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Algorithm 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 Instruments Group is focused on development of advanced inspection and metrology equipment used in high-volume production and research and development environments. Organization is globally located in US, China, and Singapore. The Instruments Group provides mission-critical cost-effective solutions for power electronics, LED, communications, automotive, data storage, and other related nanoelectronics and materials science applications. We partner with our customers to provide advanced hardware and software solutions to enhance yield and lower overall production costs by supplying world-leading inspection, metrology and review systems. In addition to developing valuable product solutions, the Instruments Group provides support to customers to achieve performance entitlement through sharing and implementation of application BKMs (Best Known Methods).



Develop algorithms for defect detection and classification in SiC substrates and Epi layer. The role will closely interface with other members of the Engineering, Algorithm and Application teams. The candidate should demonstrate ability to develop complex data analysis algorithms, software codes that can be used by others, understanding of experimental data analysis, and ability to guide others.

  • Designing, developing, modifying and diagnosing complex algorithms, utilizing C#, C++, R, Python, Matlab or other tools and languages
  • Ability to invent, develop and implement new algorithms and ideas
  • Statistical analysis, modeling and optimization methods
  • Experience with machine learning, Python, Tensorflow
  • Signal and image processing, computer vision and machine learning
  • Hands-on experience in object-oriented and functional programming
  • Hands-on experience with products such as JMP, R, Python, Matlab is a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment




Bachelors + 1 Year experience or Masters in Engineering or related area


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelors + 3 years' experience or Masters in Engineering or related area


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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