Position: Applications Development Engineer
Location: Austin, TX
Duration: Full time
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 correctables 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.
Responsibilities include projects related to new product introduction: definition, characterization, alpha testing, and beta testing. The candidate will be responsible for various pre and post sales application support activities – engaging with customers in defining problem statements, resolving customer issues, generating best known method documents and other training material, and transferring product knowledge to K-T's worldwide customer base. The candidate will have the ability to work with a customer team at customer sites to conduct investigations, gather and analyze data, understand root causes of lithography patterning errors, and develop and implement lithography process control solutions to reduce patterning errors and improve yield. This engineer is expected to work with customers to publish papers at industry symposiums or in technical journals.
Hands-on work with KLA-Tencor metrology systems and software will be required. Travel will be required.
The candidate must have a degree in Engineering, Physics, Material Science, Mathematics, or related fields. The ideal candidate will have lithography process or applications experience with intimate familiarity in overlay, focus or dose control, scanner tools, lithography or etch metrology tooling and/or lithography process development. The candidate should have expertise in overlay or imaging. The candidate must have excellent oral and written communication, organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills. The candidate must be self-driven, yet a strong team player. Software development and scripting skills are a plus.
US location can be Austin Texas or Milpitas California.
Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 5 years of experience.
Master's Level Degree with at least 4 years of experience.
Doctorate (Academic) with at least 2 years of experience.
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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.