KLA Careers

Algorithm 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 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.


KLA is seeking a motivated individual for an engineer position in world-class algorithm group within the reticle product division (RAPID).

•This individual will utilize his/her skills in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to develop modeling algorithms to be integrated into KLA’s state of the art inspection platforms.

•Responsibilities of this position: explore Convolution Neural Network applications for the development of novel database modeling; collaborate with software and computer groups to design and implement data management, model training and inference flow; improve accuracy and computation efficiency through iterations of data analysis and algorithm customization.

•This person is expected to bring forward creative ideas, develop production code and provide support as needed. This candidate shall work tightly with Milpitas team during initial phase and able to lead Ann Arbor project team at later phase.

•This person shall possess bolts and nuts knowledge of various Deep Learning and bridge with conventional computer vision and image processing techniques. Significant experiences in C++ production software development and Deep Learning deployment on GPU platform is essential.

•The candidate is expected to possess good oral and written communications skills to interact with other development and applications engineers daily.


Deep Learning techniques for imaging applications

Image and signal processing

Familiarity with Data analysis and visualization tools

Knowledge about GPU architect

Linear and non-linear optimizations

Algorithm development with C++ & Python in unix / linux environment

Capability to formulate creative solutions through analyzing complex data

Good communication skills

Ph.D. or MS in Applied Math, EE, Computer Science or related discipline

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. + 2 year or M.S. + 5 year 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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