Engineer, Product Applications
Chennai, India
4d ago

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

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.

Central Engineering is KLA's largest engineering organization comprised of 9 Centers-of-Excellence (CoE) in various disciplines applied across all product groups in the company.

These CoE include Handling & Automation, Precision Motion Control, Sensors & Image Acquisition, Platform Design, and Packaging Engineering, among others.

Talent includes over 500 engineers across global centers in Israel, China, India, and the US. Each CoE contributes not just talent and deliverables per discipline toward product programs, but also subject matter expertise, best practices, roadmaps, specialized facilities, apparatus, models, and analytics.

These differentiate KLA not only in WHAT we do, but also in HOW we do it.

KLA (NASDAQ : KLAC), a leading provider of process control and yield management solutions, partners with customers around the world to develop state-of-the-art inspection and metrology technologies.

These technologies serve the semiconductor, data storage, LED, photovoltaic, and other related nanoelectronics industries.

With a portfolio of industry-standard products and a team of world-class engineers and scientists, the company has created superior solutions for its customers for over 30 years.

Headquartered in Milpitas, California, KLA has dedicated customer operations and service centers around the world. Additional information may be found at

Engineer, Product Applications

KLA has openings for Engineer, Product Applications roles in its product divisions, which designs and manufactures inspection & review equipment for semiconductor manufacturing industry.

Based in Chennai, India, the Engineer, Product Applications will be responsible for :

  • Product penetration / adoption and process optimization at customer facilities in fabs. This includes gaining expertise on KLA equipment and customers semiconductor fabrication processes and applying them to solve mission critical production problems.
  • Apps engineering roles also includes training customers and other apps engineers, handling / driving local apps escalation process, investigating customer technical needs / problems and providing solutions, conducting final acceptance, demonstrating products, and understanding competitive situations, methodology, and performance group analysis.

    Report technology development and new applications to Marketing. Support pre-sale and post-sale activities.

  • Characterization of new systems and features. This includes designing and conducting experiments, collecting data, publishing results and recommendations in the form of applications notes, best known methods or characterization studies.
  • Work experience in semiconductor processing or equipment industry preferred. This roles requires to travel up to 70% on short notice.

    Extensive international travel and working with other global cultures is part of the role. Team work is critical, so having a good balance between technical skills and people skills is a must.

    Excellent English communications is required, and competency in Mandarin, Korean or Japanese is an added advantage

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