Director of Global Cybersecurity Operations at KLA

| Ann Arbor, MI
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Company Overview
KLA is a global leader in diversified electronics for the semiconductor manufacturing ecosystem. Virtually every electronic device in the world is produced using our technologies. No laptop, smartphone, wearable device, voice-controlled gadget, flexible screen, VR device or smart car would have made it into your hands without us. KLA invents systems and solutions for the manufacturing of wafers and reticles, integrated circuits, packaging, printed circuit boards and flat panel displays. The innovative ideas and devices that are advancing humanity all begin with inspiration, research and development. KLA focuses more than average on innovation and in 2019 we invested 15% of sales back into R&D. Our expert teams of physicists, engineers, data scientists and problem-solvers work together with the world's leading technology providers to accelerate the delivery of tomorrow's electronic devices. Life here is exciting and our teams thrive on tackling really hard problems. There is never a dull moment with us.

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.


The Cybersecurity group at KLA is involved in every aspect of the global business. The KLA Cybersecurity group defends against cyber-attacks and provides cybersecurity tools, incident response services and assessment capabilities to safeguard the environments that support the essential operations of KLA. We are passionate about identifying adversarial activities and anticipating a wide variety of threats to strengthen our defenses and the overall protection of KLA Intellectual Property.

As the Director of Global Cybersecurity Operations, you will be a member of the Cybersecurity leadership team and will be leading our Global Security Operations Teams, driving them to the next level in our capabilities maturity. You will also be responsible for the day-to-day operations in protecting KLA's information assets against security threats.

You will evaluate processes, technical capabilities and systems, and find opportunities for improvements, while maintaining standard operating procedures and protocols to ensure Cybersecurity operations continues to meet operational requirements.

This position reports directly to the VP - CISO.

  • Develop strategy for cybersecurity operations, defining goals, priorities and operational success metrics based on risk analysis.
  • Align with business mission, vision and values to successfully implement the strategy.
  • Be the focal point for security incident response planning, execution, and communication.
  • Develop and improve incident response plan and playbooks as well as threat intelligence and threat hunting programs.
  • Partner with cybersecurity and technology leadership to mitigate vulnerabilities, implement appropriate control and improve the overall security posture.
  • Build, lead and mentor a group of security managers, engineers and analysts to grow and meet their potential.
  • Lead vendor partners to ensure we get maximum value from engagements (right size, meet critical metrics, etc.)

Desired Qualifications
  • Completion of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited course of study, in Information Assurance, Cybersecurity, IT Security, Computer Science, Information Technology or similar.
  • 10+ years in information security, 5+ years of experience in SOC and incident response teams
  • 5+ years leading technical teams
  • Experience in, and knowledge of security concepts and solutions across a broad IT landscape, involving on-premise, cloud, and SaaS environments.
  • Experience with security and control frameworks (e.g. NIST, ISO) and experience mapping control frameworks to security practices
  • Experience representing technical viewpoints to diverse audiences, and in making prudent technical risk decisions
  • Ability to mentor and guide junior engineers and architects to grow capability in the team
  • Ability to travel internationally
  • Information security certification such as CISSP or CISM - preferred

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Level Degree with a minimum of 12 years of experience OR
  • Master's Level Degree with a minimum of 10 years of experience

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required where permitted by law. KLA will consider reasonable accommodation as provided by applicable law. Please note that accommodation may not be possible where vaccination is required for an essential function of the position, including for international travel or customer site access.

The company offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package including but not limited to the following: medical, dental, vision, life, and other voluntary benefits, 401(K) including company matching, employee stock purchase program (ESPP), student debt assistance, tuition reimbursement program, financial planning benefits, employee assistance program (EAP), paid time off and paid company holidays, family care and bonding leave.

KLA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other status protected by applicable law. We will ensure that qualified individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at [email protected] to request accommodation.
More Information on KLA
KLA operates in the Hardware industry. The company is located in Milipitas, CA. KLA was founded in 2022. It has 10001 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 243 open jobs at KLA, click here.
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