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 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.


The successful candidate will join a high-caliber team of optical engineers within the BBP division to develop the next generation patterned wafer inspection platform. Optics is a core part of BBP products and this position is responsible for proposing, detailing, and testing new optical designs for wafer inspection tools addressing different market segments:

Investigate different design options and find the best option by evaluating tolerances, manufacturability, light budgets and other trade-offs
Translate system requirements into optical design and manufacturing requirements
Complete thorough tolerancing analysis to have a complete system design with full consideration of alignment process and metrology, system calibrations and optomech design limitations through working with other groups (systems, ME)
Follow complete design process, actively participate and present in critical optical system design reviews
Debug, and trouble-shooting of any problems that arise with the system

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