Monday, December 14, 2015

Product development engineer (tool integration| testing| characterization)(#112993)

Job Title: Product development engineer
Location: Milpitas, CA
Duration: Fulltime

Business Unit:
The Candela ANPI team has a charter to find new customers and new markets opportunities for KT.  We are a small and dynamically evolving team that started from within the Candela division in 2014. Our goal is to identify and help KT grow outside its core semi market.   To validate a business idea we follow the Lean startup model - a Business Model Canvas is drafted, and updated as we learn more.  After the initial screening we need a team that is able to rapidly develop shippable “product probes” to help validate customer use case and economic value.  These projects can vary in scale from hand held device to larger systems with multiple imaging sensors and big data path with complex algorithms.   Some examples if these projects are:  With a start-up partner, a surface metrology solution was developed, leveraging offshore development team, for a large CE device manufacturer. Another project we are conducting a technical feasibility study for ultrafast in-situ monitoring.   We are developing a core cross functional project team to collaborate on these growth opportunities.   We also routinely leverage KT talent across the company, in a “pick-up game” for who has a good match in skills, passion and availability to come help our core team execute stronger and quicker.

  • Work within the diverse engineering team on new products.  Activities will include tool integration, maintenance activities, characterization testing, and development of new designs, SW and HW characterization.
  • There will be a significant amount of "hands-on" work to integrate and test the various subsystems. The candidate is expected to gain a detailed functional understanding of the entire product.
  • The candidate has to be very organized and detail oriented while under schedule pressures and on multiple projects.  The candidate has to be creative thinker and detail oriented problem-solver.   Position requires not only following procedures, but also creating detailed procedures and other documentation based on experimental data collection and general ideas.
  • Candidate will assist in onsite site support of probe tools and ability to play applications role collecting, analyzing and preparing data for customer review.

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidate should have at least a Bachelor’s degree in engineering or the physical sciences. He/she must have demonstrated an ability to solve complex technical problems. Hands-on experiences in machine control and/or scientific data analysis is highly desired.  Experience working in/with lab environment / equipment, optics / laser alignment, imaging systems, profilers, and SEMs.  Knowledge in areas of photo optics, image sensors, image analysis, spectroscopy and metrology.  Finally, the candidate must have excellent communication, analytical and interpersonal skills.

Minimum Qualifications:
Masters or Bachelor Level Degree in Physics

Please send your resume to vinod at

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