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.


The ICOS Vision Systems division focuses on the backend of the line semiconductor industry providing fully automated tools to inspect and sort, finished integrated circuit packages. For more than 15 years, ICOS has been a market leader with tray-to-tray and tray-to-tape inspection and sorting tools found in the production facilities of all major chipmakers in the world. Our market-leading technology and superior customer service requires strong talent in optics, machine control, algorithms and applications within our engineering teams. The ICOS division headquarters are in Leuven, Belgium with additional engineering and manufacturing operations in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China.Responsibilities

  • Defining DL/ML solutions for new inspection challenges. Select proper model and training strategy based on requirements & available image and measurement data. Collaborating with other software teams on how these ML based inspection solutions can easily be integrated in our vision application.

  • Strengthen the team in extending the machine learning capabilities of our Vision Engine. Improve the hardware (use of GPU, low cost embedded inference systems) and the software inference framework.

  • Taking ownership of machine learning projects related to customer problems. Occasional travel to connect with customers and to have firsthand insights.

  • Support our field engineers and APPS division with the whole process flow of working with deep learning models and ML based algorithm in production environments. Ranging from BKM for labelling, training models, running and deployment a DL models up to monitoring results.


  • Minimum an MS degree in engineering, Computer Science, background on Applied research and data science.

  • Knowledge of object-oriented programming and design with hands-on experience in minimally 2 programming languages like Python, C/C++, Java.

  • Having 2-3 years of practical experience in the creation and deployment of deep learning models and machine learning algorithm using frameworks like Tensorflow, Keras or others.

  • A good understanding of statistics and mathematics.

  • Challenged and eager to learn more about the DL/ML and always looking for new evolutions and trends in the AI domain !

  • Strong communication, analytical, and problem solving skills.

  • Proficient in English.

Equal Employment Opportunity

KLA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment regard of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

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

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