KLA Careers

AI Algorithms 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?


KLA has always had a close relationship with physics and data.  Our optical and electron beam inspection and measurement tools use cutting edge physics models, both for hardware design and as part of their algorithms.  AI, including several traditional machine learning techniques and deep learning are routinely used to process this data to meet application requirements.

The AI & Modeling Center of Excellence, centered in KLA’s R&D facility in Ann Arbor, MI, was setup with the mission of advancing KLA’s traditional strengths in physics and data and providing implementation solutions for multiple KLA Inspection and Metrology products targeted at the semiconductor manufacturing industry.


As a part of this group, you will be part of a world class team of physicists, HPC system designers, machine learning and application engineers who build cutting edge solutions for modeling complex imaging techniques and semiconductor processes.  You will also work with a data scientists and AI infrastructure engineers whose mission is to build and scale machine learning based solutions for our semiconductor customers.

We are looking for engineers in a few different fields.  If you are passionate about Physics Modeling, High Performance Computing - HPC (including GPU), ML, Data, or Cloud technologies – this is the place for you!


KLA is seeking a motivated individual for an engineer position in world-class algorithm group within the reticle product division (RAPID).

•This individual will utilize his/her skills in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to develop modeling algorithms to be integrated into KLA’s state of the art inspection platforms.

•Responsibilities of this position: explore Convolution Neural Network applications for the development of novel database modeling; collaborate with software and computer groups to design and implement data management, model training and inference flow; improve accuracy and computation efficiency through iterations of data analysis and algorithm customization.

•This person is expected to bring forward creative ideas, develop production code and provide support as needed. This candidate shall work tightly with Milpitas team during initial phase and able to lead Ann Arbor project team at later phase.

•This person shall possess bolts and nuts knowledge of various Deep Learning and bridge with conventional computer vision and image processing techniques. Significant experiences in C++ production software development and Deep Learning deployment on GPU platform is essential.

•The candidate is expected to possess good oral and written communications skills to interact with other development and applications engineers daily.

Deep Learning techniques for imaging applications

Image and signal processing

Familiarity with Data analysis and visualization tools

Knowledge about GPU architect

Linear and non-linear optimizations

Algorithm development with C++ & Python in unix / linux environment

Capability to formulate creative solutions through analyzing complex data

Good communication skills

Ph.D. or MS in Applied Math, EE, Computer Science or related discipline


PhD or Masters with 3 years experience in Engineering or related area.

Minimum Qualifications

PhD or Masters with 3 years experience in Engineering or related area.

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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