Algorithm Engineer

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Python C Linux Java UNIX C++

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 we invest 15% of sales back into R&D. Our expert teams of physicists, engineers, data scientists and problem-solvers work together with the worldโ€™s leading technology providers to accelerate the delivery of tomorrowโ€™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 KLAโ€™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 Description

This Algorithm Engineer position belongs to TSMC home team, part of HQ engineering organization for Broad-band Plasma wafer inspection in the Global Product Group (GPG) of KLA Corporation. The charter of the engineering organization is to develop and provide inline monitoring solutions to the semiconductor fabrication industry for detecting and understanding yield limiting defects that impact their cutting-edge devices. TSMC home team will focus on solving/addressing TSMC specific challenges. This position offers a unique opportunity to those who are seeking technical challenges in the following domains: advanced microscopy technology; broadband DUV optical system characterization; high speed high precision motion control; high speed high precision autofocus system; high power broadband DUV light source; light/material interaction; image processing and machine learning algorithms.

Job responsibilities of this position include:

Develop new features, Improve current image processing algorithm to achieve better sensitivity and stability. Analyzing current signal and noise to understand what is the limitation from current algo. Provide new solution prototype and test them in-house and on-site. Provide algorithm technical support for escalations in various of product life cycle phases onsite. Interacting with TSMC business unit, GSS (Global Service Support) and customers to address issues and investigate solutions. Investigating feasibility of advance algorithm for next generation product through collaboration with technology and system architect group. Provide prototype algorithm solution for special customer engagement project at customer site. Working with product system engineering team to define the algorithm performance specification and use it to guide the algorithm design and implementation. Act as the algorithm representative during system level hardware/software integration, trouble shooting. Participate in software quality assurance activities required by the software development process. Occasional (<=10%) travel to HQ for cooperation with HQ team is required. Troubleshooting on customer site (<=50%) is required.
  • What makes you a good fit?
    • Strong problem analysis and solving skills.
    • Always be curious and willing to learn new technologies.
    • Enjoy working in fast-paced environment.

  • Qualifications:
    • Strong C/C++ programming skill is a must.
    • Strong CUDA programming skill is highly desired.
    • Strong python and/or Java programming is a plus.
    • Solid theoretical background in image processing, computer vision and deep learning.
    • Research and/or software development experience on Unix/Linux platform is a plus.
    • Background in computational geometry, or design file (OASISS) is highly desired.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's Level Degree and 0 years related work experience; Bachelor's Level Degree and related work experience of 2 years

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

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