NPI Program Director

Date:  Aug 4, 2022
Country:  United States
State / Province:  California
City:  Santa Clara
Job Type:  Regular
Job ID:  47100

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NPI Program Director

Semiconductor Infrastructure Solutions (SIS) is the market leader in high precision, laser interferometer systems used in the most advanced semiconductor lithography systems. We are looking for a leader to manage NPI ramps across functional teams for a critical customer technical program in this growing business.


a) Manage NPI projects to meet schedule commitments across functions to reach high volume production.  Ability to lead complex NPI programs both large and small in a demanding semiconductor equipment environment. 
b) Develop relationships and work directly with key customers at a technical level across customer’s management and R&D teams.  Work directly with and develop relationships with field sales teams.  
c) Manage product life cycle for newly introduced products and customer change request for existing products.  
d) Develop strategies and implement plans to further optimize the NPI ramp while mitigating risks and managing to resolve surprises along the way.
e) Develop new product definitions and roadmaps covering multiple R&D programs.   Align customer roadmaps and new product development to optimize long term revenues, profit and shareholder value. 
f) Investigate new opportunities to enter new markets and/or increase product content for existing customers.
g) Work in close conjunction with R&D, manufacturing, finance, and senior management.
h) Be a key member of the SIS team setting strategy for the business. 

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelors or Master Degree or University Degree in Engineering or equivalent plus a minimum of 5 years related experience as a manager or cross functional leader, with typically 5 to 10 years experience in semiconductor lithography, inspection or metrology.
  • Requires strong management skills. 
  • Requires technical expertise in engineering. 
  • Optics, electronics, lasers, and systems are preferred.   


Keysight will not sponsor work authorization for this position.

Personal Characteristics

  • Candidate should be detail-oriented and at the same time must recognize higher level (big picture) trends for strategic thinking in a high-tech environment.
  • Candidate should be a team-oriented person who is passionate about the success and growth of the business.
  • Candidate should be honest and candid with a high level of integrity and have the ability to create a high sense of urgency for the organization’s team members.

Job Function




Day Job


Full Time (F)

Travel Required:

< 25%

Duration (Temp Positions Only):

Not Applicable


Candidates can be considered to work from the following locations:


Americas : United States : California : Santa Clara

Job ID : 47100 


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