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Program Manager Cognitive Radar Solutions
Employer: imec
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Website: http://www.imec-int.com
Employment Start Date: As soon as possible

Organization Description:

Imec is the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes us unique. By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of partners across a multitude of industries, we create groundbreaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, and energy.
 
As a trusted partner for companies, start-ups and universities we bring together 4,000 brilliant minds from over 70 nationalities. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and also has distributed R&D groups at a number of Flemish universities, in the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, China, and offices in India and Japan. All of these particular traits make imec to be a top-class employer. To strengthen this position as a leading player in our field, we are looking for those passionate talents that make the difference!

What we do for you

Imec’s mm-wave IoT group enjoys a world-class reputation in building advanced communication and radar systems. The team includes experts on antenna, frontend and baseband IC design, algorithmic design, system integration, AI and neural networking. As such, the Cognitive Radar Solutions program offers differentiating R&D to our industrial partners in the area of automotive, smart buildings and for outdoor environments. We help our industrial partners shorten their time to market and strengthen their product offering as a one-stop-shop on innovative radar solutions.

We offer you the opportunity to join one of the world’s premier research centers in nanotechnology at its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. With your talent, passion and expertise, you’ll become part of a team that makes the impossible possible. Together, we shape the technology that will determine the society of tomorrow.
We are proud of our open, multicultural, and informal working environment with ample possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. We commit to supporting and guiding you in this process; not only with words but also with tangible actions. Through imec.academy, 'our corporate university', we actively invest in your development to further your technical and personal growth.
We are aware that your valuable contribution makes imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of a competitive salary with many fringe benefits.

Job Description:

Your challenge is to define and lead the roadmap on Cognitive Radar Solutions. This program team implements novel use cases on imec’s first-of-a-kind radar ICs, and develops disruptive AI and sensor fusion together with video cameras and other commercial or imec sensors. It is to be noted that the radar IC design is outside of your responsibility, but is led by a colleague program manager with whom you will need close alignment.

You will be working at the crossroads of research and business development. It is your challenge to grow this program to a world-class research activity, and to attract leading industrial partners from across the world. The Program Manager is part of the IoT team in Leuven, Belgium but your program includes multi-site collaboration with contributions from experts in imec The Netherlands and experts in the Gent university teams, or other sites.

Your responsibilities are:
 

  • Driving the strategy and roadmap definition of your program;
  • Transforming the strategic plan into operational plans including staffing and budgeting;
  • Reporting to the industrial partners and translating their vision to the internal organization, building and maintaining a strong relation with the partners;
  • Systematically capturing, reporting and acting on partner feedback;
  • Supporting the business development manager and public funding manager in the creation of business propositions & project proposals;
  • Collecting, organizing and distributing technical inputs from partner interactions, conferences and literature; continuously benchmarking the program;
  • Achieving quantitative revenue & budget targets.
Requirements:
  • You have a tremendous drive to make a difference and a passion about innovation;
  • You have a Master’s degree and about 10 years of relevant industrial or advanced development experience, working on application level and experience with functional requirements;
  • You have a strong technical background in one or more technical fields relating to the challenges of Cognitive Radar Solutions, like radar system design, radar or video signal processing, sensor fusion, applied artificial intelligence and data analytics. You have experience with business development, creation of value propositions, and roadmap definition. You have demonstrated experience in an R&D-environment.
  • You have a solid interest in, and understanding of, the relevant IoT markets;
  • You have excellent communication skills (in English).
  • You are motivated by deep and frequent contacts with current and future customers, in order to develop a deep understanding of their needs and the value your team should bring. You are a team player who is able to inspire multi-site stakeholders around your vision on Cognitive Radar Solutions.
  • Are ready to travel approximately 5 times per year.
  • You either already have the required technical expertise or the clear ambition of acquiring it on the job, to the level that you can independently represent the program internally and externally.
  • It is a strong plus if you have experience in a business (management) position where you demonstrated sales skills.
  • It is a strong plus if you have an international network of companies, research institutes and/or academia.
Job Application:

Apply online at www.imec-int.com/jobs or via the direct apply link https://www.imec-int.com/en/work-at-imec/job-opportunities/program-manager-cognitive-radar-solutions
 

Date Posted: July 17, 2018