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KLA-Tencor Corporation

5DA Project Lead

KLA-Tencor Corporation - Austin, TX

Calling the adventurers ready to join a company that's pushing the limits of nanotechnology to keep the digital revolution rolling. At KLA-Tencor, we're making technology advancements that are bigger—and tinier—than the world has ever seen.

Who are we? We research, develop, and manufacture the world's most advanced inspection and measurement equipment for the semiconductor and nanoelectronics industries. We enable the digital age by pushing the boundaries of technology, creating tools capable of finding defects smaller than a wavelength of visible light. We create smarter processes so that technology leaders can manufacture high-performance chips—the kind in that phone in your pocket, the tablet on your desk and nearly every electronic device you own—faster and better. We're passionate about creating solutions that drive progress and help people do what wouldn't be possible without us. The future is calling. Will you answer?

Business Unit

With over 38 years of semiconductor process control experience, chipmakers around the globe rely on KLA-Tencor to ensure that their fabs ramp next-generation devices to volume production quickly and cost-effectively. Enabling the movement towards advanced chip design, KLA-Tencor's Patterning Solutions Group (PSG) is looking for the best and the brightest research scientist, software engineers, application development engineers, and senior product technology process engineers to join our 5D team.

Our 5D patterning process control technologies control the three dimensions of the device structure, while optimizing the process control loops (time) and minimizing the expense (cost) to create the device; hence five dimensional patterning process control (5D).

The team's mission is to collaborate with our customers to innovate hardware and software technologies that detect and control process variations—at their source—rather than compensate for them at later stages of the manufacturing process. These patterning process control solutions provide the most accurate process correctables available today; providing real-time feedback and feed-forward control to improve subsequent process steps.

Why join 5D? Think of this team as a start-up company where you are offered the ultimate challenge to solve the most complex technical problems that enable the digital age. Yet, this start-up is backed by the most sophisticated and successful process control company in the semiconductor industry.


The individual will be responsible for leading a 5DA application project at a customer location. In this role the indivual will be reponsible for identifying customer problems and generating solutions based on KT's portfolio of metrology, inspection and software tools. He/she will own the project plan for implementing the solution. In this role the individual will be interacting with the customer at engineering / management level and the KT's local and and division application teams.

Preferred Qualifications

Familiar with semiconductor processing based on a prior role either in a metrology, unit process ( litho and/or etch) or integration at a semiconductor manufacturer or supplier.

Experience in managing joint collaborative projects ( process / metrology tool supplier / foundry-IDM)

Hands on experience with either metrology / process tool ( lithography / etch / films) highly desirable

Demonstrated problem solving skills

Either a local assignment at the customer site or significant travel will be required

Positions requires up to 50% international travel

Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate (Academic) with at least 4 years of experience OR

Master's Level Degree with at least 6 years of experience OR

Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 7 years of experience

Equal Employment Opportunity

KLA-Tencor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

3 days

KLA-Tencor Corporation


5DA Project Lead KLA-Tencor Corporation - Austin, TX, United States


Location: Austin, TX

Company Profile:
KLA Instruments was first established in 1975, with its first product emerging on the market in 1978—an automated inspection system that reduced photomask inspection time from eight hours to 15 minutes. Shortly thereafter, KLA Instruments went public and expanded its inspection product portfolio to include patterned wafer inspection systems. Two years later, KLA further broadened its offerings into the wafer metrology business through optical overlay and line-width measurement systems. During the subsequent few years, the company expanded its product base through the development of software tools to help integrate inspection and measurement data for analysis—ultimately forming the industry’s first yield management group to provide customers with expertise in yield enhancement through engineering consulting services.