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Semiconductor IP Program Manager

Semiconductor IP Program Manager
by Daniel Nenni on 08-08-2020 at 5:03 pm

Website Synopsys

Our Silicon IP business is all about integrating more capabilities into an SoC—faster. We offer the world’s broadest portfolio of silicon IP—predesigned blocks of logic, memory, interfaces, analog, security, and embedded processors. All to help customers integrate more capabilities. Meet unique performance, power, and size requirements of their target applications. And get differentiated products to market quickly with reduced risk.

Semiconductor IP Program Manager

In this role, the Program Manager manages IP development for key programs and successfully executes the programs against established commitments.  Acts as the focal point of contact and manages all external and internal communications to cross-functional teams spanning geographical and organizational boundaries. Plans and directs schedules; identifies and escalates issues; drives problems to resolution; identifies and manages risk. Programs may include new development or porting of different IPs to different foundry process technology nodes. The position requires a technical understanding of analog and digital SOC design flows and methodologies, IC manufacturing process, and process technologies. Experience with embedded memory and standard cell design is a plus.

The program manager must have a strong background and proven track record in program/project management with an engineering background.   The candidate must be able to organize interdepartmental activities ensuring completion of the project/program on schedule and with high quality. The individual must be able to manage multiple projects, recognize and mitigate risks, and work proactively on contingency plans. The candidate must be process-oriented with emphasis on clear and concise communication.

The PMO at Synopsys works closely with various teams to meet customer-specific IP development requirements.  We work cross-functionally with internal development teams (Sales, Marketing, FAE, CAE, and R&D) and have exposure and visibility on a global scale throughout the organization.  In this role, the program manager acts as the main interface of Synopsys with our tier one customers and within our internal development teams to ensure we deliver to our customer requirements to meet their SOC goals and objectives.

Position Requirements:BSEE or equivalent with 10+ years of relevant experience.
Candidate must have a strong background and proven track record in program management in analog/digital SOC design
Understanding IC manufacturing, process technology, design flow and sign off process is a must.
Having experience in, dealing with, and communicating at different levels of the organization is also key to this position as it’s a highly visible role
Exceptional verbal/written communication, leadership, interpersonal, and teamwork skills are required to succeed in this role.
Preferred Requirements:Demonstrated ability to work independently and to create and meet schedules would be preferred.
Candidate should possess excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Project, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.
Candidate having ASIC design center management or technical lead SOC design implementation experience having customer interfacing experience a plus.
Candidate having Field Application Engineering management or Application Engineering technical lead experience supporting complex IPs with customer interfacing experience a plus.

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