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KLA-Tencor AI Algorithm Engineer in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Company OverviewKLA 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/DivisionWith 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.ResponsibilitiesAnalyzing the signal and noise characteristics of current and emerging IC yield limiting defects, formulating image processing and machine learning algorithmic solutions, and validating them via simulation and prototyping.Working with product system engineering team to define the algorithm performance specification and use it to guide the algorithm design and implementation.Act as the algorithm representative during system level hardware/software integration.Provide algorithm technical support during product demo and beta testing, work with domain experts from other functional teams on special customer engagement projects.Participate in software quality assurance activities required by the software development process.QualificationsVery strong problem analysis and solving skillsCuriosity and willingness to learn new and emerging technologiesSolid theoretical background in signal/image processing and computer visionResearch and/or software development experience on Unix/Linux platformProficient in C/C++, solid MATLAB or Python programming skillsBackground in pattern recognition, computational geometry is highly desiredExperience in Electronic Design Automation (EDA) and large data structure is preferredGood interpersonal and communication skillsA self-motivated individual who takes the initiative in a constantly-changing working environmentMust have flexibility to trav