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Sr. Optical Research Scientist

KLA-Tencor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Employer Description

KLA’s total rewards package for employees may also include participation in performance incentive programs and eligibility for additional benefits identified below. Interns are eligible for some of the benefits identified below. Our pay ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed above reflects the minimum and maximum pay for this position in the primary location identified in this posting. Actual pay depends on several factors, including location, job-related skills, experience, and relevant education level or training. If applicable, your recruiter can share more about the specific pay range for your preferred location during the hiring process.

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 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/Division

The Office of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) plays a critical role in developing advanced long-range technology in collaboration with product divisions and strategic marketing, working on future technology like light sources, lasers, and sensors. We are engaged in the research and development process, and once the technology is mature, we partner with product engineering groups who then build products based on the technology we’ve developed. The Office of the CTO also provides technical input into KLA’s strategic planning process, program reviews and Product Life Cycle (PLC) phases. We provide our broad technology expertise and cross-division experience to ensure we leverage the collective knowledge within our company.

Job Description

Are you looking to work with a core group of scientists and engineers which are both passionate and encouraged to be curious? Then look no further! We are the Office of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and the innovations coming from our team drives the future of all of KLA's tools. We play a central role in developing sophisticated long-range technology in collaboration with product divisions and strategic marketing, working in areas such as light sources, lasers, sensors, optics and more. We are engaged at the front end of the research and development process, and once the technology is validated, we partner with product engineering groups who then build products based on the technology we’ve developed. The Office of the CTO also provides technical mentorship into KLA’s strategic planning process, program reviews and Product Life Cycle (PLC) phases. We provide our broad technology expertise and cross-division experience to ensure we take full advantage of the collective knowledge within our company.

Where problem solving becomes innovation!

Responsibilities

  • First principle optical design of metrology systems and objectives.
  • Software modeling of optical systems (Zemax, LightTools, etc.)
  • Design and testing of innovative optical metrology systems.
  • Guide the development process from design through performance validation on a system.
  • Data analysis and presentation to multidisciplinary scientific team.
  • Working with vendors for development and manufacturing of optical sub systems.
Job Requirements

Requirements

  • Strong analytical skills in optics and an understanding of issues in coating design, imaging, and microscope systems.
  • Experience with optical designs in software such as Zemax, Code-V, Oslo, LightTools, or equivalent software.
  • Experience with complex opto-mechanical alignment, assembly and testing.
  • Exposure to precision mechanical systems and optics fabrication methods is a plus.
  • Ability to build control interfaces and 3D modeling software is a plus.
  • Experience with high power laser development or non-linear optics is a plus.
  • Standout colleague with excellent written and verbal communication styles.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctorate (Academic) Degree and related work experience of 3 years

The company offers a total rewards package that is competitive and comprehensive 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, development and career growth opportunities and programs, financial planning benefits, wellness benefits including an employee assistance program (EAP), paid time off and paid company holidays, and 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. Please contact us at talent.acquisition@kla.com to request accommodation.

JOB DETAILS
POSTED
23 May 2023
CLOSES
22 June 2023
JOB TYPE
Full-Time
PREFERRED EDUCATION
Doctorate/PhD
ANNUAL SALARY (US Dollars)
Open
JOB FUNCTION
Engineer
FIELD
Optical Components, Lasers, Sensors