional admin in preparing quotes based on reason for equipment failure, time to prepare etc.Cross trains and assists other field service engineers as appropriate. Provides guidance and technical assistance to Installation Engineer on installations at customer sites or on installing/dismantling demonstration machines.
The nature of work requires that CSEs work independently; only occasionally requiring guidance from management. CSEs are required to contact management on a daily basis (at least twice each day in a down tool sit.) to report activities. CSE's spend part of their time in the office resolving equipment problems via phone and at least 50% of time at customer site.
Contribute to the Capturing, Re-use, Collaboration, and Improvement of knowledge using available systems.

Preferred Qualification:
  • Ability to understand and troubleshoot problems in software and electronics, optics, mechanical, electro-mechanical and electro-optical systems
  • Analytical skills
  • Knowledge of computer theory, various operating systems and applicable operating system software knowledge, networking in a Windows, UNIX or Novell environment
  • Basic automation functionality on assigned equipment set. Develops technical proficiency in Preventive Maintenance (PM) aspects of assigned equipment set
  • PM work can be done with instruction of a manager or senior engineer
  • 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
  • Microsoft Office proficiency is required
  • Attainment of Certification Level 2 or PM Training. Basic proficiency in systems level repair of a product within a family is required
  • Semiconductor industry process knowledge, required to take the KT class for Introduction to semiconductor processes
  • 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
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems in software and electronic systems
  • BSEE/BSET or equivalent work experience in supporting complex capital equipment for the semiconductor industry. Typically 2-4 years within the semiconductor industry
  • Clean room environment experience 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.

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

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

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Software Engineer ( C#/C++ | User Interface | .Net | MFC ) (#114023)

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

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

Responsibilities:
1) Be responsible planning and developing SW solutions for our end customers for the next generation semiconductor wafer inspection machines.
2) Implement software requirements and provide support for implementation for subsystems.
3) Work in cross functional teams including marketing, algorithm, systems.
4) Follow KT defined software development processes.
 
Preferred Qualifications:
1) Experience in software design and development using C++ / C# /.NET/MFC programming on Windows 7/ Server 2008 R2 (or above).
2) Strong in Object-Oriented Analysis & Design, Design Patterns and UML.
3) Strong knowledge of multi-threaded applications and exposure to developing code to run in a distributed environment.
4) Required to work on all aspects of software development such as defining requirements, design, coding and testing.
5) Requires cross functional group interactions.
6) Must have excellent communication skills, inter personnel skills and must be a self-motivated learner.
7) Ability to work with development teams across geographic locations.
8) Exposure to ATL COM, .NET Interop, XML, SQL.
 
Minimum Qualifications:
Doctorate (Academic)
OR
Master's Level Degree with at least 2 years of experience.
OR
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 3 years of experience.

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

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

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Global Operations Business Analyst (# 114081)

Position: Global Operations Business Analyst
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:
Understands business requirements for operations and conducts analysis of complex business problems within Global Operations. Provides technical expertise in identifying, evaluating and developing automated systems and procedures that are cost effective and meet user requirements. Configures system settings and options; plans and executes unit, integration and acceptance testing; and creates specifications for systems to meet business requirements. Designs details of automated systems. Proposes and supports system enhancements for operations, and drives projects to implementation.

Supports detailed analysis of revenue (quarterly and yearly revenue, revenue risk & upside, revenue backlog & trends) and cost (gross production inventory, inventory turns, inventory liability, excess and obsolescence, reserves) for US and Global Operations. Develops and implements sophisticated reports and dashboard with multiple and different analytics view; dill-down options; dynamic pivot tables and charts, to facilitate fast and effective business decision making

Gathers data and business requirements to create Use Case and to prepare Business Requirements Document (BRD) and reports. 

Serves as liaison between Global Ops and IT and software development teams by participating in BRD, user acceptance testing (UAT), data validation, and collection & documentation of system and/or software incidents (Non conformance reports).

Plans, performs and implements process improvement initiatives. Diagrams and evaluates existing processes. Organizes, leads, and facilitates cross-functional project teams. Develops metrics that provide data for process measurement, identifying indicators for future improvement opportunities. Performs cost and benefit analyses.

Preferred Qualification:
  • Experience and/or working knowledge of MRP and experience with SAP
  • Operating system: Windows. MS Office, VBA & Macro programming
  • Strong system and analytical skills, business intelligence, and full understanding of operational needs
  • Candidate should be process oriented and results driven. Should enjoy a challenging and fast paced environment. Uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways. Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criterion for obtaining results
  • Bachelor Degree or Master Degree and 5 years of related experience
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, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Senior Systems Design Engineer - CCD/CMOS Sensors (# 111575)

Position: Senior Systems Design Engineer - CCD/CMOS Sensors
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

Job Description:
Business Unit:
The Wafer Inspection Division (WIN) is the world leader in the design and manufacture of advanced optical inspection tools for inline monitoring of process defects in advanced semiconductor factories.
The Surfscan Product Group is part of KLA-Tencor’s WIG and develops unpatterned wafer surface inspection tools that provide the sensitivity and throughput required for qualification of current and next-generation semiconductor wafer substrates, as well as qualification and monitoring of process tools.  Semiconductor device yields begin with bare wafers, and our leading technology provides early insight into surface defect, shape, flatness and nanotopography of the advanced 300mm substrates.  Surfscan tools are the recognized market-leader in the unpatterned wafer inspection business.
Our optical inspection and metrology tools will support the next several generations of wafer and IC manufacturing. We incorporate UV laser technology, darkfield optics and advanced algorithms to finds defects down to 15nm in size and enables consistent, high sensitivity detection on engineered substrates.

Responsibilities:
KLA-Tencor seeks a System Development Engineer.  This individual will be responsible for system architecture, modeling, design, integration and characterization of new semiconductor inspection and metrology systems.  These activities will include:
  • Definition and design of imaging systems and sub-systems to meet customer requirements and business objectives
  • Modeling from basic principles the performance of such systems, in particular the interaction of the sensor sub-system with the rest of the system components
  • Understanding the performance of existing systems, from signal generation through signal detection and recognition, and devising, implementing, and verifying improvements to these systems
  • Defining error budgets and strategies to enable system calibration, stability, and matching
  • Leading technical teams through troubleshooting using data-driven fishbone techniques
Preferred Qualification:
The ideal candidate:
  • Is an innovative thinker, with solid background in multiple areas, preferably optical instrumentation, image sensors, data analysis, and signal processing
  • Is able to make whole system connections and see the big picture
  • Is capable and willing to design, build and use optical lab setups incorporating high speed electronics
Background in any of the following is a strongly preferred:
  • CCD & CMOS sensors
  • Image sensor electronics
  • Optical microscopy
  • Detection system modeling
  • Control systems
  • Light sources
The candidate should be a self-motivated individual with ability to multitask.
Strong written and verbal communications skills are also needed for extensive interactions with members of a multi-disciplinary global team.

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

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

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

Senior Systems Engineer (# 114048)

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

Job Description:
Business Unit:
The E-BEAM Division is a part of Wafer Inspection Group and provides industry leading electron beam review and inspection solutions for worldwide semiconductor IC manufacturers. The E-BEAM Division portfolio of products includes hardware and software solutions for electron beam review and inspection and automatic classification systems. These products are essential for the IC manufacturers as they provide critical capabilities for the development and implementation of their advanced IC processes. The E-BEAM 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, Singapore and India.

Responsibilities:
A System Engineer responsibilities include: Logical and systematic conversion of customer/market requirements into total system solutions and/or improvement projects that consider technical, schedule and cost constraints. Defines the requirements and architecture for whole systems, subsystems and improvement projects and makes sure the system is designed, developed, integrated and tested to meet the requirements. Able to make whole system connections and see the big picture. Defines the top level system specifications, allocates requirements to the subsystems, calculates the system error budget, defines and resolves interfaces and working parameters for the optimum hardware/software solution. Performs functional analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to develop solutions that optimize system performance. Able to lead technical evaluations of future generation products and effectively manage risk.

Specific Responsibilities
  • Provide significant contributions to the definition of system requirements and the architecture of complex subsystems and systems. Able to architect entire subsystems in some cases.
  • Develop top level system specifications, system error budget, interfaces and working parameters for the optimum hardware and software solution.
  • Plan and lead experiments and conduct trade-off studies required to make major architecture decisions on complex subsystems.
  • Write subsystem specifications and drive the implementation and take ownership of subsystem performance on complex systems.
  • Write test plans, including developing the specifications for modules and some subsystems, and lead the data analysis and completion of these tests.
  • Influence design engineers to use design review rigor and dfX techniques: such as design for performance, value, integration, outsourceability, manufacturability, maintainability, diagnostics, serviceability, total cycle time, COGS, quality, reliability, regulatory, etc.
  • Lead the outsourcing effort for small projects.
  • Lead or provide significant contributions to enable cross functional teams to solve system problems from MFG and the field.
  • Lead a cross functional team on product improvements.
  • Make contributions to the N+1 and N+2 product roadmap.
  • Communicate effectively with peers, interdisciplinary engineering groups, customers, and with vendors and other cultures as necessary.
  • Diagnose complex subsystem problems across algorithms, software, electronics, mechanics, vacuum and electron optics
Preferred Qualification:
The successful candidate must have demonstrated an ability to solve complex technical problems, scientific data analysis and analysis tools, demonstrated knowledge of electron beam systems, optics and scanning electron microscopes, direct hands-on experience vacuum instrumentation and related electronics for all of the above. Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Matlab, JMP and Python is preferred and experience with machine control and Labview is desirable. As this is a senior level position, the candidate must have demonstrated leadership skills on a complex project involving multiple disciplines. Finally, the candidate must have excellent communication, analytical and interpersonal skills.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 12 years of experience.
OR
Master's Level Degree with at least 8 years of experience.
OR
Doctorate (Academic) with at least 5 years of experience.

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

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

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Distributed Computer Platform Software Manager ( HPC | Linux | Design ) ( #113444 )

Position: Distributed Computer Platform Software Manager
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Full time

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

Responsibilities:
The software engineering manager reports into the head of High Performance Computing (HPC) in Wafer Inspection Group (WIG) and will manage a team of 4-6 software engineers. This position is a unique combination of technical and people management. The software manager position owns the vision, strategies, and tactics for evolving the existing image computer platform software used in EBeam products to keep pace with our inspection and review algorithm requirements as we continue to push the defect sensitivity for economic and competitive reasons while maximizing KLA-Tencor's market position. The manager will have accountability for resource planning and allocation.
 
Strategic responsibilities include generating a vision for common platform software roadmap to support products sharing similar image computer architecture, defining requirements for the individual elements of that vision, aligning cross-product stakeholders, and justifying commonality decisions.
 
Tactical responsibilities include engaging HPC HW/Systems, Algorithm and System Software teams to evaluate image computer software architecture, requirement, design options, and selecting the best to optimize the overall product development efficiency and product performance, as well as the planning and execution of the image computer software development and integration.
 
This Manager position requires candidates who love to work in a multi-discipline environment and solve complex technical problems, as well as believing in team efforts by growing and challenging team members.

Preferred Qualifications:
1) Semiconductor inspection and review capital equipment product development experience
2) Extensive software development experience in large scale and complex systems
3) Demonstrated technical leadership in at least one distributed software project with full development and support experience
4) Extensive hands-on experiences in object oriented software development with C++ or Java. Knowledge in C and Linux device driver, as well as open source distributed software is a plus.  
5) Comfortable working and aligning across functional boundaries in global geological zones
6) People management skills with ability to identify strengths and weaknesses of team members and provide guidance for change if required
7) Clear and concise oral, written commutation, and high-level presentation skills

Minimum Qualifications:
Doctorate (Academic) with at least 3 years of experience.
OR
Master's Level Degree with at least 4 years of experience.
OR
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 5 years of experience.
 
Kindly send your resume to sivaram.bose@kla-tencor.com

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

Monday, July 18, 2016

Product Engineer (# 114017)

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

Job Description:
Business Unit:
The Global Service Support Organization (GSS) team headquartered in Milpitas, CA is our service organization that consists of Service Sales and Marketing, Spares Supply Chain management, Field Operations, Product Training, and Technical Support. The GSS organization partners with our field teams and customers in all business sectors to maintain the high performance and productivity of our products through a flexible portfolio of services. Our comprehensive services include: proactive management of tools to identify and improve performance; expertise in optics, image processing and motion control with worldwide service engineers, 24/7 technical support teams and knowledge management systems; and an extensive parts network to ensure worldwide availability of parts.

Responsibilities:
This person will be involved in new and sustaining product service engineering duties to include, but not limited to:
  • Serve as the central technical resource / interface with design engineering, manufacturing, technical support, quality, marketing and field as the product(s) move through the Product Life Cycle
  • Work directly with aforementioned teams in fully integrated manner to incorporate value-added serviceability, reliability and service business practice improvements into product design
  • Work to optimize serviceability, reduce cost-of-service through all stages of the PLC, and improve short and long term product service revenue performance
  • Remain involved throughout all stages of a product’s lifecycle to ensure system level product performance is continuously tracked and meets established specifications
  • Drive continuous improvement of system hardware, diagnostics and software, tooling, technical documentation, knowledge management, and training 
  • Influence early PLC designs to include features that will optimize K-T’s service business: calibrations and diagnostics, Cost of Service (CoS), reliability, design tolerances, Intellectual Property (IP) protection
  • Act as a two-way conduit of information between design teams, technical support, and service personnel
  • Protect our service IP, and apply BKMs into documentations, FRUs, Tooling, and training
  • Participate in  difficult beta and sustaining escalation efforts, analyze data from various sources, and work with divisional experts to provide a detailed action plan suitable for execution by Customer Service Engineer (CSE) and Technical Support Engineer (TSE)
  • Leverage learning and knowledge across the Technical Support organization through training classes, scripts, coaching, documents and updating other knowledge capture tools
  • Develop and promote the use of Merlin and Solution Point during Beta and released product phases
  • Ensure that learning on current generation tools is captured and applied to next generation designs
  • Work with Learning and Knowledge Services (LKS) to determine the training requirements for new products and/or upgrades.  Train the trainer, and teach or co-teach initial courses.  Audit service training courses to ensure their quality
  • Help to define a plan, implement and optimize the spare parts that will be stocked to support field shipments.  This includes taking into account reliability, diagnostics, inventory holding cost, training level and other factors
  • Prepare CoS models (bottom-up and top-down) during initial concept phase, and update them as new information is available.  Apply results to help optimize design of diagnostics
  • Work with Services Marketing to define Service Offerings, including analyzing market needs, forecasting CoS, and developing Sales support materials
  • Help to define and optimize the Preventative Maintenance Schedule for systems
  • Help to prepare a product for obsolescence / transfer to Service Supply Chain Management (SSCM) ownership including closing known issues, disposition of inventory and transfer of documentation and knowledge
  • Participate in NPI Best Practice teams to spread knowledge across product divisions
  • Perform hands-on work for integration of Alpha/Beta systems, including performing serviceability validation.
  • Travel to Beta sites for support of new tool installations/upgrades, and for escalation support for new products. Travel can be up to 20%
Preferred Qualification:
  • Strong analytic and data analysis skills
  • Must be able to work with wide variety of technologies, including mechanics, electronics, optics and software
  • 4+ years progressively more responsible engineering experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required and must work well in a team environment. 
  • Experience with Reliability Engineering a plus
  • Semiconductor Capital Equipment Manufacturing or Service experience highly preferable
  • System level troubleshooting experience required
  • Adept at methodical troubleshooting, including driving learning and standardization where appropriate
  • Software programing experience in C#, Visual Basic, and XML
  • Experience with ECO and MRP systems, such as Enovia and SAP
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 3 years of experience.
OR
Master's Level Degree with at least 2 years of experience.
OR
Doctorate (Academic)

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

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

Systems Engineer (# 114044)

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

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

Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will join a high-caliber team of systems engineers and research scientists to design, develop, and enhance next generation DUV inspection and metrology tools for reticles and photomasks. He/She is expected to conceive and conduct experiments through prototyping, data-taking, and simulations to analyze performance of our highly complex systems. One important attribute is the ability to interact with optical, EE, mechanical, software, and algorithm engineers to derive systems-level specifications. Laboratory experience in the field of EE, optics, physics, or applied physics is highly desirable. Familiarity with Matlab or similar software is a must.

Preferred Qualification:
  • Hands-on laboratory experience in physics, optics, or electrical engineering
  • Ability to analyze complex data and derive solutions
  • Independent and curious
  • Prefer PhD in Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics or Optics
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, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.