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Ethics & Legal Compliance Program 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?


KLA is seeking a highly motivated and experienced ethics & legal compliance professional to join its growing Ethics & Legal Compliance Group as an Ethics & Legal Compliance Program Manager.  This position will report directly to KLA's Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer.  The individual must have a passion for ethics & compliance issues and have uncompromising integrity.  

KLA's Ethics & Legal Compliance Group sits within KLA's Legal Compliance Organization (LCO) team headquartered in Milpitas, CA.  LCO provides legal guidance to further KLA’s strategic objectives and protect and preserve the legal, ethical and financial integrity and reputation of the Company. With specific expertise in the areas of corporate law, commercial law, employment law, and intellectual property; the LCO offers strategic legal counsel that is informed by a clear understanding of the company’s business objectives and expertise in the laws and regulations relevant to the business worldwide.


The successful candidate will be responsible for, among other things,

  • Assisting with developing & executing aspects of KLA's anti-corruption program, with a specific focus on third party due diligence and training; 
  • Assisting in developing & executing KLA ethics & compliance training curriculum and communications strategy, including working with outside vendors and in-house IT professionals to develop, problem solve, and deliver online training through KLA's learning management system; 
  • Assist the Chief Compliance Officer in running Senior Staff, general staff, and other meetings, tracking objectives & keys results of the ethics & legal compliance group, as well as with reporting requirements and presentations to senior management & the Board of Directors; 
  • In general, assisting with developing processes & procedures for ethics & compliance programs


This position will have a strong operational focus, and thus the successful candidate must:

  • Possess superb project management & analytical skills, and be IT savvy -- the individual must have strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, Tableau, Power BI, and other tools utilized in ethics & compliance programs;
  • Have the ability to work independently, with no or little oversight, and be able to problem solve an issue and develop creative solutions;
  • Have uncompromising integrity & a passion for ethics & legal compliance issues;
  • Have at least 5 years of in-house experience at a major technology company as an ethics & compliance professional or a related function, like internal audit;
  • Have experience running and familiarity with anti-corruption laws and anti-corruption due diligence programs;
  • Have experience in developing and delivering ethics & compliance training and communication programs;
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Must have a 4-year college degree; Master's degree preferred.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Level Degree
  • At least 5 years of in-house experience at a major technology company as an ethics & compliance professional or a related function, like internal audit

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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