KLA Careers

Optical 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?


The Instruments Group is focused on development of advanced inspection and metrology equipment used in high-volume production and research and development environments. Organization is globally located in US, China, and Singapore. The Instruments Group provides mission-critical cost-effective solutions for power electronics, LED, communications, automotive, data storage, and other related nanoelectronics and materials science applications. We partner with our customers to provide advanced hardware and software solutions to enhance yield and lower overall production costs by supplying world-leading inspection, metrology and review systems. In addition to developing valuable product solutions, the Instruments Group provides support to customers to achieve performance entitlement through sharing and implementation of application BKMs (Best Known Methods).



  • Lead development of state-of-the-art optical systems
  • Develop and define optical system requirements for next generation products
  • Develop cutting edge optical components, modules and devices with leading industry suppliers
  • Develop optical concepts from idea to lab system and prototype
  • Develop innovative optical diagnostics algorithms and automation routines 


  • Strong theoretical background in optical systems including imaging and illumination systems
  • Hands-on in optical systems prototyping, testing and integration
  • Hands-on in optical components, modules and systems characterization and qualification
  • Ability to design and execute lab feasibility and proof of concept setups
  • Experienced in development of image processing and lab automation algorithms using Matlab and LabVIEW

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's with 3 years experience OR Masters with 2 years experience, in Optical Engineering

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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