KLA Careers

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?

Group/Division

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.

Responsibilities

  • This individual will utilize his/her skills in systems, hardware (optical, electrical, electron optics, and mechanical), algorithms, and software to develop, improve, document, and support CCD detector and calibration software to be integrated into our state of the art inspection platforms.
  • Develop cutting-edge algorithms for hardware tuning to image patterns at the nanometer level
  • Think out of the box to come up with creative solutions to detect “needle in a haystack”
  • Be motivated to attack and solve problems rarely found elsewhere.
  • Occasional global travel to customer sites to support installations
  • Will spend time in clean-room environments in performing some tasks (10%-20%)

Qualifications

  • MS/Ph.D degree in Physics, Optics, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Science
  • Prefer at least three years of working experience in an industrial environment
  • Experience with CCD imaging system is highly desired
  • Knowledge of at least one scripting language
  • Experience with LabView required
  • 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
  • Occasional global travel to customer sites to support installations
  • Knowledge of and laboratory exposure to optics, electrical, and opto-mechanical and electron optics systems
  • Knowledge of servo control is a plus
  • 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

Master's Level Degree OR Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 2 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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