KLA Careers

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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?


Enabling the future 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.

Surfscan division operates under GPG focus on technology that enables wafer, IC and equipment manufacturers to develop, qualify and monitor their process tools. Surfscan products are near industry standard for unpattern wafer inspection. They are the first to be adopted by OEMs to qualify their equipment and Wafer/IC houses to develop the process.

The flagship Surfscan products include the SPx platforms for wafer surface quality and wafer defect inspection tools and systems for inspection of polished wafers, epi wafers and engineered substrates during the wafer fabrication process. 


  • Acquire and demonstrate technical knowledge of Surfscan software.
  • Be the technology evangelist for Surfscan product division
  • Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors.
  • Ensuring that detailed designs, code, and unit tests, are consistent, robust, future-proof and scalable.
  • Understand and make design and architectural improvements on existing software.
  • Participate in requirements definition and review process. Provide Technical assessment of the impact of any changes to product requirements.
  • Providing technical expertise to the estimation process as input to the project plan
  • Acquire knowledge of key use cases in Bare wafer inspection (IC & Wafer customers)
  • Follow KT defined software development processes
  • Lead small teams to develop key features on need basis.
  • In conjunction with the Technical Manager, identify, highlight, review and mitigate technical risks
  • Contributes to the continued improvement of the organization’s development procedures, by looking for opportunities for improvement and proposing ideas for solution.


Bachelor's degree in Computer science / Electronics / Electrical or equivalent field. 8+ years of experience with large software systems and/or semiconductor products


Master's degree in Computer science / Electronics / Electrical or equivalent field with 6+ years of experience with large software systems and/or semiconductor products


  • Experience in Architecting systems from scratch, technically leading project teams.
  • Experience in SW modernization using micro services, containerization/virtualization
  • Diverse Experience in OO analysis, design, development and unit testing
  • Strong in programming fundamentals, C#, C++, MFC and COM
  • Own and lead efforts in addressing machine critical customer issues and help achieve product entitlement. Flexible to travel and support customers
  • Thorough knowledge of SDLC and software engineering
  • Must be able to interact and communicate with all levels of staff and project management in both the business and the technical areas, with the ability to keep discussions at the appropriate level of abstraction
  • Possess excellent analytical, problem solving, organizational, interpersonal, and motivational skills, with the ability to move cleanly from theoretical to implementation thinking

Preferred Experience:

  • Knowledge in working with distributed, cross platform (Windows-Linux) application
  • Knowledge of KT specific or general semiconductor domain

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