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Algorithm Engineer, Manager

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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.

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 include:

  • Lead and manage a team of strong algortihm engineers and software engineers to develop, optimize and deploy cutting edge solutions for eBeam products
  • Drive SW / Algo architecture design reviews and ensure scalability
  • Productize novel computer vision, AI and machine learning algorithms
  • Be accountable for compute roadmap for eBeam products. Identify and execute optimization strategies to meet cost goals on high performance computing systems
  • Ensure robust algorithms software development with a focus on automated testing



Key qualifications:

  • More than 15 years experience in developing and deploying computer vision, image processing and machine learning algorithms
  • 7 years or more of management experience
  • Experience leading cross functional teams in delivering quality algorithm suites on time 
  • Demonstrable experience in building Algorithm/SW stack from scratch
  • Strong, hand-on C/C++ development skills
  • Good understanding of optimization toolboxes relevant in computer vision: IPP, etc.
  • Ability to hire and retain talent




Minimum Qualifications


  • Masters +15 years of experience
  • OR Phd + 10 years

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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