Research Scientist

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Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Mon, 05 Apr 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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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 in 2019 we invested 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. Group/Division KLA has always had a close relationship with physics and data. Our optical and electron beam inspection and measurement tools use cutting edge physics models, both for hardware design and as part of their algorithms. AI, including several traditional machine learning techniques and deep learning are routinely used to process this data to meet application requirements. The AI & Modeling Center of Excellence was setup with the mission of advancing KLA’s traditional strengths in physics and data and providing implementation solutions for multiple KLA Inspection and Metrology products targeted at the semiconductor manufacturing industry. The AI & Modeling Center of Excellence is part of the company’s Central Engineering organization providing product development expertise in a critical area for a wide variety KLA products. As a part of this group, you will be part of a world class team of physicists, HPC system designers, machine learning and application engineers who build cutting edge solutions for modeling complex imaging techniques and semiconductor processes. You will also work with a data scientists and AI infrastructure engineers whose mission is to build and scale machine learning based solutions for our semiconductor customers. We are looking for engineers in a few different fields. If you are passionate about Physics Modeling, High Performance Computing – HPC (including GPU), Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Data Sciences, or cutting-edge Cloud technologies – this is the place for you! – Responsibilities – Research and innovate next-generation algorithms and electromagnetic solvers for semiconductor device and thin film metrology – Develop numerical models and algorithms using Matlab or python – Understand when the models and algorithms break down and develop testing procedures to validate assumptions in the models – Work with Advanced Development and Applications teams to confirm the feasibility of the new algorithms – Productize the new algorithms in C++/CUDA and integrate it into a C#-based software solution – Document the theory and implementation of the new algorithms, and give presentations both internally and externally regarding the work – Provide technical support during alpha and beta testing – Maintain new and existing algorithms and software solutions throughout the life-cycle of our tools Qualifications – Doctorate (Academic) in the physical sciences or engineering with at least 2 years of experience – Strong background in machine learning algorithms, especially in the theoretical background of different ML models – Strong background in applied mathematics, especially in inverse problems, optimization algorithms, computational geometry, linear algebra, partial differential equations, and statistics – Proficient in numerical simulations, preferably in computational electromagnetics – Strong background in computer programming, especially in performance profiling, memory optimization, and parallel computing – Proficient in C++ and python, especially in writing production-quality, object-oriented code – Experience in CUDA is a plus – Experience in semiconductors (electrical properties, manufacturing, and metrology) is a plus – Ability and willingness to travel worldwide to support projects at customer sites is a plus Adaptability, Collaborates, Communication, Customer Focus, Decision Quality, Drives Results, Innovation, KLA Values, Problem Solving, Work Processes Minimum Qualifications Doctorate (Academic) or work experience of 0 years , Master’s Level Degree or work experience of 2 years , Bachelor’s Level Degree or work experience of 3 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. 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 to request accommodation.