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Algorithms Engineer - AI/ML & Image Processing

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?


KLA is seeking a motivated individual for an engineer position in world-class algorithm group within the reticle product division (RAPID).

This individual will utilize his/her skills in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to develop modeling algorithms to be integrated into KLA’s state of the art inspection platforms.

Responsibilities of this position include:

  • Explore Convolution Neural Network applications for the development of novel database modeling
  • Collaborate with software and computer groups to design and implement data management, model training and inference flow
  • Improve accuracy and computation efficiency through iterations of data analysis and algorithm customization.
  • Bring forward creative ideas, develop production code and provide support as needed.
  • This candidate shall work tightly with the Milpitas and Ann Arbor project teams.


  • Ph.D. in Applied Math, EE, Computer Science or related discipline
  • Knowledge of various Deep Learning and can bridge with conventional computer vision and image processing techniques.
  • Image and Signal Processing is a must 
  • Significant experiences in C++ production software development 
  • Understanding of Deep Learning techniques for imaging application
  • Familiarity with Data analysis and visualization tools
  • Linear and non-linear optimizations
  • Algorithm development with C++ & Python in Linux environment
  • Capability to formulate creative solutions through analyzing complex data
  • Good oral and written communications skills to interact with other development and applications engineers daily

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctorate (Academic) OR
  • Master's Level Degree with at least 2 years of experience OR
  • Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 3 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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