NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) enables secure connections for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better, and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving innovation in the automotive, industrial & IoT, mobile, and communication infrastructure markets. Built on more than 60 years of combined experience and expertise, the company has approximately 29,000 employees in more than 30 countries and posted revenue of $8.61 billion in 2020.
About Business Line Radio Frequency Processing:
Business Line Radio Frequency Processing (BL-RFP) develops new products in the field of Automotive Driver Assistant Systems like RADAR front-end & processing. Next to this it also develops complete Infotainment products from RF receptions down to information & audio outputs including all processing. As a 3rd part it develops products for the Health market, focusing on a variety of hearable devices and solutions to log the environment and the use of medicines in smart tags.
You will be part of a top technical development community which is leading edge within the served market. Being at Kaohsiung, you will work in an international setting with main interaction to people and groups in Europe, India and of course Taiwan. Good communication and alignment are key to the success of the job. The key question in this is: Can you set up a proper bridge between expectations and performance on different locations?
Global Job Description:
The NPI manager manages directly a team of Test and product engineers focusing on the new product developments of the BL-RFP. He / She ensures proper alignment of the tasks and work packages executed by the engineers with the relevant project managers in the BL in cooperation with the TE and PE teams in Europe. Next he/she ensures the team has the proper competences to execute by training & selective hiring. By this he/she ensures together with his global peers that the way-of-working and methodology for the assigned tasks is further developed. For the team he/she enables that a proper environment with access to development tools (HW & SW) is established as well as links to the relevant supporting organizations. He/she also manages actively the transition to the TEPE GMI team at the end of the NPI phase and actively manages the relation with the local Kaohsiung organization.
The NPI manager reports directly to the TPE & DFT manager of the Automotive Business Line. He/She has as peers 5 managers who manage the Test and Product Engineering teams in Europe. Next he/she is connected to the project managers within the development organization of BL-RFP that directly manage the development projects.
Takes people-to-project allocation decisions in close cooperation with the project managers and other business stakeholders and grows his team according needs
Ensures that team competence and attitude remains aligned with technology, product and project roadmap
Bridge expectations & competences between the different locations and between the production oriented Kaohsiung location and NPI focus needed.
Manage a team of Product and Test Engineers, which:
Performs Test Method development anticipating on new product/operational requirements striving for standardization & flexibility (resource allocation)
Alignment of basic test methodology / strategy for the product (part) in line with BL Test Strategy
Develops (part-of) test program including HW development in close cooperation with other TE team members in the project.
Ensure timely availability of test-programs for qualification and production with the proper test program maturity & quality
Define & performs IC characterization and qualification as part of a larger, multicultural and multisite team as an element of product development
Set-up plans for Safe Launch, yield expectations and test content in collaboration with other teams and based on diffusion, assembly & test process characteristics and in line with product quality requirements.
Hands-over actively to sustaining teams, ensuring proper documentation & training
Supports customer design-in efforts, complaint handling and next generation design perfection and specification
M.Sc degree in Electrical Engineering or similar
7-10 years experience in Semicondustor
3-5 years experience in management,
Experience working in a multicultural environment, understanding cultural difference, able to make the proper bridges in maximizing the opportunities inherently available due to the large diversity in people.
Experience with highly demanding customer environment
Knowledge of frontend and backend semiconductor processes
Proper understanding of the Test Engineering and Product Engineering work
Proper understanding of project management
Fluent in English
Excellent communication skills
Preferably track record of people management
Change driver, able to balance multiple stakeholders, strong execution driven.