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Director of Engineering Program Management

Company: 1000 KLA Corporation
Location: Milpitas
Posted on: September 23, 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 we invest 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.

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.

KLA has an opportunity for a Director of Engineering & Program Management position to lead development in the RAPID business segment. The individual will play a key role in Program Management and lead engineering deliverables.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Responsible for managing development execution (performance, cost, schedule, etc.)
  • Lead Program initiatives as part of Product Lifecycle Cycle (PLC)
  • Mentor your team and stakeholders on how to foster the right culture, nurture talent, increase job satisfaction and become world class R&D.
  • Develop personnel and the next generation of leaders
  • Support annual strategic planning process to drive business direction
  • Manage key supplier in developing and delivering critical subassemblies
  • Apply systems engineering principles to the platform subsystem development to ensure a cohesive design approach
  • Coordinate and employ usage of the KLA dfX (Design for Excellence) process, ensuring that design requirements are fully formed, and that the designs are well reviewed at each phase of their development
  • Drive customer success by delivering solutions that result in a win-win for customer and programs
  • Project plan development including schedules and budgets
  • Travel - 20%

    Preferred qualifications
    • Proven record with > 10 years of experience in technology development
    • Experience leading multidisciplinary engineering teams (Software and Hardware)
    • Knowledgeable in mechanical and electrical design techniques
    • Experience working with demanding position control system
    • Proven ability to lead cross-functional engineering teams of through product development and market introduction
    • Customer facing experience to support delivering engineering solutions
    • Ability to make good decisions in a timely manner
    • Excellent communication and organizational skills

      Minimum Qualifications
      • Doctorate (Academic) with at least 12 years of experience OR
      • Master's Level Degree with at least 14 years of experience OR
      • Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 15 years of experience

        COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required where permitted by law. KLA will consider reasonable accommodation as provided by applicable law. Please note that accommodation may not be possible where vaccination is required for an essential function of the position, including for international travel or customer site access.

        The company offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package including but not limited to the following: medical, dental, vision, life, and other voluntary benefits, 401(K) including company matching, employee stock purchase program (ESPP), student debt assistance, tuition reimbursement program, financial planning benefits, employee assistance program (EAP), paid time off and paid company holidays, family care and bonding leave.

        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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