KLA Careers

Software Engineer (Embedded Software/Firmware Development)

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?


At KLA, we don't just work on extraordinary technology, we define extraordinary technology!

The Global Service Support Organization (GSS) team headquartered in Milpitas, CA is our service organization that consists of Service Sales and Marketing, Spares Supply Chain management, Field Operations, Product Training, and Technical Support. The GSS organization partners with our field teams and customers in all business sectors to maintain the high performance and efficiency of our products through a flexible portfolio of services. Our comprehensive services include proactive management of tools to identify and improve performance; expertise in optics, image processing and motion control with worldwide service engineers, 24/7 technical support teams and knowledge management systems; and an extensive part's network to ensure worldwide availability of parts.



We are looking for passionate professionals to join our team!

Responsibilities will include:

  • Participation in a design team supporting the development of an electronics subsystem, board-level design, electronics subsystem integration, and system-level testing
  • Programming, solving and debugging with detailed knowledge in machine control and multi-threaded programming environment, software application or device layer programming
  • Working with manufacturing service teams to support a smooth product transition into manufacturing and the field


The successful candidate will possess:

  • Structure and coding Knowledge of SPARC or VxWORKS, C, C++, RTOS, Linux
  • Embedded image processing or data conversion a plus
  • A highly motivated individual able to work in a multi-discipline and multi-culture global organization as a driven teammate
  • Be flexible and adaptive to adjust project focus based on changes in business priority dynamics
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


Minimum Qualifications

Master Level Degree OR Bachelor's Level Degree with at least one year 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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