KLA Careers

Electrical 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.

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.


  • Excellent problem analysis and solving skills.
  • Curiosity and desire to research new HPC technologies and evaluate their suitability for use in new designs.
  • Strong skills with the Linux OS, including familiarity with net-boot methods, scripting languages such as Python, Perl, and Shell.  Familiarity with loading hardware drivers in the Linux OS.
  • Solid understanding of RAID technology and methods to maximize data storage capacity and achieve maximum data throughput.
  • Ability to develop rigorous test plans to thoroughly qualify new designs.
  • Ability to pay close attention to the small details that make the difference between superior and adequate designs.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Enthusiasm and energetic personality.

The opportunities are limitless in the technical areas; we are always looking to incorporate leading edge technologies into our design to boost performance and improve reliability. This job also requires close cooperation with neighboring functional teams.  Candidates with strong leadership potential will get opportunities and guidance to develop and grow in that direction as well.


  • BS degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering (Advanced degree a plus)
  • Solid programming and debugging skills with scripting languages under Linux, particularly Python, Perl, and Shell
  • Solid experience with Windows and Linux operating systems
  • Experience developing scripts for testing computing hardware (under Windows & Linux)
  • Experience setting up virtual machine GI’s to match a given hardware environment
  • Solid skills in software / mechanical / electrical systems level testing

Minimum Qualifications

Master's Level Degree OR Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 2 years of directly 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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