KLA Careers

Algorithm Intern

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.

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.

Responsibilities

The team is responsible for real-time algorithms research and development. This individual will utilize his/her strong skills in image processing, computer vision, deep learning, mathematics, and software to build algorithms for the world most advanced wafer inspection platforms. Responsibilities of this position include
 
Analyze the signal and noise characteristics of current and emerging IC yield limiting defects, formulating algorithmic solutions, and validating them via simulation and prototyping.
Work with product system engineering team to define the algorithm performance specification and use it to guide the algorithm design and implementation.
Act as the algorithm representative during system level hardware/software integration.
Provide algorithm technical support during product demo and beta testing, work with domain experts from other functional teams on special customer engagement projects.
Participate in software quality assurance activities required by the software development process. 

Qualifications

Strong background in image processing, computer vision, math, deep learning and/or pattern recognition
Significant experience of C++ development in both windows and Linux environment
Strong mathematic skills in linear algebra and optimization
Ability to formulate solutions through analyzing complex data
Great interpersonal and communication skills
Knowledge in semi-conductor photo-lithography or VLSI process is desired but not required
PhD candidate in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics or Physics  

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