Sr. System Design Engineer
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

The hiring business unit is Film and Scatterometry Technology (FaST) Division which has a primary focus to develop products for film and CD metrology. FaST products like Aleris and SpectraShape are used by customers to control the thickness, composition of films as well as the critical dimension of 2D and 3D structures after etch and litho steps. FaST Engineering teams include systems, optics, algorithm, electrical, and mechanical disciplines and the teams work closely to develop next generation platforms and systems.

Responsibilities

We are looking for a senior systems engineer to support the development of the next generation film and CD measurement technology and hardware. Following the KLA_tencor Product Lifecycle methods, the candidate will be required to participate in all phases of the design, design reviews and requirements definition for systems and subsystems. System requirements documents, feature requirements for software, analyzing system performance and modeling expected performance are key responsibilities for this postion. Other responsibiltiies for this position include interfacing with multi-disciplinary teams in the US and overseas, analyzing system level impacts, modeling and simulations of measurement hardware, and evaluating throughput MAM and optics efficiencies.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidate should have doctoral degree in physics/applied sciences/ materials sciences with at least 5-10 years of experience. Experience in the semiconductor industry and in other film/CD measurements would be a plus. Candidates should have excellent written and oral communication skills. Candidates should be familiar with analytical tools such as Matlab, Mathematica. Prior knowledge of Zemax or other optical design programs would be considered a plus. Prior experience in polarization measuring instruments, reflectometers, ellipsometers, interferometers etc would be considered a definite plus.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 7 years of experience.
OR
Master's Level Degree with at least 6 years of experience.
OR
Doctorate (Academic) with at least 5 years of experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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 .

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KLA-Tencor is hard-core when it comes to hunting down chip flaws. One of the world's largest makers of process control equipment for...