Santa Clara, California

*Technology Development Accelerator - Drive Technology Development process, tools, and operating rhythm to improve productivity of technologists and process engineers. This includes Technology Creation Methods, JMP and other tools, Application Development Process

Key Responsibilities

Technical program design expert providing oversight from conception and planning to implementation, including strategies, processes and resources. Ensures objectives are clearly defined and agreed to across the division in accordance with program budgets and release schedules.

Responsible for managing long range schedule and task details by utilizing project management tools such as reports, tracking charts, checklist and project scheduling software.

Drives allocated resources from other organizations to achieve on-time and within budget performance objectives for the project. Initiates and manages capital allocation requests, purchase requisitions, and purchase orders.

Works with senior business group management team to ensure that such programs, strategies, and processes are aligned with the business unit’s direction.

Leads multifunctional design teams comprised of internal, external and/or matrixed headcount to complete project/program. Provides technical leadership to team members to achieve complex goals.

Interfaces and coordinates with business unit senior management to define program objectives, provide status updates and prepare for release and deployment.

Applies engineering and business process expertise to program stakeholders within the business unit to solve complex programs/issues.

Contributes and participates in technical review boards for assigned programs.

Functional Knowledge
  • Recognized as “guru” or external expert in a function
  • Demonstrates broad and comprehensive expertise in leading-edge theories, techniques and/or technologies within own field

Business Expertise
  • Influences internal/external business and/or regulatory issues that have an impact on the business

  • Leads highly visible multidisciplinary project teams or initiatives; provides thought leadership

Problem Solving
  • Proactively identifies and solves the most complex problems; uses ground-breaking methods to think beyond existing solutions

  • Impacts business direction through the development of innovative services or products

Interpersonal Skills
  • Negotiates with senior management, customers, regulators or vendors to influence decisions

  • Knowledge of application of semiconductor devices (e.g memory, logic etc.) in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Automotive and Cloud etc.
  • Excellent knowledge of DRAM, NAND and Logic technology trend, inflection and roadmap
  • Basic understanding of semiconductor industry and its eco system
  • Direct customer interface experience in the role of Marketing/Field engineering/Customer Engineering
  • Knowledge of new semiconductor product/platform/technology development process
  • Hands on experience in managing semiconductor development project, as a Program Manager, across multiple areas including design, manufacturing, operation, process development test and qualification etc.
  • Strong hands on experience in one or more of these areas - Yield and device analysis, Process Integration and Process development
  • Strong working experience in Fab manufacturing environment with overall knowledge of fab operation, manufacturing, process, test etc.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration and interpersonal skill
  • MBA preferred



Bachelor's Degree




Years of Experience:

10 - 15 Years

Work Experience:

Additional Information


Relocation Eligible:


Applied Materials is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Santa Clara, California

A global leader in the nanomanufacturing technology solutions for the electronics industry, Applied Materials is built on the strength of talented people. We offer a wide variety of job opportunities for experienced professionals and recent college students/graduates that will capitalize on your current skills while broadening your experience and engaging you in a dynamic, fast-changing industry.

Here, you will work in community to achieve a common goal and encounter exciting new challenges every day. Our company is continually evolving: implementing innovations to make semiconductors more portable, powerful, and affordable than ever before.

Employee Benefits:

  • Dental Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Life Insurance
  • Paternity Leave
  • Custom Work Station
  • Disability Insurance
  • Gym/ Wellness Reimbursement
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Maternity Leave
  • Paid Time Off
  • Sick Leave
  • On Site Gym/ Fitness Classes, Clinic (Site Dependent) 

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