ALL.SPACE is hiring a

Senior IC Programme Manager

Reading, United Kingdom
Full-Time

Who we are?

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ALL.SPACE, formerly Isotropic Systems, has developed the 5th generation smart terminal, capable of linking with all satellites, all networks, in all orbits, all at once. Our ground-breaking software-defined service enablement platform integrates intelligent routing, edge computing and on-demand services to deliver unprecedented network resilience and application performance. Whether you're on land, sea or air, we ensure that you stay connected.

Visit www.all.space to learn more.


The Role

As part of our progression into the next phase of the business growth strategy we are seeking an experienced Senior IC Programme Manager with a history of successful execution of complex IC projects and it’s interdependent activities . You will have a background in successful execution of complex projects thorough planning, prioritisation, risk mitigation, status reporting and good Project Management practice.

Main responsibility of this project/program manager is to closely work with VP Active Circuits and the team to orchestrate the entire development flow of multiple highly complex integrated circuit (IC) design projects (running in parallel) from initiation to production that are being developed through a combination of external and internal design work. Candidate will have experience in program management of either RF, Analog or a Mixed-signal ICs. Any experience in complex transceiver ASICs (Application Specific Integrated Circuits) would be highly valued. This will also include the project planning and management activity of the chipset integration into our final product (Satellite Terminal) and working within an overarching product development cycles to deliver the product within budget and on schedule.

This is a project management position requiring knowledge and exposure in the areas of IC development, packaging, reliability, fabrication, Product Test Development, and Sustaining IC Management.

Requirements

  • Ability to drive external partners to deliver project to schedule ensuring all tasks, outputs and deliverable are aligned to expectations
  • Ability to track and ensure external partners stick to agreed project budgets
  • Ability to communicate calmly in a well thought out response including complex data to the executive team
  • Ability to negotiate with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to effectively present information
  • A good understanding of the operation and product development expectations for products for wireless communication

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Thorough understanding of semiconductor fabrication, assembly and test processes
  • Thorough understanding of IC development cycle and various development gates example: PDR, CDR, TapeOut etc
  • Ability to plan, schedule and manage multiple projects to a successful conclusion, working with functional heads, Customers and Suppliers to deliver results that ensure timely and predictable delivery of projects
  • Facilitating cross functional IC project status and development meeting that includes external and internal design team members
  • Taking effective technical notes of the meeting
  • Identifying the key action items and following it up towards its timely finish
  • Providing an effective regular status report to the senior management
  • In case of development or schedule issue work with right stakeholder for its timely mitigation
  • Ability to anticipate challenges and escalate risks to delivery in advance. Lead cross-functional efforts to mitigate risk, develop contingency plans, or adjust project scope, resources, or timelines as needed
  • Negotiate with and/or influence team stakeholders to resolve project level challenges
  • Identify opportunities for acceleration and recovery, providing the business with viable options to reduce schedule, cost or increase capability
  • Manage project scope and deliverables through a structured change management process to ensure Customer expectations are met whilst protecting corporate objectives
  • Manage change control through planning and communication as requirements and priorities shift. Use of Corporate tools and processes to provide effective status updating to the business
  • Additional responsibility will include working together with VP Active Circuits and operation to track, plan and manage the chipset integration into the final product and any interdependent task and items associated with it

Education:

  • Ideally qualified to Degree level with relevant product development experience
  • Appropriate professional body certification (APM/PRINCE2 etc.) - Desirable

Skills and/or Experience:

  • Substantial experience in the semiconductor industry (preferably design or high-volume manufacturing) with in-depth commercial experience in Integrated Circuit product development program/project management, operations program management or design engineering management
  • Previous experience in project management of Integrated Chipset development such as RFIC and ASIC would be valuable
  • Recent demonstrable experience of product development. Preferably for wireless communications equipment across consumer, enterprise and government markets
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams consisting of RF/Analog/ Digital IC Design, product engineering, reliability, package engineering, foundry engineering, New Product Introduction (NPI), product management, sourcing, and sales operations
  • Strong interpersonal skills and leadership ability to coordinate teams across multiple projects and remote locations simultaneously
  • Product development experience preferably for wireless communications equipment across consumer, enterprise and government markets. Experience with all phases of product development from concept to prototype to volume manufacture to market introduction
  • Strong interpersonal skills and leadership ability to coordinate teams across multiple projects and remote locations simultaneously across all facets of the projects
  • Exceptional Customer/Client interaction and communication skills
  • Strong English oral and written communication skills, with the ability to present high-level status reports with tact and discretion
  • Experience with Product Lifecycle Management: EVT, DVT and PVT product development gates (or similar)
  • High degree of analytical skills and experience with associated PM tools
  • Proficient in Microsoft packages

There will potentially be some travel required within this role

Key Attributes:

  • Ability to drive external partners to deliver project to schedule ensuring all tasks, outputs and deliverable are aligned to expectations
  • Ability to track and ensure external partners stick to agreed project budgets
  • Ability to communicate calmly in a well thought out response including complex data to the executive team
  • Ability to negotiate with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to effectively present information
  • A good understanding of the operation and product development expectations for products for wireless communication

Benefits

  • Generous stock options
  • Annual bonus
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Public holidays
  • Travel to work schemes
  • Fruit, snacks & drinks
  • Discounts platform
  • Well-being centre

ALL.SPACE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, non-disqualifying disability, or any other basis covered by applicable laws. We base all hiring decisions on candidate qualifications and business needs.

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