Software Engineer - Image processing - Pattern recognition

  • KLA-Tencor
  • Milpitas, CA 95035, USA
  • Jan 24, 2021

Job Description

Job Opening ID: 123273 Milpitas, CA, United States Full-Time Regular Company Overview Calling the adventurers ready to join a company that's pushing the limits of nanotechnology to keep the digital revolution rolling. At KLA, we're making technology advancements that are bigger—and tinier—than the world has ever seen. Who are we? We research, develop, and manufacture the world's most advanced inspection and measurement equipment for the semiconductor and nanoelectronics industries. We enable the digital age by pushing the boundaries of technology, creating tools capable of finding defects smaller than a wavelength of visible light. We create smarter processes so that technology leaders can manufacture high-performance chips—the kind in that phone in your pocket, the tablet on your desk and nearly every electronic device you own—faster and better. We're passionate about creating solutions that drive progress and help people do what wouldn't be possible without us. The future is calling. Will you answer? 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. The Film and Scatterometry Technology (FaST) Division provides industry leading metrology solutions for worldwide semiconductor IC manufacturers. The FaST Division portfolio of metrology products includes hardware and software solutions for optical film thickness, optical critical dimension (CD), composition, and resistivity measurement systems. These products are essential for the IC manufacturers as they provide critical metrology capabilities for the development and implementation of their advanced IC processes. The FaST division is committed to support our customers to achieve performance entitlement of our solution and we effectively partner with our customers from their early research and development phase to the high volume in-line manufacturing implementation specific for their process needs. The division consists of a global team located in US, Israel, China, and India. Responsibilities 1. Design next generation pattern recognition system for FaST optical tools. 2. Create alignment/calibration algorithms and propose improvements in existing alignment/calibration algorithms to improve the performance of the tools. 3. Process/Analyze the images collected from the tool to provide insights on the tool performance and algorithms. 4. Participate in requirements definition and reviews. Also, provide technical assessment of the impact of changes due to the new requirements. 5. Co-ordinate with local teams in the field to solve customer escalations. 6. Ensure the deliverables are in-line with expected quality. 7. Willing to travel to customer places on short assignments. Qualifications Must have: Expertise in Image processing, Pattern recognition and knowledge of imaging library (Matrox or equivalent) Excellent analytical, problem solving and interpersonal skills Programming experience with Matlab or related engineering applications Able to interact and communicate with all levels of staff and project management in both the business and the technical areas, with the ability to keep discussions at the appropriate level of abstraction. Nice to have: Machine control programming (controllers, firmware) Object Oriented programming skills with hands-on experience Experience in semiconductor domain Minimum Qualifications Master's Level Degree with at least 2 years of experience OR Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 3 years of experience. Equal Employment Opportunity KLA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.