Sr Program Manager - IC Products - 20157

Job Locations US-CA-San Jose
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Do you live, breathe and dream products? Are you passionate about leading the transformation of products from concept to mass production? Are you thrilled by seeing your product succeed in the market? If so, read on – we may be looking for you!


Rambus is hiring an Engineering Program Manager for our Integrated Circuits group, based in San Jose, CA. We are broadening our product portfolio for the datacenter/enterprise segments. You will lead new product programs that are critical to the short-term and long-term success of the business unit. You will collaborate with a diverse, global team that is on a mission to deliver world-class ASSP and ASIC products. As we grow, you will champion the adoption of best-in-industry methodologies and processes to build a lean, efficient and productive organization.


  • Lead new IC products through the Product Lifecycle (PLC) from Concept, through Planning, Development, Prototyping and Testing, Pilot Production to release to Mass Production
  • Own the “on-time, on-spec, on-budget and with high-quality” delivery of products to customers
  • Program planning, schedules, budgeting, risk assessment, resource planning and management, and tracking customer activities associated with the programs
  • Track program financial performance as a function of our deliverables and expense profile
  • Review, disposition and communicate changes in scope / schedule / expense
  • Plan and manage delivery of engineering samples (ES), customer samples (CS) and NPI volume ramp
  • Manage customer feedback and work with the team to ensure customer expectations are exceeded
  • Track product cost (wafer cost, yield, test time etc.) to ensure product margin requirements are met
  • Conducts regular meetings to ensure customers and internal teams are clear on expectations and problem-solving actions are in place to address issues in a timely manner
  • Maintain adequate technical depth and managerial skill to address program and product issues
  • Be the advocate and champion of your programs and maintain management and key stakeholder alignment
  • Own PLC Program Exit Reviews to get management approval for funding and moving the project to the next phase
  • Present status of your assigned program to executive management during monthly program reviews


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Electronics/Electrical/Computer Engineering
  • 10 or more years of relevant experience in a semiconductor or electronics product company
  • 5 or more years of experience as a Program Manager, PMP certification is a plus
  • Experience working on memory, data communication and/or power delivery products
  • Technical appreciation of ASIC/ASSP flows (front end and backend development processes, product and test engineering, char and validation, hardware/software design)
  • Program management and analytical skills, ability to organize information for internal and external consumption.
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Project and other program management tools for use in complex semiconductor programs
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office tools Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Able to motivate and energize teams and lead by influence in a matrixed organization
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to keep calm and make progress in high stress situations
  • Ability to travel to Rambus sites as well as customer locations as required


Rambus offers a competitive compensation package including base salary, bonus, equity, matching 401(k), employee stock purchase plan, comprehensive medical and dental benefits, time-off program and gym membership.

Rambus is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Rambus is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may let us know in the application.

For more information about Rambus, visit rambus.com. For additional information on life at Rambus and our current openings, check out rambus.com/careers/.


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