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Manager, Applications Development Engineering

KLA Corporation

KLA Corporation

Milpitas, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2024
Base Pay Range: $143,900.00 - $244,600.00 AnnuallyPrimary Location: USA-CA-Milpitas-KLAKLA’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.


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. First to deliver the best imaging and classification data for every defect or point on any layer at any time. EBeam’s mission encapsulates its role as the “eyes” of KLA’s product line, providing timely information on defects and critical locations on the wafer at the highest spatial resolution possible. Customers use EBeam products alongside KLA patterned and bare wafer inspectors to quickly understand the nature of defects and other imperfections on product wafers and take action to correct the manufacturing process.

Job Description/Preferred Qualifications

Job Description

Manages a Product Development Applications Engineering team responsible for the development, implementation of product applications and executing product demonstrations to customers for existing and pre-release products.

Manages projects related to new product introduction such as characterization, alpha testing, beta testing and pilot tools in the ramp phase. Sets up customer product demonstrations and technical training including on-site training of Field Applications Engineers and end users.

Works with engineering, manufacturing, and sales to develop new products or enhance existing product(s) or product line(s). Publishes best known method documents, application notes and other training material, and ensures the transfer of product knowledge to Customer Engagement Applications teams.

Selects, hires, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.

Education & Experience

Ph.D. or Masters with 4-6 years, or Bachelors with 5-7 years experience one of which must be directly in integrated circuit manufacturing or equivalent combination of education and experience in engineering applications. Required at least 3 years of demonstrated leadership experience,

• Expertise in semiconductor process and process control testing techniques.
• Previous experience in evaluating and testing new application technologies.
• Demonstrated ability to foresee problems and purpose solutions prior to releasing any new application.
• Strong project management skills with the ability to lead special projects with corporate wide impact.
• Ability to set priorities and delegate tasks during critical situations where multiple issues must be handled simultaneously.
• Strong presentation skills.
• Ability to develop and deliver projects using leading-edge technology and/or processes.
• Demonstrated skills in conceptualizing creative technical solutions, documenting them, and presenting them to management.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. or Masters with 4-6 years, or Bachelors with 5-7 years experience one of which must be directly in integrated circuit manufacturing or equivalent combination of education and experience in engineering applications.

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.