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ASIC Project Manager

Full Time
Category : Biomedical


We are recruiting for a application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) Project Manager in our Platform Development Department.

About Cochlear

Cochlear geeft meer dan 250,000 mensen in meer dan 100 landen de kans opnieuw te genieten van een wereld vol geluid. Sinds 1983 is Cochlear vanuit zijn thuisbasis in Sydney, Australië uitgegroeid tot de wereldmarktleider in cochleaire impantaten en beengeleidende oplossingen voor patiënten met ernstige tot zeer ernstige gehoorsverlies. Als wereldmarktleider in implanteerbare hooroplossingen is het ons doel om een leidende rol op te nemen binnen de wetenschap van het horen door te zorgen voor de meest geavanceerde, levensverbeterende technologische innovaties.

Cochlear is the global market leader in implantable hearing solutions and is a top 100 medical device company. Our implantable hearing devices include cochlear implant systems (CI) and bone anchored hearing aids (Baha™). Cochlear Technology Centre is part of our global R&D network and employs talented engineers to design and develop new products and technology platforms for implantable hearing devices.

Key Responsibilities

In order to help Cochlear bring new products to market that help people with hearing loss, we are recruiting for a application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) Project Manager in our Platform Development Department.

To be successful in this role you’ll be able to manage and support ASIC technology development projects from concept phase to project closure. You’ll work collaboratively with many internal contacts (other Cochlear departments) and external contacts (suppliers, engineering partners) to make sure the projects are delivered within schedule and budget. This project management role is responsible for:

  • Preparing project schedules and budgets;
  • Developing concept proposals for new designs;
  • Developing and supporting (sub)system requirements;
  • Planning, conducting and supporting risk management such as design failure mode and effect analysis and hazard analysis;
  • Planning, conducting and supporting project reviews according to Cochlear’s quality system;
  • Specifying, planning, conducting and managing verification activities;
  • Continually liaising and developing positive working relationships with external ASIC design, test and supply vendors to ensure that they deliver the highest quality and on schedule;
  • Work with design vendors to ensure their checklists guarantee that they deliver quality designs.

In this permanent role you’ll have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to Cochlear’s successful history of innovation by supporting the planning of Project and Technology roadmaps and by contributing to future ASIC platform definition and directions for Cochlear products.

Key Requirements

To add value to Cochlear in this role you’ll be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience in your application and at interview:

  • A scientific degree in Electronics Engineering or equivalent by experience;
  • Proven experience (2 to 5 years) in integrated circuit (IC) design and management of collaborative technology projects;
  • Demonstrated interest in implantable medical device design and a passion for making a difference to people around the world;
  • Ability to set direction for a technology to support the global strategy;
  • A strong influencer and team player with a pragmatic, problem-solving and quality driven focus ;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as good knowledge of technical English;
  • Willingness to travel to our headquarters in Sydney, Australia (typically twice a year).

Working for Cochlear:

Cochlear pioneered and is the global leader in the research and development, manufacture and marketing of implantable hearing solutions. Cochlear’s global headquarters is located in Sydney, Australia. A success story in the commercialisation of R&D, Cochlear has a 70% share of the global market, employs more than 2,500 people worldwide, operates directly in over 20 countries and sells in over 100 countries. Over 250,000 people across more than 100 countries now experience hearing as a recipient of a Cochlear hearing solution. Cochlear can offer:

  • The Work – A high impact job supporting world leading technology
  • The Organisation – A global leader in active implantable medical device hearing technology
  • The Opportunity – To make a difference to the quality of people’s lives

As a world-leader in innovative medical devices, Cochlear encourages continuous learning for employees. Visit for more information.

Working for Cochlear Technology Centre, Mechelen, Belgium:

Cochlear Technology Centre is Cochlear’s largest Research & Development department outside Australia. Our enthusiastic colleagues work in a multidisciplinary setting to develop new technologies, products and manufacturing processes that will be used to develop new groundbreaking hearing implant systems. Close links of collaboration exist between our centre and leading technology providers and universities over Europe. Our team is characterised by a familiar, informal and dynamic culture.

The best in each of us enriches all of us.

Apply now by completing your application form online.