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Software Engineer

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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, 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?


The ICOS division offers inspection and metrology tools to IC package assembly, LED fabrication and solar cell manufacturing customers.  We work closely with our customers to help assure their factories run efficiently and maintain high quality.   Solar and LED applications in particular enable highest device performance, and our IC package tools are extremely fast, sometimes processing more than 500 parts per second.    As a result, our engineering teams require strong talent in optics, machine control, algorithms and applications.    Similarly our operations team drives advanced systems and processes to cost-effectively fill orders for our highly configurable products in industry-leading lead times.   Division headquarters is in Leuven, Belgium with additional Engineering and Manufacturing operations in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China.   


 Job Description:

As a software engineer you are responsible for the software running on the ICOS component inspection machines. This software covers a wide area of applications including user interfaces, machine control, inspection and measurement, data analysis and reporting.

 Your work involves:

  • Designing new software features for the current and next generation of ICOS component inspection machines.
  • Implementing these software features using modern C++, STL and boost libraries in a Microsoft Windows environment
  • Creating automated unit and integration test cases.
  • Testing the software on the ICOS component inspection machines.
  • Collaborating with other software engineers in an agile and international team.
  • Occasional business travel to support our customer base.


  • Minimum a MS degree in computer science with at least 2 years of experience.
  • Passion for object oriented software design and modern C++.
  • Knowledge of C#, WPF, Python, GIT, SQL and Scrum are a plus.
  • Knowledge of PLC (programmable logic controller) is a plus.
  • Strong communication, analytical, and problem solving skills.
  • Interest in electronics and mechanics.
  • Fluent in English.

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