Systems Engineering Manager - KLA - Ann Arbor

Are you ready to help build a world class engineering team in Ann Arbor? If yes, read on!

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

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

About Us

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?


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.

About the Role

  • Function as the leader for all hardware engineers at Ann Arbor
  • Function as the leader for system engineering at Ann Arbor
  • Ensure engineering support to Puma and FlashScan products and the suceess of any additional engineering programs
  • Be an integral part of the site management team, build a world class engineering team and help develop the overall organization at Ann Arbor 
  • Collaborate with cross-functional and globally distributed teams at KLA, ensure business objectives are met collectively

About You

  • Masters or PhD in physics, engineering, or other natural science - desired
  • Experience as people manager
  • Hands-on experience in system engineering or one of the hardware engineering discipline (such as EE, OE, ME) for complex, high tech equipment
  • Experience in semiconductor equipment engineering is a plus

Education (Minimum)

  • Bachelor's Degree with people management experience of complex system engineering in high tech industry

Equal Employment Opportunity

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.

To Apply

  • Please send your resume to - thanks!