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Mathematician (gn)/ Physicist (gn)/ Chemist (gn)

KLA Corporation

KLA Corporation

Dresden, Germany
Posted on Friday, February 9, 2024

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.


Enabling the movement toward advanced chip design, KLA's Measurement, Analytics and Control group (MACH) is looking for the best and brightest research scientists, software engineers, application development engineers and senior product technology process engineers to join our team. The MACH team's mission is to collaborate with our customers to innovate technologies and solutions that detect and control highly complex process variations—at their source—rather than compensate for them at later stages of the manufacturing process. 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. Our MACH team develops leading-edge solutions for patterning process analytics and control technologies, thereby providing customers with critical insight at the feature level, field level and cross-wafer analysis. Our teams also develop advanced modeling simulation, data analytics and process control modeling technologies. As a member of the MACH team, you’ll be joining the most sophisticated and successful process-control company in the semiconductor industry--working across functions to solve the most complex technical problems in the digital age.

Job Description

Most of the chips in your computer, tablet, or smartphone were likely optimized with our help!

As a trusted software solution provider within KLA — one of the leading equipment manufacturers in semiconductors — we build and maintain software that ensures a stable and efficient production process in semiconductor manufacturing.

Our team in Dresden is looking for a Mathematician (gn) /Physicist (gn) /Chemist (gn).

About the role

A Mathematician (gn), Physicist (gn), or Chemist (gn) at KLA:

  • Is a key player in an agile team of up to 8 members including developers, Product Owner and a ScrumMaster to deliver a valuable product.
  • Keeps close contact and gets inspired by our application engineers and exchanges knowledge and ideas.
  • Works out concepts for new features.
  • Knows the application, understands the domain and guides the team to the best and most valuable solution for our customers.

About you

We value and love to work with a diverse group of people from all backgrounds.

  • You have a university degree in mathematics, physics, chemistry or in a comparable subject area.
  • You are passionate about solving the current problems and challenges of the semiconductor industry, one of the most thriving high-tech industries in the world.
  • You have perseverance to dive into a problem and find a creative solution together with your team.
  • You enjoy developing a software that solves our customers problems as much as we do.

Things to know

Within the KLA corporation, we are collaborating with teams around the globe. We have teams based in USA and China. There are opportunities to travel and work with them. Yet, we try to keep things as local and simple as possible.

Our industry has a strong interest in quality, reliability, and regulation, but we endeavor to provide continuous delivery and automate as much as possible.

Our application engineers are in the same building, enabling the best possible communication with our key stakeholders.

Why you should work for KLA

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.

The Dresden office is located in the city center with a great view from the terrace and a perfect transport connection and infrastructure. Besides the common benefits (team events, fruits, drinks, foosball table, XBOX ...) you can park your car or bike in the garage, learn or improve your languages skills or visit a semiconductor fab.

FlexOn, FlexOff: You can flexibly choose, if you spend most of the week at your private desk in the office, or work from home, only coming to your shared desk from time to time.

You will receive a permanent employment contract, with flexible working hours, and we are happy to support you with eventual relocation or Visa request.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including additional payments, company pension schemes and recognition incentives.

How we hire

We want to be as transparent as possible about our recruitment process and share what awaits you.

1. Review application

We will review the submitted application and respond as soon as possible

2. Call with recruiter

In case of a positive review, our recruiter will contact you to clarify questions on both sides.

3. First Interview

The first interview is usually done with one of our HR specialists and one of our requirements engineers.

4. Second Interview

In the second interview, you will meet your manager and talk to one of the members of your prospective team. Also, it usually turns out to be a friendly talk and less structured interview.

The whole interview process can be done remotely. However, we aim to have at least one interview in person, as this is usually combined with an office tour and a short get together with some team members.

Call to action

Click the “Apply” button or in case of questions get in touch with our Human Resource Specialist Susann Salzmann via phone +49 (0) 351 8280252 or e-mail (susann.salzmann@kla-tencor.com).

Minimum Qualifications

We offer a competitive, family friendly total rewards package. We design our programs to reflect our commitment to an inclusive environment, while ensuring we provide benefits that meet the diverse needs of our employees.

KLA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer