• Full Time
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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.


SPTS wafer processing solutions include market-leading silicon etch, dielectric etch, dry-release etch, PVD, PECVD and molecular vapor deposition (MVD®), available with a range of wafer-handling options applicable to R&D, pilot production, or volume production environments. SPTS is headquartered and has its main manufacturing facility in Newport, UK, with additional manufacturing in Allentown, Pennsylvania. SPTS operates across 19 countries in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific, and offers comprehensive service and spare parts support through a worldwide network of service centers and qualified local agents.

Business Unit:

Working as part of the Software Engineering team, which is responsible for the development of substrate handling platforms and equipment control software solutions for the SPTS range of products, you’ll be engaged in the effective design and development for the control of complex semiconductor production equipment, providing software solutions and support for a global customer base.

Purpose of the Role:

This role represents an excellent opportunity for software and computer science engineers who are looking to establish a career in a fast-growing, award-winning, global semiconductor company!

Company Introduction:

Following the Company’s extensive onboarding and introduction program, you will join our Graduate Development program which includes: Technical Classroom training, Soft-skills training , Team building, Corporate responsibility activities and finally placement within our Platform department with our Software Engineering team.

You will then be welcomed into your Team and continue your development supported by your SPTS mentor!

Your day to day responsibilities will include:

  • Developing real-time process control software using C++ under Windows operating systems.
  • Testing software within a multi-disciplinary team across our full product range.
  • Supporting established in field products as well as new products still at development stage.
  • Producing the appropriate documentation to include specifications, test plans and release notes.
  • Providing software support and maintaining our existing software suite.
  • SPTS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. For this role we are looking for someone who is:

  • Logical – You’ll think logically while providing customer solutions.
  • Well Organised – you’ll have the ability to work in a fast paced and changing environment.
  • Composed – You’ll thrive in the sometimes-pressurised environment of semiconductor R&D environments and customer requirements.
  • Able to demonstrate strong communication capabilities – You’ll enjoy establishing and maintaining good working relationships with colleagues both within the software team and in the wider research and development departments
  • Able to work autonomously – whilst collaboration is important, you’ll work as an individual and use your own initiative when required
  • Interview Assessment for this role will be held mid September with a view to the successful candidate starting by 1st October.

    Your qualifications:

    Educated to degree level in a field containing a substantial element of Computer Science.

    Applicants must have a knowledge of C++ 

    What we will offer you?

    SPTS’s benefits package includes:

    Annual leave starting at 25 days (plus bank holidays), contributory pension scheme, cash health plan, cycle to work scheme, global bonus plan, share scheme, rewards scheme, life assurance.

    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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