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Applications Engineer


Role Description

Nova Ltd. is a leading innovator and key provider of metrology solutions for advanced process control used in semiconductor manufacturing. Our products are used in-line by leading chip foundries as well as original equipment manufacturers. Nova’s technology serves critical sectors of patterning, thin film deposition, CMP and diffusion in leading logic and memory fabs worldwide.

The Material Metrology Division (MMD) at Nova, based in Fremont CA, is looking for a highly technical, independent, and self-motivated individual to join the Applications team to support our rapid growth in the semiconductor materials metrology. The Applications Engineer is someone who will help develop, sustain, and proliferate applications using Nova’s in-line X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) and X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) metrology systems. He/She will engage with Nova customers to develop high-value and innovative solutions to solve metrology challenges in high-volume manufacturing (HVM) fab environment.


  • Be a customer centric applications and product expert
  • Promote best known methods for Nova’s XPS/XRF solutions
  • Seek out opportunities to proliferate Nova’s X-ray solutions
  • Perform strategic customer demonstrations of Nova solutions
  • Support development of new application features and assist in their market penetration
  • Manage customer requests and requirements in a timely and professional manner
  • Train and update field applications engineers
  • Support installation, maintenance and sustaining of Nova’s X-ray products
  • Assist end-users and Nova service engineers in troubleshooting Nova products in the field
  • Work with customer on joint publications and technical reports
  • Be able to travel up to 25%, both domestic and international


  • Degrees in Engineering, Physics, Material Science or relevant fields. Graduate degree preferred.
  • At least 3-year experience in the semiconductor industry.
  • Key areas of expertise include XPS/XRF, metrology, and semiconductor processing
  • Hands-on fab experience and strong background in semiconductor manufacturing processes (lithography, CMP, deposition, wet and dry etch) preferred
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills and be able to work independently
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills along with strong leadership skills are required
  • Good work ethics with the highest degree of integrity and dignity
  • Must be fluent in English language, both writing and verbal communications

We’re committed to building a diverse organization with a unique sense of belonging.

We strive to expand our multidisciplinary platform with diverse talents and inspire the various segments of society.

Our organization fosters an inclusive, open-minded, and accepting environment.

We respect all individuals and ensure everyone is seen, heard, valued, and respected.

At Nova, we believe in diversity.

We are committed to provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals.

Qualified applicants will be considered for open positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status.

We are committed to creating a workforce that reflects society through inclusive programs and initiatives such as equal pay, employee resource groups, accommodated facilities, and more.

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