Sr. Electrical Design Engineer - FPGA in Milpitas, CA

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8 - 10 years

Posted 7 weeks ago

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.


The main job responsibilities would include:

  • Responsible forthe development, test and integration of complex FPGA code for high-performanceinspection systems with minimal supervision
  • Responsible for documenting requirements; proposing conceptual and detailed FPGA design architecture; FPGA designimplementation
  • Actively participate in the subsystem integration process collaborating with EE, ME, OE, SW and System teams
  • Write technical documentation that meets the defined quality standards for manufacturing, service as required

These tasks will require working with other engineering groups such as ME, OE, SW, systems and manufacturing engineers to ensure flawless integration and test at the subsystem and system level.


The candidate needs to have a strong knowledge of:

  • FPGAdevelopment and related high speed digital circuitry design and functions
  • Timing analysis and constraints at the PCB/FPGA interface
  • Firmware architecture, develpoment planning, documentation and communication experience and skill
  • Solid knowledge of electrical engineering principles, analog and digital mixed signal electronics design both at the theoretical and implementation level
  • Proficientwith Xilinx FPGA firmware design using Verilog/VHDL, FPGA simulation and implementation
  • Familiar with design tools such as Xilinx Vivado/ISE, Python, MatLab, OrCAD.
  • Firmware integration, debug, and system test experience withcomplex high speedPCB assemblies
  • Familiar with EE lab test equipemnt

The candidate must be motivated, self-driven, detail oriented, independent and to possess excellent oral and written communication skills to successfully collaborate with our accomplished engineering team.

Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate (Academic) with at least 3 years of experience


Master's Level Degree with at least 6 years of experience.


Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 8 years of 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.