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Algorithm Engineer - Advanced Image Processing and Machine Vision

Orbotech, Inc. • Milpitas, CA
2 months ago

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. First to deliver the best imaging and classification data for every defect or point on any layer at any time. EBeam’s mission encapsulates its role as the “eyes” of KLA’s product line, providing timely information on defects and critical locations on the wafer at the highest spatial resolution possible. Customers use EBeam products alongside KLA patterned and bare wafer inspectors to quickly understand the nature of defects and other imperfections on product wafers and take action to correct the manufacturing process.

KLA is seeking applications for an Algorithm engineer in EBEAM division for developing next generation technologies in yield management for Semi-Conductor industry. This position involves developing advanced Image Processing and Machine Vision algorithms for the wafer Inspection, Review and Metrology products.

Responsibilities include:

  • Design, development and implementation of cutting edge computer vision and image processing algorithms in support of wafer inspection and review systems
  • Rapid prototyping and validation of new machine learning, deep learning and image processing algorithms
  • Develop end to end solutions that are holistic taking into account the system, imaging pipeline, the user experience and the use case requirements
  • Work in a highly cross functional organization to participate/drive systems integration of algorithms.
  • Write robust production quality code with a mindset of doing it right the first time.
  • Own prototype to production and field adoption of new algorithms

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master / Doctor in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Mathematics, or Physics
  • Strong background in one or more of the following areas: Image processing, Machine Learning, deep learning or computer vision
  • Proficiency in C/C++, python and object oriented design
  • Knowledge of Deep Learning with working experience in Tensor Flow, Theano, PyTorch etc.
  • Ability to formulate problems into mathematical equations.
  • Team player with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability and willingness to travel worldwide to support demos and other projects at customer sites.

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.