Optical Research Scientist | KLA

Oct. 31, 2022

Ann Arbor, MI

Milpitas, CA

Full Time

Posted 27 Days Ago

Job Requisition: 2217021

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.

Group/Division

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 state of the art optical metrology systems.
  • Guide the development process from design through performance validation on a system.
  • Data analysis and presentation to multidisciplinary scientific team.
  • Interfacing with vendors for development and manufacturing of optical sub systems.

Requirements

  • Strong analytical skills in optics and an understanding of issues in coating design, imaging, and microscope systems.
  • Experience with optical design in software such as Zemax, 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) or work experience of 3+ years , Master's Level Degree or work experience of 7+ years , Bachelor's Level Degree or work experience of 7+ years

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:  Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required where permitted by law.  KLA will consider reasonable accommodation as provided by applicable law.  Please note that accommodation may not be possible where vaccination is required for an essential function of the position, including for international travel or customer site access.

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. Please contact us at talent.acquisition@kla.com to request accommodation.

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