Team Leader Imager Design

Leuven - Management
More than two weeks ago

You will oversee a design team for imagers, working closely with pixel development and process integration.


Team Leader Imager Design


Imec is the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes us unique. By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of partners across a multitude of industries, we create groundbreaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, and energy.

As a trusted partner for companies, start-ups and universities we bring together close to 3,500 brilliant minds from over 70 nationalities. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and also has distributed R&D groups at a number of Flemish universities, in the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, China, and offices in India and Japan. All of these particular traits make imec to be a top-class employer. To strengthen this position as a leading player in our field, we are looking for those passionate talents that make the difference!

The job

We are looking for an experienced technical leader for imec’s imager design team. Within the imagers area, imec is focused on the development of application-driven solutions for novel imager sensors. In this position, the successful candidate will oversee a design team for imagers, including analog and digital designers and test engineers. It is also expected that the successful candidate and the team will work closely with pixel development and process integration teams. Imec’s ambition is to seek unique application solutions that leverage our expertise in both design and process technology.

The successful candidate will have to:

  • Manage and provide technical leadership for a team in imager design (including analog and digital designers), imager measurement and characterization.
  • Manage resource allocation of team members across multiple design projects. Follow up technical progress and ensure that key deliverables are met.  
  • Work closely with other technical leaders including key people in pixel development and process integration to review new project proposals. This includes evaluation of technical solutions, risks, and resource requirements.
  • Interface with key customers when needed and work closely with imec technical and business teams to ensure that customer requirements are being addressed. 
  • Report to management on overall status of running activities and provide action plans to address issues or to respond to changes in strategy.
  • Provide mentorship to technical team and promote development of technical and non-technical skills.
  • Quickly adapt to new business requirements and/or opportunities.


You have an MSc or PhD degree in engineering, physics or other relevant discipline with at least 10 years of experience in imager design and development. Industry experience, including product development experience, is a plus. The successful candidate should already have demonstrated a proven track record in defining, planning, and executing complex imager projects involving multi-disciplinary teams and aggressive milestones. You are experienced in leading technical teams and in managing people towards successful project execution and career growth. You have strong analytical skills and are able to evaluate technical risks and drive decision-making. You are experienced in managing budgets and resources according to project needs. You have excellent communication skills for reporting externally towards customers and internally towards management. You are a team player with a personal drive to motivate teams towards technical and business objectives. Given the international character of imec, a fluent knowledge of English is necessary. 


In exchange for your talent, passion and expertise, you will join a multicultural and high-tech company, with challenges there for the taking. Our flexible, progressive and informal working environment offers you a range of possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. This is your opportunity to contribute to the technology that will determine the society of tomorrow. imec supports and guides you in this process; not only with words but with concrete actions. Through, 'our corporate university', we are actively investing in the further development of all our employees to assure their technical and personal growth. Your valuable contribution and that of your colleagues make imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of an attractive and competitive salary with many fringe benefits.


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