Santa Clara, California

Applied Materials is the leader in materials engineering solutions to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. Our innovations make possible™ the technology shaping the future. To achieve this, we employ some of the best, brightest, and most talented people in the world who work together as part of a winning team.  

While virtually every nationality, culture, and background are currently represented within Applied Materials, we strive for a more robust Culture of Inclusion (COI) and diversity. Leveraging our COI vision helps drive innovation, build organizational capabilities, create equal opportunities for everyone, and achieve our company’s definition of Winning.

We are actively recruiting a Product Manager, AIˣ Platform for our Semiconductor Products Group!

Product Manager – AIˣ PLATFORM

Semiconductor Products Group | Santa Clara, CA

Do you have a passion for cutting-edge technology? Are you a team player who loves to solve complex and industry-impacting challenges through building software solutions? Do you thrive in fast-paced, dynamic environments? If yes, this is a great role for you.

We are a fast-growing team of doers that are integrating data analytics and visualization software with advanced semiconductor manufacturing equipment. We are working passionately to transform our customers’ experiences in ground-breaking ways new to this industry. You will receive the guidance, tools and support you need on this journey with us that is rewarding, fulfilling and fun!

Position Overview

We are seeking a highly motivated Product Manager with demonstrated background in developing interactive software products on our Applied AIˣ platform. You will be a member of the core team responsible for data-driven analytics solutions to optimize semiconductor manufacturing. This is a highly cross-functional role involving a diverse group of engineers and software developers. As a Product Manager, you will participate in developing the strategy and roadmap, based on company vision, to deliver best in class products to market. This position requires willingness to learn new technologies, solve complex problems, identify innovative solutions and troubleshoot issues.

Job Responsibilities

  • Independently lead and drive the end-to-end strategy and operational product roadmap for AIˣ
  • Gain a deep understanding of customer experience, identify and fill product gaps and generate new ideas that grow market share and improve customer experience
  • Translate user requirements into Product Requirement Document (PRD) and Software Requirement Specifications (SRS)
  • Drive development of apps on AIˣ platform with cross-functional teams consisting of project managers, process engineers, system engineers, algorithm engineers, software programmers and UI/UX designers
  • Manage prioritization and trade-offs between customer experience and performance
  • Lead functional teams or projects with moderate resource requirements, risk, and/or complexity
  • Assist in providing R&D with Voice of Customer (VOC) input and alpha/beta testing results for product development strategies

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5+ years of demonstrated experience as a product manager of data focused software solutions in the hardware/manufacturing domain
  • 3+ years of experience building and deploying data infrastructure
  • Proven track record of distilling clear requirements from problem statements of varying ambiguity
  • Experience managing challenges that arise in product development and commercialization – timelines, technical risks, and market dynamics – with professionalism and a positive attitude
  • Must have a professional manner, and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within cross-functional teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Degree in quantitative field (e.g. Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering)
  • Hardware or process engineering experience in semiconductor manufacturing or similar field is a plus

Company Facts: 

  • Ticker: Nasdaq: AMAT 
  • Fiscal 2020 Revenue: $17.2 billion 
  • Fiscal 2020 R&D: $2.2 billion 
  • Founded: November 10, 1967 
  • Headquarters: Santa Clara, California 
  • Global Presence: 93 locations in 17 countries 
  • Manufacturing: China, Germany, Israel, Italy, Singapore, Taiwan, United States 
  • Employees: ~24,000 worldwide 
  • Patents: ~14,300 issued 

“Applied Materials closed fiscal 2020 with record quarterly performance as demand for our semiconductor systems and services remains very strong,” said Gary Dickerson, president and CEO. “Our future opportunities have never looked better and, as powerful technology trends take shape, we are uniquely positioned to accelerate our customers’ roadmaps and outperform our markets.”

Applied Materials is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in its workforce.




Bachelor's Degree




Years of Experience:

7 - 10 Years

Work Experience:

Additional Information


Yes, 20% of the Time

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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