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Software Engineer

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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-Tencor, 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 RAPID division is the world leading provider of reticle inspection solutions for the semiconductor industry. The company provides inspection solutions to both the mask shops and the semiconductor fabs to ensure that lithography yields are consistently high thus enabling cost-effective manufacturing.


  • The best candidates for this position will be a highly motivated self-driven individual who has strong C++ programming skill and troubleshooting, debugging skill with thorough knowledge in machine control and multi-threaded programming environment.
  • While primarily working on machine control software on mask inspection systems, the candidate will interact with multidisciplinary engineering teams including electrical, mechanical, optical, algorithm, and other SW team to acquire in-depth domain knowledge and troubleshoot system problems

Preferred Qualifications

  • BS, MS or PhD, in Computer Science / Engineering or similar fields
  • Strong technical skills in OOD/OOP, design patterns, interface definitions are essential.
  • Demonstrated multitasking/threading programming experience are required.
  • Strong software diagnostic and troubleshooting skills are required.
  • Linux administration knowledge and UML knowledge are plus.
  • Strong team player and motivated by team success. 
  • Experience in semiconductor fab operations/manufacturing technology (optional)

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Level Degree

Equal Employment Opportunity

KLA-Tencor 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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