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Senior Firmware Lead/Architect ARM/Linux 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.

First to deliver the best imaging and classification data for every defect or point on any layer at any time.

EBeam’s mission encapsulates its role as the “eyes” of KLA’s product line, providing timely information on defects and critical locations on the wafer at the highest spatial resolution possible.  Customers use EBeam products alongside KLA patterned and bare wafer inspectors to quickly understand the nature of defects and other imperfections on product wafers and take action to correct the manufacturing process.

Responsibilities

This candidate will be working in the electrical design group, responsible for Arm and Micro Processor firmware development and integration with electronic Hardware, FPGA firmware, Driver and software for eBeam review and inspection tools.  He/She will be part of the hardware engineering team, working closely with other EE hardware, firmware, software, mechanical and system engineers to design and develop system firmware and electronic hardware.

Qualifications

 - Master (Ph.D, or equivalent degree) in EE

- Good experience with ARM and embedded micro-processor firmware design and programming with C language   

- Good experience with firmware system architecture, documentation and communication.

- Good firmware integration debug/test experience with FPGA, driver and prototype PCB assemblies.

- Familiar with Arm, Micro Processor, FPGA and related digital interface circuitry design and functions.

- Understand complex interfaces between hardware and software.

- Self-motivated team player with excellent verbal and written communication skills

- Good experience with Xilinx FPGA firmware design and programming with Verilog is a plus.

- Good experience with python script and diagnostic software development is a plus.

- Good experience with real time operation system (like Linux) is a plus.

- Experience of real time image collection system development is a plus. 

- Experience of industry equipment development is a plus

Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate (Academic) with at least 5 years of experience. OR Master's Level Degree with at least 6 years of experience. OR Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 7 years of direct related 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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