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Computer Science Data Engineer Intern

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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?


The Global Service Support Organization (GSS) team headquartered in Milpitas, CA is our service organization that consists of Service Sales and Marketing, Spares Supply Chain management, Field Operations, Engineering, Product Training, and Technical Support.  The GSS organization partners with our field teams and customers in all business sectors to maintain the high performance and productivity of our products through a flexible portfolio of services. Our comprehensive services include: proactive management of tools to identify and improve performance; expertise in optics, image processing and motion control with worldwide service engineers, 24/7 technical support teams and knowledge management systems; and an extensive parts network to ensure worldwide availability of parts.

The GSS organization's Engineering group develops data systems for improved diagnostics and predictive maintenance.  The data systems monitor the performance of fleets of KLA test and measurement equipment in semiconductor fabrication plant environments.  They collect, transform, and store data.  They provide visualizations, recommendations based on analytics, and alerts.  This exciting position will enable you to interact with a wide variety of engineers and KLA system data.   



  • Understand the data currently available in the data system, and what data transformations are needed to enable new data analytics applications
  • Design and implement data pipelines to ingest/extract, transform and store data to match analytics use cases
  • Interact with multi-site team members (Michigan, California) for requirement analysis, design, coding, integration and testing
  • Work with software, hardware, service, applications, and marketing groups as needed



Basic requirements: 

  • Technical expertise in one or more programming language (C#/Java/C++/C/Python)
  • Excellent software design/implementation capabilities
  • Strong understanding of data structures and algorithms
  • Good understanding of data processing and storage technologies such as SQL and/or NoSQL Database systems
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Motivated to learn new skills independently
  • Creative thinker with good problem-solving abilities


  • Basic understanding of statistics, data visualization, analytics, and machine learning
  • Experience with the following technical areas
    • Working with large data sets
    • Data cleaning techniques
    • Distributed computing principles
    • UML, OOP and OOD methodologies
    • Development of Python, Java, Scala, or MatLab applications
    • Multi-threaded and multi-core software application programming
    • Web development (HTTP, REST, JavaScript, HTML, CSS)
    • Working with a source control system
  • Intern experience developing a software application that ships to a customer and/or data storage/processing infrastructure used in production
  • Experience building or troubleshooting scientific instruments or other mechanical, electrical, and/or optical systems


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s level coursework in Computer Science, or other related technical field, such as Electronics / Electrical / Mechanical Engineering or Information Technology/Systems, coupled with strong Computer Science learning 

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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