Monday, September 21, 2015

Director Product marketing (Lithography | Metrology |Patterning control) (#112572)

Job Title: Director Product marketing
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Fulltime

Business Unit:
With over 38 years of semiconductor process control experience, chipmakers around the globe rely on KLA-Tencor to ensure that their fabs ramp next-generation devices to volume production quickly and cost-effectively. Enabling the movement towards advanced chip design, KLA-Tencor's Patterning Solutions Group (PSG) is looking for the best and the brightest research scientist, software engineers, application development engineers, and senior product technology process engineers to join our 5D team.

Our 5D patterning process control technologies control the three dimensions of the device structure, while optimizing the process control loops (time) and minimizing the expense (cost) to create the device; hence five dimensional patterning process control (5D).
The team's mission is to collaborate with our customers to innovate hardware and software technologies that detect and control process variations—at their source—rather than compensate for them at later stages of the manufacturing process. These patterning process control solutions provide the most accurate process correctable available today; providing real-time feedback and feed-forward control to improve subsequent process steps.
Why join 5D? Think of this team as a "start-up" company where you are offered the ultimate challenge to solve the most complex technical problems that enable the digital age. Yet, this "start-up" is backed by the most sophisticated and successful process Control Company in the semiconductor industry.

  • KLA-Tencor has an opening for a Product Marketing Director in our Patterning Solutions Group. This leader will be responsible for identifying, developing and implementing patterning process monitoring improvements and patterning process control solutions.
  • Responsibilities include leading cross-functional teams (including marketing, applications engineers, systems engineers, and software and algorithm engineers) to develop and implement new solutions.
  • Work with customer teams at customer sites to drive adoption of 5D solutions, conduct investigations, gather and analyse data, understand root causes of patterning errors, and develop and implement process control solutions to reduce patterning errors and improve yield.
  • Create business models and work with partners to reach agreements on common business goals. Define process control strategy that results in a differentiated set of KT solutions.
  • Communicate with customers at executive, senior management and engineering levels.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with state-of-the-art fab litho or Etch modules process development, integration, and process characterization including process monitoring and yield improvements. Experience with transferring the process to volume manufacturing.
  • Experience with leading cross functional teams in semiconductor fabs. Yield or semiconductor process integration consulting leadership positions.
  • Experience in leading a team in a capital equipment provider marketing or technical marketing role. Product marketing expertise with 5 years’ experience with a capital equipment provider to the semiconductor market.
  • Demonstrated success in developing and driving new solutions into the semiconductor fab market.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 15 years of experience
Master's Level Degree with at least 12 years of experience
Doctorate (Academic) with at least 8 years of experience

Please send your resumes to Vinod at

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.