Sr. Algorithms Engineer (Ann Arbor, MI)

| 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 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.

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.


KLA is seeking a motivated, experienced engineer to lead our advanced development team in metrology algorithms, within our AI and Modeling Center of Excellence in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. In this position, you will bring industry experience and academic background to research and develop new algorithms for KLA's future X-ray metrology products. This individual will apply their skills in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to create innovative algorithms to measure geometric process parameters.

Job responsibilities include leading researching and developing ground-breaking metrology algorithms, and rapid prototyping and validating end-to-end solutions that account for the system, imaging pipeline, the user experience, and the end application requirement. We will drive systems integration of novel algorithms in a highly multi-functional organization. This technical lead will own research to production of next-generation algorithms, bringing forward and driving creative ideas, providing technical direction, and supporting team members, collaborators, and customers.

  • Doctorate (Academic) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Mathematics, or Physics
  • 2-7 years of work experience required in any of the following: Image Processing, Computational Imaging, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, or Deep Learning
  • Practical experience with algorithm development in C/C++, Python and object-oriented design in a Linux environment, is a plus
  • Algorithm prototyping using MATLAB or Python, is preferred
  • Prior experience with common deep learning frameworks like TensorFlow, Keras, etc.
  • Capability to formulate problems into mathematical equations.
  • Proven leadership or mentorship within a team of engineers delivering projects with a multiple-person-year scope is preferred
  • Great teammate with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability and willingness to travel worldwide to support demos and projects at customer sites.

What will differentiate you

The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of vision-related deep learning work such as generative models, semantic segmentation, and auto-encoders. Hands on experience solving computer vision challenges, strong image processing fundamentals, and an appreciation of complex image acquisition systems are highly desirable.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Doctorate Level Degree with 3 years of work experience
  • Master's Level Degree with 6+ years of work experience
  • Bachelor's Level Degree with 8+ 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 196 open jobs at KLA, click here.
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