Engineering Program Manager

Job Locations IN-KA-Bangalore
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At Rambus, we are turning incredible possibilities into everyday reality by helping to deliver the innovations that greatly impact the world we live in. We create leading-edge semiconductor and IP products, spanning memory and interfaces to security to smart sensors. Our products are integrated into tens of billions of devices and systems around the globe, running critical applications for Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, consumer and media platforms.


And our history runs deep – we have been in Silicon Valley for 25+ years and are continually anticipating key technology trends and are developing innovations that drive market changes. From a pure IP provider to becoming a fabless chipmaker, Rambus is evolving to address critical challenges in the semiconductor industry.


As a dynamic organization, we are always seeking to hire exceptional talent to join some of the brightest inventors and engineers in the world to explore their passions to develop products that have real life impact. As well, Rambus benefits are among the most comprehensive and competitive in Silicon Valley.


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 a Sr. Program Manager for our Application Specific Standard Products group, based in Bangalore. We are rapidly growing our footprint in India as we broaden 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 and POR Change 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


  • Bachelors’ or Masters’ Degree in Electronics/Electrical/Computer Engineering
  • 10 or more years of relevant experience in the development of integrated circuit designs and IP in a semiconductor product company.
  • 5 or more years’ experience as a Program Manager for integrated circuits, PMP certification is a plus
  • Technical experience 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, 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
  • Fluency in English language writing and speaking
  • Able to up level complex issues for executive presentation and decision making
  • Ability to travel to Rambus sites as well as customer locations as required

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


Rambus creates cutting-edge semiconductor and IP products, spanning memory and interfaces to security, smart sensors and lighting. Our chips, customizable IP cores, architecture licenses, tools, services, training and innovations improve the competitive advantage of our customers. We collaborate with the industry, partnering with leading ASIC and SoC designers, foundries, IP developers, EDA companies and validation labs. Our products are integrated into tens of billions of devices and systems, powering and securing diverse applications, including Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, consumer and media platforms. At Rambus, we are makers of better. 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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