Sr. Director, Global Trade Compliance

Date: Jul 15, 2024

Location: San Jose, California, United States

Company: Super Micro Computer

Job Req ID: 24087

About Supermicro:

Supermicro® is a Top Tier provider of advanced server, storage, and networking solutions for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/ Big Data, Hyperscale, HPC and IoT/Embedded customers worldwide. We are the #5 fastest growing company among the Silicon Valley Top 50 technology firms. Our unprecedented global expansion has provided us with the opportunity to offer a large number of new positions to the technology community. We seek talented, passionate, and committed engineers, technologists, and business leaders to join us.

Job Summary:

Super Micro Computer, Inc. is currently seeking a Sr. Director, Global Trade Compliance. The Sr. Director, Global Trade Compliance, overseas all global trade compliance activities of the company and lead the US and APAC GTC team.  Besides managing the GTC Team in tasks that support day-to-day imports and exports of the business, the position will also ensure the company is in compliance with sanction and other export control laws related to advanced GPU products. In addition, the ideal candidate will interact with trade-related government agencies, customers/suppliers’ trade personnel, in the United States and aboard.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Includes the following essential duties and responsibilities (other duties may also be assigned):

  • Ensure the Company’s compliance with export/import laws
  • Provide strategic guidance on the incorporation of trade compliance requirements into the Company's business processes
  • Managed a global trade compliance team in the US and build up a team in APAC region
  • Advise management on onboarding new customers and end-user for export control compliance
  • Managing export licensing for advanced GPU products and TAA guidance and assistance to facilitate international marketing, proposal, and contract activity
  • Coordinate with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to manage shipment seizures, inquiries, or investigations.
  • Organize and provide annual trade compliance training and maintain training records
  • Minimize customs duties levied on the Company’s products.


  • JD in law, BS/BA degree in International Trade, Licensed US Customs Broker highly desired
  • 10+ years' experience in import and export global trade compliance preferred
  • Knowledgeable of global trade regulations, export administration regulations, anti-boycott regulations, sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and customs regulations.
  • Familiar with ECCN and HTS codes
  • Familiar with semiconductor trade restrictions, export control laws in advanced GPU products
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills

High integrity and ethical standards

Salary Range

$210,000 - $250,000 

The salary offered will depend on several factors, including your location, level, education, training, specific skills, years of experience, and comparison to other employees already in this role. In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, candidates may be eligible for other forms of compensation, such as participation in bonus and equity award programs.

EEO Statement

Supermicro is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Supermicro to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or special disabled veteran, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.

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