KLA Careers

Senior Algorithm & Machine Learning Scientist

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?


Develop the next generation of algorithms for semiconductor device and thin film metrology. The position requires a proven innovative track record in the related fields of algorithm development, statistical data analysis and signal processing, image analysis and machine learning. The candidate should have a background in engineering/math/physics and be comfortable and conversant in a range of disciplines from optics, information and noise analysis, solving optimization problems (forward and inverse).

The Algorithms Scientist will produce mathematical formulations, develop modeling tools, and perform data analysis and capability predictions on a variety of metrology technologies. The role will closely interface with other members of Advanced Development, Engineering, Algorithm and Application teams. The candidate should demonstrate ability to develop complex data analysis algorithms, software codes that can be used by others, understanding of experimental data analysis, and ability to guide others.



Education or experience includes:

  1. Designing, developing, modifying and diagnosing complex algorithms, utilizing C#, C++, R, Matlab or other tools and languages;
  2. Ability to invent, develop and implement new algorithms and ideas
  3. Matlab, Linear Algebra, Data Visualization
  4. Advanced optimization topics including compressive sensing and regularization
  5. Level Set and Implicit Surface methods
  6. Distributed and Parallel Computation methods
  7. Statistical analysis, modeling and optimization methods
  8. Signal and image processing, computer vision and machine learning
  9. Hands-on experience in object-oriented and functional programming
  10. Hands-on experience with products such as JMP, R, Matlab is a plus
  11. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  12. Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  13. Semiconductor optical metrology experience preferred.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with 8 years of experience   OR
  • Master’s degree with 5 years of experience   OR  
  • PhD with 3 years of experience   OR
  • equivalent experience.



Equal Employment Opportunity

KLA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

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