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 LS-SWIFT Division of KLA’s Global Products Group provides patterned wafer inspection systems for high-volume semiconductor manufacturing.  Its mission is to deliver market-leading cost of ownership in defect detection for a broad range of applications in the production of semiconductors. Customers from the foundry, logic, memory, automotive, MEMS, advanced packaging and other markets rely upon high-sample wafer inspection information generated by LS-SWIFT products.

LS (Laser Scanning) systems enable cost-effective patterned wafer defect detection for the industry’s most sophisticated process technologies deployed in leading-edge foundry, logic, DRAM, and NAND fabs.  SWIFT (Simultaneous Wafer Inspection at Fast Throughput) systems deliver all-wafer-surface (frontside, backside, and edge) macro inspection that is critical for automotive IC, MEMS, and advanced packaging processes as well as foundry/logic and memory fabs.

LS-SWIFT operates from a global footprint that includes the US, Singapore, India and Germany, and serves a worldwide customer base across Asia, Europe and North America.



  • Understand system, subsystem and interface requirements and apply to new developments
  • Perform feasibility studies and proof of concepts
  • Conduct analysis, such as circuit, timing, thermal/cooling, DC/DC power design, electrical loads
  • Participate in a development team to design electronics subsystems and printed circuit boards
  • Integrate electronics subsystems and perform system-level testing
  • Support product line sustaining engineering, addressing obsolete or end-of-life parts, board or sub-systems, and developing new features to improve existing products
  • Collaborate with manufacturing and service teams to support a smooth product transition into manufacturing
  • Work closely with suppliers to ensure all design requirements are specified and achieved and address and resolve product issues throughout the product phases
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Optical, Mechanical, Software and Systems Engineering, supply chain organizations, etc.


  • Ph D. or 3+ years relevant industry experience designing board level RF/analog and digital circuits
  • Working knowledge and experience in electrical circuit design (analog/RF design, Highspeed digital design, FPGA design, signal/power integrity, etc.)
  • Comfortable with lab environments such as oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, etc.
  • Knowledge of Spice and EM(electromagnetic) simulation and lab correlation
  • Experience with schematic capture and board layout tools including OrCAD & Cadence Allegro
  • Experience with data analysis through MATLAB and/or Python is a plus
  • Must be a self-driven and solid team player, and be able to work in a multi-discipline and multi-culture global organization
  • Good verbal and written communication skills 

Minimum Qualifications

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