Lead Software Engineer

| Ann Arbor, MI
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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.

Group/Division
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. Central Engineering is KLA's largest engineering organization comprised of 9 Centers-of-Excellence (CoE) in various disciplines applied across all product groups in the company. These CoE include Handling & Automation, Precision Motion Control, Sensors & Image Acquisition, Platform Design, and Packaging Engineering, among others. Talent includes over 500 engineers across global centers in Israel, China, India, and the US. Each CoE contributes not just talent and deliverables per discipline toward product programs, but also subject matter expertise, best practices, roadmaps, specialized facilities, apparatus, models, and analytics. These differentiate KLA not only in WHAT we do, but also in HOW we do it.

In this role, you will be responsible for requirement analysis, design, implementation, and testing system software solutions, closely working with the hardware and systems engineering team and tackling some of the most sophisticated technical challenges facing the semiconductor industry.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design and develop real-time software applications that integrate hardware for robotic Reticle handling and instrument control system
  • Develop Java, C# or C/C++ code integrating robotics, motion control and data acquisition
  • Work closely with the software development team, mechatronics engineers and system engineers
  • Work with both internal and external customers to define requirements for these software solutions
  • Collaborate with Applications and Algorithms teams to define the software architecture from the UI to the backend
  • Hands-on SW installations on demo tool, support customer live demos & working in a cleanroom environment
  • Drive Agile SW development

Qualifications:

  • Experience with Object-Oriented Software Analysis and Design using UML modeling, Java programming
  • Strong software development skills in one or more programming language (Java, C#, C++, Python)
  • Requires knowledge of multi-threaded/parallel processing applications and embedded software development
  • Experience developing software processing algorithms.
  • Good problem-solving skills are required
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build collaborative relationships
  • Good verbal presentation, group dynamic, and facilitation skills
  • Proactive approach in resolving problems and issues
  • Must be able to travel for training and support of customers worldwide

Good to have skills:

  • Semiconductor equipment industry experience and/or Image/data processing experience a plus
  • Knowledge of large scale storage technologies, Machine learn

Minimum Qualifications
  • Doctorate (Academic) with 5 years of work experience
  • Master's Level Degree with 7-8 years of work experience
  • Bachelor's Level Degree with 9-10 years of work experience

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required where permitted by law. KLA will consider reasonable accommodation as provided by applicable law. Please note that accommodation may not be possible where vaccination is required for an essential function of the position, including for international travel or customer site access.

The company offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package 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, financial planning benefits, employee assistance program (EAP), paid time off and paid company holidays, 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 [email protected] to request accommodation.
More Information on KLA
KLA operates in the Hardware industry. The company is located in Milipitas, CA. KLA was founded in 2022. It has 10001 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 241 open jobs at KLA, click here.
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