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Sr. Software Engineer

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Company Overview

KLA Corporation, a leading provider of process control and yield management solutions, partners with customers around the world to develop state-of-the-art inspection and metrology technologies. These technologies serve the semiconductor, data storage, LED, and other related nanoelectronics industries. With a portfolio of industry-standard products and a team of world-class engineers and scientists, the company has created superior solutions for its customers for more than 35 years. Headquartered in Milpitas, Calif., KLA has dedicated customer operations and service centers around the world. Additional information may be found at www.kla-tencor.com.


The Film and Scatterometry Technology (FaST) Division provides industry leading metrology solutions for worldwide semiconductor IC manufacturers.  The FaST Division portfolio of metrology products includes hardware and software solutions for optical film thickness, optical critical dimension (CD), composition, and resistivity measurement systems.  These products are essential for the IC manufacturers as they provide critical metrology capabilities for the development and implementation of their advanced IC processes.  The FaST division is committed to support our customers to achieve performance entitlement of our solution and we effectively partner with our customers from their early research and development phase to the high volume in-line manufacturing implementation specific for their process needs.  The division consists of a global team located in US, Israel, China, and India.


We are looking for a senior software engineer to support the development of the next generation film and CD measurement technology and hardware.  Following the KLA Product Lifecycle methods, the candidate will be required to lead all phases of the software design/architecture, design reviews and requirements definition for systems and subsystems, and development/maintain of software features.  Software requirements documents, analyzing software performance and development of critical software features are key responsibilities for this position.  Other responsibilities for this position include interfacing with multi-disciplinary teams in the US and overseas, analyzing escalated issues, and bugfixes. The candidate may be required to travel to customer sites occasionally to support Beta tools or to address specific issues.


Ph.D  or Master degree in physics/applied sciences/ computer science/electrical engineering or related fields with at least 3 years of commercial product development experience. 

Candidates should have excellent written and oral communication skills.  Candidates should be familiar with fast prototyping, and have excellent problem-solving skills.  Prior experience in semiconductor equipment control and/or process control SW development would be considered a definite plus.

  • Excellent mathematical and analytical background
  • Excellent architecture and design experience using modular / OOP / OOD methodology
  • Hands-on experience on C#/C++ programming including multi-threading on Windows platform
  • Proven track record on software design, implementation and unit testing using Microsoft VS C# /C++
  • Ability to lead a small software project with team
  • GUI design and implementation using .Net framework
  • Documentation of software design artifacts  and algorithm specifications
  • Collaboration with SQC team on test case development and test execution
  • Experience on the metrology system, optics, semiconductor process is very desirable
  • Solid experience on at least 2 scripting languages in javascript, python, and perl is a plus

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 7 years of experience.ORMaster's Level Degree with at least 6 years of experience.ORDoctorate (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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