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Sr. Systems Software Engineer (OOP|CUDA|GPU|C++)

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 Wafer Inspection Division (WIN) is the world leader in the design and manufacture of advanced optical inspection tools for inline monitoring of process defects in advanced semiconductor factories.


Your responsibilities will include design of experiments, compute system modeling, requirements specification, design, implementation, and testing of KLA wafer inspection software, especially, but not limited to, inspection features that utilize the physical design of the chip under inspection.   In this role your responsibilities will span many different applications, primarily written in C++, Java, Python, CUDA, and JavaScript, and several different development environments, primarily Windows and Linux.


Ideal candidate has experience refining problem statements, identifying and analyzing candidate solutions, specifying requirements, designing, implementing, and testing compute system solutions.  Object oriented design experience required, preferably in Java &/or C++.  Experience with EDA tools, phyiscal IC design flows, semiconductor manufacturing methods & tools, machine control software development, image processing, machine learning, GPU programming, or computational geometry a plus.

Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate (Academic) with at least 6 years of experience. OR Master's Level Degree with at least 8 years of experience. OR Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 10 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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