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Company: Flex
Location: San Jose, CA
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Technology, Software, IT, Electronics



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Job Description

The Sr. Director HW Systems Architect – Cloud and Data Center Solutions will be based in Austin, TX and will be responsible for defining data center solutions with our customers and global design teams and driving the development of solutions from concept to production. The HW Systems Architect interfaces with multiple stakeholders to understand requirements, select viable technology, and lead all development activities for server, storage, networking, and rack-level solutions. 

We are looking for someone who demonstrates:

  • Intense collaboration
  • Passionate customer focus
  • Thoughtful, fast, disciplined execution
  • Tenacious commitment to continuous improvement
  • Relentless drive to win

Here is a Glimpse at what you'll do:

  • Front-end communications with customers regarding requirements and solutions, analysis and definition of system design alternatives.
  • Daily technical guidance and coordination of engineering activities across global engineering teams including our Taiwan, Shanghai, Budapest, and US teams.
  • Lead multiple complex global development programs for cloud and data center products – define architecture, lead Flex engineering teams across multiple locations, lead customer technical interactions.
  • Support Sales, Marketing, and Account Management on new opportunities, technical feasibility studies, and RFx responses to secure new Sketch-to-Scale wins and achieve growth targets.
  • Drive collaboration and communication for complex global programs between Flex functional areas, customer technical leaders, and Flex business leaders.
  • Collaborate with Marketing and Sales to understand customer requirements and market needs.
  • Drive relationships with Flex Rack and Enclosure Solutions and Flex Power teams to optimize the design-in of our mechanicals and improve margins for Sketch-to-Scale programs.
  • Participate and advise senior management on strategy for technology roadmaps and reference designs in the cloud and data center space.
  • Ensure all development efforts and teams adhere to the Flex Product Life Cycle (FPLC) process and lead the technical portion of FPLC gate reviews.
  • Creates and owns the Engineering Requirements Documents and/or Product Technical Specifications with support from engineering teams
  • Leadership for all technical aspects of product development from concept to stable production.

Here is some of what you'll need (Required)

  • 15 years industry experience serving as a technical leader for computing, server and storage, and rack-level product development.
  • Proven system architecture experience, including mechanical, electrical, and software/firmware design, and collaboration with customer's system architects.
  • Deep experience working with Taiwan and other Asia design centers, and ODM/JDM suppliers in the cloud and data center space.
  • Strong customer and technical engagement experience with Tier 1 CSPs and OEMs. 
  • Comprehensive understanding of product development, from design to NPI to supply chain to manufacturing operations.
  • Excellent communication skills – direct & unassuming, with the ability to quickly assess complex issues and discern the key messages.
  • Ability to interface and communicate with different levels of the organization, both at customer & Flextronics.
  • Strong analytical capabilities and attention to detail. Ability to dig deep into issues when needed.
  • Masters of Science, preferably Electrical or Computer Engineering

Here are a few examples of what you'll get for the great work you provide:

  • Full range of medical benefits, dental, vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Matching 401K
  • PTO
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee discounts at local retailers
Job Category Design, Process & Technology Engineering


Is Sponsorship Available? No

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