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Senior Project Manager, Automotive IC Developments

Sierra Wireless

Sierra Wireless

Bristol, UK
Posted on Friday, March 1, 2024

Location: Bristol (UK)

Our Team:

Semtech Corporation (NASDAQ:SMTC; www.Semtech.com) is a leading supplier of high-quality analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products. Semtech has a large number of design centres around the world, including three within the UK. The Bristol design centre is focused on optoelectronic ICs primarily targeted to datacoms and adjacent markets. Products include TIAs, laser drivers, optical receivers and fully integrated transceiver IC products from below 1Gbps to over 800Gbps. Within the centre, all functions of product development from initial ideas to full prodization take place, including, marketing, definition, design, layout, product engineering, validation, test engineering, characterization, qualification, applications, etc. Due to the significant innovation and differentiation in the development of our products, Semtech has continued to be the leader in our target markets.

Job Summary:

Experienced semiconductor IC Project/Programme Manager with direct experience, and track record, of bringing automotive products through the NPI development process from definition to production release, including all quality, functional safety and qualification related analysis and documentation.

The successful candidate will undertake the role of Project Manager of multiple concurrent semiconductor IC developments for emerging automotive applications. Responsible for managing the project planning, execution, cost and schedule tracking for the delivery of multiple IC products that meet with all customer requirements.

The role will require someone with a high energy level that can drive a multi-discipline team to deliver quality products within schedule and cost targets. A proven track record of product delivery in automotive IC development is essential.


  • Lead and manage integrated circuit development projects from initiation to delivery.

  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of multiple concurrent projects.

  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and budget.

  • Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant internal stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility.

  • Ensure resource availability and allocation.

  • Develop detailed project plans to monitor and track progress.

  • Manage changes to the project scope, schedule, and costs.

  • Report project status, issues and escalate to senior management as needed.

  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.

  • Participate in regular customer calls, managing project alignment to customer requirements and maintaining the customer relationship.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including design and test engineering, to ensure project milestones are met.

  • Foster a collaborative and inclusive work environment that promotes creativity and excellence.

  • Stay abreast of industry trends and emerging technologies to drive continuous improvement.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of BSc in a relevant discipline such as Physics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

  • Proven experience in project management, specifically in the development of integrated circuits for automotive applications (ISO-26262).

  • Strong leadership and communication skills, with the ability to work effectively with diverse teams.

  • Experience with technical program management of a distributed international team is desirable.

  • Proven ability to understand requirements to assign and prioritise tasks to staff appropriately.

  • Familiarity with semiconductor industry standards and practices.

  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making abilities.

  • Team-player who positively interacts and shares knowledge.

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Experience with project management software tools.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) / PRINCE II certification is a plus but not essential.

Career Growth Philosophy

At Semtech, we seek innovation and leadership from each and every member of our team. Our goal is to ensure that our talented professionals are equipped with support, resources, and the opportunity to excel. Our pay-for-performance philosophy provides recognition and prestige coupled with a competitive compensation package.

The intent of this job description is to describe the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be required to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically included in this description.

All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace.