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Technical Marketing Manager

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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 Marketing 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, design and presentation skills every day. You’ll draw upon your ability to think critically, strategically and creatively, 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.  You will bring and grow your knowledge of KLA’s products, in depth and breadth. Over the course of this job, you will develop strong collegial relationships with product marketing teams across the company. Your success in this position lies in standing shoulder-to-shoulder with, and becoming indispensable to, our product marketing staff. This position is based in Milpitas.


As a new Technical Marketing 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 marketing professionals in the corporate communications group.


Job responsibilities of the Technical Marketing Manager 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, cleanly and artistically for customers, conference attendees, editors and analysts
  • Drafting, reviewing and editing technical papers, technical marketing articles, product literature and product brochures
  • Developing text and creative graphical content for web banners and product posters
  • Developing technical and creative content for tradeshow booths
  • Developing innovative ways to showcase our tools and technologies, industry drivers and complex electronics components and processes
  • Leading product and feature naming discussions
  • Drafting social media posts in support of technical and other campaigns
  • Drafting scripts for product videos

We have found that the most successful technical marketing communications people arise from the applications and product marketing groups within KLA; however, we are open to considering other talented people who have traveled less traditional career paths or hail from companies in the same or related industries.


  • MS or BS 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 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
    • Interest in design and innovating methods for showcasing complex technologies
    • 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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