KLA Careers

Algorithms Engineer (Image Processing|Signal Process|Geometrical|Fourier Optics|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?


KLA has always had a close relationship with physics and data.  Our optical and electron beam inspection and measurement tools use cutting edge physics models, both for hardware design and as part of their algorithms.  AI, including several traditional machine learning techniques and deep learning are routinely used to process this data to meet application requirements.

The AI & Modeling Center of Excellence, centered in KLA’s R&D facility in Ann Arbor, MI, was setup with the mission of advancing KLA’s traditional strengths in physics and data and providing implementation solutions for multiple KLA Inspection and Metrology products targeted at the semiconductor manufacturing industry.

As a part of this group, you will be part of a world class team of physicists, HPC system designers, machine learning and application engineers who build cutting edge solutions for modeling complex imaging techniques and semiconductor processes.  You will also work with a data scientists and AI infrastructure engineers whose mission is to build and scale machine learning based solutions for our semiconductor customers.

We are looking for engineers in a few different fields.  If you are passionate about Physics Modeling, High Performance Computing - HPC (including GPU), ML, Data, or Cloud technologies – this is the place for you!


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 Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to develop modeling algorithms to be integrated into KLA’s state of the art inspection platforms.

Responsibilities of this position include:

  • Explore Convolution Neural Network applications for the development of novel database modeling
  • Collaborate with software and computer groups to design and implement data management, model training and inference flow
  • Improve accuracy and computation efficiency through iterations of data analysis and algorithm customization.
  • Bring forward creative ideas, develop production code and provide support as needed.
  • This candidate shall work tightly with the Milpitas and Ann Arbor project teams.


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

  • Knowledge of various Deep Learning and can bridge with conventional computer vision and image processing techniques.

  • Image and Signal Processing is a must 

  • Understanding of geometrical and Fourier optics is a plus

  • Significant experiences in C++ production software development 

  • Understanding of Deep Learning techniques for imaging application

  • Familiarity with Data analysis and visualization tools

  • Linear and non-linear optimizations

  • Algorithm development with C++ & Python in Linux environment

  • Capability to formulate creative solutions through analyzing complex data

  • Good oral and written communications skills to interact with other development and applications engineers daily

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctorate (Academic) OR

  • Master's Level Degree with at least 3 years of experience OR

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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