Principal Algorithms Researcher
KLA-Tencor - Milpitas, CA

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Company Overview

KLA-Tencor Corporation, a leading provider of process control and yield management solutions, partners with customers around the world to develop state-of-the-art inspection and metrology technologies. These technologies serve the semiconductor, data storage, LED, and other related nanoelectronics industries. With a portfolio of industry-standard products and a team of world-class engineers and scientists, the company has created superior solutions for its customers for more than 35 years. Headquartered in Milpitas, Calif., KLA-Tencor has dedicated customer operations and service centers around the world. Additional information may be found at www.kla-tencor.com .

Business Unit

Poised for continued growth, KLA-Tencor has a strong history of outperforming the semiconductor capital equipment segment and looks to its global talent base to play a critical role in delivering cutting-edge solutions that help enable the production of today’s advanced semiconductor and LED devices.

KLA-Tencor is seeking a Principal Algorithm Scientist/Researcher for its Wafer Inspection Group to collaborate closely with the office of CTO in researching, prototyping and developing solutions for a range of problems in the patterned wafer inspection space.

Responsibilities

The job requires a proven innovative track record in the related fields of image processing, statistical signal processing, image analysis, machine learning techniques. The person should have a background in engineering/math/physics that allows them to be comfortable and conversant in a range of disciplines from optics, image formation, noise analysis, solving optimization problems (forward and inverse) with deep domain knowledge and practice in the semi-conductor defect detection, analysis and classification space. This position is open world wide but with a preference that the candidate be able to work in close proximity to one of our world wide engineering centers, preferably Milpitas, California.

-The successful engineer will have the ability to excel in an a lgorithms researcher role, demonstrating ownership and providing the team, a high level of technical guidance during the development of critical image processing subsystems, from the concept design phase through product design, release and sustaining. The engineer must be self-motivated and self-directed, with ability to set priorities and achieve quality results.

- Activities will include working with cross functional global teams to define subsystem specifications, analyze data, model solutions, design and implement chosen solution, and test implementation against subsystem specifications.

- Maintain close interaction with optics, system and application engineers and scientists and software engineers during product development.

- Lead rapid prototyping and characterization in additional to standard product development to invent new ideas and improve existing concepts.

- Diagnose and solve complex, ambiguous, system problems across algorithms, software, and optics using apply the 7-Step problem solving technique or other methods as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

-Master's degree plus 12 years, or Ph.D. degree plus 8 years of relevant experience and accomplishments.

-Requires a strong technical background with experience in systems engineering, software development, and complex algorithms.

-Proven innovative track record in the related fields of image processing, statistical signal processing, image analysis, machine learning techniques.

-Should have a background in engineering/math/physics that allows them to be comfortable and conversant in a range of disciplines from optics, image formation, noise analysis, solving optimization problems (forward and inverse) with deep domain knowledge and practice in the semi-conductor defect detection, analysis and classification space.

-Demonstrated past results in inventing, implementing and productizing signal processing/image processing algorithms is a must. Experience with programming languages (C/ C++), operating systems (Linux, Windows) and architecture analysis and design, familiarity with computing/communication standards and tools like Matlab is needed.

-Experience semiconductor Inspection and metrology equipment industry.

Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate (Academic) with at least 7 years of experience.ORMaster's Level Degree with at least 8 years of experience.ORBachelor's Level Degree with at least 10 years of experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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