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Director of Product Line Management, AI Solutions at SiFive
San Mateo, CA, 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.
When you join the newly formed AI business unit at SiFive, you will be responsible for SiFive’s AI product road map and detailed definition across a range of product segments such as: IOT/client, edge, and Data Center. You will use your strong technical background in IP, semiconductor and SoC products in this highly collaborative, techical product management leadership role. You will thrive in our agile, highly-matrixed environment using your understanding of both the business and technical landscape, your strong technical acumen, and your background on vertical markets and semiconductor solutions. As a key leader in our new AI BU, you will have a unique opportunity to create and facilitate engagement, dialogue, and open communication in potentially stressful situations with customers, partners, and internal stakeholders. This is your chance to enable creative solutions to business challenges to promote change and impact the industry in a major way.

Key Responsibilities

    • Champion new semiconductor products to market (IP, Chip, SoC, templates) by managing a methodic gate-driven product definition process, helping to form consensus between MKT and Engineering on milestones and technical features 
    • Drive the creation of product MRDs based on inputs from customers, ecosystem partners and SiFive Engineering teams 
    • Work closely with Architects to ensure Engineering generated PRDs and technical product functional specifications are aligned with Marketing inputs
    • Generate Product Briefs for new products working closely with counterparts in the Product Office and other Business Units
    • Define chip evaluation board specifications working closely with engineering 
    • Collaborate with the CTO and the Product Office for new Proof of Concept (POC) Plans and be a contributor to new forward-looking products
    • Maintain and generate product road maps working closely with Engineering to ensure schedule alignment. 
    • Manage product demand forecast and material planning process working closely with Operations 
    • Work closely with other functional groups within the company to manage, track and oversee deliverables from cross functional teams towards contributing to new product proposal

Capabilities and Qualifications

    • A minimum of 10 years of industry experience in a semiconductor market (SoC, IP) 
    • Possess technical understanding of Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning domain
    • At least 8 years of experience in customer-facing and customer-engagement roles
    • Ability to travel international and domestically 25% of the time


  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science or another relevant discipline
  • MBA preferred
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.