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POST DATE 9/17/2016
END DATE 10/8/2016

KLA-Tencor Milpitas, CA

Milpitas, CA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Masters Degree


Company Overview

Calling the adventurers ready to join a company that's pushing the limits of nanotechnology to keep the digital revolution rolling. At KLA-Tencor, we're making technology advancements that are bigger and tinier than the world has ever seen.

Who are we* We research, develop, and manufacture the world's most advanced inspection and measurement equipment for the semiconductor and nanoelectronics industries. We enable the digital age by pushing the boundaries of technology, creating tools capable of finding defects smaller than a wavelength of visible light. We create smarter processes so that technology leaders can manufacture high-performance chips the kind in that phone in your pocket, the tablet on your desk and nearly every electronic device you own faster and better. We're passionate about creating solutions that drive progress and help people do what wouldn't be possible without us. The future is calling. Will you answer*

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.


We have an opportunity for a motivated Senior Systems Engineer with the ability to interact with and, at times, lead a multidisciplinary project team. The successful candidate will work on projects within the Surfscan Product Group, a market leader in the unpatterned wafer inspection business, to improve and build on a DUV wafer inspection system - one of KLA-Tencor's flagship products.

KLA-Tencor is an industry leading supplier of wafer inspection and metrology systems. Wafer suppliers and device manufacturers worldwide rely on our inspection and metrology systems to ensure the quality of bare silicon substrates. Semiconductor device yields begin with bare wafers, and our leading technology provides early insight into surface defect, shape, flatness and nanotopography of the advanced 300mm substrates. Our optical inspection and metrology tools will support the next several generations of wafer and IC manufacturing.

This position is on our Product Development team that works on wafer inspection systems. Qualified candidate should have hands-on experience in designing, building and troubleshooting optical subsystems.

Preferred Qualifications

* PhD in Physics, Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Optics Engineering

* Strong background in:

* Experience with laser beam Optics

* Experience with optical detectors

* Experience with data acquisition systems

* Experience with basic signal processing algorithms

* Servo Control experience

* Strong hands on skills

* Strong analytical skills

Minimum Qualifications

* Doctorate (Academic) OR

* Master's Level Degree with at least 6 years of experience OR

Equal Employment Opportunity

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.

Additional Benefits

Tuition Reimbursement
Pet Insurance
Employee Stock Purchase Program
Employee Training and Development