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Director Program Management

Addison, TX, United States
Sep 15, 2021


Job Description


At Xilinx, we are leading the industry transformation to build an adaptable, intelligent world. ARE YOU bold, collaborative, and creative? We develop leaders and innovators who want to revolutionize the world of technology. We believe that by embracing diverse ideas, pushing boundaries, and working together as ONEXILINX, anything is possible.

Our culture of innovation began with the invention of the Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), and with the 2018 introduction of our Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform (ACAP), has made a quantum leap in capability, solidifying our role as the adaptable platform supplier of choice. From the beginning, we have always believed in providing inventors with products and platforms that are infinitely adaptable. From self-driving cars, to world-record genome processing, to AI and big data, to the world's first 5G networks, we empower the world's builders and visionaries whose ideas solve every day problems and improve people's lives.

If you are PASSIONATE, ADAPTABLE, and INNOVATIVE, Xilinx is the right place for you! At Xilinx, we care deeply about creating significant development experiences while building a strong sense of belonging and connection. We champion an environment of empowered learning, wellness, community engagement, and recognition, so you can focus on work that matters - world class technology that improves the way we live and work. We are ONEXILINX.

Job Description


The successful candidate will have both depth and breadth in the related disciplines of achieving production release of large complex engineering programs that involve cross functional organizations, in the forms of Silicon, Packages, Boards, IPs, Software and Design Services. These disciplines include but are not limited to planning, feasibility study, design, verification, prototyping, implementation & integration, characterization, validation, yield, production, packaging, assembly and qualification, as well as organizational administrative programs. An engineering degree or demonstration of competency in several of these areas is required. Good understanding of technologies, technical development process and methodology are required. Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills are a must.

  • Performs the Project Manager role for complex Engineering Programs that span multiple sites and/or multiple years and/or multiple organizations to complete;
  • Programs planning of schedule, scope, resource allocation, goals, and milestones. Routine cross function communication and sync-up, as well as progress tracking, status reporting of complex programs;
  • Lay out of program development plan for each phase, and define deliverables & criteria with technical leads. Monitor progress, status and result;
  • Drives resolution of complex issues related to project scope, schedule or resources across multiple organizations by securing the support of project sponsor and senior Xilinx management;
  • Leads project Kick-Off workshops to complete all PMM planning activities to support agreed POS including WBS, risk management, and resource plans aligned with sponsor
  • Reports out to senior management at Operations Reviews or other management forums;
  • Understand overall program and development processes to ensure functional organizational goals will meet requirements and schedule with appropriate resourcing;
  • Provide leadership to achieve committed schedule (aligned goals, focus, urgency, resources);
  • Establish and maintain outstanding peer networks with other functional group leaders and staff as required;

Job Requirements

BS or MS degree in an engineering discipline is required. 10+ years of program management experience in semiconductor experience with BS degree; less with MS degree;

Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel/PowerPoint/Word/Project …), Tracking tools (JIRA) and Confluence; Understanding of Program Management Methodology such as PMM and/or others are nice to have;

Organize and chair department and cross function team meetings, tracking progress, issues, action items, and report status at summary and detail levels.

Good problem-solving skills, when working on complex problems involving new or constantly changing parameters and unexpected challenges.

Exercise outstanding initiative, judgment and decision-making ability in dealing with complex factors that are not easily evaluated for which there is little precedent on how to select methods and techniques for obtaining solutions to problems;

Work with the team to complete projects on schedule and will succeed when receiving general guidance on new assignments.

Ability to provide priority and reminders to task owners, as well as guidance to lower level or new hire personnel.

Prior engineering design and development experience is a bonus;

Ability to learn on the job;

Outstanding presentation skills, both oral and written are a must

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