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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.

First to deliver the best imaging and classification data for every defect or point on any layer at any time.

EBeam’s mission encapsulates its role as the “eyes” of KLA’s product line, providing timely information on defects and critical locations on the wafer at the highest spatial resolution possible.  Customers use EBeam products alongside KLA patterned and bare wafer inspectors to quickly understand the nature of defects and other imperfections on product wafers and take action to correct the manufacturing process.


  • Responsible for software development activities using C#/C++
  • Acquire and demonstrate technical knowledge of inspector software
  • Participate in end to end product development lifecycle activities
  • Acquire knowledge of key use cases in defect inspection using eBeam tools
  • Collaborate with teams across different geographical zones to drive / develop / deliver software solutions
  • Work across groups including systems/hardware, marketing, applications and manufacturing on all aspects of software project including requirement definition, design, development, deployment, support and service
  • Understand and put to effective use software development best practices.
  • Understand, troubleshoot, and drive difficult issues that span whole software systems. Able to uncover root cause and to devise and drive innovative analyses and solutions for complex problems.
  • Travel to other KLA sites and customer sites on a needed basis



  • Required: Good academics. BE/BS/BTech/MS/MTech degree in Computer Science/SW Engg/Electronics/Electrical Engg.
  • Required: 3 or more years of SW development experience.
  • Required: Strong in programming fundamentals, using .NET/C#, C, C++,  OOAD
  • Required : Understanding and ability to apply Design Patterns
  • Required: Experience in Multi-threaded software application programming.
  • Required: Thorough knowledge of SDLC and software engineering
  • Required: Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Required: Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Required: Strong analytical and problem solving abilities
  • Required: Proven experience in debugging complex software
  • Preferred: .Net Remoting, Interprocess communication and Multi core programming.
  • Preferred: Experience with Machine control or Factory Automation software, electron optics, SEM. 
  • Preferred: Knowledge of Agile or other process models
  • Optional: Knowledge of KLA specific or general semiconductor domain

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