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Senior Software Engineer (LabView)

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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.

The RAPID division is the world leading provider of reticle inspection solutions for the semiconductor industry. The company provides inspection solutions to both the mask shops and the semiconductor fabs to ensure that lithography yields are consistently high thus enabling cost-effective manufacturing.


  • This individual will utilize his/her skills in systems, hardware, algorithms, and software to develop, improve, document, and support system diagnostics and calibration software to be integrated into our state-of-the-art inspection platforms.
  • Develop cutting-edge algorithms for hardware tuning to image patterns at the nanometer level
  • Architect Calibration and Diagnostic software suite for RAPID machines in LabView
  • Drive and contribute to feature development from requirements to delivery
  • Select compute platform and software framework that meets current and future needs
  • Excellent design, analytical, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills.
  • Perform root cause analysis for failures and implement solutions
  • Lead a team of junior programmers and engineers
  • Think out of the box to come up with creative solutions to challenging problems rarely found elsewhere
  • Occasional global travel to customer sites to support installations
  • Will spend time in clean-room environments in performing some tasks (10%-20%)



Required skills

  • 10+ years of programming in LabView software and 3+ years at architect level
  • Have Certified LabView Architect (CLA) license
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Self-motivated to excel in assigned tasks and responsibilities
  • Project management experience
  • Track record of completed projects in LabView and other NI development suites
  • Experience developing measurement and calibration software
  • Possess high curiosity, be a fast learner, and have the drive to turn prototype ideas into quality production code used in mission critical applications.
  • Knowledge of and laboratory exposure to electrical, mechanical and optical measurement instruments

Preferred but not required

  • Hands on development in semi capex business segment
  • Python or other scripting language
  • Knowledge of C++, Java and C#

Minimum Qualifications

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