Systems Engineering Group Manager

Systems Engineering Group Manager

Kla-tencor | Milpitas, CA, 95035, US
Salary Range:$164,000 – $218,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

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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.


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. The RAPID division is the world leading provider of reticle inspection solutions for the semiconductor industry. The company provides inspection solutions to both the mask shops and the semiconductor fabs to ensure that lithography yields are consistently high thus enabling cost-effective manufacturing.

* Manage a team of individual systems engineering contributors that range from very senior to entry-level experience individuals.
* Drive the organization and planning aspects related to the functional group.
* Manage the interface and priority of activities of joint efforts with other functional teams.
* Communicate progress and escalate problem areas early and proactively.
* Mentor, support and provide guidance to the team members.
* Where needed drive specific high-priority activities directly. (Attitude of "Just do it and perform CPR when the patient is dying"; "I was waiting for X and Y to happen" is not accepted)

* Take on assignment and actions from the program PLC team and be and active stake holder in the management team of the program.

Minimum Qualifications

* PhD in Physics, EE or in related field, plus 7 years of experience industry, or,
* Master's in physics, EE or related field plus 10 years of experience in industry

* Proven track record of successful ownership in advanced technical problem solving. This includes managing projects beyond the extent of an mere individual contributor's reach. Proven ability to coordinate stakeholders and priorities for solving assignments or problems that require multiple contributors.
* Good organizational and communication skills.
* Strong familiarity with electron beam systems, vacuum instrumentation or other related complex hardware systems is strongly desirable. Examples include semiconductor capital equipment or hardware related to space or aeronautics.
* Familiarity with the flow of product life cycle engineering phases is a plus.
* Prior managing or team lead experience is a plus.

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 to request accommodation.