Wave-Based System Architect

Leuven - Researchers
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Leading system architecture definition/analysis activities in various application fields


Wave-Based System Architect 


​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 currently looking for a system engineer/architect with significant experience in optical and acoustic beam forming, lasers, transducers, microphones, hydrophones and NIR/visible detectors as well as ranging and spectroscopy techniques to join our life science and specialty components team.

The job will consist in leading system architecture definition/analysis activities in various application fields, e.g., LiDAR, SoDAR, MIR/Raman/photoacoustic spectroscopy. Therefore, a strong physics and electronics background is required as well as a flexible approach towards the application of this background in diverse and novel fields. As the main target application under investigation is life sciences, previous experience in a medical, clinical or biology context is a strong asset. Further, synthetic analytic skills are crucial along with very good scripting abilities.
Although this work may look very theoretical, a crucial aspect will be to bridge the gap between theory, simulations and practical, small form factor and real-time implementations. Indeed, we expect the system architect to be instrumental in the breadboard implementation of the systems he or she helps to define.       


You have a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD degree in Electrical Engineering or Physics (optics) with a strong background in system modeling. Experience with lidar/radar/sodar signal processing and classification is a definitive plus. You are proficient in scripting and programming (matlab, python, or other scripting languages). You are knowledgeable in most of the following areas: (Pulsed) laser/ultrasound systems, solid-state scanning laser/ultrasound systems, optical/acoustic beam steering systems (phased array transmission and reception), stochastic signal processing, system identification, Kalman filters, estimation techniques (Bayesian estimation, least-squares, spectral estimation, super-resolution algorithms), image processing, supervised and non-supervised classification, neural networks, deep learning. You are a self-starter and a hands-on person. You have excellent communication and reporting skills in English. You can easily integrate in a multidisciplinary team within a global context.       


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 imec.academy, '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.