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Manager, Applications Development Engineering

Company: Kla-tencor
Location: Milpitas
Posted on: June 13, 2021

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.

KLA-Tencor has an opportunity for a Senior Divisional Manager, Marketing and Applications to lead a team of Marketing Managers, Field Application Managers and Applications Engineers in the SensArray business segment. The individual will play a key role in advancing current and future business initiatives. Primary responsibilities:

  • Lead Marketing Team for product roadmap definition, ROI (internal and for customer), marketing research, field marketing activities
  • Lead Application team in use cases development and fan out, technical publications, product usage management
  • Build and maintain strong working relationship with divisional peers
  • Collaborate with divisional and regional sale for revenue growth
  • Lead customer interactions for project development, technical review meeting, routine customer visit
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams consisting of project managers, engineers and technologists (Systems, H/W, S/W, Algorithms, etc.) for project execution
  • Collaborate in PLC (Product Life Cycle) to assist development and engineering team in delivering next generation systems to the market
  • Support annual strategic planning process to drive future business direction
  • Develop personnel and the next generation of leaders


  • Proven record with >5 years of experience in Marketing and Applications
  • Knowledge of the semiconductor capital equipment business with >10 years of experience
  • Proven ability to lead cross-functional teams through product development and market introduction
  • Proven ability to lead strategic planning initiative
  • Proven ability to develop and fan out new product use cases
  • Proven ability to execute field marketing research and identify market trend and customer needs
  • Technical expertise in semiconductor manufacturing technologies
  • Demonstrated strong working relationship with semiconductor industry customers
  • Experience with KLA-Tencor PLC process or demonstrated ability to lead adjacent organizations (Sale, Engineering, Operations Service) through the product introduction process
  • Ability to make good decisions in a timely manner
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 5 years of experience OR
  • Master's Level Degree with at least 3 years of experience OR
  • Doctorate (Academic) with at least 2 years of 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 to request accommodation.

Keywords: Kla-tencor, Milpitas , Manager, Applications Development Engineering, Other , Milpitas, California

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