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Research Scientist (optical, vacuum systems, laser)

Company: KLA
Location: Milpitas
Posted on: January 16, 2023

Job Description:

Company OverviewKLA 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.
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. Job Description/Preferred QualificationsDevelop novel instrumentation, run experiments and analyze data alongside research scientists and engineers to enable next generation of wafer inspection tools; operate test stands and various metrology; refine experimental procedures; develop hardware and software for data acquisition and instrument automation. Design and support experiments to solve problems involving high intensity light and its interaction with materials. Desired Qualifications: --- Ph.D. in physics, electrical engineering, chemistry, or related field of study --- Experience with analysis of complex multidimensional data and uncertainty analysis --- Experience with developing software control of hardware using, e.g., LabVIEW, Python, C++. --- Experience with optical and/or vacuum systems design --- Experience with software for mechanical and/or optical design (e.g., CAD, OpticStudio, etc.) --- Demonstrated experience with any of the following: high power cw or pulsed lasers, laser alignment, optics, basic machining, electrical design, high-purity gas handling --- General laboratory expertise, e.g., electronics, plumbing, mechanical assembly --- Ability to work with a diverse team of scientists and engineers. Minimum QualificationsDoctorate (Academic) or work experience of 0 years (OR)Master's Level Degree or work experience of 2 years (OR) Bachelor's Level Degree or work experience of 3 years in physics, electrical engineering, chemistry, or related field of study 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.

Keywords: KLA, Milpitas , Research Scientist (optical, vacuum systems, laser), Other , Milpitas, California

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