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ASIC Technical Lead Director

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Full-Time | USA | Engineering
Job Purpose

North America Technical Lead supporting pre-sales and marketing activities for leading edge Custom Silicon and Design Service provider for OEM’s and Semiconductor Manufacturers. Candidate will be required to effectively communicate SEMIFIVE’s design capabilities and services to support the best solution for a given application and convey technology trends internally within SEMIFIVE’s R&D to drive future Platform and IP development.

Principal Accountabilities
  • Engage with customer technical teams and decision makers to understand their ASIC/custom SOC requirements from specification, architecture to software
  • Develop compelling technical proposals working closely with SEMIFIVE HQ counterparts
  • Drive and own detailed customer project schedules with Project Management Office (PMO) and Engineering Management including driving allocation of internal and external partner resources
  • Identify and effectively communicate any risks and support required preventing missed deliverables on commitments
  • Lead technical discussions with customers including driving resolutions of issues
  • Collaborate with Marketing and Engineering on required technical collaterals for a given project or target market
  • Support technical pre-sales collateral for Sales & Business Development team
  • Influence SEMIFIVE’s solution roadmap aligning with market/application trends
  • Understand ASIC competitive landscape and market/application trends and drive necessary improvements with R&D and Strategy teams
  • Be SEMIFIVE US’ local technical expert including being the spokesperson and content contributor at key industry events and publications (eg white papers, application notes etc)
Key Performance Measures
  • Successful technical engagements including responding to RFI and RFQ
  • Deliver effective technical collaterals as part of pre-sales and technical marketing
  • Successful project execution with PMO office team
  • Solid platform and solution roadmap alignment working with both customer and Foundry partner
  • Deliver competitive benchmark report and recommendations for leadership positioning
  • Minimum 10+ years of relevant technical experience in Systems level design, Application engineering with strong ASIC design background with hands-on experience
  • Knowledgeable in ASIC specifications, verification, implementation, physical design, test and debug, as well as custom SOC/ASIC overall development cycle
  • Experience in leading custom silicon projects from concept to production
  • Project Planning, Coordination and Program Management experience for multiple ASIC and design projects with large engineering teams
  • Possess strong analytical mindset and able to independently make clear technical decisions using qualitative and quantitative data
  • Proficient in pre-sales and technical marketing with strong ability of engaging with customers around technical value proposition discussions
  • Solid competitive landscape sensing abilities with deep appreciation of market and application trends
  • Able to work effectively and independently in a fast paced, dynamic, and results-oriented environment
  • Experience working with a semiconductor Foundry on advanced process technologies is a strong plus
  • Team player with cross-functional work experience in a global company as well as broad exposure to Foundry and Design Ecosystem partners
  • Adept understanding of latest industry trends, key players and driving factors for broader custom silicon adoption

Founded in Seoul in 2018, SEMIFIVE is basing its foundation on Korea's semiconductor design competency that was amassed for more than 20 years. With expertise in front-end to back-end design, SEMIFIVE has become the fastest-growing silicon design company that offers the most comprehensive design solutions. SEMIFIVE's core business is its innovative Platform SoC that enables low-cost & high-efficiency SoC design, and also provides various design solutions for global customers through its diverse network. As the cost of developing an SoC and the demand for customized silicon continue to grow rapidly, SEMIFIVE's Platform SoC will play a key role in turning innovative ideas into silicon.

SEMIFIVE, hand in hand with global innovation leaders, is growing as a leading partner for future SoC designs, and thereby becoming: The New Global Hub of Custom Silicon.

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