KLA Careers

Mgr, Software Engrg 2

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 Vision Systems division focuses on the backend of the line semiconductor industry providing fully automated tools to inspect and sort, finished integrated circuit packages.  For more than 15 years, ICOS has been a market leader with tray-to-tray and tray-to-tape inspection and sorting tools found in the production facilities of all major chipmakers in the world. Our market-leading technology and superior customer service requires strong talent in optics, machine control, algorithms and applications within our engineering teams.  The ICOS division headquarters are in Leuven, Belgium with additional engineering and manufacturing operations in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China.


As Software team lead you are responsible for the day to day managing of your local and international team and the software running on the ICOS wafer level packaging 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:

  • Managing the day to day planning of your local team in an agile way and interact with the team leads of the Malaysian and Indian team to set the correct priorities
  • Acting as the owner of the software stack, design and quality and as such taking responsibility for the quality and on time delivery of projects. This includes building up hands-on knowledge of the machine and validating the SW correctness on the machine if needed, but also participate in code reviews.
  • Interfacing with the business and other stakeholders to set the correct priorities in the software planning.
  • Translating business requirements into software requirements and a solid architecture.
  • Collaborating with other software teams to look for synergies and share best practices.
  • Regular business travel to support our customer base and interact with your overseas team in Malaysia  


  • Minimum a MS degree in engineering with at least 5 years of experience or similar through experience.
  • Experience in SW architecture and writing requirements
  • Knowledge of object oriented programming and design with hands-on experience in minimally 2 programming languages like C#, C++ or Java.
  • Knowledge of C++, C#, WPF, Python, GIT, SQL and Scrum are a plus.
  • Sound understanding of low-level machine control using PLC HW
  • Experience in machine development or industrial automation is an asset
  • Experience in managing a software teams.
  • Experience with managing overseas teams is a plus
  • Strong communication, analytical, and problem solving skills.
  • Fluent in English

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