KLA Careers

Electrical Design 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?


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.


Highly motivated self-driven individual with strong knowledge of electronics system design, electrical sub-system design, optics systems, embedded system design and motion control systems.

Must have excellent understanding of capabilities of latest high-end electronics devices such as FPGA, processors, ADC, DAC, CCD.

Also must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills to be able to collaborate with cross-functional teams, consisting of program managers, product marketing managers, key HW functional groups, SW and algorithm group.

Ideal candidate must be able to create and propose electronics subsystem architecture for next generation capital equipment, utilizing novel complex solutions to meet marketing and customer requirements.  

Acts as technical lead for EE development team, ensuring all performance parameters are identified and met.


Diversified knowledge and experience in electrical systems, complex electronic design, analog/digital design, advanced FPGA design, control systems, embedded processor based electronic hardware, opto electronics, electrical system design, precision motion control systems, image acquisition, processing, data conversion.

Must be flexible and adaptive to adjust project focus based on dynamics of business and program development.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Experince in technical project management is a plus.

Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate (Academic) with at least 5 years of experience. OR

Master's Level Degree with at least 8 years of experience. OR

Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 12 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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