KLA Careers

Software Engineer-QA

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?


Enabling the movement toward advanced chip design, KLA's Measurement, Analytics and Control group (MACH) is looking for the best and brightest research scientists, software engineers, application development engineers and senior product technology process engineers to join our team.

The MACH team's mission is to collaborate with our customers to innovate technologies and solutions that detect and control highly complex process variations—at their source—rather than compensate for them at later stages of the manufacturing process.

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. Our MACH team develops leading-edge solutions for patterning process analytics and control technologies, thereby providing customers with critical insight at the feature level, field level and cross-wafer analysis. Our teams also develop advanced modeling simulation, data analytics and process control modeling technologies.

As a member of the MACH team, you’ll be joining the most sophisticated and successful process-control company in the semiconductor industry--working across functions to solve the most complex technical problems in the digital age.



  1. Write test plans and test cases for data analysis software products, including windows applications, database servers and APIs.
  2. Verify compliance with software requirements and general product usability.
  3. Automated and manual test execution using standard SQA practices.
  4. Collaborate with other quality contributors, such as scientists or subject matter experts.
  5. Verification of fixed defects. 


  1. MS or BS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or other technical field
  2. Familiarity with software quality assurance processes, including writing of test plans and use of defect tracking systems
  3. Experience with Windows operating systems
  4. Strong skills in scripting languages, such as Visual Basic or Perl.
  5. Experience with automated test tools, such as TestComplete.
  6. Experience with Microsoft .Net platform, Visual Studio development tools and C# or C++ is a plus
  7. Knowledge of software development lifecycle and build/release of commercial software

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