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Senior Optics Engineer (design of a metrology test system)

KLA, Milpitas, CA, United States
Employer Description

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?

Job Description

Group / Division

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.


This candidate will be a member of the optical design functional group in the photomask inspection division.  The general responsibilities include creating designs and test methods for the many optical subsystems that make up the inspection tool.  The specific focus of this position is in optical metrology.  The candidate will support the design of a custom metrology system to verify and adjust the optical performance of our primary imaging system.  The candidate will interact closely with the systems engineering group to define performance criteria and system level specification.  During the design phase the candidate will work with hardware and software design teams following a rigorous product design protocol.  Specific tasks include creating optical models, statistical tolerance analysis, performance predictions, leading design reviews, creating test procedures, and selecting suppliers.

Job Requirements


The preferred candidate will have experience in the following areas:

  • Optical metrology
  • Optical alignment
  • Statistical lens tolerancing
  • Specification of precision opto-mechanical assemblies
  • Design for manufacturing
  • Hands-on lab work
  • Proficiency in CodeV or Zemax
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 7 years of experience OR
  • Master's Level Degree with at least 6 years of experience OR
  • Doctorate (Academic) with at least 5 years of experience

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

08 July 2019
07 August 2019
Sensing, Monitoring, Measurement, and Control