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Sr. Algorithm Engineer

Company: KLA
Location: Milpitas
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Company Overview
KLA is a global leader in diversified electronics for the semiconductor manufacturing ecosystem. Virtually every electronic device in the world is produced using our technologies. No laptop, smartphone, wearable device, voice-controlled gadget, flexible screen, VR device or smart car would have made it into your hands without us. KLA invents systems and solutions for the manufacturing of wafers and reticles, integrated circuits, packaging, printed circuit boards and flat panel displays. The innovative ideas and devices that are advancing humanity all begin with inspiration, research and development. KLA focuses more than average on innovation and in 2019 we invested 15% of sales back into R&D. Our expert teams of physicists, engineers, data scientists and problem-solvers work together with the world's leading technology providers to accelerate the delivery of tomorrow's electronic devices. Life here is exciting and our teams thrive on tackling really hard problems. There is never a dull moment with us.
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 Film and Scatterometry Technology (FaST) Division provides industry leading metrology solutions for worldwide semiconductor IC manufacturers. The FaST Division portfolio of metrology products includes hardware and software solutions for optical film thickness, optical critical dimension (CD), composition, and resistivity measurement systems. These products are essential for the IC manufacturers as they provide critical metrology capabilities for the development and implementation of their advanced IC processes. The FaST division is committed to support our customers to achieve performance entitlement of our solution and we effectively partner with our customers from their early research and development phase to the high volume in-line manufacturing implementation specific for their process needs. The division consists of a global team located in US, Israel, China, and India.

  • Design and develop software solutions for semiconductor device and thin film metrology
  • Work with both internal and external customers to define requirements for these software solutions
  • Collaborate with Applications and Advanced Algorithms teams to define the software architecture from the UI to the backend
  • Build machine learning-based software solutions
  • Optimize algorithms and prototypical solutions for efficient implementation
  • Design, develop, implement, oversee, and adapt API
  • Extend prototypes into fully functional, polished solutions ready for internal and/or external use
  • Implement solutions in Python and C#/C++
  • Write comprehensive unit tests and provide technical support during alpha and beta testing
  • Document the design and implementation of the software solutions, and give presentations both internally and externally regarding the work
  • Maintain new and existing software solutions throughout the life-cycle of our tools.
    Preferred Qualifications
    • Strong background in software architecture, modern development practices, and design patterns
    • Strong background in Python and C#, especially in writing production-quality, object-oriented code
    • Strong background in parallel / distributed computing, performance profiling, and memory optimization
    • Strong background in machine learning and TensorFlow framework
    • Proficient in UI design and front-end work
    • Experience in API development is a plus
    • Experience in Azure DevOps is a plus
    • Experience in computational physics and numerical simulations is a plus
    • Experience in semiconductors (electrical properties, manufacturing, and metrology) is a plus
    • Ability and willingness to travel worldwide to support projects at customer sites is a plus.
      Minimum Qualifications
      • MS in Computer Science or related computational field with at least 6 years of experience or
      • PhD in Computer Science or related computational field with at least 3 years of experience
      • Hands-on experience in machine learning and TensorFlow framework
      • Hands-on experience in object-oriented and functional programming
        COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required where permitted by law. KLA will consider reasonable accommodation as provided by applicable law. Please note that accommodation may not be possible where vaccination is required for an essential function of the position, including for international travel or customer site access.
        The company offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package including but not limited to the following: medical, dental, vision, life, and other voluntary benefits, 401(K) including company matching, employee stock purchase program (ESPP), student debt assistance, tuition reimbursement program, financial planning benefits, employee assistance program (EAP), paid time off and paid company holidays, family care and bonding leave.
        KLA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other status protected by applicable law. We will ensure that qualified individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

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