Engr, Field Apps 3
KLA-Tencor Corporation
Chupei-City, Hsinchu County

Job Opening ID : Full-Time


Company Overview Calling the adventurers ready to join a company that's pushing the limits of nanotechnology to keep the digital revolution rolling.

At KLA-Tencor, we're making technology advancements that are bigger and tinier than the world has ever seen. Who are we?

We research, develop, and manufacture the world's most advanced inspection and measurement equipment for the semiconductor and nanoelectronics industries.

We enable the digital age by pushing the boundaries of technology, creating tools capable of finding defects smaller than a wavelength of visible light.

We create smarter processes so that technology leaders can manufacture high-performance chips the kind in that phone in your pocket, the tablet on your desk and nearly every electronic device you own faster and better.

We're passionate about creating solutions that drive progress and help people do what wouldn't be possible without us. The future is calling.

Will you answer? Group / Division

Enabling the movement towards advanced chip design and manufacturing, KLA-Tencor's Measurement, Analytics, and Control group (MACH) is looking for the best and the brightest research scientist, software engineers, application development engineers, and senior product technology process engineers.

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-Tencor 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 across wafer.

Our teams also develop advanced simulation models, data analytics, and process control 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.


This job opening is in KLA-Tencor’s MACH RDC (Reticle Decision Center) Product group. The RDC team develops and supports advanced software applications that leading-

edge mask-shops and wafer fab customers worldwide use in their production flows to get best productivity and yield from their mask inspection, review and repair tools and even design tapeouts.

The Field Applications Engineer working in the RDC team will be working closely with customer engineers and division software and algorithm development teams to provide software and algorithmic solutions that resolve customer problems.

The Applications Engineer may be located close to the customer site and expected to be at customer site >

75% of his / her time, and travel 10-15% of the time to other customer sites. RDC Taiwan customers are located in HsinChu, Taichung, Tainan, and Linco

The Field Applications Engineer will be responsible for the following :

  • Customize software configurations and develop recipes based on customer use-case
  • Identify and report software bugs clearly, reproduce them for R&D and engineering to troubleshoot and fix, test new software releases, and help customer qualify them into production flows
  • Clearly and correctly identify the problem statement and communicate the problem and progress updates to all relevant parties, including customer, Engineering, Marketing, Sales, Service, and Applications
  • Develop training materials and share BKM (Best Known Methods)
  • Provide demos and training to customer and other support engineers
  • Be the primary customer interface and build strong relationships with the customer
  • Provide feedback to division on customer use cases and ideas for Product improvement
  • To achieve satisfactory results, the Applications Engineer is expected to work closely with many other functional groups in MACH including R&D, Engineering, Sales and Marketing.

    When working closely with external customer engineers; the Applications Engineer must represent KLA-Tencor in a professional manner that will build trust and long lasting working relationships.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Bachelors level degree in a technical field with at least 6 years of experience in Mask, OPC or EDA industry

    Masters level degree in a technical field with at least 4 years of experience in Mask, OPC or EDA industry

    Doctorate (Academic) in a technical field with at least 2 years of experience in Mask, OPC or EDA industry

    The individual must have excellent communication, organization, analytical and interpersonal skills. The individual must also be self-

    driven, yet a strong team player.

    The individual must be able to communicate in English and Mandarin through email, conference calls and face-to-face meetings.

    Experience in UNIX / Linux, MATLAB and scripting in Shell, Python, Perl, PHP, or HTML is desirable.

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