KLA Careers

Embedded Software Engineer

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.

The RAPID division is the world leading provider of reticle inspection solutions for the semiconductor industry. The company provides inspection solutions to both the mask shops and the semiconductor fabs to ensure that lithography yields are consistently high thus enabling cost-effective manufacturing.


Project involves demanding real-time embedded applications including interrupt-driven task-based multi-threaded software for imaging system running on a real-time operating system (RTOS) such as real-time Linux for a high-reliability application

Responsibilities involve working closely with a small team to define the software architecture and requirements based on high-level system requirements and the entire design, implementation, and test of the real-time software.


  • MS/Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering, or Computer Science
  • At least 1 year of working experience in an industrial environment
  • Strong Knowledge of C++
  • Strong knowledge of Linux
  • Knowledge of device driver programming in Linux
  • Knowledge of PCIe protocol
  • Scripting (Python or other)
  • Experience with LabView desired
  • Knowledge of CCD based imaging system is a plus
  • The qualified candidate should possess high curiosity, be a fast learner, and have the drive to turn prototype ideas into quality production code used in mission critical applications.
  • Should be prepared to work in a clean room environment occasionally
  • In addition, the candidate should have good communication skills to interact with peers and engineers in other disciplines daily.
  • Be motivated to attack and solve problems rarely found elsewhere.

Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate (Academic)ORMaster's Level Degree with at least 2 years of experience.ORBachelor's Level Degree with at least 3 years of 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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