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Systems Design Engineer

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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.

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.


The successful candidate will join a high-calibre team of systems engineers and research scientists to enhance DUV inspection and metrology tools for reticles and photomasks.

The candidate will likely also contribute to the next generation actinic EUV inspection platform development. He/She is expected to:

•Conceive of and conduct experiments through prototyping, data-taking, and simulations to analyze our highly complex systems
•One important attribute is the ability to interact with optical, EE, mechanical, software, and algorithm as well as manufacturing engineers to derive system-level specifications and troubleshoot ill-defined performance issues.
•Apply laboratory experience in the field of EE, optics, physics, or applied physics is highly desirable. Familiarity with Matlab, Python or similar software is a must.


  • Hands-on laboratory experience in physics, optics, or electrical engineering
  • Ability to analyze complex data and derive solutions
  • Independent and curious
  • Prefer PhD in Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics or Optics

Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate (Academic) OR Master's Level Degree with at least 3 years of experience. OR Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 5 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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