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MKS Instruments Inc Principal IT Strategy and Operations (Hybrid) in Andover, Massachusetts

Overview: The Principal IT Strategy and Operations role is responsible for managing Transformation programs and operations within the Office of the CIO and reports to the Senior Director, Office of the CIO. We seek a driver who will contribute to the organization's technology vision and strategic initiatives. You will provide leadership, driving the development and implementation of innovative IT strategies to support business objectives and enhance operational efficiency.

This position is hybrid and may sit at our locations in Andover, MA, Broomfield, CO, Irvine, CA or Beaverton OR.

Key Responsibilities:


  • In partnership with IT Leaders, establish a common set of IT metrics

  • Own the implementation of metrics with a standard cadence of reporting

  • Define the requirements for tooling to automate and drive efficiency in reporting metrics, including dashboards and executive reports.


  • In partnership with IT leaders, define the governance required to manage IT initiatives and workstreams.

  • Define the outcomes of the governance, to ensure continual value realization of the governance process

  • Implement an Inspect and Adapt process to ensure an ongoing evolution of our governance processes

    Portfolio Management:

  • In partnership with the Senior Director, define the scope and requirements to manage the IT Portfolio

  • Drive delivery of the Monthly IT Business Review materials

  • Ensure governance and transparency around the IT portfolio, tracking health of deliverables, resources, and budget.

  • Drive the tooling for Portfolio management to ensure automation, transparency and efficiency.


  • As needed support the Senior Director and VP, OCIO on projects and initiatives that will drive transformation. Areas of support may include budget operations, analysis and reporting, and ad hoc projects to support the overall IT transformation.


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, business administration, or related field; master's degree preferred.

  • 5 + years of progressive experience in in a technology team, with a track record of driving strategic initiatives and delivering business results.

  • Experience with defining and driving IT related business metrics and outcomes.

  • Proven ability to execute IT strategies that align with organizational goals and drive sustainable growth and innovation.

  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and influencing skills, with the ability to effectively engage and inspire stakeholders at all levels of the organization.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a strategic mindset and attention to detail.

  • Experience leading and developing high-performing teams in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

    Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salary Pay Range: $ 97,300 - $180,700 per year. This range is a good faith estimate of the expected salary range for this position, based on a wide range of factors including qualifications, experience and training, operational and business needs and other considerations permitted by law.  At MKS, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for the role.

  • Bonus: This position is eligible for a discretionary annual bonus, in an amount to be determined by MKS (or as applicable).

  • Benefits: MKS offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance coverage (medical, dental and vision), 401(k) with company match, life and disability insurance, 11 paid holidays, sick time, 15 paid vacation days, (6 weeks fully paid) parental leave, adoption assistance and tuition reimbursement (and for participation in any stock programs, signing bonus, etc.).

We are interested in a qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we will not be sponsoring work visas for this position, at this time.

MKS is an equal opportunity employer, including disability, veteran status and all categories protected by law. Please review our EOE statements for additional details. MKS is generally only hiring candidates who reside in states where we are registered to do business.


Globally, our policy is to recruit individuals from wide and diverse backgrounds. However, certain positions require access to controlled goods and technologies subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Applicants for these positions may need to be “U.S. persons.” “U.S. persons” are generally defined as U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals, lawful permanent residents (or, green card holders), individuals granted asylum, and individuals admitted as refugees.

MKS Instruments, Inc. and its affiliates and subsidiaries (“MKS”) is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer: diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. We win as a team and are committed to recruiting and hiring qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions), religion, age, ancestry, physical or mental disability or handicap, marital status, membership in the uniformed services, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other category protected by applicable law. Hiring decisions are based on merit, qualifications and business needs. We conduct background checks and drug screens, in accordance with applicable law and company policies. MKS is generally only hiring candidates who reside in states where we are registered to do business.

MKS is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application or interview process due to a disability, please contact us at: .

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At MKS, it's all about courage, big ideas, and a serious passion for innovation. Winning here is about exploring possibilities, taking action , and solving our customers’ toughest challenges. It's not just a job – it's what you make of it. While you shape your role and make it unique, we invest in you with on-the-job and formal training, as well as educational assistance. Curiosity is key at MKS - ask questions, own your path.

Our success comes from celebrating the unique skills, diverse perspectives, and lived experience of employees from over 100 countries. The goal is to make sure that everyone feels that they belong. Diversity isn't just a nice-to-have; making sure everyone feels included is a big deal for us.

Our group of 10,000 employees serves semiconductor manufacturing, electronics and packaging, and specialty industrial markets. With over 3,800 patents, our products are enabling advancements in 5G, renewable energy & storage, artificial intelligence, cloud technology, and big data. We're the behind-the-scenes support for some amazing technology.

MKS Instruments enables technologies that transform our world. MKS Instruments Product Overview (