k-Space Associates, Inc.

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k-Space Associates, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of in-situ, in-line, and ex-situ metrology tools for the semiconductor, thin-film, and photovoltaic industries. Our products utilize optical imaging technology for non-contact, non-invasive real-time data acquisition, processing, and analysis of temperature, film thickness and growth rate, curvature and film stress, surface quality and atomic spacing, and optical constants.  Our products are used for monitoring thin-film deposition processes, including MBE, MOCVD, PLD, PVD, ALD, sputtering, and evaporation.   Incorporated in 1992 and driven to supply the best technical support in the industry, our tools are used worldwide in both research and production.

Job Description:

k-Space Associates, Inc. is looking for a Windows Software Developer to join our software team.  Our software is what drives our metrology tools.  We take pride in developing robust, efficient software while offering a clean user interface for our customers.  We are looking for a software developer with the below listed qualities:

Must Haves

  • Minimum 5 years of application development experience
  • Strong debugging and troubleshooting skills
  • Strong understanding of multi-threaded, event driven, asynchronous IO programming models
  • Strong proficiency in C++ and Object Oriented Design
  • Experience developing within Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC)
  • Considerable problem solving aptitude
  • Bachelor of Science degree in CS, EE or equivalent experience.  Advanced degree and experience a plus
  • Knowledge of high level hardware architectures and very comfortable working on device/communication interfaces (frame grabbers, ADCs, USB device I/O, serial, TCP/IP)
  • Good communication skills – written and oral
  • Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently
  • Ability to complete tasks on time with and without supervision
  • Provide non-obvious solutions by researching problems while owning complex areas of the product, requiring you to dive deeply into the code
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Nice to Have

  • Familiarity with automated testing concepts (how to structure code to be easily testable, etc.)
  • Mathematical Algorithm Coding
  • Image Processing Algorithm Coding
  • C# and .NET development, especially C++ interop

k-Space is a small, high-tech company looking for creative, positive, energetic, career-oriented people to join our team. All full-time positions are offered with competitive salary and full benefits. We are headquartered in beautiful Dexter, MI, just 10 miles from downtown Ann Arbor, MI. We hope you will consider us for a challenging, rewarding career path!

If interested, please email your resume to requestinfo@k-space.com.

Job Description:

 k-Space Associates, Inc. is looking for a Sales Engineer to represent its thin-film metrology tools.  The Sales Engineer provides inside sales support to k-Space sales team, global representatives, and distributors. The Sales Engineer also provides support for existing customer base and new/current sales leads in US.  This is an excellent opportunity for an individual with an engineering, scientific, or related background who wants a career path to sales or marketing.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Provide pre- and post- sales support for scientific customers across the full line of kSA products
  • Responsible for quote follow ups, managing sales opportunities and identifying new opportunities by accurately qualifying customer inquiries in the US
  • Document service requests; support other kSA sales staff and representatives, and distributors by qualifying RMA’s,  providing service pricing and technical quotes
  • Lead sales order review meetings to facilitate communication between customers, sales staff and production staff
  • Participate in sales and marketing efforts, including travel to customer sites and staffing of exhibition booth at technical conferences

Requirements:

  • Minimum of a B.S. in engineering or a B.S./B.A. in physics, math, or chemistry; candidates with M.S. and Ph.D. are encouraged to apply
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with or knowledge of thin-film deposition, semiconductor device, vacuum technology, or solar panel fields
  • Highly motivated self-starter capable of working proactively
  • Fluent use of Windows-based PCs is required (including MS Office), and experience with lead tracking software is a plus
  • Willingness to travel

k-Space is a small, high-tech company looking for creative, positive, energetic, career-oriented people to join our team. All full-time positions are offered with competitive salary and full benefits. We are headquartered in beautiful Dexter, MI, just 10 miles from downtown Ann Arbor, MI. We hope you will consider us for a challenging, rewarding career path!

If interested, please email your resume to requestinfo@k-space.com.

Job Description:

 k-Space Associates, Inc. is looking for a technical sales engineer to represent its thin-film metrology tools on the West Coast. Provide technical sales support to existing customer base and new/current sales leads, research and identify new market opportunities, and assist in marketing efforts to expand customers/markets via personal visits and phone calls. Document opportunities and findings in ACT Contact Management software program.

Responsibilities:

The qualified sales engineer will support all aspects of technical sales, including:

  • Prospect
  • Schedule and conduct on-site visits at research laboratories, universities, and production facilities
  • Customer and lead follow up
  • Quote generation
  • System configuration details and documentation
  • Trade show support and booth attendance
  • Working with kSA representatives and distributors

The qualified sales engineer will work remotely, and must be located in Silicon Valley. Travel will be required along the West Coast.

Requirements:

  • A minimum of a B.S.E. in engineering, or a B.S./B.A. in physics, math, or chemistry. Candidates with a Ph.D. are encouraged to apply.
  • Experience in the thin-film deposition, semiconductor device, vacuum technology, or solar panel fields is a plus.
  • The successful candidate must possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as a positive, outgoing self-starter personality.
  • Fluent use of Windows-based PCs is required (including MS Office), and experience with lead tracking software is a plus.
  • Willingness to travel. Travel will be required along the West Coast; must be located in Silicon Valley and familiar with the area as well as existing businesses/opportunities.

k-Space is a small, high-tech company looking for creative, positive, energetic, career-oriented people to join our team. All full-time positions are offered with competitive salary and full benefits. We are headquartered in beautiful Dexter, MI, just 10 miles from downtown Ann Arbor, MI. We hope you will consider us for a challenging, rewarding career path!

If interested, please email your resume to requestinfo@k-space.com.