Sr. Software Product Manager

About SiFive

As the pioneers who introduced RISC-V to the world, SiFive is transforming the future of compute by bringing the limitless potential of RISC-V to the highest performance and most data-intensive applications in the world. SiFive’s unrivaled compute platforms have enabled leading technology companies around the world to innovate, optimize, and deliver the most advanced solutions of tomorrow across every market segment of chip design, including artificial intelligence, automotive, consumer, datacenter, machine learning and mobile. With SiFive, the future of RISC-V has no limits.

Responsibilities:

In this role, you will use your domain expertise to engage with internal and external customers collecting feedback on product market fit, ask a lot of questions to root cause customer challenges and translate industry insights into detailed product requirements for our engineering teams. You will work closely with our Customer eXperience, Engineering and Program Management teams to collect, refine, define and plan concise requirements that enhance our software products that our customers depend on. The role will be filled by somebody with a tremendous amount of energy, passion, and vision for translating complex technology demands into actionable, easy to understand requirements. The successful candidate will be self motivated, needing minimal guidance and direction to:

 

  • Articulate and defend the prioritization of product features and fixes to new and existing software products.
  • Build strong relationships with internal engineering and program management teams to plan our roadmaps.
  • Be a product and technology expert, being able to dig into low level details and understand the difference between what a customer wants and needs.
  • Work with Software Architects and Technical Leads to breakdown large complex technologies into a prioritized backlog of and actionable requirements.
  • Perform competitive analysis to prioritize high value differentiated features and capabilities.
  • Collaborate with Technical Marketing teams to produce compelling marketing and training materials.
  • Support our customer facing teams by understanding their challenges and opportunities to improve our product deliverables.
  • Evangelize SiFive software and hardware solutions at industry and partner events.

Hard Requirements:

  • 8+ years of work experience in semiconductor, software or technology companies.
  • An obsession with customer success.
  • Ability to decipher marketing hype from technical merit to prioritize customer requirements for SiFive products and solutions.
  • Hands-on experience and deep expertise in one or more software technologies such as AI/ML software stacks, bare-metal RTOS, debug/trace and performance tools, compilers, HPC software libraries, Linux operating systems or simulation models.
  • Expert communication and storytelling skills with the ability to clearly articulate product requirements and priorities through a groomed backlog and roadmap.
  • An understanding of microprocessor architecture and basic microarchitecture concepts.
  • Previous experience in a technical customer facing role such as FAE/AE, Product Marketing, Product Management, Technical Lead or similar Engineering Management role.
  • A university degree or equivalent in science, mathematics, engineering or related disciplines.

Soft Requirements:

  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities and communicate clearly across all levels of the organization.
  • Have been recognized within your industry for successfully bringing to market a product or technology as an engineer, marketer or manager.
  • Familiarity with the open source RISC-V architecture.

We have accomplished a lot in the 6 short years at SiFive, and we expect the next part of the journey to be even more exponential in growth and excitement. 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 the place for you! 

 

SiFive is proud to be an equal employment opportunity workplace. We offer a competitive compensation package that includes flexible paid time off; flexible work environment; health, vision and dental benefits; 401(k) plan; employee stock option program, and much more.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
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 the place for you!
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