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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 scientist will join the advanced application development team, a multidisciplinary team responsible for developing state of art applications, models, algorithms, and new analysis methodology for the state of the art optical metrology.




We are looking for a highly motivated scientist to join an R&D team that develops technologies and algorithms to be in the heart of the most advanced optical metrology systems used in the semiconductor industry.


  • Advanced data analysis, developping machine learning capabilities associated with physical insights
  • Design of experiment
  • Physical and mathematical modeling 
  • Simulations of interactions between light and complex grating structures 
  • Developing algorithms for the state of the art optical metrology systems
  • Close interaction with customers in the USA and East-Asia that are the leaders in the semiconductor manufacturing industry (up to 20% travel time)



  • Advanced degree in physics/electrical engineering/applied mathematics/biomedical engineering or related fields from a leading university
  • Data analysis skills, machine learning knowledge
  • Experienced in optics/optical metrology/diffraction grating structures/algorithm development- advantage
  • Analytical capabilities and good physical intuition
  • Highly familiar with programming tools such as MATLAB/Python 
  • Team player
  • Highly creative
  • Works in a dynamic environment
  • Leadership capabilities