KLA Careers

Systems Design 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 SWIFT (Simultaneous Wafer Inspection at Fast Throughput) division is part of the Wafer Inspection Group (WIG) and consists in an organization globally located in US, Germany, India, and Singapore.
The SWIFT division has the mission to  provide cost-effective solutions for high-sampling wafer inspection applications. We effectively partner with field support teams and customers to lower overall fab costs by supplying world-leading high-throughput inspection, metrology and review systems. Our comprehensive product portfolio includes: all-wafer-surface (frontside, backside, and edge) macro inspection, standalone high-sampling inspection, and standalone edge inspection and metrology tools that are deployed across several advanced wafer fabs for a large number of applications.
Besides developing valuable products, the SWIFT division provides support to the customers to achieve performance entitlement through the sharing and implementation of applications BKM (Best Known Methods).


  1. Develop metrology system and subsystem specifications
  2. Develop algorithms of interferometric data processing and image processing
  3. Design, prototype and test the data acquisition and motion control systems
  4. Document design, testing and diagnosis procedures to transfer the design to manufacturing
  5. Vendor development
  6. Support the production and field service


  1. MS or Ph. D. in optics, physics, or related engineering fields
  2. At least 5 years’ experience in optical imaging system designs, interferometer designs, and coherent, partial coherent and incoherent illumination system designs in the fields of semiconductor metrology, inspection or in precision medical instruments
  3. Knowledge of geometry and physical optics and optical aberrations theory is a must
  4. Good writing and verbal communication skills
  5. Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team environment is essential

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