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Company Overview

KLA Corporation, a leading provider of process control and yield management solutions, partners with customers around the world to develop state-of-the-art inspection and metrology technologies. These technologies serve the semiconductor, data storage, LED, and other related nanoelectronics industries. With a portfolio of industry-standard products and a team of world-class engineers and scientists, the company has created superior solutions for its customers for more than 35 years. Headquartered in Milpitas, Calif., KLA has dedicated customer operations and service centers around the world. Additional information may be found at www.kla-tencor.com.


The LS-SWIFT (Laser Scan & Simultaneous Wafer Inspection at Fast Throughput) division is part of the Wafer Inspection Group (WIG) and consists in an organization globally located in US, India, and Singapore.
The LS-SWIFT division has the mission to provide cost-effective solutions for high-sampling wafer inspection applications. We effectively partner with field support teams and customers to lower overall fab costs by supplying world-leading high-throughput inspection, metrology and review systems. Our comprehensive product portfolio includes: all-wafer-surface (frontside, backside, and edge) macro inspection, laser scanning tools, standalone high-sampling inspection, and standalone edge inspection and metrology tools that are deployed across several advanced wafer fabs for a large number of applications.

Besides developing valuable products, the LS-SWIFT division provides support to the customers to achieve performance entitlement through the sharing and implementation of applications BKM (Best Known Methods).


  • Primarily responsible for software development using C++/C# using .net technologies on Windows platforms
  • Work as a software technical lead for software development
  • Provide technical leadership and be able to support the detailed analysis and tradeoffs for the various solutions
  • Acquire knowledge of key use cases in defect inspection using LS-SWIFT tools
  • Participate in end to end product development lifecycle activities
  • 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, champion and enforce software development best practices
  • Understand, troubleshoot, and drive difficult issues that span whole systems or organizations. Able to uncover root cause and to devise and drive innovative analyses and solutions for complex problems.
  • Travel to other KLA-Tencor sites and customer sites on a needed basis


  • 9+ years of experience with specialization in providing technical leadership with BE/BTech/MS/MCA/MTech.
  • Good academics. BE/BTech/MS/MCA/MTech (CS/Electronics/Physics/ECE degree)
  • Strong experience in requirements definition, design, development, effective reuse, diagnostics and configuration management
  • Strong in programming fundamentals, .Net and C++ with good software design and architecture exposure.
  • Thorough knowledge of SDLC and software engineering,
  • Knowledge of different Software estimation methodologies
  • Ability to lead teams to develop key features.
  • Good analytical and problem solving abilities
  • Strong verbal and written communication and team work skill
  • Exposure to Web technologies preferred
  • Knowledge of KLA specific or general semiconductor domain, FA prefered