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Algorithm Engineer (C++, Optical modeling, Fourier Optics, Linux) (E)

KLA
paid time off, tuition reimbursement, 401(k)
United States, California, Milpitas
Jul 03, 2024
Base Pay Range: $115,900.00 - $197,000.00 Primary Location: USA-CA-Milpitas-KLA KLA'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.

Job Description/Preferred Qualifications

Algorithm Engineers are core to KLA's technology, while we do not currently have an opening, we are always building our Algorithm Engineering talent community, we are interested in learning about your background.

Apply to this posting for Future Opportunities with KLA.

KLA is seeking a motivated individual for an engineer position in world-class algorithm group within the reticle product division (RAPID).

This individual will utilize his/her skills in Fourier optics, mathematics, and software to develop algorithms to be integrated into KLA's state of the art inspection platforms.

Responsibilities of this position include develop optical modeling of the inspection systems; improve formulation and calibration for better accuracy. This requires abstracting specific tasks into generic mathematic problem and finding customized algorithm solutions; balancing between rigor and practicality through comprehensive data analysis.

This person is expected to bring forward creative ideas, develop production code and provide support as needed. This candidate shall be able to work independently as well as work within a project team; provide input to hardware group on image quality and error budget base on Algorithm design and performance; engage constructively with marketing on product requirements and provide training to application team.

Significant experience in C++ production software development and object-oriented programming is essential.

The candidate is expected to possess good oral and written communications skills to interact with other development and applications engineers daily.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Classical and Fourier optics
  • Computation lithography knowledge strongly preferred
  • Algorithm development with C++ in unix / linux environment
  • Linear and non-linear optimizations
  • Capability to formulate creative solutions through analyzing complex data
  • Good communication skills

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD, or M.S. + 3 year, or B.S. + 5 years
  • Experience in Physics, Applied Math, EE, Computer Science or related field

The 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 talent.acquisition@kla.com to request accommodation.

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