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Manager, HR Systems; Peoplesoft HCM.

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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 Information Technology (IT) group at KLA is involved in every aspect of the global business. IT’s mission is to enable business growth and productivity by connecting people, process, and technology. It focuses not only on enhancing the technology that enables our business to thrive but also on how employees use and are empowered by technology. This integrated approach to customer service, creativity and technological excellence enables employee productivity, business analytics, and process excellence.


  • .Direct and participate in the optimization, design, development and performance of PeopleSoft HCM and related business data and processes, including developing business requirements and documentation for technology-related solutions to optimize HR processes.
  • Partner with stakeholders and subject matter experts from other departments and operational teams to address and provide solutions to business needs.
  • Oversee the optimization of efficient business process strategies for end-to-end HR processes to achieve efficiency, productivity and improved governance and controls.
  • Oversee and participate in the execution of system changes (updates, enhancements) and all aspects of system testing.
  • Guide and oversee the work of employees, consultants and project teams related to PeopleSoft HCM initiatives.
  • Provide end-user troubleshooting, issue remediation, technology request assistance and escalation management.
  • Ownership of business configuration and point solutions/Peoplesoft and other HR systems where configurations do not impact other functions. This includes configuration of Peoplesoft processes including HCM, Compensation, Onboarding, Manager/Employee Self Service and Talent Acquisition, and thorough knowledge transfer taking over ongoing basic day-to-day Peoplesoft configuration.
  • Be a trusted advisor. Partner with senior business leaders to understand their operational issues and opportunities (business processes), and create automated solutions to scale business operations and ensure compliance. Ownership of coordinating the documentation of scenarios and conducting the standard testing methodology.
  • Act as the HRIS resource in IT to manage all HR applications on a worldwide. Provide leadership and ensure process effectiveness for prioritizing system enhancements, new functionality, etc.
  • Partner with co-workers in IT, HR and other global teams and cross-functional stakeholders to define business requirements and translate business needs into multi-year and tactical system implementation plans, including project prioritization, scheduling and resource planning.
  • Ensure documentation and processes are in place to satisfy audit requirements.


  • Minimum of 8+ years Peoplesoft IT experience; 4+ years in a supervisory/management role
  • Significant experience with Peoplesoft: HCM, Onboarding, Benefits, Compensation, Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Absence, and Application Portal.
  • Experience with PeopleTools 8.5x and higher and PeopleSoft server administration including Application server, Web server, and Process Scheduler server.
  • Experience with SQL, Oracle 11g, Toad, Integration Broker, XML/BI Publisher.
  • Experience with leading large-scale upgrades of PeopleSoft.
  • Expertise and experience with complex technical solutions.
  • Experience and solid understanding of software development lifecycle
  • Experience working with functional HR and business operations teams in the development and implementation of technical solutions that enhance efficiencies and performance, with PeopleSoft.
  • Expert knowledge of configuring Peoplesoft processes, configuring HR systems and processes, security, compensation and performance management and data load procedures
  • Extensive knowledge of HR products and services and awareness of HR strategy around talent identification, attraction, engagement and retention
  • Verbal, written and interpersonal skills needed to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Excellent project management skills and a strong operational focus
  • In-depth knowledge of federal, state and local labor and employment laws


Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's Level Degree with at least 4 years of experience.
  • OR Bachelor's Level Degree with at least 5 years of experience.
  • OR Equivalent Combination of Experience and Education. 

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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