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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, 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.



  • Develop real-time software to support development of the next generation reticle inspection tools.
  • Collaborate with existing staff to:
    • Drive requirements specifications
    • Define algorithm details
    • Complete C++ software design
    • Code and test software at the bench level
    • Deploy software on next gen inspection machines, debug and characterize performance
    • Support integration of Alpha and Beta systems and Beta testing at customer sites
  • These tasks will require working with other engineering groups such as Optics engineers, Systems engineers and Manufacturing + Service engineers to ensure flawless integration and test at the subsystem and system level.
  • Address and resolve product issues thru the product phases.
  • Cross-train with current staff to learn details of existing SW/HW subsystems involving precision motion control, beam pointing control, optics positioning control and vibration isolation



  • Minimum BSEE, BSCS or similar technical degree
  • MSEE or MSCS preferred
  • Strong exposure to object-oriented programming in C++
  • Linux OS familiarity preferred
  • Academic background in automatic control preferred

Minimum Qualifications

Master's Level Degree OR Bachelor's Level Degree

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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