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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 Broadband Plasma Division (BBP) provides market-leading patterned wafer optical inspection systems for leading-edge IC manufacturing. Logic, foundry, and memory customers depend on BBP products to detect yield-critical defects for process debug and excursion monitoring at advanced process nodes.    

BBP flagship products include the 29xx and 39xx series which leverage Broadband Plasma technology to capture a wide range of defects with ultimate sensitivity at the optical inspection speeds needed for inline defect monitoring.



Engr, Software 4
Job Responsibilities/Qualifications
Keywords: C++, OOAD, s/w design, C#

Description: This person has to be academically sound and posses strong technical leadership abilities. Should be able to drive requirements/design problems to closure within the constraints of the current system. Should have enough engineering background to gain a deep understanding of KLA?s domain and working of its tools.

Qualifications in priority order:
1. Required: Strong academics. BE/BTech/MS/MCA/MTech (CS/Electronics/Physics/ECE degree)
2. Required: Develop backend server using C#/.net core/Java
3. Required: Good analytical and problem solving abilities
4. Required: 3 - 5 years experience with specialization in Microservices architecture.
5. Required: Thorough knowledge of SDLC and software engineering
6. Required: Strong communication and team work skills
7. Preferred: Web UI frameworks i.e. Angular, React and Design and Generate scalable RESTful API and gRPC
8. Preferred: Experience in defining requirements, leading project teams
9. Optional: Python, GPU, CUDA framework related data science technologies
10. Optional: Knowledge of KLA specific or general semiconductor domain
11. Handle big data using hybrid CPU/GPU compute platform
12. Participate in full software life-cycle development including data storage design, UI design, development, testing and deployment.

1. Acquire and demonstrate technical knowledge of inspector software
2. Participate in requirements definition and technical review process
3. Do requirements analysis, architectural analysis, design, devpt. and unit testing
4. Acquire knowledge of key use cases in defect inspection using WIN tools
5. Lead teams to develop key features
Standard P4 expectations:

Performs any of the following:

Engr, Software 4:  Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.  Exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.  Requires a BS degree or equivalent experience.

  1. Propose innovative technical solutions to challenging problems
  2. Train and mentor team in the areas of analyze, Debugging and performance tuning
  3. Contribute individually to product solution development
  4. Provide innovative solution to technical challenges
  5. Encourage team to adopt latest technology stacks



Strong academics. BE/BTech/MS/MCA/MTech (CS/Electronics/Physics/ECE degree)

 C++, C#, OOAD, s/w design, Microservices using RESTful API and gRPC