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Software Engineer

KLA Corporation

KLA Corporation

Software Engineering
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

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. The Surfscan group includes a team of engineers, technology development, apps engineers and product marketing focused on technology that enables wafer, IC and equipment manufacturers to develop, qualify and monitor their process tools. Defects and process non-uniformities detected on Surfscan equipment allow for early identification of yield excursions. The flagship Surfscan products include the SPx platforms for wafer surface quality and wafer defect inspection tools and systems for inspection of polished wafers, epi wafers and engineered substrates during the wafer fabrication process.

Job Description


Design, develop, integrate and maintain software features for the large semiconductor product. Interact with multi site team members (India & USA) along with non-software teams during different phases of software product life cycle.

  • Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors.
  • Ensuring that detailed designs, code, and unit tests, are consistent, robust, future-proof and scalable.
  • Understand and make design and architectural improvements on existing software.
  • Participate in requirements definition and review process. Provide Technical assessment of the impact of any changes to product requirements.
  • Providing technical expertise to the estimation process as input to the project plan
  • In conjunction with the Technical Manager, identify, highlight, review and mitigate technical risks

Contributes to the continued improvement of the organization’s development procedures, by looking for opportunities for improvement and proposing ideas for solution.


Bachelor's degree in Computer science / Electronics / Electrical or equivalent field with 4+ years of experience with large software systems and/or semiconductor products


Master's degree in Computer science / Electronics / Electrical or equivalent field with 2+ years of experience with large software systems and/or semiconductor products


  • Strong development experience on C++/ c++11/C under Linux
  • Good understanding of Linux Operating system Concepts.
  • Proven experience in using UML, OOP, and OOD design methodologies is highly relevant
  • Should possess strong fundamentals on Data structures and algorithms
  • Good understanding of using STL, boost library is a plus.,
  • Good understanding of multi-threading , multicore programming concepts is must
  • Experience in python and Linux shell scripting will be big advantage.
  • Should possess good knowledge of Linux operating system internals like file system, threads,processes, IPC.
  • Trouble-shooting experience using GDB will be added advantage
  • VC++ Windows experience will be plus.
  • Creative, result-oriented, disciplined, highly motivated, and able to work well individually and as part of global team (India, USA, field etc) and understand all phases of software engineering
  • Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results
  • Good Communication, Inter personnel skills and Team co-ordination skills required.
  • Quick learner, problem analysis and solving ability are essential.
  • Preferred exposure/experience with technologies namely Kubernetes, Dockers, containers, virtualization techniques and technologies
  • Experience with Messaging Framework such as KAFKA, ActiveMQ or NATS
  • In depth knowledge of python scripting
  • Good Understanding of High-Performance Container Networking

Minimum Qualifications

Master's Level Degree , Bachelor's Level Degree or work experience of 1 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