Sr. Director, Global IT & EDA Infrastructure

Date: Apr 19, 2024

Location: Irvine, CA, US

Company: Skyworks


If you are looking for a challenging and exciting career in the world of technology, then look no further. Skyworks is an innovator of high-performance analog semiconductors whose solutions are powering the wireless networking revolution. Through our broad technology expertise and one of the most extensive product portfolios in the industry, we are Connecting Everyone and Everything, All the Time.


At Skyworks, you will find a fast-paced environment with a strong focus on global collaboration, minimal layers of management, and the freedom to make meaningful contributions in a setting that encourages creative thinking. We value open communication, mutual trust, and respect. We are excited about the opportunity to work with you and glad you want to be part of a team of talented individuals who together are changing the way the world communicates.

Requisition ID: 72684 

Position Overview

We are looking for a Senior Infrastructure IT leader with 10+ years of progressive leadership experience and execution success. You will be responsible for driving the Global Business and Engineering IT Infrastructure strategy, vision, and execution for our organization. You will lead a team of IT professionals across diverse and matrixed organizational boundaries to achieve superior results in IT Infrastructure strategy development, implementation, and operational execution. This leadership position demands a deep understanding of IT Infrastructure centered around Global Business, Manufacturing and EDA (Electronic Design Automation) tools, analog/mixed-signal design, and SoC development processes.  This role will also partner with the EDA Application Leader to optimize design flow efficiencies via optimal use of IT Infrastructure. This is a highly technical leadership position that requires strong expertise and experience in Security, Networking, Storage, Cloud/On-premise High Performance Computing, and EDA Licensing. You will also collaborate with executive-level stakeholders to align with business objectives and deliver value to our customers.


This is a unique opportunity to take the lead on Global Business and Engineering IT infrastructure strategy and execution. This will involve envisioning and executing on our Business and EDA roadmap while partnering closely with cross-functional teams and leadership to deliver exceptional results.

Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
•    Participate in all strategic operational processes of the business organization as a member of the senior management team
•    Develop and maintain the appropriate organizational structure and personnel to support the IT infrastructure requirements of the global organization
•    Develop and execute the IT strategy, vision, and roadmap for the organization
•    Hands-on experience in operationalizing infrastructure strategy across the business, manufacturing and engineering organizations
•    Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define and refine EDA tool flows, optimizing efficiency and productivity through optimal use of IT infrastructure (i.e., servers, networking, storage, and licensing)
•    Collaborate with the CISO to ensure proper cybersecurity governance and controls across all elements of the EDA infrastructure
•    Sustain a comprehensive resiliency plan to backup and recover critical systems in the event of a cyber-attack, natural disaster, or hardware failures
•    Leverage High Performance Cloud Computing to scale and/or extend the internal infrastructure to support high demand
•    Leverage Automation (i.e., scripts, software tools, standardization) to maximize efficiencies across the environment
•    Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and advancements in IT and EDA tools
•    Lead and manage the IT Infrastructure function and its resources, including budget, staff, vendors, and contracts
•    Work with EDA vendors to improve scheduler efficiency and job license/resource utilization
•    Design and manage the strategy to improve the stability, security, efficiency, and scalability of the environment and future growth
•    Ensure the delivery of high-quality IT services and solutions that meet the needs and expectations of the business and customers
•    Drive innovation and transformation in IT infrastructure to support the growth and competitiveness of the organization
•    Foster a culture of collaboration, communication, and excellence within the IT team and across the organization
•    Build and maintain strong relationships with executive-level stakeholders and key business partners
•    Align IT and business objectives and demonstrate the value of IT to the organization
•    Establish and monitor IT performance metrics and ensure compliance with IT standards, policies, and best practices
•    Manage IT risks and ensure the security and reliability of IT systems and data
•    Identify and leverage emerging technologies and trends to enhance IT capabilities and solutions

The successful candidate will report directly to the VP of IT.


   Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field;
o    Minimum 15 years’ related experience in IT
o    Must have at least 10 years of progressive leadership experience


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

o    Proven history of bringing transformational change to organizations in order to meet and exceed challenging engineering goals in measurable ways
o    Ability to bring global teams together across diverse and competing organizational boundaries to achieve superior results
o    Expertise in Global Business and Engineering IT strategy, vision, and execution
o    Global IT leadership skills
o    IT / business alignment skills
o    Experience in building high-performance teams
o    Executive-level collaboration skills
o    Engineering/Business IT operations skills - data center, LAN, WAN, network, compute, storage
o    Experience with Engineering IT tools like NetApp Filers, IBM LSF
o    Knowledge of EDA Software tools
o    Program and project management skills
o    Cost benefit analysis and management skills
o    Grid computing and license management skills
o    Semiconductor design and manufacturing principals’ knowledge
o    Experience with Cloud Based HPC
o    Experience in creating new resource capacity within an existing team structure 
o    Excellent oral and written communications skills
o    Excellent presentation and public speaking skills
o    Ability to multitask and simultaneously manage multiple projects 
o    Proficiency in the use of the Microsoft Office suite of applications, MS Project or other Project Management tool expertise
o    Ability to effectively lead international teams 
o    Ability to interact effectively at all levels and drive engagement with a globally diverse team 




The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is currently USD $163,800$324,900 per year. Starting base pay will depend on relevant experience and skills, training and education, business needs, market demands, the ultimate job duties and requirements, and work location. Skyworks has different base pay ranges for different work locations in the U.S. Benefits include access to healthcare benefits (including a premium-free medical plan option), a 401(k) plan and company match, an employee stock purchase plan, paid time off (including vacation, sick/wellness, parental leave), among others. Employees are eligible to participate in an incentive plan, and certain roles are also eligible for additional awards, including recognition and stock. These incentives and awards are based on individual and/or company performance. 


Skyworks is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Skyworks strives to create an accessible workplace; if you need an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at

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