Senior Commodity Engineer, Integrated Circuit


April 13, 2021

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As a Senior Commodity Engineer , you will be representing the manufacturing and commodity teams, collaborate with engineering, work with strategic suppliers, participate in product hardware design and manufacturing readiness development. As a commodity technical specialist, you are in charge of commercialized semiconductor components, including Ethernet connectivity, PHYs, FPGAs, Power-ICs, Microcontrollers etc. from product concept to end of life. You will provide technical expertise and leadership throughout the product lifecycle, drive manufacturing feedback, support new product introduction and supply chain optimization. The position is primarily located at the corporate HQ in California.
What you will be doing:

  • Being a senior member of supply base and commodity team, lead technical efforts and activities in sourcing of all new IC components and assist commodity manages (GCM) in the RFQ process and supplier selection.

  • Be responsible for development of IC component requirements and supplier strategy and working with engineering design team to identify IC component solutions for product roadmap.

  • Work closely with supplier, define, and finalize functional and application specifications, reliability data, and qualification results to enable new designs.

  • Supplier Base Technology’s expert in commercial ICs, manage supplier’s design and application teams in developing business relationships and key IP technology roadmap alignment and driving parallel development efforts.

  • Partner with HW engineering to ensure Design for excellence (DFx) in Manufacturing (DFM), Test (DFT), & Quality (DFQ).

  • Work with Supplier Quality Engineers to drive yield improvement through analysis of part quality, defects, and SPC.

  • Collaborate with Design Engineers and PLM and lead teams to develop, ratify, communicate, and execute on a Global Commodity Technology and Business Strategy.

  • Assist Global Commodity Team in cost negotiation for IC component sourcing, IP acquisition, and NREs.

  • Represent NVIDIA's needs to the industry and drive strategic partnerships to enable aligned investments and go-to-market strategies.

  • Drive Productivity improvement, Cost Reduction, Quality, Supplier Management and Business Review Programs.

  • Act as the key interface between NVIDIA's various design engineering team and suppliers to assure connectors meet or exceed all electrical and mechanical specifications.

  • Apply quality principals to ensure components are manufactured and controlled from the raw material through final assembly.

  • Assure product has very high supplier factory yields and also achieves world class field reliability and quality.

  • Support NVIDIA product innovation by bring the world leading cable and connector technologies.

  • Assure quality parts through manufacturing yield reports and supplier audits.

  • Drive failure analysis, closed loop corrective action, and design modification requirements with suppliers.

  • Coordinate technical reviews of product changes with teams and support second source for EOL replacement part qualification.

What we need to see:

  • Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience.

  • 10+ years experience with Semiconductor Commodity Management experience.

  • Knowledge in Comm ICs, network systems and solutions, semiconductor manufacturing processes and procedures, and sub-tier supply base

  • Background with component DFx and state of art manufacturing technologies of PCBA manufacturing.

  • Experience using schematics and layout tools.

  • Must be capable of coordinating cross functionally with groups such as Hardware Design, Reliability, Regulatory Engineering, GCM (Global Commodity managers), Manufacturing Engineering, and Contract Manufacturers to problem solve pertaining to component selection and use.

  • Understanding design schematics and possessing design process flow knowledge will be crucial.

  • Be able to anticipate and resolve issues, making decisions on quality related matters in a fast paced operational environment. Possess good communication and interpersonal skills to lead defect reduction activities on key components from selected commodities.

Ways to stand out from the crowd:

  • Master degree is desired.

  • Experience with tools of Agile or PT

  • C Windchill, Confluence, Tableau, and SAP

  • Memberships in SAE International. IEEE, ASME, and other professional and standards organization

  • Working experience with an automotive manufacturer, or in-depth knowledge of ISO/ IATF16949, AIAG, APQP, PPAP, PSW, IMDS, GASG/GADSL guidelines and requirements


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