KLA-Tencor Careers

Engr, Apps Dev 2

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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?


The SWIFT (Simultaneous Wafer Inspection at Fast Throughput) division is part of the Wafer Inspection Group (WIG) and consists in an organization globally located in US, Germany, India, and Singapore.
The SWIFT division has the mission to  provide cost-effective solutions for high-sampling wafer inspection applications. We effectively partner with field support teams and customers to lower overall fab costs by supplying world-leading high-throughput inspection, metrology and review systems. Our comprehensive product portfolio includes: all-wafer-surface (frontside, backside, and edge) macro inspection, standalone high-sampling inspection, and standalone edge inspection and metrology tools that are deployed across several advanced wafer fabs for a large number of applications.
Besides developing valuable products, the SWIFT division provides support to the customers to achieve performance entitlement through the sharing and implementation of applications BKM (Best Known Methods).


  1. Responsible for supporting KLA-Tencor's SWIFT product portfolio. Work closely with KLA-Tencor’s customers to help solve yield critical problems and demonstrate value of KLA-Tencor’s product. Work closely with marketing, engineering to provide insight into customer’s challenges and help drive next generation solutions


  1. Characterization of new systems and features.  This includes designing and conducting experiments, collecting data, publishing results and recommendations in the form of applications notes, best known methods or characterization studies and transferring product knowledge to K-T’s worldwide Field Applications team. Work closely with many organizations including engineering, sales and marketing within K-T and with customer engineers outside KLA-Tencor.


  1. Worldwide travel (upto 50%) is required to support projects at KLA-Tencor’s headquarters and customer sites

Preferred Qualifications

Must have Master's Level Degree or Ph.D. in Engineering, Physics, Material Science, or related fields with less than 3 years of experience. Must have excellent communication, organizational, analytical, leadership, and interpersonal skill.
Must also be self-driven, yet a strong team player.
Background in IC processing/Semiconductor equipment is a plus.
Must be desiring to travel up to 50% on short notice and enjoy working in other cultures.

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