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Business Development Director - Thermal Management

Diamond Foundry

Diamond Foundry

Sales & Business Development
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, July 8, 2023
Diamond Foundry Inc. is solving the thermal limitation at the foundation of today's most exciting tech industries -- AI & cloud compute, electric-car power electronics, and 5G/6G wireless. We have managed to produce the world's first single-crystal diamond wafers and are now on a mission to put a diamond behind every chip. We are the rare unicorn that has grown fast and profitably. We received $515m in funding and are executing a multi-$B expansion plan for one of the greenest forms of tech manufacturing: converting greenhouse gas into diamond wafers using zero-emission energy.
As the Director of Business Development, you will play a critical role in expanding our market presence driving revenue growth through the development of semiconductor business opportunities. Your primary objective will be to utilize your deep understanding of thermal management and chip packaging, identify and pursue strategic partnerships and sales channels, and position our company as the leader in this domain.


  • Develop and execute a comprehensive business development strategy to target key customers, markets, and applications within the semiconductor industry.
  • Drive strategic decision-making, identifying business opportunities using emerging trends, customer needs, and competitive landscape in thermal packaging for semiconductors.
  • Establish strategic partnerships and collaborations with key stakeholders driving mutually beneficial agreements to drive business growth.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with potential customers, providing technical expertise ensuring customer satisfaction and retention.
  • Act as a liaison between customers and internal teams to ensure the delivery of innovative and competitive products.


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Science.
  • 8-10 years of demonstrated success in business development, product management, strategic partnerships with a concentration on thermal management solutions.
  • Expertise with thermal management technologies related to chips and cloud computing.
  • Relationships with the semiconductor ecosystem including foundries.
  • Strong network and existing relationships with key players including semiconductor manufacturers, packaging suppliers, and research institutions.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and presentation skills, with the ability to influence and engage with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills, with the ability to analyze market data, identify trends, and develop effective business strategies.
Diamond Foundry believes in supporting our employees from the workplace to their personal and home life. We provide eligible employees with an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement savings plans, life and disability insurance programs, and a number of programs that provide for both paid and unpaid time away from work. Perks include employee discounts to VRAI and catered lunches for onsite staff. All benefits offered are available starting your first day.
Diamond Foundry is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.
This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.
If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.
Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.