Monday, April 6, 2015

Technical Support Engineer (# 112191)

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:
Technical Support Position to work on ThinFilm Measurement Products. The position involves providing technical support to field engineers, technicians, and product support personnel who are diagnosing, troubleshooting, repairing and debugging complex electromechanical equipment, Optical systems, computer systems, complex software, or networked and/or wireless systems. Responds to situations where first-line product support has failed to isolate or fix problems in malfunctioning equipment or software. Reports design, reliability and maintenance problems or bugs to design engineering/software engineering. Be involved in customer installation and training. Provides support to customer/users where the product is highly technical or sophisticated in nature.
Candidate will need to be able to work with minimum supervision and willing to travel on short notice. Candidate must have a valid passport and able to travel to other countries. Travel can be up to an excess of 50%
Candidate must be able to works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. The candidate will need to exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Internal and external contacts often pertain to company plans and objectives.
  • Lead large, over support/escalation projects including negotiating for resources, e.g. H2H, Eval, and beta support, and gap analysis
  • Technical lead on complex system issues. Troubleshoot the most complex problems and determine remedial actions required to resolve problems
  • Research, evaluate, or propose new product features in support of customer requirements. Lead in the development of new product knowledge capture. Work with Knowledge System Modelers in analysis and symptom development
  • Conceptualize new approaches that may impact the product roadmap.  Participate in presenting new ideas for KT consideration, acceptance and eventual implementation
  • Develop tools to improve productivity; drive productivity through business process improvements
  • Participate in Strategic Planning Process, e.g. Competitive Analysis, Requirements definition
  • Mentor more junior/other Technical Support Engineers; drives skill improvement programs within the TS/Field organizations
  • Provide Product Marketing group with technical expertise in areas such as system retrofits, system upgrades, matching guidelines, PM and Facilities information
  • Develop skills for modeling symptoms and creation of knowledge data base systems.
  • LKS Instructor Participation (up to 10-20% of the time or as needed)
  • Target time in the fab is approx 30-60%
  • Target time in training (receiving) is approx 20-40%
Preferred Qualification:
BS +12 years of experience or equivalent years of experience
Fluent in Korean language

Minimum Qualifications:
BS +10 years of experience or equivalent 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.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Senior Trade Compliance Manager (# 112224)

Position: Senior Trade Compliance Manager
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:
The Global Trade Compliance Manager will be responsible for all aspects import and export compliance across all KLA-Tencor operations worldwide. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Set and lead KLA Tencor's worldwide trade compliance strategy, policy, programs, training, tools and related projects to ensure compliance with export and import laws and regulations in all countries where KLA Tencor operates
  • Responsible for the GTC functions of country of origin and product classifications according to tariff codes and seeks benefits through tariff strategies, utilization of FTAs and other available trade programs
  • Manages duty recovery and avoidance programs such as duty drawback, repair valuation, US Goods Returned and others to insure optimal benefits with limiting company risk
  • Serves as primary interface with US Customs and Border Protection and other government agencies, trade compliance consultants, customs house brokers providing guidance and policy for global trade compliance issues. Need a comprehensive understanding of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Regulations, including knowledge of Customs valuation and classification under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule, C-TPAT, ISA, FTAs, ISF, etc
  • Serves as primary interface for KLA Tencor offices and with external legal counsel for US and foreign government requests and audits
  • Carry out worldwide trade compliance risk assessment based on internal audits of company operations and analyzes foreign government trade regulations and current operations and recommend strategies to limit risk
  • The role will partner with corporate functions such as Supply Chain, Legal, Finance, Tax, Procurement, Engineering Divisions to ensure supply chain and business compliance with regulatory requirements in the area of GTC
  • Insure KLA Tencor’s compliance to US and foreign government export control regulations. Manage GTC processes to determine export classifications, export licenses, and deemed exports. Knowledge of relevant Federal global trade regulations, including those pursuant to EAR and ITAR. Additional knowledge of Non-US regulations is a plus
  • Understanding of US and foreign regulations, policies, and processes related to importing/exporting in bonded facilities and FTZs worldwide
  • Evaluate and resolve the impact of global trade issues with regard to company mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and other transactions
Preferred Qualification:
  • 5 years of global trade and logistics management experience within a large global manufacturing company. High technology service part environments preferred
  • Formal training as licensed customs broker
  • Strong background using SAP and GTS in managing trade activity
  • Experience with China import and export requirements
  • Master’s Degree in international business, logistics and procurement, international law
  • Demonstrated ability to lead critical trade function in a large global corporation
  • Experienced SAP user with strong MS Office suite ability
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in international business, logistics, global trade with at least 4 years of experience
OR
Master’s Degree in international business, logistics and procurement, international law with at least 3 years of experience

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

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

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Customer Support Engineer (semiconductor capital equipment - Singapore) (#112152)

Job Title: Customer Support Engineer
Location: Serangoon, Singapore
Duration: Full time

Business Unit:
The Global Service Support Organization (GSS) 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, and 24/7 technical support teams and knowledge management systems; and an extensive parts network to ensure worldwide availability of parts.

Job Description:
Primary Purpose:
  • The qualified candidate will primarily be responsible for customer service activities associated with modifying, troubleshooting, diagnosing and repairing of highly complex capital equipment at customer sites and trade shows. 
  • She/he will represent the company to the customer and assumes accountability for customer satisfaction with service. 
  • Assures operational quality of system equipment and Coordinate actions with customers to minimize down time. 
  • Provides assistance to Installation Engineers in resolving problems and may perform duties associated with Technical Support Engineer also. 

Responsibilities:
  • 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, CSE's 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.
  • Provides guidance and technical assistance to Installation Engineer on installations at customer sites or on installing/dismantling demonstration machines and also provide guidance to less senior CSE's.
  • Travels by car or airplane to customer facility.
  • Conducts customer orientation and technical training on all aspects of equipment maintenance support for user applications.
  • Cross trains and assists other field service engineers as appropriate.
  • Prepares reports on customer support activity and provides documentation to engineering, marketing and sales on a re-occurring problem and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Independently prepares quotes for customers based on labor, travel expenses incurred and parts needed.  CSE's use discretion in preparing quotes based on reason for equipment failure, time to prepare, etc. 

Knowledge and Skill:
  • Certification Level 4 - Proficiency in systems level repair of multiple and extremely complex products 
  • And advanced electronics skills.
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems in software and electronic systems.
  • Strong knowledge of optics and lasers, computer theory and MS/DOS.
  • Strong in mechanical and analytical skills. 
  • Good interpersonal/communication skills in understanding customer needs. 
  • Ability to work under pressure and stringent timelines since failure of company equipment may shut down customer manufacturing area. 
  • Must successfully complete ongoing technical training to acquire a thorough knowledge of company’s equipment and its application of diagnostic techniques and practical application of service aids.

Supervision Required:
The nature of work requires that Customer Support Engineers work highly independently; only occasionally (approximately 10% of time) requiring guidance from management. Customer Service Engineers are required to contact management on a daily basis to report activities. Customer Support Engineers spend approximately 50% of time in office resolving equipment problems via phone and 50% of time at customer site. They May provide supervision to less senior engineers.

Preferred Qualifications:
BSEE or BSET degree or equivalent work experience in supporting complex capital equipment for the semiconductor industry is required.

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.

Senior Optical Engineer ( precision optics | metrology) (#112244)

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

Business Unit:
The Wafer Inspection Division (WIN) of KLA-Tencor designs and manufactures systems that are used for capturing yield-impacting defects at the front-end-of-line (FEOL) and the back-end-of-line (BEOL). A successful candidate will be joining a world leader in wafer inspection products and technologies designing and manufacturing the next generation of products.

The Wafer Inspection Division (WIN) is seeking a Senior Optical Engineer in our Milpitas, California campus.

Responsibilities:
Within this role, the selected Optical Engineer will:
  • Own critical sub-assemblies and be the key technical member in optical engineering group.
  • Design precision optical systems and define optics specification and requirements.
  • Develop experiments to investigate new optical design concepts and optical components for future products.
  • Interact with vendors to qualify optical assemblies.
  • Help solving critical production issues related to optical systems.
  • Provide optical analysis support to help solving optical system issues and improve overall equipment performance

Preferred Qualifications:
  • MS in optics with 8 plus years relevant experience focusing on optical engineering.
  • Strong background in designing optical imaging and optical system. Past experience with complicated DUV optics system is a plus.
  • Proficient with Zemax/Code V optical design software and stray ray analysis software.
  • Hands-on experience aligning optical systems.
  • Working knowledge of opto-mechanical systems
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work in within a dynamic team environment.
  • Ability to carry out a project from design phase to production.

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

Product Development Engineer ( opto-mechanical| motion control| image processing)(#112240)

Job Title: Product development Engineer
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:
This Product Development Engineer position is offered by the Broadband Plasma Wafer Inspector Systems group in the Wafer Inspection Division of KLA-Tencor Corporation. The charter of the group is to develop and provide inline monitoring solutions to the semiconductor fabrication industry for detecting and understanding yield limiting defects that impact their cutting edge devices.
This position offers a unique opportunity to those who are seeking technical challenges in the following domains:
  • advanced microscopy technology
  • broadband DUV optical system characterization
  • high speed high precision motion control
  • high speed high precision autofocus system
  • high power broadband DUV light source
  • light/material interaction
  • image processing and machine learning algorithms

The responsibilities of this position include:
  • Analyzing the signal and noise characteristics of yield limiting defects on cutting edge IC devices
  • Formulating optical and/or algorithmic solutions that enable reliable detection of these defects.
  • Validating the solution concept via simulation and prototyping.
  • Working with various subsystem/functional teams to translate the above solution concept into actual product design specifications. Create and execute test plans and perform analysis to validate system performance against the specifications.
  • Working with subsystem/functional teams on manufacturing checklists and troubleshooting procedures to enable volume production of the product 
  • Occasional travel to vendor and customer sites are required.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong diagnostic and trouble shooting skills in optics, optomechanics, and motion control systems.
  • Experience with lasers, plasma sources and illumination systems is preferred.
  • Must have a strong background in engineering or the physical sciences and demonstrated analysis and problem solving skills.
  • Must have a good understanding of Optical, Electromechanical and Software systems and their interactions in the context of complex industrial equipment.
  • Should be familiar with scientific and statistical analysis tools and SW tools such as Matlab, JMP, Zemax, and LabView.
  • Experience in developing a subsystem in one or more of the above areas are highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of semiconductor manufacturing processes and image analysis is desirable.
  • Should have the ability to influence functional groups to drive system level decisions.
  • Have agility and the ability to thrive on a fast paced program and respond quickly to field and internal escalations.
  • Should be able to define objectives clearly, create and track schedules effectively, and drive the team to a solution.
  • Must be an effective communicator able to share technical information with functional groups and provide executive level reports to management and customers.
  • May be required to lead small cross functional teams.
  • PhD in applied optics, mechanical/electrical engineering, physics or related disciplines desired

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 5 years of experience.
OR
Master's Level Degree with at least 3 years of experience.
OR
Doctorate (Academic)

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.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Service Region Admin (# 112196)- Malta, NY

Position: Service Region Admin
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:
Provides administrative and clerical support to relieve department managers or staff of administrative details. May coordinate messages, appointments, parts receiving and shipping, file maintenance, department office supplies and mail. Researches, compiles and edits word processing assignments. Operates automated office equipment. On higher level provides analytical and specialized administrative support to relieve executive, administrative, and line and staff managers of complex details and advanced administrative duties. Position combines financial and business operations responsibilities which are critical to successfully meet Company financial objectives primarily dedicated to the customer support and service. These include timely policy and procedure adherence critical to achieving operational and team goals. Analyzes problems, determines approach, compiles and analyzes data, and prepares reports/recommendations. Executes special or continuous research and data analysis tasks.
Coordinates activities between departments and outside parties, including customers. Contacts company and customer personnel at all organizational levels to gather information and prepare reports. Work is generally of a critical or confidential nature. Assignments may be found in various functional areas. Strong critical thinking, business acumen and independent problem-solving skills are essential for this role. Focus of work may be pre-service sales, post-service sales or both.

Preferred Qualification:
KNOWLEDGE: Has wide-ranging experience and extensive knowledge of SAP-CRM to assist others in troubleshooting SAP issues. Uses skills to coordinate with account teams to creatively resolve issues. Takes leadership role in independently supporting operations using strong critical thinking and problem solving skills. Proficient in SAP-CRM and its configuration for KLA-Tencor install base management and service level entitlements. Advanced knowledge with SAP Business Explorer, SAP Business Objects, and Microsoft Excel.

JOB COMPLEXITY: Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Interacts with internal and external customers to complete business transactions. Can handle multiple competing priorities while remaining focused on the objective and interacting with staff in a professional manner.

SUPERVISION: Receives little instruction on day-to-day work and general instructions on new assignments.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in a business-related field with at least 5 years of industry-related experience.
OR
Associates Degree in a business-related field with at least 8 years of industry-related 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.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

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

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

Job Description:
Business Unit:
The SWIFT division is part of the Wafer Inspection Group (WIG) of KLA-Tencor and consists in an organization globally located in US, Germany, India, and Singapore.
 
The SWIFT division has the mission to provide cost-effective solutions for high-sampling wafer inspection applications. We effectively partner with field support teams and customers to lower overall fab costs by supplying world-leading high-throughput inspection, metrology and review systems. Our comprehensive product portfolio includes: all-wafer-surface (front side, backside, and edge) macro inspection, standalone high-sampling inspection, and standalone edge inspection and metrology tools that are deployed across several advanced wafer fabs for a large number of applications.
 
Besides developing valuable products, the SWIFT division provides support to the customers to achieve performance entitlement through the sharing and implementation of applications.
 
Responsibilities:
The role will report to the Strategic Technology Development team. The team is responsible for developing strategic technologies to solve customer challenges and position for further growth.

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

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

Minimum Qualifications:
Doctorate Level Degree with <1 years of experience.
OR
Master's Level Degree with at least 3 years of experience.

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

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

Senior Staff Laser Research Scientist (UV laser design)

Business Unit:
The Corporate Technology Group develops key technology used in KLA-Tencor’s inspection and metrology systems. We research, analyze and prototype key technologies such as sensors, lasers and optics. When the technology is proven to meet requirements, we work with KLA-Tencor product divisions and key suppliers to implement the technology into KLA-Tencor’s products.

Job Description:
If you are selected for this position, you will work with a world-class team developing key technology for KLA-Tencor’s semiconductor inspection and metrology systems.

As a technical leader of UV laser development within KLA-Tencor, your responsibilities will include:
  • Characterizing lasers and frequency conversion devices.
  • Designing and running experiments to understand and improve the performance of UV lasers and frequency conversion systems.
  • Evaluating the data from long-term laser performance and stability tests.
  • Developing solutions to improve the stability and lifetime of UV lasers while increasing the laser power.
  • Working with KLA-Tencor product divisions to incorporate your designs into their inspection and metrology systems.
  • Working with suppliers to incorporate your designs into systems built for KLA-Tencor.

Qualifications/Education Desired:
  • Ph.D. in Optics or Physics with 6 years’ experience developing high performance UV lasers.
  • Must have a deep understanding of lasers, frequency conversion and non-linear optics.
  • Must be able to perform simulations and analyze data using programs such as MatLab, Labview or Python.
  • Must be a team player with good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience designing capital equipment such as semiconductor manufacturing equipment is preferred.

Minimum Qualifications:
Doctorate (Academic) with at least 5 years of experience.

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

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

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Applications Development Engineer (# 112006)

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, March 19, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Minimum Qualifications:
Doctorate (Academic) with at least 2 years of experience.
OR
Master's Level Degree with at least 4 years of experience.
OR
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 5 years of experience.

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

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

Thursday, March 12, 2015

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


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


Job Description
:

Business Unit:The Film and Scatterometry Technology (FaST) Division of KLA-Tencor provides industry leading metrology solutions for worldwide semiconductor IC manufacturers. The FaST Division portfolio of metrology products includes hardware and software solutions for optical film thickness, optical critical dimension (CD), composition, and resistivity measurement systems. These products are essential for the IC manufacturers as they provide critical metrology capabilities for the development and implementation of their advanced IC processes.  The FaST division is committed to support our customers to achieve performance entitlement of our solution and we effectively partner with our customers from their early research and development phase to the high volume in-line manufacturing implementation specific for their process needs. The division consists of a global team located in US, Israel, China, and India.

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

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

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 5 years of experience.
OR
Master's Level Degree with at least 3 years of experience.
OR
Doctorate (Academic)

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

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

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Spares Planner (# 112101, 112103)

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

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


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