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Marketing Director - Data Center at SiFive
San Mateo, CA, US / Portland, OR, US
SiFive is the leading provider of market-ready processor core IP, development tools and silicon solutions based on the free and open RISC-V instruction set architecture. Led by a team of seasoned silicon executives and the RISC-V inventors, SiFive helps SoC designers reduce time-to-market and realize cost savings with customized, open-architecture processor cores, and democratizes access to optimized silicon by enabling system designers in all market verticals to build customized RISC-V based semiconductors.
As a marketing director, you will be a key member of our senior management team and be responsible of marketing our products. You will lead the definition and execution of, strategies and tactics to significantly enhance SiFive global profile and the company’s presence as an industry and business leader. You will join the small yet productive marketing team and report to the acting SVP of Sales and Marketing.
One of the activities of this position is establish a hiring plan to support the company growth strategy.
You will work cross-functionally with many key internal groups - primarily with Sales, Product, Architecture and CTO teams and you will also be external facing as required engaging with customers.

Four major areas of focus

  • Strategic Marketing  
  • Product Marketing
  • Product Definition
  • Internal communication


  • Define and manage Product Planning/Process from inception to end of life in the company
  • Enable company’s sales activities by providing marketing support for large account, OEM and Channel business. This will include product, customer presentation, customer visits, market segmentation and usage model documentation/collateral
  • Strategic road map (3 year) working in collaboration with CTO office
  • Provide market analysis and strategy
  • Competitive product analysis & positioning
  • Pre-sales / Pre-launch support 

Experience, Skills, and Capabilities

  • Track record of using your intelligence, creativity, sophistication, and experience as a marketing professional to effectively define and implement marketing programs and initiatives across a broad organizational landscape
  • Fifteen plus years of relevant and proven experience (marketing, product marketing, product management, internal comms)
  • Ideally in enterprise server and data center networking and virtualization preferred, broad working knowledge of the information technology landscape required
  • Successful experience managing both local and remote teams worldwide
  • Solid understanding of broad industry issues and competitive positioning of key players 
  • Results-orientation demonstrated by a track record of improving business performance.  This executive will be a motivating leader with a passion for excellence who is well versed in establishing and achieving stretch goals for himself/herself and the team 

Technical Domain Expertise

  • Network infrastructure from Servers, Network Interface Controllers (NIC) to switches
  • Server Operating System expertise of Linux, Windows and VMware
  • Solution expertise from storage, enterprise, Telco, to cloud ecosystems
  • Software solutions for server based middleware and applications
SiFive is proud to be an equal employment opportunity workplace. We offer a competitive compensation package that includes flexible paid time off, health, vision and dental benefits, 401(k) plan, employee stock option program, and much more. If you yearn to be challenged and wish to work in an environment where the boundaries of your creativity and skills will be tested, then SiFive is place for you.