KLA Careers

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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 Global Service Support Organization (GSS) team headquartered in Milpitas, CA is our service organization that consists of Service Sales and Marketing, Spares Supply Chain management, Field Operations, Product Training, and Technical Support.  The GSS organization partners with our field teams and customers in all business sectors to maintain the high performance and productivity of our products through a flexible portfolio of services. Our comprehensive services include: proactive management of tools to identify and improve performance; expertise in optics, image processing and motion control with worldwide service engineers, 24/7 technical support teams and knowledge management systems; and an extensive parts network to ensure worldwide availability of parts.


We are seeking a highly talented individual for an algorithm engineer position in Candela.  The successful candidate will join a world-class team of algorithm and software engineers to design advanced image processing algorithms used in unpatterned Wafer inspection tool.  One key qualification of the candidate is the ability to invent new ideas, analyze the complex system, and formulate a mathematical solution that is practical for use in production.  The candidate is expected to possess good oral and written communications skills to interact with other engineers and applications, locally or internationally, on a daily basis. 


  • Ph.D. or Master Degree in EE/CS/Mathematics or related fields
  • Strong background in at least one of the following areas: image processing, computer vision, pattern recognition, and machine learning
  • Strong linear system optimization, linear algebra background
  • Excellent mathematical and analytical skills
  • Knowledge in optics, computer architecture, or numerical methods
  • Proficient in C/C++ and object-oriented programming
  • Programming experiences in Linux/Unix environments
  • Experiences in MATLAB or other algorithm prototyping languages
  • Experiences in source code control software, C++ code optimization
  • Good oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize work accordingly

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