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SoftKinetic is a high-tech company located in Belgium, USA and Asia delivering state-of-the-art solutions in the field of Depth Sensing and Natural Interfaces technologies including Time-of-Flight CMOS sensors, depth sensing camera and 3D motion tracking, 3D scanning and 3D image processing software. SoftKinetic start-up spirit demands a flexible work environment, where expertise, motivation and efforts are strategic keywords. In return SoftKinetic provides a variety of career opportunities for technical, consulting and business-minded professionals and provides a stimulating environment where people can explore and sharpen their skills. Natural Interfaces & Depth Sensing technologies are a new field that is changing the way people and devices interact with mobiles devices, cars, computers, gaming, TV or industrial image processing systems.

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We're always on the lookout for talented individuals to join our team. If you want take part in our success email your CV and cover letter to jobs@softkinetic.com or write to us at: HR department, SoftKinetic, Boulevard de la Plaine 11, 1050 Brussels, Belgium.

Latest update :
May 19, 2017

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PRODUCT MANAGER AUTOMOTIVE

Job Description

SoftKinetic’s footprint in automotive is expanding exponentially. As the leading supplier of 3D time-of-flight CMOS imaging solutions for in-vehicle gesture control, we are growing to encompass more cutting-edge solutions in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving (AD). To align our engineering development with customer demands, we need a product manager who can distill product definitions out of customer requirements and engineering ideas. You will be driving SoftKinetic’s automotive product roadmap for next-generation 3D depth sensing image sensors, modules and breathtaking algorithms.

The successful 3D Solutions Automotive Product Manager will bring to market 3D solutions revolutionizing the user experience for partial, high and full autonomous vehicles.

  • You have the knowledge and experience to define and manage SoftKinetic 3D silicon, module and software product roadmaps through customer and partner interaction, market analysis and usage scenarios
  • You have the desire to “own” complete product strategies, including working with R&D to build what customers need
  • You drive and manage partnerships with key ecosystem partners in the silicon and ODM space to influence the partners’ roadmaps, and understand the partners’ roadmap impact on SoftKinetic solutions
  • You are detail-oriented and you write Product Requirements Documents and reconcile product specifications through understanding customer requirements and roadmaps as well as the industry roadmap for surrounding hardware and software
  • You have vision to review and assist in development of product specifications and use cases
  • You assist the marketing department with the creation of marketing collateral including sales/marketing presentations, white papers and technical briefs.
  • You define and manage completion of compelling product demos with internal resources and external partners driving perception of SoftKinetic vision leadership.
  • You have the passion to evangelize the SoftKinetic products at tradeshows and industry conferences
  • Finally, you have the insight to contribute to competitive analysis studies and Market Requirements Documents in the automotive market

You will report to Senior Director Sales & Business Development

You are based in Brussels, Belgium. You are willing to travel 25-30% of the time

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate we are looking for has the following qualifications:

  • Master or Bachelor in engineering, MBA preferred
  • You have several years of proven experience in defining & managing products through the entire product lifecycle for mass-market silicon product solutions. Preferably these silicon products involved significant software content and ecosystem development and the candidate can demonstrate accomplishments in these areas
  • You have previous product management experience in the automotive domain. Knowledge of Advance Driving Assistance Systems, LiDAR, SPADs, image sensors and the field of machine learning is a plus

If you combine this with

  • Natural leadership with the capability to engage and develop networks
  • Vision and bias for defining and creating unique new user experiences and great consumer products
  • Self-starting attitude, with a strong sense of ownership and a critical mindset
  • Strong business acumen and experience in a customer facing role
  • An analytical mindset who is capable of translating market information into new product offerings
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Potential for career growth

Then you could be the candidate that we are looking for!

Extra-information

Personality

Open minded, friendly, self-evaluating and having a great sense of responsibility

Contact details

Please send your CV and cover letter to jobs@softkinetic.com and write “Product Manager Automotive” in the subject field..

 

Posted on May 19, 2017


INTERNSHIPS

SoftKinetic is actively looking for 2nd year’s Master students, to do a short-term (1month at least) or mid-term (6months) internship in our Brussels lab, as part of SoftKinetic’s R&D organization.

Have a look at our internship opportunities.
We are open to other related topics that Professors or students would like to research as long as they are in alignment with our core activities. So do not hesitate to contact us with your proposals or with questions related to the subjects we propose


R&D CUSTOMER SUPPORT ENGINEER

Job Description

Working with companies in the micro-electronics and telecommunications industries, the Support Engineer will have the responsibility to help our customers design in SoftKinetic’s technology and products, by providing them with expert advice, product documentation and application notes, training and sample solutions.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Analyze and solve support requests from customers, beta testers and key accounts.
  • Validate and file enhancement requests for hardware, software and documentation.
  • Contribute to and animate support forums.
  • Write product documentation and collateral, FAQ’s and application notes.
  • Prepare training material,to be used for trainings at SoftKinetic or at customer premises.
  • Prepare the hardware and software set-up for demonstrations and trainings.
  • Execute PoC exercises, prepare and maintain demos.
  • Be a technical representative in meetings with customers.

QUALIFICATIONS

Primary skills

  • Excellent level of English (spoken and written)
  • Client-facing and communication skills. Being the window for R&D towards the external customers (FAE’s and End Customers)
  • Customer oriented
  • Communication : ability to translate ‘internal R&D oriented information and documents’ into ‘external Customer oriented information and documents’ (understandable by Customers, keeping the necessary information and filtering out the unnecessary in-depth design information). Vice-versa, able to understand Customer’s questions and translating them towards the R&D design and validation teams

Secondary

  • Experience in working within L2/L3 support team is a plus
  • Willing to travel

We are currently looking for different profiles. According to your background and knowledge, we have different products you can work on (work for one specific product or for several products) (work for specific market and application domains, or several) (work for specific geographical areas and FAE’s, or general) :

For the sensors:

  • Ability to guide a customer in integrating our 3D sensors into their camera modules, following the reference design.
  • Experience in PCB design.
  • Experience in thermal and mechanical design, optics and laser diodes is a plus.

For the camera modules and low-level software libraries:

  • A good understanding of camera optics and sensors (ideally 3D)
  • A good understanding of video/audio USB/MIPI devices on windows and Linux, and connecting on embedded platforms
  • Experience with failure hardware/software analysis. 

For the middleware middleware:

  • Technical background in IT and software development.
  • Good skills in C, C++, C#.
  • Experience with openGL, Flash or Unity is a plus
  • Experience in game development is a plus
  • Experience with Linux is a plus
  • Experience with Embedded Platforms is a plus

Extra-information

Personality

Open minded, friendly, self-evaluating and having a great sense of responsibility

Contact

Please send your CV and cover letter to jobs@softkinetic.com and write “R&D Customer Support Engineer” in the subject field.

Posted on April 18, 2017


TECHNICAL WRITER (AS PART OF R&D CAE SUPPORT TEAM)

Working within the CAE (Customer Support and Applications Engineering) Team, the Technical Writer will have as main  responsibility to write collateral and documentation about SoftKinetic’s technology and products. This includes product briefs, product manuals, data sheets, application notes, FAQs. The purpose of these documents is to provide customers all the information needed to design in SoftKinetic’s technology. The  subject matter may include technology at different levels of the technology system stack: sensors, modules, cameras, driver software APIs, middleware APIs, example code, application level implementations addressing specific use cases or customizations. Next to this main responsibility, this position will occasionally be required to assist with other tasks within the CAE team such as customer support activities, product validation tasks, proof of concept realization, training material preparation, and alike.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Write product documentation and collateral, FAQ’s and application notes.
  • Write product briefs and data sheets for Softkinetic sensors and modules
  • Write application notes and white papers focusing on SoftKinetic HW & SW products and specific use cases
  • Keep existing documentation up to date
  • Be part of the release process of the documentation, being attentive for keeping internal (unreleased) and external (released) versions separated. Using version control to keep track of required changes.
  • Analyze and solve support requests from customers, beta testers and key accounts.
  • Validate and file enhancement requests for hardware, software and documentation.
  • Contribute to and animate support forums.
  • Execute PoC exercises, prepare and maintain demos.

QUALIFICATIONS

Primary skills

  • Excellent level of spoken and written English
  • Communication skills : Easy communicator
  • Perseverance : prepared to find information distributed over different teams and people within the R&D organisation.
  • Communication : ability to translate ‘internal R&D oriented information and documents’ into ‘external Customer oriented information and documents’ (understandable by Customers, keeping the necessary information and filtering out the unnecessary in-depth design information). Vice-versa, able to understand Customer’s questions and tranlating them towards the R&D design and validation teams.

Secondary skills

  • Experience in technical writing is a plus

As you will be working on the full system technology stack, we are looking for a person with quite diverse skills and experience.

For the sensors:

  • Ability to explain in written documentation how customers can integrate our 3D sensors into their camera modules, following the reference design.
  • Experience in PCB design.
  • Experience in thermal and mechanical design, optics and laser diodes is a plus.

For the camera  modules and low-level software drivers:

  • A good understanding of camera optics and sensors (ideally 3D)
  • A good understanding of video/audio USB/MIPI devices on windows and Linux, and  connecting on embedded platforms
  • Experience with failure hardware/software analysis. 

For the middleware libraries:

  • Technical background in IT and software development.
  • Good skills in C, C++, C#.
  • Experience with openGL, Flash or Unity is a plus
  • Experience in game development is a plus
  • Experience with Linux is a plus
  • Experience with Embedded Platforms is a plus

Extra-information

Personality

  • Open to creativity
  • Able to quickly adapt to new situations and technologies in a dynamic environment
  • Open minded, friendly, self-evaluating and having a great sense of responsibility
  • Passionate about technology and innovations
  • Excellent people skills

Contact

Please send your CV and cover letter to jobs@softkinetic.com and write “Technical Writer” in the subject field.

Posted on April 18, 2017


OPERATIONS SUPPORT ENGINEER

Job Description

SoftKinetic has activities spanning from advanced research and development, up to pre-production in Asia. In this dynamic environment, you will grow in the administrative and logistical aspect of the different projects:

  • Internal and external customer demand follow-up,
  • Sourcing, logistics follow-up of standard and none standard (mostly electronic) components. This involves contacts with regular distribution channels as well as straight contacts with manufacturers all over the world and manufacturing plants mostly in Asia.
  • Expense tracking and budget monitoring. You will be the main link between engineering and accounting.
  • You will be reporting to the reporting to Camera design Team Leader, which is also R&D budget owner.

Although quite administrative, this opportunity will have nice challenges in making the link between the paper work and the ongoing R&D projects ( IC, Module, Software ), so this will involve also close contacts with project leaders and team leaders. Being interested in, and getting a good understanding of the technical projects is important for doing a good operations and logistics job.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • You have at least 3 to 5 years of experience in a similar position. Master degree is preferred.
  • You have strong administration skills.
  • You are very punctual.
  • You are a strong communicator.
  • You are an experienced user of the MS Office tools (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of import and export regulation is an asset.
  • English is mandatory (Dutch, French, Japanese or Chinese is a plus).
  • Team spirit, social skills and a broad interest in technology are recommended since you will be working in a multidisciplinary team of hardware and software engineers.​

Extra-information

Personality

Open minded, friendly, self-evaluating and having a great sense of responsibility

Contact

Please send your CV and cover letter to jobs@softkinetic.com and write “Operations Support Engineer” in the subject field.

Posted on March 15, 2017


HARDWARE CAMERA TEST ENGINEER

Job Description

You will be Hardware Camera Test Engineer within the Hardware validation team. You will be involved in the validation, characterization and testing of 3D cameras and in the definition of hardware and software for automated test deployment. You will also be responsible to run test-campaigns for validating the SK camera and module products.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • You participate to the test specifications and test plans including reliability tests based on the 3D camera specifications
  • You architect, build, implement, validate and maintain the automated test-environments to allow fast and high-quality testing of SK products
  • You advise the HW architecture and camera engineer to increase the overall 3D camera testability
  • You run validation campaigns of 3D cameras
  • You are the gate-keeper to release high-quality SK products in time
  • You report bugs and problems in a timely manner to the Test and Validation Manager and the Design teams to allow definition and implementation of corrective actions. In this role, you can be in contact with internal and external customers as well as manufacturing suppliers.
  • You write test reports on 3D cameras performances and statistics
  • You report on quality metrics and on bugs towards the HW camera and driver teams
  • You do analysis and reporting of performances  for product under design to reach maximum test coverage and good quality

QUALIFICATIONS

  • You have a master degree in Engineering, Photonics, Micro-Electronic Engineering or Physics 
  • You have a 1st experience in Product Testing and/or Product Engineering preferably in the Electronics and/or advanced technology industry 
  • You have a clear problem solving approach and ability to cope with complex problems by developing creative and innovative solutions
  • You are results and facts oriented
  • Achieving results on schedule without supervision motivates you
  • You can demonstrate understanding of quality (problem solving techniques, process improvement methods)
  • Knowledge in Python and Matlab  (C/C++ and / or VHDL as a plus) is a plus
  • You have experience on electronics test platform with knowledge on FPGA technology concept
  • You are fluent in English
  • You are open to work in an R&D international environment

Extra-information

Personality                

Open minded, friendly, self-evaluating and having a great sense of responsibility

Contact

Please send your CV and cover letter to jobs@softkinetic.com and write “HW Camera Test Engineer” in the subject field.

Posted on March 15, 2017


SOFTWARE DEVELOPER AND TEST ENGINEER

Job Description

We are currently looking for a Software Developer and Test Engineer to work in conjunction between our Software and Validation teams. You will be involved in the design and the development of application to automatize testing of the various SW developed by Softkinetic. You will also be involved in the test strategy and will participate to the test campaign as testers. Using your expertise in application development, you will be involved in the maintenance of some tools part of our product portfolio. The Software developer and Test Engineer will work closely with other team or team members such as project managers, HW R&D engineers and sales and marketing professionals. You will be part of the method, tools and SW validation team.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participate to the definition of test strategy and test campaign for Softkinetic HW and SW product and tools
  • Use his/her knowledge of the product and test strategy to design and develop application to automatize testing
  • Implement and review unit and scenario testing
  • Maintain test tools
  • Implement test data set
  • Use his/her experience in Tools development to maintain tools part of the Softkinetic product portfolio

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree; Civil engineer in computer science/mathematics/electronics
  • Proven  experience in SW testing
  • Proven experience of tools development
  • Programming skills
    • Strong knowledge of C/C++
    • Python
    • C#
  • Operating systems
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
  • Fluent in English
  • Previous similar professional experience in a Software Agile development environment is an asset

Extra-information

Personality                 

  • Open to creativity
  • Precise, organized and pragmatic
  • Able to quickly adapt to new situations / technologies - dynamic environment
  • Open minded, friendly, self-evaluating and having a great sense of responsibility
  • Passionate about technology and innovations
  • Excellent people skills

Contact

Please send your CV and cover letter to jobs@softkinetic.com and write “Software Developer and Test Engineer” in the subject field.

Posted on March 15, 2017


HEAD OF HARDWARE DEVELOPMENT

Job Description

As Senior Manager you will lead the HW development engineering teams and report to the VP Engineering. The HW engineering teams contains the Integrated Circuit (IC, Sensors) design team, Camera design team, and the Driver design team.

The  main objective of the HW engineering is to define, develop & deliver the hardware products (IC & Camera IP and Reference Products, including low-level Software drivers and configuration Tools), part of Softkinetic roadmap in time and with high quality. The scope of the product development is from early feasibilities and prototypes, up to mature products in maintenance. With your broad technical knowledge and people & team management skills, you will do that together with a team of highly skilled and motivated technical experts and engineers.

The Engineering organization consists of following units:

  • System development,
  • Hardware development,
  • Software development,
  • Validation & QA,
  • Technical Project Lead unit, and
  • Corporate Application Engineering & customer Support unit.

The focus of the IC team is on the Time-of-flight sensor pixels, sensor products and system-on-chips (hardware, software and necessary tools) to be used in SK’s Cameras and Modules.  These developments are done together with IC design teams in Sony (Japan and USA, Israel).

The scope of Camera Module team is on Depth-only cameras and modules, based on Softkinetic’s Time-of-flight depth sensors (hardware – electronic and optical systems-, software and necessary tools); combining these with other technologies (like RGB, Audio) and embedded processing on Host/Embedded platforms is also looked at in Sony’s context. These cameras are designed by our Camera design team located in Brussels, with very close collaboration with the Camera Driver and Embedded team, while co-operating with Sony Module business units and ODM’s for their transfer to production.

The scope of Driver team is on developing and verifying low-level drivers and software tools, this for the Depth-only cameras & modules, and SK’s Time-of-flight depth sensors; Tools refer to configuration and verification tools used during the design phase, as well as tools to support external parties like Module Makers on configuring and calibrating sensors and modules. Porting such software onto embedded platforms and different OS, is also done in the Driver team; the platforms typically also allow to connect other sensors technologies (RGB…) and are the means to integrate Depth with such other technologies.

You will together with your teams interact with other units in the engineering organization ( System, Middleware, Validation and QA, Customer support ) to contribute to total system solutions, containing the developed hardware/software for IC’s and Camera modules. You will also interact with Tier-1 customers and licensees in early stages and throughout programs lead by the Technical Project Leaders (TPL), to understand their technical requirements, staff the projects and execute them, and deliver the products according to expectations. This will be done together with Technical Project Management , S&M , and Program Management.

Next to that, you will also contribute with the CTO organization to the definition, execution and reporting of Advanced Research programs. This position is located in Brussels.

Roles and Responsibilities

Product (SK/Customers) & programs definition, staffing and execution till completion:

  • You contribute to the Roadmap and Product/Project definitions, together with the TPL’s , IC and Camera and Driver experts in the HW team; participate in Roadmap meeting where you represent HW and align with CTO , R&D and S&M.
  • You participate and contribute in meetings with key customers/suppliers/licensees to assess and define new project / product development opportunities.
  • You analyse new products (internal and for external customers) needs and translate them into product design specifications (Top level design spec, Architecture, Module level design specs) to be made by yourself and your teams.
  • You build project proposals (staffing – necessary allocation of resources to be able to execute the project, timing, cost) together with Technical Project Leaders – and execute them when approved.
  • You design and Verify: with the allocated people, Execute the approved projects of SK’s roadmap and deliver Softkinetic HW solutions, including low-level SW and Tools, as validated products  on time and with quality;  manage the design and verification tasks by your teams of the functionality and performance;  technically follow-up on the tasks done, and solve problems, or better anticipate and avoid problems; report progress on regular basis in program review meetings.
  • You work together with the Validation&QA team, which is the Quality gate to guarantee good quality before and at product release. The quality team is responsible for the Validation, but will be supported by your Design and Verification engineers.
  • You analyse any field-returns of released products, and define/plan maintenance updates and fixes.

Methods and tools:

You define and promote development of methods and tools for design, verification and validation; Analyse tools available from suppliers; increase design and verification competence and efficiency of the teams.  Agile development can be part of this.

People management :

  • You set team and individual objectives for team-leaders (and guide them with the team-leaders for the team-members) : prepare and run appraisals.
  • You continuously coach people, ensure skill development and training programs
  • You define the necessary job profiles needed in your teams, train/develop the people according to the needed competence, and in case of job openings: search, interview and select candidates.

Budget:

You define and track team budgets (investments, tools & licenses and expenses, people resources for the different projects, travels and trainings) for which you are responsible.

Extra item:

As staff member to the VP Engineering, you assist in the reporting of all activities of SK’s R&D organization (HW and non-HW related activities and teams) for Operational Review Meetings in particular, and Management meetings in general towards Sony Management; evaluate the ways of working and reporting of all R&D teams, and propose continuous improvements in methods and tools for reporting.

Reporting Lines

You will report to the VP Engineering and represent the Hardware organization in the Engineering R&D Staff meetings, where you align with other units inside the Engineering organization such as: Product management, System, SW design and QA Validation teams, Customer support team, as well as Technical Project Management.

  • You will prepare executive level reports on the Hardware developments to share with management
  • You will facilitate and help in the overall R&D reporting towards Sony Management

QUALIFICATIONS

  • License/master degree in engineering, micro-electronics, computer science, electronics.
  • 10+ years experience in managing development teams in hardware/modules/IC for consumer electronics and/or automotive.
  • In-depth knowledge of chip / hardware / module architectures , electronic – optical systems, design and verification practices and tools; this also includes knowledge in software/hardware for validation and testing, and low-level hardware (chip and module driver) related software.
  • Broad knowledge of Systems, and higher level of Software (embedded systems) is a plus.
  • Experience in project definition, planning, budgeting and tracking
  • Excellent communication skills and people management; competence team management and continuous improvements and training plans.
  • Experience working with remote teams (worldwide and multi-cultural), customers and suppliers
  • Fluent Language skills in English.
  • Knowledge of other languages is an asset in the multi-cultural organization and global environment SK is working in (Japan, Korea, China, Asia, US, Europe)
  • Team spirit and social skills, motivated to lead a dynamic, ambitious team and organization forward.

Extra-information

Personality

Open minded, friendly, self-evaluating and having a great sense of responsibility

Contact

Please send your CV and cover letter to jobs@softkinetic.com and write “Head of Hardware Development” in the subject field.

Posted on March 15, 2017


DIGITAL IC DESIGN & VERIFICATION ENGINEER

Job Description

You will be involved in our projects focusing on designing new electronic products, in particular state-of-the-art pioneering real-time CMOS 3D depth sensor systems. Your focus will be on the design and verification of advanced digital circuits for digital and mixed-signal ASICs. This in an environment where all specialists of the entire chain of the system (analog and digital IC design and verification, IC validation, camera module system design and verification, driver development, middle ware development) are a few footsteps away. This local full system coverage is clearly one of the main assets of SoftKinetic, and something that we want to build further upon.

We offer you the opportunity to gain multidisciplinary experience with advanced mixed-signal, digital and system design and to cooperate with major microelectronics companies all over the world. We provide in-house training and give you opportunities to follow courses relevant for the job description.

This involves front-end design, verification and testing of new and existing functions for image sensing and image processing ASICs. Some of the functional blocks might first be developed as functional IP blocks of FPGA based platforms to enable system verification prior to ASIC implementation. You will leverage your expertise to increase time-to-market of SoftKinetic Sensor products with teams in Europe, in USA and in Asia.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Defining digital architecture.
  • Being able to drive a robust and efficient design methodology.
  • Digital Design, verification & testing of digital IP related to Image Sensors and Image processing.
  • System analysis in order to improve the overall system performance.
  • Verification of sensor functionality and performance on actual silicon/development board.
  • Follow-up and involvement of probe and final test development.
  • Speeding up the time-to-market for sensor products with teams in Europe & Asia.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • We are looking for a strongly motivated and experienced professional, meeting the following requirements:
  • You have a strong working knowledge of English, knowledge of Japanese is a strong added value.
  • A Master’s Degree is required.
  • You have minimum 3-5 years’ experience in micro- electronics or related industries.
  • You have a proven digital design and verification experience, mixed-signal experience is an added value.
  • You are familiar with at least one of the most popular logic simulators: ModelSim/QuestaSim, vcs, ncsim.
  • Knowledge of the following EDA tools is a plus: Synopsys DC, Tetramax, formality, Questa Formal.
  • Good knowledge of VHDL/Verilog is required.
  • You have knowledge in FPGA and ASIC design.
  • Knowledge of technical computing software Matlab is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of SystemVerilog is a strong advantage. SystemC is an added value.
  • Experience with digital top level design and/or verification is an asset.
  • Being familiar with Python programming language is a plus.
  • You are able to look beyond the current block to design and take the full system performance into account.
  • Team spirit and social skills are recommended since you will be working in design teams to successfully complete challenging IC and sensor system design projects.
  • An analytical mind and strong commitment to quality is necessary. You are able to work autonomously and give initiatives.

Extra-information

Personality

Open minded, friendly, self-evaluating and having a great sense of responsibility

Contact

Please send your CV and cover letter to jobs@softkinetic.com and write “Digital IC Design & Verification Engineer” in the subject field.

Posted on March 15, 2017


ELECTRONIC DESIGN AUTOMATION (EDA) ENGINEER

Job Description

As a EDA engineer you will be responsible to define, lead and drive the CAD IT infrastructure improvements (Hardware and Software), procure and manage CAD licenses, manage CAD tool versions, manage accounts, usergroups and access rights, etc. The scope of your work will be cross-functional with the engineers in the IC development team and with CAD engineers in Sony US and Sony Japan, as well as in direct co-operation with external parties such as suppliers. You will also contribute to continuously improve the necessary Methods & Tools to support the IC development cycle, from design up to maintenance and customer support. You will also coach colleagues in the practical usage of these processes. You will report to the IC team lead.

You will also define the resource needs, development plans, and budgets required. You will do that in a clear manner and with the necessary metrics. Being agile and creative to lead the projects to the end, with the mandatory quality, cost control and time-to-market constraints are essential.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • You will manage the CAD infrastucture
  • You will manage the CAD SW (procurement, licenses, tools, versions, etc)
  • You will actively seek to improve the CAD methods and tools and develop scripts or other tools to improve the quality and efficiency of the design activities.
  • During the execution, you will regularly report status. You are responsible to reach together with the design teams and technical experts, the performance, quality, cost targets set at the beginning of the project.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced individual with the following skills:
  • You have a strong command of English
  • You have a Master’s degree or similar by experience
  • You have at least 2 to 3 years experience in a similar position
  • You have experience with IC design CAD tools (from Cadence, Synopsys and Mentor and in-house tooling), Managing projects, technical teams and customer expectations
  • You have a broad technical knowledge (hardware, linux, software, license servers, account management, electronics, micro-electronics) and you are able to work inter-disciplinary with domain experts and engineers
  • You have experience and affinity working with external and internal technical teams, with necessary tact and social skills
  • You have an analytical mind, a strong commitment to quality and attention to detail. You are able to work in team and take initiative to lead a project team, also in difficult and stressful conditions
  • You are goal-oriented, pragmatic and innovative problem-solver
  • You are able to make clear reporting, internally but also in interaction with external customers

Extra-information

Personality                 

Open minded, friendly, self-evaluating and having a great sense of responsibility

Contact

Please send your CV and cover letter to jobs@softkinetic.com and write “EDA Engineer” in the subject field.

Posted on March 14, 2017