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 in 2019 we invested 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.

Position: Technology Program Manager (Advanced Light Sources)

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 in 2019 we invested 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.

The Technology Alliance and Partnership (TAP) group is part of the CTO office. The CTO group develops technology in house and in partnership with external supplier partners. The TAP group’s primary objective is to work with our external strategic partners to drive sensor, source, and optics technology roadmaps, aligned with KLA’s product roadmap. The group works closely with KLA divisions to understand the division’s business and technology needs before the launch of a project. For the critical component technologies in our purview, we support the product needs through all phases of the PLC product life cycle. 

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will join a high-caliber team of technologists in the CTO group driving innovation in the areas of sensors, sources, and optics. The responsibilities of the technology program manager in the TAP group entail:

  • Developing supplier technology roadmap to enable KLA product roadmap
  • Provide leadership and continuity of relationship with technology supplier
  • Enable new products and drive continuous innovation 
  • Be accountable for technology success from R&D to Production
  • Driving coordination between CTO, Divisions, and other teams
  • Provide R&D support and strategize new requests from divisions
  • Support technology prototyping, problem solving and risk mitigation
  • Follow PLC process and best practices from Phase 2 to Production

 

Qualifications/Education Desired

Candidate must have subject matter expertise in advanced light sources. Laser systems experience with broad understanding of laser technologies and applications is also acceptable. 

Prior program/ project leadership demonstrated in technology, engineering or applications role is required. 

The candidate must have good presentation, collaboration, and conflict management skills to help communicate plans with clarity and steer technical teams internally & externally towards a common goal

Understanding of Intellectual Property creation, management and protection is a plus. 

Prior experience with managing technology suppliers or customers and understanding of joint development projects is desired, but not required. 

Qualifications/ Education Desired

Doctorate (Academic) with 4 years of experience

Candidate must have subject matter expertise in advanced light sources. Laser systems experience with broad understanding of laser technologies and applications is also acceptable.   

Prior program/ project leadership demonstrated in technology, engineering or applications role is required. 

The candidate must have good presentation, collaboration, and conflict management skills to help communicate plans with clarity and steer technical teams internally & externally towards a common goal

Understanding of Intellectual Property creation, management and protection is a plus. 

Prior experience with managing technology suppliers or customers and understanding of joint development projects is desired, but not required. 

Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate (Academic) or work experience of 5 years , Master's Level Degree or work experience of 6 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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