Director of Product Planning


Los Gatos, CA / Surround Areas

Position Type

Full Time

Travel Required


Job Description

The Director of Product Planning is responsible for coordinating with engineering, business, and marketing stakeholders to jointly define, drive and manage FPGA architecture, SW, IP and product strategy.
  • Drive the requirements from vertical markets into hard specifications, which involves synthesizing and analyzing requirements from various sources including, but not limited to, customers, market dynamics, partners, and corporate strategy
  • Drive creation of market requirement documents based on inputs from customers, partners, and internal stake holders
  • Ensure methodologies for silicon and SW benchmarking, test chips and DFT are in place to minimize risk, and maximize success of differentiated products in the market
  • Partner with engineering to define fabric architecture to optimally meet target application needs
  • Work closely with strategic planners to lead, manage, and track deliverables from cross functional teams
  • Monitor market dynamics and evaluate new technologies and make recommendations for future products
  • Manage complex feature, schedule, cost, and performance tradeoffs with engineering and product management/marketing teams

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, or related field
  • 10+ years of total experience
  • FPGA design, planning or marketing experience preferred
  • Experience in a customer-facing role preferred
  • Strategic planning, architecture definition and/or design engineering preferred
  • Strong understanding of business and technical challenges, and a background in vertical markets and FPGA solutions
  • Leadership skills – Ability to hire, train and retain high-caliber personnel and manage teams to meet deadlines with high quality results
  • Effective communication skills – Ability to create and articulate effectively internally and externally
  • Strategic thinking skills – Ability to create executable strategies in an effective manner and drive to conclusion difficult decisions in a timely manager
  • Interpersonal skills – Ability to motivate and influence customers, partners and internal stakeholders and be able to initiate difficult conversations

Deadline to Apply

Drop us an email, with attached resume, to
*We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status