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Software 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.

Central Engineering is KLA's largest engineering organization comprised of 9 Centers-of-Excellence (CoE) in various disciplines applied across all product groups in the company. These CoE include Handling & Automation, Precision Motion Control, Sensors & Image Acquisition, Platform Design, and Packaging Engineering, among others. Talent includes over 500 engineers across global centers in Israel, China, India, and the US. Each CoE contributes not just talent and deliverables per discipline toward product programs, but also subject matter expertise, best practices, roadmaps, specialized facilities, apparatus, models, and analytics. These differentiate KLA not only in WHAT we do, but also in HOW we do it.




  1. Software development, including design, implementation and unit testing in collaborative team environment using Microsoft VS C#/C++ or Linux C++
  2. GUI design and algorithm implementation using .Net WinForms and WPF
  3. Machine control, equipment driver development following system requirements
  4. Following KLA-Tencor software development process, and write design and development documents in English
  5. International travel for customer support



Preferred Qualifications

  1. MS or PHD in Computer Science and related technical field, new college graduates are welcomed
  2. Experience with C++, C#, Matlab, XML, .Net WinForms, WPF, multithread programming under Windows, or C++ programming under Linux platform
  3. Skilled in modern development practices, including object oriented design, design patterns, and automated unit testing
  4. Experience of MongoDB or SQL server and database management is preferred
  5. Experience in image processing is preferred
  6. Knowledge of software architecture fundamentals and software development process is preferred
  7. Fluent English and excellent communication skills
  8. Ability to travel internationally for customer support


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