KLA Careers

Technical Communications Manager

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?


The Corporate Communications team (technical communications, brand, public relations, social media, web and advertising) reports to the Chief Strategy Officer.


As Technical Communications Manager you will work side-by-side with product marketing groups across the company, guiding, coaching and leading them to develop effective technical communications, focused on the value of KLA’s products and portfolio solutions to our customers. In this job you will use your technical background, writing and presentation skills every day. You’ll draw upon your ability to think critically and strategically, your facility in working with individuals and groups, and your highly organized, detail-oriented nature. You will bring and enhance your technical credentials and credibility, your knowledge of the semiconductor market and our company’s position within the market.

As a new Technical Communications Manager, you will contribute immediately to many of the projects listed below. You will learn the other elements of the job and refine your contributions by working with experienced technical marketing professionals in the corporate communications group.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Leading product marketing groups to concise, clear, top-level and supporting messaging that focuses on value to customers in the context of the competitive environment
  • Drafting field advisories and other product literature in strong, precise, well-organized prose
  • Creating visually powerful slide decks that convey product and solution messages simply and cleanly for customers, conference attendees, editors and analysts
  • Drafting, reviewing and editing technical papers, technical marketing articles, product literature and product brochures
  • Developing text and graphical content for web banners and product posters
  • Developing technical content for tradeshow booths
  • Leading product and feature naming discussions
  • Drafting social media posts in support of technical and other campaigns
  • Drafting scripts for product videos


Preferred qualifications:

  • PhD or MS in physics, chemistry or related science or engineering disciplines
  • Research experience, including publication history in field of expertise
  • Experienced writer of technical papers and marketing collateral, with list of publications or portfolio of collateral to demonstrate interest and proficiency
  • Semiconductor professional with knowledge of KLA’s products and business, from previous work on an engineering or marketing team at KLA, at a semiconductor company or another semiconductor equipment company

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS or MS in physics, chemistry or related science or engineering disciplines
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills in English
  • Enjoys writing and editing technical papers and marketing collateral
  • Proficient with Microsoft PowerPoint and Word
  • Organized and skilled at managing multiple concurrent projects to deadline
  • Team-oriented, self-motivated
  • Detail-oriented


Equal Employment Opportunity

KLA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

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