Design-In Technology Strategist

Last updated 8 days ago
Location:Bellevue, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Drive Ecosystem wide enablement with our most strategic IHV partners

Key Accountabilities

  • Driving silicon-based technology enablement across Ecosystem of device partners
  • Land IHV technology roadmaps and differentiators into partner Account teams across Client, Edge and Server
  • Organize cross company engagements with silicon IHV’s for account teams with goals of driving joint portfolio planning.
  • Work with IHV’s on design in planning: Performance, Key advocacy planning, Partner engagement
  • Accountable for providing executive level insights from the IHV on ecosystem dynamics that impact business at scale.
  • Lead Device Partner Sales point of view on IHV and Microsoft executive engagement
  • Provide singular view with alignment across the organization, from DTS Accounts on current and upcoming design-in by IHV for client, edge, and Server.
  • Engage across Microsoft on opportunities for Go to Market with our IHV partners.
  • Collaborate with Marketing/Category on incorporation of IHV messaging/investments in our broader category plans.
  • This role will have shared accountabilities on design wins and sell-through.


  • Drive constructive ROB with core partners (30%)
  • Enable executrive level ROB across companies which delivers key insights and outcomes to drive our mutual businesses
    Enable key design wins across Client, Edge, and Server (50%)
  • Enable account teams to drive innovative designs on the latest HW through joint engagement
    Have aligned advocacy views with core IHV partners
    Cross org engagement (20%)
  • Uncover opportunities for sell with or marketing for our GTM teams
    Insuire tight collaboration with our engineering organizations


  • The ideal candidate should possess a combination of technical acumen, business insight and influence skills to lead design-in, portfolio management and technical engagements
  • Have OEM/ODM, silicon and device partner ecosystem experience; familiarity with IoT, AI and HCI technologies a plus
  • Experience working deeply with partners, great interpersonal and communications skills; ability to define a vision, set goals, objectives and work across virtual teams and across Microsoft organizations to achieve specific, well-defined outcomes
  • Candidate should possess the ability to understand product features and benefits from technical requirements perspective while balancing business benefits and trade-offs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication ability with requisite interpersonal skills to partner, collaborate and build relationships with partner accounts, account/segment marketing teams and Microsoft product/marketing groups.
  • Strategically focused – demonstrated ability to anticipate risk/opportunity, then identifies and evangelizes opportunities and priorities for future action - while being able to focus on achieving concrete results individually or through partner execution
  • Understands how to get things done, demonstrates organization agility to overcome obstacles and achieve objectives within and across groups
  • Customer-focused, responsive and action-oriented to meet customer needs while maintaining a positive, professional image of Microsoft
  • Ideal candidates will have a technical degree (e.g. electrical engineering or computer science) and business degree (e.g. MBA) or equivalent on the job experience
  • Passion for technology and Microsoft products.
  • This position requires domestic and international travel.

Personal Attributes and Competencies:

  • A strong sense of teamwork, with ability to both build and work with virtual teams in cross-group collaborative scenarios
  • Capable of effectively navigating complex business challenges in ambiguous settings with solid business judgment and risk management
  • Strong interpersonal skills with executive credibility
  • Lifelong learner with a growth mindset that continually raises the bar on personal impact and performance

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