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Principal Optical Engineer

Company: KLA-Belgium
Location: Milpitas
Posted on: January 8, 2022

Job Description:

Company Overview 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&D. 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. Group/Division 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 RAPID division is the world leading provider of reticle inspection solutions for the semiconductor industry. The company provides inspection solutions to both the mask shops and the semiconductor fabs to ensure that lithography yields are consistently high thus enabling cost-effective manufacturing. Job Description KLA is looking for a Principal Optical Engineer. This person will be a technical lead of the optical engineering group in the photomask inspection division. The general responsibilities include leading & mentoring group of optical engineers to create designs, develop build and testing methods for the many optical subsystems that make up the inspection tool. -Specific deliverables include optical system design, optical alignment methodology, and analysis of various optical modules. This person will also lead the design of a custom metrology system to verify and adjust the optical performance of our primary optical system. The candidate will interact closely with the systems engineering group to define performance criteria and system level specification. During the design phase the candidate will work with hardware and software design teams following a rigorous product design protocol. Specific tasks include creating optical models, statistical tolerance analysis, performance predictions, leading design reviews, creating test procedures, and selecting suppliers.QualificationsThe preferred candidate will have experience and capability in the following areas:

  • Optical system design such as lens design, illumination design
  • Statistical optical component tolerancing
  • Optical alignment
  • Specification of precision opto-mechanical assemblies
  • Design for manufacturing
  • Optical metrology
  • Hands-on lab work
  • Proficiency in optical modeling software such as CodeV or Zemax or Lighttools
  • Solid academic background in optical engineering such as Geometrical optics, Fourier optics, Lens design, Radiometry, etc
  • Technical leadership to lead optical engineers
  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary environment
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • EUV experience preferred but not requiredMinimum QualificationsThis is a senior engineering role. Advanced degree is a must.Doctorate in Optics/Physics and 5+ years of work experience, or a Master's Degree and 8+ years of work experience.We 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 talent.acquisition@kla.com to request accommodation.

Keywords: KLA-Belgium, Milpitas , Principal Optical Engineer, Engineering , Milpitas, California

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