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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-Tencor, 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 Wafer Inspection Division (WIN) is the world leader in the design and manufacture of advanced optical inspection tools for inline monitoring of process defects in advanced semiconductor factories.


The AI group explores and develops new technologies for AI and HPC applications.


Responsibilities within the AI group are fluid over time as the group tries to stay current.  Initially, the job will entail porting CPU functions and algorithms to GPUs using CUDA and optimizing them for maximum performance on the GPU.  Future responsibilities are expected to include algorithm development for both traditional HPC loads and AI approaches.

Preferred Qualifications

C/C++ and Python.

Experience with one or more assembly languages and/or embedded systems is a plus.

Performance optimization experience is a plus

Solid math background.

Signal processing is a plus.

Numerical analysis or numerical error analysis is a plus.

Familiarity with Machine Learning is a plus.

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