Technical Marketing Specialist

MKS Instruments, Inc. - Irvine, CA3.8

Full-timeEstimated: $67,000 - $91,000 a year
MKS Instruments, Inc. is the parent company of Newport Corporation®, Spectra-Physics® and Ophir®, leaders in photonics, optics, lasers and motion/vibration control. MKS is a worldwide leader in technology solutions for thin film, process and industrial manufacturing, environmental monitoring, defense and security, life sciences and research

The Technical Marketing Specialist is responsible for creating technical content that will be used in marketing materials, such as collateral, websites, and social media. The incumbent will work closely with product managers and engineers to create this content. They will also review content that the product managers develop, providing feedback and ensuring the content adheres to the requirements and specifications of the company standards, including accuracy and writing style.

The incumbent must have significant technical understanding of photonics and optics. Proficiency in website architecture and user experience will be very helpful. In addition to creating and curating content, this position will work with the web team to optimize the functionality and user experience, as well as monitoring analytics to modify content and website hierarchy as needed. The incumbent will also work with the web team and product mangers to drive SEO success.

Knowledge: Having wide-ranging proficiency in photonics and optics. Photonics lab experience and knowledge of Newport brand and its competitors’ products, especially components. Good at summarizing complicated technical details into simple charts and selection tools – strong logical and abstract thinking skills. Uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways. Ability to work well within a team environment a must.

Job Complexity: Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Networks with key contacts outside own area of expertise. Ability to manage multiple projects and tight timelines is a must.

Supervision: Determines methods and procedures on new assignments and may coordinate activities of other personnel.

Experience & Education: Typically requires a minimum of 5 to 8 years of related experience. Significant research lab experience. Experience in working on a marketing team is also a plus. Outstanding written communication skills required. Requires a Bachelor’s degree in physics, optics, lasers or related field. Master’s or Ph.D. is a plus.