Senior Computer Vision/Machine Learning Engineer

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 Broadband Plasma Division (BBP) provides market-leading patterned wafer optical inspection systems for leading-edge IC manufacturing. Logic, foundry, and memory customers depend on BBP products to detect yield-critical defects for process debug and excursion monitoring at advanced process nodes. BBP flagship products include the 29xx and 39xx series which leverage Broadband Plasma technology to capture a wide range of defects with ultimate sensitivity at the optical inspection speeds needed for inline defect monitoring.

Job responsibilities include:

1. Developing breakthrough computer vision and machine learning algorithms to process high resolution images, formulating system level algorithmic solutions, and validating them via simulation and real data.

2. Working with product system engineering team to define the algorithm performance specification and use it to guide the algorithm design and implementation.

3. Act as the algorithm representative during system level hardware/software integration.

4. Provide algorithm technical support during product demo and beta testing, work with domain experts from other functional teams on special customer engagement projects.

5. Participate in software quality assurance activities required by the software development process.

Qualifications/Education Desired

1. Very strong problem analysis and solving skills

2. Curiosity and willingness to learn new technologies

3. Solid theoretical background in image processing, computer vision, machine learning, and deep learning

4. Research and/or software development experience on Unix/Linux platform.

5. Proficient in C/C++, solid MATLAB or Python programming skills.

6. Experience in Electronic Design Automation (EDA) and large data structure is preferred.

7. Ph.D. degree in computer science, electrical engineering, physics, or mathematics.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Solid theoretical background in image processing, computer vision, machine learning, and deep learning.

2. Master’s degree with at least 2 years of experience or Ph. D. degree.

We offer a competitive, family friendly total rewards package. We design our programs to reflect our commitment to an inclusive environment, while ensuring we provide benefits that meet the diverse needs of our employees.

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 talent.acquisition@kla.com to request accommodation.

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