Software Engineer ( LabView | Algorithm | Image Processing Optics ) in Milpitas, CA

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5 - 7 years

Posted 7 weeks ago


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.


  • This individual will utilize his/her skills in systems, hardware (optical, electrical, electron optics, and mechanical), algorithms, and software to develop, improve, document, and support EUV source diagnostics and calibration software to be integrated into our state of the art inspection platforms.
  • Develop cutting-edge algorithms for hardware tuning to image patterns at the nanometer level
  • Think out of the box to come up with creative solutions to detect "needle in a haystack"
  • Be motivated to attack and solve problems rarely found elsewhere.
  • Occasional global travel to customer sites to support installations
  • Will spend time in clean-room environments in performing some tasks (10%-20%)


  • MS/Ph.D degree in Physics, Optics, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Science
  • Prefer at least three years of working experience in an industrial environment
  • Experience with Plasma Physics is highly desired
  • Knowledge of at least one scripting language
  • Experience with LabView required
  • The qualified candidate should possess high curiosity, be a fast learner, and have the drive to turn prototype ideas into quality production code used in mission critical applications.
  • Should be prepared to work in a clean room environment occasionally
  • Occasional global travel to customer sites to support installations
  • Knowledge of and laboratory exposure to optics, electrical, and opto-mechanical and electron optics systems
  • Knowledge of servo control is a plus
  • In addition, the candidate should have good communication skills to interact with peers and engineers in other disciplines daily.

Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate (Academic)ORMaster's Level Degree with at least 3 years of experience.ORBachelor's Level Degree with at least 5 years of experience.