KLA Careers

Electrical 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?


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. Enabling the movement 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.

The LS-SWIFT Division of KLA’s Global Products Group provides patterned wafer inspection systems for high-volume semiconductor manufacturing.  Its mission is to deliver market-leading cost of ownership in defect detection for a broad range of applications in the production of semiconductors. Customers from the foundry, logic, memory, automotive, MEMS, advanced packaging and other markets rely upon high-sample wafer inspection information generated by LS-SWIFT products.

LS (Laser Scanning) systems enable cost-effective patterned wafer defect detection for the industry’s most sophisticated process technologies deployed in leading-edge foundry, logic, DRAM, and NAND fabs.  SWIFT (Simultaneous Wafer Inspection at Fast Throughput) systems deliver all-wafer-surface (frontside, backside, and edge) macro inspection that is critical for automotive IC, MEMS, and advanced packaging processes as well as foundry/logic and memory fabs.

LS-SWIFT operates from a global footprint that includes the US, Singapore, India and Germany, and serves a worldwide customer base across Asia, Europe and North America.



  • Independently develop major product features on an FPGA and support complex projects to meet technology, performance, and schedule objectives
  • Understand and capture the project specifications and performance requirements on FPGA level.
  • Propose and develop RTL code in HDL, modify and integrate the existing IP cores to achieve the desired functionality.
  • Develop testbenches, perform functional and/or post layout simulations, timing analysis/closure, FPGA verification and validate on sensor characterization system.
  • Collaborate with hardware engineer, research scientist, sensor design and characterization experts to develop the sensor characterization solution and ensure flawless integration test at the subsystem and/or system level.
  • Document the design information and control the firmware source code.
  • Advise and assist the less experienced electrical design engineers


  • 7+ years relevant industry experience as a Design Engineer
  • Deep understanding and extensive experience in FPGA design including simulation, timing analysis and verification testbench development.
  • Hands on experience in development of FPGA from concept to production (spec, register definition and coding, Verilog RTL, synthesis, timing closure, debug, release to MFG)
  • Proficient in HDL language (System Verilog, Verilog).
  • Familiar with FPGA development tools, such as Vivado or Quartus software.
  • Experience with large scale FPGA (Xilinx UltraScale+ or Intel Stratix 10) development and using complex FPGA IPs such as embedded processors (ARM/MicroBlaze), Ethernet MAC, PCIe interface and DDR memory controller is a plus.
  • Experience with digital signal processing and working knowledge of 10G serdes operation
  • Knowledge and experience in SOC software development (C/C++ application and driver on embedded Linux) is a plus.
  • Comfortable with lab equipment like logic analyzer, oscilloscope etc.
  • Team player with good communication skills.
  • Strong technical project management skills

Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate (Academic) with at least 3 years of experience. OR Master's Level Degree with at least 5 years 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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