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Applied Materials Software Technical Project Manager III (E3) in Ames, Iowa

Applied Materials is the leader in materials engineering solutions to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. Our innovations make possible™ the technology shaping the future. To achieve this, we employ some of the best, brightest, and most talented people in the world who work together as part of a winning team.

While virtually every nationality, culture, and background are currently represented within Applied Materials, we strive for a more robust Culture of Inclusion (COI) and diversity. Leveraging our COI vision helps drive innovation, build organizational capabilities, create equal opportunities for everyone, and achieve our company’s Definition of Winning.

Key Responsibilities

  • Will review and respond to customer RFQs for MCS solutions in both SEMI and Display markets, as well as other similar markets

  • Will prepare and present sales materials to current and potential customers worldwide

  • Will prepare quotations for licenses, maintenances, and services to provide material control software to potential customers

  • Will manage project deployments throughout the world but primarily in the USA and Europe, including the following activities:

  • Will prepare project plan and coordinates the attainment of project deliverables from planning to implementation. Maintains matrix for process improvements

  • Will provide all project communications to the customer both by email and face to face

  • Will drive project deliverables and task details through the use of reports, tracking charts and, checklists

  • Aligns the activities of resources internal to the business unit to achieve on-time and within budget performance objectives for the project

  • Monitors and reports to the business unit on project's cost performance

  • Will participate in intra-business unit design teams to complete projects

  • Will contribute to the team's technical development in the pursuit of the team's project goals

  • Will research causes to project obstacles and assist in implementing solutions for resolution

  • Will ensure the quality of systems and features per defined application and specification

  • Will prepare work plans and documentation for qualification and testing procedures

  • Will execute qualification and testing procedures

Functional Knowledge

  • Demonstrates conceptual and practical material control and movement expertise

  • General understanding of SEMI standards; will need to understand SEMI standards E82 and E88

  • Excellent skills with Microsoft Office Suite as well as project management tools

Business Expertise

  • Knows best practices and how to integrated multiple software solutions

  • Is aware of the competition and the factors that differentiate them in the market

  • Good business acumen

Leadership

  • Works well with other colleagues with either more or less experience

  • Partners with development engineers during the development process and system design reviews

Problem Solving

  • Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective on existing solutions; exercises judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information

  • Excellent problem-solving skills

Impact

  • Impacts a range of customer, operational, project, or service activities within own team and other related teams; works within broad guidelines and policies

Interpersonal Skills

  • Solid track record in building strong customer relationships.

  • Explains difficult or sensitive information; works to build consensus

  • Ability to work in a diverse and ever-changing environment

  • Outstanding communications skills with both technical and non-technical colleagues

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of complex software solutions experience

  • 2+ years of project management experience, including working onsite with customers

  • Knowledge of MCS, Semi Standards, Microsoft Office products, and MS Project

  • Ability to travel 25% - 50% of the time

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering

Position can be located anywhere in the mainland of the USA

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Qualifications

Education:

Bachelor's Degree

Skills

Certifications:

Languages:

Years of Experience:

4 - 7 Years

Work Experience:

Additional Information

Travel:

Yes, 25% of the Time

Relocation Eligible:

No

Applied Materials is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Applied Materials is the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. At Applied Materials, our innovations make possible the technology shaping the future.

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