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Embedded Software Engineer - Controls

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Milpitas
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Base Pay Range: $104,300.00 - $177,300.00 AnnuallyPrimary Location: USA-CA-Milpitas-KLAKLA's total rewards package for employees may also include participation in performance incentive programs and eligibility for additional benefits identified below. Interns are eligible for some of the benefits identified below. Our pay ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed above reflects the minimum and maximum pay for this position in the primary location identified in this posting. Actual pay depends on several factors, including location, job-related skills, experience, and relevant education level or training. If applicable, your recruiter can share more about the specific pay range for your preferred location during the hiring process. 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 we invest 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. Group/Division 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.Job Description/Preferred Qualifications Job Responsibilities:

  • Primary focus of this position is to develop complex software/firmware modules for machine control in semiconductor inspection systems.
  • Join team to develop groundbreaking and creative solutions to exciting problems rarely found elsewhere.
  • Project involves demanding real-time embedded applications including interrupt-driven task-based multi-threaded software for electro-mechanical control system running on a real-time operating system (RTOS) such as real-time Linux and/or VxWorks, or bare metal DSP programming for a high-reliability application.
  • Develop SW/FW using C/C++ on Linux/RTOS to communicate with custom and 3rd party motion controllers using interfaces like Ethernet, Serial-RS232 and/or USB.
  • Work closely with multidisciplinary engineering teams, including electrical, mechanical, optics and other software teams to acquire in-depth domain knowledge and solve system problems.
  • Understand system level requirements and translate them into software design and implementation.
  • Define and execute test plans to measure the performance of key subsystems. Document, analyze and present the testing results.
  • Participate in all stages of software development, including design, implementation, deployment, testing and troubleshooting. Required Skills & Qualification:
    • MS or PhD in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science/Control Systems or similar fields.
    • 2+ years of working experience in an industrial environment in the field of embedded software development for controls application.
    • Knowledge of C/C++ programming, Object-Oriented Design & Programming (OOD & OOP).
    • Knowledge of Linux/RTOS OS environment, Interrupt Service Routine, multi- threading, and synchronization.
    • Knowledge of communication protocols like Serial-RS232, Ethernet/TCP-IP socket/network communication and related programming.
    • Knowledge of motion control system with Stepper/Servo/Piezo motors, servo control loop based on classical and/or modern control theory.
    • The candidate should have strong analytical capabilities, strong written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills to communicate and present their software design for reviews. Must demonstrate perseverance and ability to work collaboratively within a team setting.
    • Excellent communication skills. Self-motivated to excel in responsible tasks. Possess high curiosity, be a fast learner, and have the strive to turn prototype ideas into quality production code used in mission critical applications.
    • Strong software debugging and troubleshooting skills are required. Preferred (nice to have) Skills:
      • Hands on experience and laboratory exposure to electrical, mechanical and optical measurement instruments
      • Experience in semiconductor fab operations/manufacturing technology.
      • Linux administration knowledge and UML knowledge.
      • Knowledge of Python or other scripting language
      • Systems thinking based on first principle and physics.Minimum QualificationsMaster's Level Degree and 0 years related work experience; Bachelor's Level Degree and related work experience of 2 yearsThe company offers a total rewards package that is competitive and comprehensive 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, development and career growth opportunities and programs, financial planning benefits, wellness benefits including an employee assistance program (EAP), paid time off and paid company holidays, and 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. Please contact us at to request accommodation.

Keywords: Disability Solutions, Milpitas , Embedded Software Engineer - Controls, IT / Software / Systems , Milpitas, California

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