Friday, February 12, 2016

Research Scientist (Process Control/Lithography) (5D)

Job Title:  Research Scientist (Process Control/Lithography)
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.

This position will analyze data from KLA-Tencor metrology tools such as SpectraShape (optical CD), Archer (overlay), and Aleris (films) to determine process improvements and control strategies to help our customers achieve better pattern fidelity and yield.  Typical approaches will include regression analysis, principal component analysis, linear control theory, and data mining techniques.

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidate should have a strong applied mathematics background, and be comfortable with scripting and prototyping in Matlab, and other analysis software.  Background in engineering, mathematics, or physics is required.  Candidate should be independent and self-motivated, and also able to work with others on a team.

Minimum Qualification:
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 5 years of experience.
Master's Level Degree with at least 3 years of experience.
Doctorate degree

Please send your resume 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.