Senior Strategic Software Planning Manager

Date:  Jan 2, 2022
Country:  United States
State / Province:  California
City:  Santa Clara
Job Type:  Regular
Job ID:  43085

Job Description

Keysight Technologies has been unlocking electronic measurement insights for 75 years. No other company offers our depth and breadth of measurement tools and expertise. Our singular focus helps scientists and engineers address their toughest challenges with precision and confidence. With our help, they can better deliver the breakthroughs that make a measurable difference in the world.

As we transform our company from a Hardware-Centric Product company to a Software-Centric Solutions company, we are looking for an experienced Software Platform Planning Manager with strong leadership skills to work across functions, senior leadership, and the company to define the requirements for the software and architecture required to ensure customer success with today’s wireline and digital technologies.  This role will play a critical function in transforming not only Keysight, but also the entire way test is implemented over the next decades inside of the data center.  The test and measurement world is at a crossroads as probing becomes more complex and technologies change every two to three years. 
Chiplets, silicon photonics, co-packaged optics are becoming a critical part of the industry. This role will shape how testing can be accomplished for technologies where traditional probing no longer applies.  The position will also look at potential partnerships with other companies where Keysight can accelerate solving customer problems.
The ideal candidate should have over 7+ years of experience across various product lines, skilled in software business models, and have a proven track record of identifying cross-functionally requirements.
•           Collaborates with the Software Program and Platforms Manager to set the high level strategy and objectives for the program.
•           Owns the Software Platform Requirements and associated roadmap
•           Establishes software business models for the platform to maximize growth and profit.
•           Drives changes cross-functionally for the program, including Marketing, IT, OF, and sales channels.
•           Collaborates with the technology experts to drive the requirements for the software platform to deliver the key solutions to lead the market in our priority targets
•           Define and optimize the software platform portfolio through analysis and in-depth understanding of targeted markets, market trends, customer business issues, and the competitive environment coordinated with the Keysight Planning Council.
•           Collaborate across Keysight with other product planners to support critical Keysight product line NPI’s in alignment with internal priorities.  
•           Work in a complex, rapidly-changing environment often with conflicting demands, in which others have large stakes and dependencies on your decisions and leadership


Job Qualifications

  • Bachelors or Masters Degree or equivalent in electrical, computer or software engineering, computer science or related discipline.  
  • A minimum of 7+ years of relevant experience, emphasizing software development of systems, architectures, and platforms ideally for measurement solutions.
  • Understanding of customer product lifecycle and customer demographics
  • Proven track record of leadership across organizations
  • Very effective with technical presentations to internal and external audiences
  • Very effective working with customers to identify requirements for solutions that meet their needs
  • General software development knowledge and tools.
  • Awareness of different customer research tools, including confidence in interviewing customers and distilling input effectively
  • Understanding of software platform practices (SDK, API, etc.), including FPGA
  • Solid understanding of the 4 Ps of marketing
  • Great initiative, sense of ownership, and sound decision making. Basic knowledge of test and measurement equipment such as Oscilloscopes and Bit Error Rate Testers.


Job Function








Day Job




Full Time (F)


Travel Required:


< 25%



Duration (Temp Positions Only):

Not Applicable 



Colorado pay range:  $ 103,650.00  -  $  172,740.00           

Based on experience, education and skills, most offers will be between the minimum and the midpoint of the Salary Range listed above.

Note: For other locations, pay ranges will vary by region

Keysight Results Bonus Program Eligible

US Employees may be eligible for the following benefits:

  • Medical, dental and vision
  • Health Savings Account
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life, Accident, Disability insurance
  • Business Travel Accident and Business Travel Health
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Flexible Time Off, Paid Holidays
  • Paid Family Leave
  • Discounts, Perks
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Adoption Assistance
  • ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan)


Careers Privacy Statement 

***Keysight is an Equal Opportunity Employer.***

Keysight Technologies Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other protected categories under all applicable laws.

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Job ID : 43085 

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