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Sr. Staff Optical Engineer (High Precision Optics|Optical Alignment)

Location
Milpitas, California
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
15 Feb 2021
KLA is a global leader in diversified electronics for the semiconductor manufacturing ecosystem. Virtually every electronic device in the world is produced using our technologies. No laptop, smartphone, wearable device, voice-controlled gadget, flexible screen, VR device or smart car would have made it into your hands without us. KLA invents systems and solutions for the manufacturing of wafers and reticles, integrated circuits, packaging, printed circuit boards and flat panel displays. The innovative ideas and devices that are advancing humanity all begin with inspiration, research and development. KLA focuses more than average on innovation and in 2019 we invested 15% of sales back into R Our expert teams of physicists, engineers, data scientists and problem-solvers work together with the world's leading technology providers to accelerate the delivery of tomorrow's electronic devices. Life here is exciting and our teams thrive on tackling really hard problems. There is never a dull moment with us.With over 40 years of semiconductor process control experience, chipmakers around the globe rely on KLA to ensure that their fabs ramp next-generation devices to volume production quickly and cost-effectively. Enabling the movement towards advanced chip design, KLA's Global Products Group (GPG), which is responsible for creating all of KLA's metrology and inspection products, is looking for the best and the brightest research scientist, software engineers, application development engineers, and senior product technology process engineers. The Broadband Plasma Division (BBP) provides market-leading patterned wafer optical inspection systems for leading-edge IC manufacturing. Logic, foundry, and memory customers depend on BBP products to detect yield-critical defects for process debug and excursion monitoring at advanced process nodes. BBP flagship products include the 29xx and 39xx series which leverage Broadband Plasma technology to capture a wide range of defects with ultimate sensitivity at the optical inspection speeds needed for inline defect monitoring.Company OverviewCalling the adventurers ready to join a company that's pushing the limits of nanotechnology to keep the digital revolution rolling. At KLA, 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?Group/DivisionWith over 40 years of semiconductor process control experience, chipmakers around the globe rely on KLA to ensure that their fabs ramp next-generation devices to volume production quickly and cost-effectively. Enabling the movement towards advanced chip design, KLA's Global Products Group (GPG), which is responsible for creating all of KLA's metrology and inspection products, is looking for the best and the brightest research scientist, software engineers, application development engineers, and senior product technology process engineers.The Broadband Plasma Division (BBP) provides market-leading patterned wafer optical inspection systems for leading-edge IC manufacturing. Logic, foundry, and memory customers depend on BBP products to detect yield-critical defects for process debug and excursion monitoring at advanced process nodes. BBP flagship products include the 29xx and 39xx series which leverage Broadband Plasma technology to capture a wide range of defects with ultimate sensitivity at the optical inspection speeds needed for inline defect monitoring.ResponsibilitiesThe successful candidate will join a high-caliber team of optical engineers within the BBP division to develop the next generation patterned wafer inspection platform. Optics is a core part of BBP products and this position is responsible for proposing, detailing, and testing new optical designs for wafer inspection tools addressing different market segments:Investigate different design options and find the best option by evaluating tolerances, manufacturability, light budgets and other trade-offsTranslate system requirements into optical design and manufacturing requirementsComplete thorough tolerancing analysis to have a complete system design with full consideration of alignment process and metrology, system calibrations and optomech design limitations through working with other groups (systems, ME)Follow complete design process, actively participate and present in critical optical system design reviewsDebug, and trouble-shooting of any problems that arise with the systemQualificationsTechnical expert in complex and high precision lens system design with broadband light source and high numerical aperture, preferably in DUV spectrum rangeExpert knowledge in optical performance analysis metrics and analysis methodStrong track record of past experiences in designing, tolerancing, manufacturing and troubleshooting similar systemsUnderstanding of semiconductor industry specifics, having prior experience in semiconductor equipment is preferred (metrology, inspection, scanners)Expert user of Code V or Zemax. Proficient with Matlab and LightTools is desirable but not required;Hands on experience with lasers, photonics, opticsPhD in applied optics, physics or related disciplines desiredExcellent written and verbal communication skillsExcellent teamwork skills, willing to share knowledge with junior engineersKLA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.Doctorate (Academic) or work experience of 5 years , Master's Level Degree or work experience of 6 years , Bachelor's Level Degree or work experience of 7 yearsWe offer a competitive, family friendly total rewards package. We design our programs to reflect our commitment to an inclusive environment, while ensuring we provide benefits that meet the diverse needs of our employees. KLA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other status protected by applicable law. We will ensure that qualified individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at to request accommodation.
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  • Job Reference: 231961477-2
  • Date Posted: 15 February 2021
  • Recruiter: Kla tencor
  • Location: Milpitas, California
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent