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KLA-Tencor Dir Engineering AI initiatives at in Ann Arbor, Michigan

COMPANY OVERVIEW Calling the adventurers ready to join a company that's pushing the limits of nanotechnology to keep the digital revolution rolling. At KLA, we're making technology advancements that are bigger and tinier than the world has ever seen.Who are we* We research, develop, and manufacture the world's most advanced inspection and measurement equipment for the semiconductor and nanoelectronics industries. We enable the digital age by pushing the boundaries of technology, creating tools capable of finding defects smaller than a wavelength of visible light. We create smarter processes so that technology leaders can manufacture high-performance chips the kind in that phone in your pocket, the tablet on your desk and nearly every electronic device you own faster and better. We're passionate about creating solutions that drive progress and help people do what wouldn't be possible without us. The future is calling. Will you answer* GROUP/DIVISION The AI group reports to the GPG (Global Products Group) head and acts like a CTO group for artificial intellegence and HPC activities inside of KLA RESPONSIBILITIES * The position is for a Director of Engineering to lead our AI activities not only in Milpitas but also form and create a new team in Ann Arbor Michigan focused on improving the productivity of AI engineers by looking at modern machine learning frameworks and driving their adoption. * Broadly speaking the person will be responsible for the following items: * Drive the AI research agenda company wide for the next 5-10 years working with key members of the AI team as well as the GMs and their heads of engineering, sw and algorithms. * Focus on driving the productivity of ML initiatives inside KLA by adoption of modern ML practices at companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon. These include cloud technologies as well. * Work closely with key divisions to identify key use-cases that will be amenable for adoption of AI technologies and work on getting them to adopt the modern SW ML infrastructure pipeline. * Work to drive key existing AI initiatives inside the AI group including system of system projects, HPC projects, as well new Physics-based ML approaches. * Hire a talented and capable team in Ann Arbor * Be the main technical liason to various university initiatives in Ann Arbor and the midwest. * Assist the fledgling Ann Arbor KLA site with whatever help is needed to hire and grow the team. Be the face of AI for KLA in Ann Arbor QUALIFICATIONS * The person will have to have a deep background in Machine Learning, Software infrstucture as well as HPC computing. * Software : Proven background to deliver a major Software initiative in the semi-conductor domain * Software Architecture : Should have worked on a modern ML and traditional architecture. * Software Programming : C/C++/Jave/Python * Algorithms : Image Processing, Machine Learning, Deep Learning * ML Software : Tensorflow, Pytorch * Management : Proven ability to lead teams, manage cross functional communications ac