System Architect - Sr. Director (7810-1003)

Achronix Semiconductor Corporation is a fabless semiconductor corporation based in Santa Clara, California, offering high-performance FPGA solutions. Achronix is the only supplier to have both high-performance and high-density standalone FPGAs and embedded FPGA (eFPGA) solutions in high-volume production. Achronix's FPGA and eFPGA IP offerings are further enhanced by ready-to-use PCIe accelerator cards targeting AI, ML, networking and data center applications. All of Achronix's products are supported by best-in-class EDA software tools.

Job Description/Responsibilities

  • Experienced technologist with deep understanding of the accelerated computing market to lead the definition of next-generation silicon and software solutions.
  • Knowledge of hardware and software requirement to attach FPGA-based compute accelerators to support a broad range of AI/machine learning, networking, storage, and wireless applications.
  • Lead three phases of product life cycle:

MRD Definition and Investment Justification

  • Develop a business plan, MRD and timeline for next-generation silicon and software products.
  • Identify key customers and partners to assist in product definition and engineering development phase.

Product Implementation by Engineering – PRD Closure

  • Coordinate with core engineering, software engineering, systems engineering and marketing to create an agreed PRD to meet an aggressive schedule product launch.
  • Drive internal alignment by influencing and enrolling all key stakeholders in product/company vision.
  • Coordinate with project management to optimize development time and cost.

Product Launch and Positioning

  • Develop a go-to-market plan for next-generation products.
  • Assist sales and marketing with promotional activities from initial customer product planning visits to formal product launches.
  • Work closely with sales and marketing in a business development role to secure customer design wins and revenue for products.

Required Skills

  • Demonstrated ability of setting product strategies that have translated to market share gains.
  • Deep understanding of wired networking, wireless, data center architecture evolution and solution requirements.
  • Seasoned in customer interactions at all levels: mid-level management to senior executives.
  • Strong sense of team work and collaborative working style.
  • FPGA knowledge desirable.

Education and Experience

BSEE or equivalent degree with 10+ years of engineering, marketing and/or product planning experience.

Job Details

Job Title
System Architect - Sr. Director (7810-1003)
Requisition No
Type of Position
Full Time
Reports To
VP, Product Planning & Business Development
Santa Clara, California
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