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Senior Program Manager

Santa Clara, California, United States Job ID JR0238454 Job Category General Work Mode Hybrid Experience Level Experienced

Job Description

Intel Silicon Photonics Product Division (SPPD) is at the forefront of silicon photonics integration. Since announcing the world's first hybrid silicon laser nearly a decade ago, our team continues to lead the industry with cutting-edge technology and efficient, scalable high-volume manufacturing.
SPPD is looking for an experienced program manager to drive execution of industry-leading LiDAR sensors for use in autonomous vehicles. The focus will span the development of multiple product components as well as the development of key technology IP blocks that will be used in the current and future roadmaps. This position is not eligible for Intel immigration sponsorship.

In this role your responsibilities will be:

  • Partner with engineering teams (fab, packaging, architecture, design, and Quality-Reliability)
  • Balance the technical needs vs business impact to set development program priorities and to manage schedule execution
  • Manage interdependencies and integration among product and IP development swim lanes
  • Proactively and tactically mitigate schedule, resource, and priority conflicts
  • Regularly communicate status updates for development activities to internal and external customer management teams


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Optoelectronics, Physics, Technology Management, or related field.
  • 5+ years of experience in project/program management
  • Be flexible to the dynamics of an emerging/start-up market where plans can pivot and/or have periods of ambiguity
  • Excellent attention to detail and highly organized
  • Experience managing complex projects/programs
  • Excellent spoken and written communication with the ability to tailor communication style to multiple audiences
  • Proven record of managing schedule execution
  • Has desire to develop and expand their scope and skills as the product roadmap grows over time

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience on complex development programs, product management and customer interfacing.
  • Experience in LiDAR/3D sensing technology and applications such as self-driving vehicles, robotics, and AR/XR.
  • Experience in silicon photonics, photonics, semiconductor design, packaging, and production.
  • Master's degree in Optoelectronics, PMP certification or MBA.

Inside this Business Group

The Network & Edge Group brings together our network connectivity and edge into a business unit chartered to drive technology end to end product leadership. It's leadership Ethernet, Switch, IPU, Photonics, Network and Edge portfolio is comprised of leadership products critically important to our customers.

Covid Statement

Intel strongly encourages employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Intel aligns to federal, state, and local laws and as a contractor to the U.S. Government is subject to government mandates that may be issued. Intel policies for COVID-19 including guidance about testing and vaccination are subject to change over time.

Posting Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.


We offer a total compensation package that ranks among the best in the industry. It consists of competitive pay, stock, bonuses, as well as, benefit programs which include health, retirement, and vacation. Find more information about all of our Amazing Benefits here:

Annual Salary Range for jobs which could be performed in US, California: $156,950.00-$274,730.00
*Salary range dependent on a number of factors including location and experience

Working Model

This role will be eligible for our hybrid work model which allows employees to split their time between working on-site at their assigned Intel site and off-site. In certain circumstances the work model may change to accommodate business needs.

Position of Trust
This role is a Position of Trust. Should you accept this position, you must consent to and pass an extended Background Investigation, which includes (subject to country law), extended education, SEC sanctions, and additional criminal and civil checks. For internals, this investigation may or may not be completed prior to starting the position. For additional questions, please contact your Recruiter.
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