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KLA Corporation

KLA Corporation

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


Lead Software Engineer position to work on SFS division's SPx products based on Common software platform.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Acquire and demonstrate technical knowledge of Surfscan software.
  • Be the technology evangelist for Surfscan product division
  • 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
  • Acquire knowledge of key use cases in Bare wafer inspection (IC & Wafer customers)
  • Follow KT defined software development processes
  • Lead small teams to develop key features on need basis.
  • 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 solutions.
  • Stay up to date with new technologies and methodologies that can enhance architecture, user experience, or development processes.
  • Drive the architecture and technical design of various components within the platform.


Bachelor's degree in Computer science / Electronics / Electrical or equivalent field with 6+ years of experience with large software systems and/or semiconductor products


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


  • Strong in programming fundamentals, C#, C++, COM.
  • Experience in Architecting systems from scratch, leading project teams.
  • Diverse Experience in analysis, design, development, and unit testing
  • Thorough knowledge of SDLC and software engineering
  • Experience in developing enterprise applications in .NET/C# using object-oriented concepts.
  • Proficiency in object-oriented development principles, and relational database design patterns.
  • Must be 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.
  • Possess excellent analytical, problem solving, organizational, interpersonal, and motivational skills, with the ability to move cleanly from theoretical to implementation thinking.
  • Willingness to travel to US and other customer places on short assignments.

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in developing COM/DCOM using MFC/ATL
  • Experience in .Net and C#.
  • Knowledge in STL, Boost Library, WinDBG and Windows Internals.
  • Knowledge of CMM or other process models
  • Knowledge of KT specific or general semiconductor domain

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