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ASIC Project Manager & Team Leader

Apply now Job no: 615285
Work type: Permanent
Location: Mechelen
Categories: Engineering, IT, Western Europe, People Manager

Change people’s lives and love what you do! Cochlear develops world-leading medical devices that help people hear and be heard. As a top 100 medical device company and market-leader in implantable hearing devices, more people choose a Cochlear-branded cochlear implant system than any other. Our employees tell us that the number one reason they enjoy working for Cochlear is the opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives.

Within the Platforms and Technology R&D division of Advanced Innovation, the hardware technology platform (HWTP) group develops next-generation hardware platforms for implantable hearing solutions. This activity has a significant impact on the future of Cochlear’s products. Hardware technology platforms consist of custom ASICs, electrical and wireless components that meet the needs of multiple products and product families.

The Platform ASIC Project Manager and Team Leader role will:

  • manage and coordinate the development of one or more Platform and/or ASIC projects developed from concept phase to project closure
  • develop and coach a small team of project managers within the HW Technology Platform group

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Manage and support ASIC technology development projects from concept phase to project closure, and make sure the projects are delivered within schedule and budget
  • Represent the project towards senior management, including preparation and presentation of project status, risks and forecasts
  • Develop concept proposals for new designs
  • Plan, conduct and support risk management such as DFMEA and hazard analysis
  • Plan, conduct and support project and design reviews according to the Cochlear’s quality system
  • Specify, plan, conduct and manage verification activities
  • Manage all aspects of interaction and engagement with internal key players & external partners
  • Contribute to future ASIC platform definition and directions for Cochlear products
  • Build a diverse and inclusive team through key people processes (recruiting, succession, skills, team and leadership development) to achieve strong people performance
  • As a leader within HWTP, contribute to the definition of the HWTP roadmap and the development of a strong team culture of delivery, accountability, trust and constructive contention
  • Partner effectively with other departments at Sydney, Mechelen and Gothenburg to ensure hardware technology platform requirements and interdependencies are understood and accounted for
  • Contribute strongly to architectural and strategic discussions at the leadership team level and in conjunction with product management and other peers

Key requirements:

  • Master in electronic engineering degree or equivalent by experience
  • Proven experience in project management
  • 3+ years of relevant people management experience
  • Strong knowledge of medical device regulations as they pertain to hardware technology platforms
  • Ability to understand and discuss technical issues at both a high and low level
  • Experience in coaching and leading a team
  • Excellent influencing and leadership skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent team player and team builder
  • Relationship building and stakeholder management
  • Quality minded, focused on details
  • Pragmatic problem solver and pro-active / team player
  • Ability to set direction for a technology to support global strategy
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Ability to set up and manage collaborative technology projects
  • Strong skills in cross-functional thinking and problem solving 

Development Value of this role

  • Diverse interaction with people across entire organization
  • Opportunity to develop innovative medical implant design solutions
  • Opportunity to foster technology development globally
  • Opportunity to solve challenging technical problems
  • Opportunity to grow in people management skills
  • Opportunity to gain knowledge in a broad and multidisciplinary work environment with many internal (other Cochlear departments) and external (suppliers, engineering partners) contacts


This is your chance to be part of a premier organization with a great culture, working in a dynamic, growing and rapidly evolving environment to deliver outstanding results that benefit our customers every day. If you feel that you have the skills and experience to be successful in this role and take on new challenges to build your career with Cochlear, please start your application by clicking the APPLY button below! 

Equal opportunities 

Cochlear is committed to providing equal opportunities to avoid unlawful discrimination on the grounds of race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, religion/belief or age. 

In line with our corporate ethics and statutory obligations we strive to ensure that the work environment is free of harassment and bullying and that everyone is treated with dignity and respect - this is an important aspect of ensuring equal opportunities in employment.


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