KLA Careers

Software 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 Broadband Plasma Division (BBP) provides market-leading patterned wafer optical inspection systems for leading-edge IC manufacturing. Logic, foundry, and memory customers depend on BBP products to detect yield-critical defects for process debug and excursion monitoring at advanced process nodes.    

BBP flagship products include the 29xx and 39xx series which leverage Broadband Plasma technology to capture a wide range of defects with ultimate sensitivity at the optical inspection speeds needed for inline defect monitoring.



Based in Shanghai, China

  • Engineers in the IMC SW team is expected to gather requirements, design and develop software infrastructure features for the image computer sub-system of the wafer inspector software
  • IMC SW engineer will have skills to acquire, transform and present data from various sources to run advanced image processing algorithms on a high performance cluster. 
  • Ideal candidates are passionate about software and computer architecture. They will have exceptional skills and hands on experience with development in Java and C++  in a Linux environment. 
  • A deep understanding of multi-threaded, multi process and distributed software systems working in Linux HPC clusters is needed.  


Essential Skills

1. Object Oriented Design & Programing in Java or C++ 
2. Data Structures and algorithms
3. Linux System Programming
4. Distributed & HPC Systems 
5. Scripting using python 
6. Understanding of various networking stacks
Desirable Skills
1. Cloud technologies for network, storage, containerization and compute clusters.
2. Building and configuring Linux kernels, and designing and troubleshooting network infrastructure;
3. Linux Device Driver Development
4. GPU Architectures and CUDA (CuGraph, CuData, CuML etc).
5. Distributing computing frameworks like Apache Spark, DASK;
6. Data science skills to acquire, transform and present data from various sources to build powerful debugging and analysis software.

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