Qualcomm Product Management – Modem Technology Senior Director in San Diego, California

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Job Title

Product Management – Modem Technology Senior Director

Post Date




Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

CDMA Technology at http://www.qualcomm.com/about/businesses/qct

Job Area

Project/Product Management


California - San Diego

Job Overview

Directs a comprehensive product strategy from product conception and definition through end of life. Functions as a central resource with design, process, manufacturing, quality, test, marketing, and distribution as the product(s) and/or product line(s) move through their lifecycle. Formulates and executes long-term roadmaps for cost/profit control. Promotes use of new technologies and industry-leading trends. Directs those involved in the design, modification, and evaluation of all phases of a specific product or group of products. Involvement lasts throughout all stages of a products lifecycle including modifications, upgrades, and maintenance of the product or product line.

The responsibilities of this role include:

Working independently with no supervision.

Making decisions that are significant in impact, influencing overall program or project success, finances, and/or the ability to meet objectives; errors are not readily apparent due to the complexity of work process/product or time between decisions and results; errors typically result in significant expenditure of time, resources, and funds to correct.

Using verbal and written communication skills to convey complex and/or detailed information to multiple individuals/audiences with differing knowledge levels. May require strong negotiation and influence, communication to large groups or high-level constituents.

Responsible to ensure budgets, schedules, and performance standards for functional areas and organization are realistically set and attained. Erroneous decisions, failure to achieve objectives results in significant long-term impact on the company's overall success.

Develops, redesigns organizational strategies and provides overall direction for various functional areas and/or entire organization. Has influence over the formulation and achievement of long-term business plans and objectives.


Reviews identified gaps in market based on complex analyses of overall ecosystem demands and makes portfolio decisions on how these gaps impact product roadmaps.

Validates business cases and determines relevance to organizational strategy; contributes to the creation of the product roadmap to advance organizational strategy and goals.

Drives portfolio launch strategies and identifies technical marketing opportunities such as conferences, congresses, and direct customer contact and ensures successful product launch.

Reviews, prepares, and delivers technical presentations regarding product roadmaps, RFPs, and/or proposals to demonstrate and market product portfolios to customers and/or prospective customers, and integrates customer feedback into project roadmaps.

Serves as the authority in the creation of a differentiated roadmap for a product portfolio, facilitates decision making between cross-functional leaders, and achieves buy-in from internal and external stakeholders.

Drives cross-functional conversations around the development of a product portfolio that meets customer needs and aligns with product roadmaps.

Drives the 5G Features/Roadmap Planning and driving Internal coordination across internal groups to achieve Qualcomm objectives for 5G commercialization

Drives the LTE Features (Access Stratum) Roadmap Planning

Contributes to Infra Vendors Market/Product Alignment and Business relationship management

Contributes to Test Equipment Vendors Market/Product Alignment and Business relationship management

All Qualcomm employees are expected to actively support diversity on their teams, and in the Company.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, Humanities, or related field.

10+ years Product Management or related work experience.

Preferred Qualifications


15+ years Product Management or related work experience.

2+ years working with operating budgets and/or project financials.

2+ years negotiating 3rd party business agreements.

4+ years working in a large matrixed organization.


Available to travel domestically and internationally for up to 25% of the time.

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Required; Master's Preferred

EEO Employer: Qualcomm is an equal opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or any other protected classification.