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Software Engineering Algorithms (Algos) Intern

KLA Corporation

KLA Corporation

Software Engineering
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023
Base Pay Range: $25.00 - $32.00 per hour based on pursuit of a Bachelors and MastersPrimary Location: USA-MI-Ann Arbor-KLAKLA’s total rewards package for employees may also include participation in performance incentive programs and eligibility for additional benefits identified below. Interns are eligible for some of the benefits identified below. Our pay ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed above reflects the minimum and maximum pay for this position in the primary location identified in this posting. Actual pay depends on several factors, including location, job-related skills, experience, and relevant education level or training. If applicable, your recruiter can share more about the specific pay range for your preferred location during the hiring process.

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.

Job Description/Preferred Qualifications

Apply your analytic skills and learn new techniques to explore large complex datasets. You will work with a small highly collaborative team of software and algorithm engineers and learn how to prepare data, extract features, apply statistical techniques, and develop predictive models using custom algorithms and popular machine learning libraries.

Basic Requirements:

  • Good understanding of statistics, data structures, and algorithms
  • Proficient coding in Python/R with experience developing data analytic scripts in one or both
  • Basic understanding of data analytics and machine learning
  • Good software design/implementation capabilities
  • Effective communication and team interaction skills
  • Creative problem-solver who is motivated to learn independently


Having some of following types of experience is useful:

  • Statistical analysis, pattern recognition, and or prediction modeling
  • Designing and implementing User Interfaces (desktop or web)
  • Encryption and security concepts and practices
  • Building, maintaining, or repairing scientific instruments or other mechanical, electrical, and/or optical systems

Minimum Qualifications

Planned college graduation by Dec 2024 or later, with primary coursework in computer science, analytics, machine learning, data science, engineering (mechanical, electrical, systems), or physics.

The company offers a total rewards package that is competitive and comprehensive 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, development and career growth opportunities and programs, financial planning benefits, wellness benefits including an employee assistance program (EAP), paid time off and paid company holidays, and family care and bonding leave.