KLA Careers

AlgorithmEngineer (Image Processing| Signal Processing| Computer vision| C++| Linux)

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 RAPID division is the world leading provider of reticle inspection solutions for the semiconductor industry. The company provides inspection solutions to both the mask shops and the semiconductor fabs to ensure that lithography yields are consistently high thus enabling cost-effective manufacturing.


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 Image processing, mathematics, and software to develop algorithms to be integrated into KLA’s state of the art inspection platforms.

•Responsibilities of this position include develop defect detection algorithms, apply image proc technique to maximize signal to noise ratio . This requires abstracting specific tasks into generic mathematic problem and finding customized algorithm solutions; balancing between rigor and practicality through comprehensive data analysis.

•This person is expected to bring forward creative ideas, develop production code and provide support as needed. This candidate shall be able to work independently and with a project team; provide input to hardware group on image quality and error budget base on Algorithm design and performance; engage constructively with marketing on product requirements and provide training to application team.

•Significant experience in C++ production software development and object-oriented programming is essential. Previous deployment of Convolution Neural Network for image applications is preferred.

•The candidate is expected to possess good oral and written communications skills to interact with other development and applications engineers daily.


Strong Image and signal processing skills

Algorithm development with C++ in unix / linux environment

Linear and non-linear optimizations

Capability to formulate creative solutions through analyzing complex data

Machine Learning for image applications

Good communication skills

Ph.D. or MS in Physics, Applied Math, EE, Computer Science or related discipline

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. or M.S. + 3 year 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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