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Algorithm Developer

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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?


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.


Job title:

Algorithm Developer


Job description:

  The algorithm team of the Corporate Platform Group of the Central Engineering Division is expanding. We are looking for a passionate algorithm developer to work on advanced, cutting edge, automation metrology instruments incorporating 3D inertial navigation, computer vision and machine learning algorithms. In this job, you will design signal and image processing algorithms, apply anomaly detection and classification algorithms, develop 3D navigation algorithm based on motion sensors, perform experiments in the lab, write down, FRS and algorithm review documents.  In all phases of development, you will work in collaboration with SW, HW and Mechanical teams. In up to 10% of the time, overseas travels to scientific and technology conferences, as well as to customer and corporate sites, are expected.


Mandatory Requirements:

  • MSc/PhD (an advantage) in physics, mechanical engineering, aeronautics engineering, electrical engineering or computer engineering.
  • Skilled in image and signal processing algorithms.
  • Background in designing machine learning algorithms.
  • At least three years of hands on experience with MATLAB or Python.
  • Good understanding of optical imaging systems and image formation.



  • Experience in designing 3D navigation algorithms.
  • Experience with robotics and machine vision systems.
  • Experience in designing computer vision algorithms.