/ASIC Foundry Support Team Leader

ASIC Foundry Support Team Leader

Engineering - Leuven | More than two weeks ago

Lead our diverse foundry support team, the crucial interface between cutting-edge chip foundries and our valued customers.

ASIC Foundry Support Team Leader

Imec is a cutting-edge microelectronic research center, boasting a dedicated team of over 5,000 professionals across various roles: operators, administrative staff, researchers and engineers, among others. Whether you possess extensive theoretical knowledge or are just starting out, the key ingredient we seek is abundant enthusiasm and energy! 

For over two decades, imec.IC-link has been at the forefront, providing companies with an exceptional ASIC prototyping and production service. Our commitment is to assist customers in every stage of chip development, from design to prototyping and production to collaborating with top-notch chip foundries. Imec.IC-link also offers specialized technical guidance in packaging, testing, and supply chain. With a clientele spanning more than 900 universities and companies globally, we are poised for further expansion. To fuel this growth, we are actively seeking motivated engineers to join our dynamic team. 

What you will do

Join our dynamic multidisciplinary foundry support team, the crucial interface between cutting-edge chip foundries and our valued customers. From the inception of design to the final tape-out phase, we are there to answer any technical queries related to technology, libraries, and verification decks. 

In this role: 

  • You will lead a high-performing team by
    • Managing and leading a diverse, multicultural team of ASIC Foundry Support Engineers, and fostering a positive climate where every team member thrives and delivers their best. 
    • Facilitating collaboration within the team and between other imec.IC-link teams.  
    • Owning all the HR processes of a Team Leader at imec. 
    • Ensuring your team is trained sufficiently to provide quality customer support. 
  • You are our customer interface and our foundry interface:
    • You will act as the key liaison between world-class chip foundries and our customers, providing support to universities, startups, SMEs and system houses throughout the design process, and guiding them on all technical aspects of their ASIC designs in a customer-focused manner.
  • You will provide technical guidance by:
    • Offering worldwide customers chip design guidelines, design rules, libraries, and design kits.
    • Facilitating their installation and usage, particularly during the chip design phase.
    • Using your deep knowledge of foundry technologies to answer customer questions.
  • You will use advanced electronic design automation software:
    • Using these tools, you will investigate test cases and provide state-of-the-art support to our customers.
  • You will collaborate with our sales team by:
    • Assisting the sales team in technical discussions with customers.
    • Leveraging your expertise to enhance the overall customer experience.

What we do for you

We offer you the opportunity to join our industrial-level ASIC support team in 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 committed to being an inclusive employer and 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 market appropriate salary with many fringe benefits. 

Who you are

  • You hold a Master’s degree or higher in Electrical or Electronic Engineering, with a minimum of 3 to 5 years of relevant experience. 
  • You possess leadership and coaching skills. You demonstrate effective people management skills, coaching team members in handling complex technical questions in a customer-centered manner. 
  • You possess hands-on experience in analog and/or digital chip design. 
  • You exhibit a deep understanding of chip-fabrication and the ability to correlate device physics with device performance. 
  • You proactively engage in customer support, demonstrating excellent communication skills and a penchant for taking initiative. 
  • Having experience with CAD support to (a) chip design team(s) is a definite plus. 
  • You are proficient in both written and oral English. 
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