Director of R&D

Job Details:

Director of R&D –Ipswich or Cambridge – UK Highly competitive salary with incredible employee benefits Visa Sponsorship provided

Main Responsibilities:

  • Lead, shape and develop a growing optical chip R&D team of 20+ technical experts in InP/GaAs/SiP/GaN field, provide both technical and organizational leadership.
  • Keep up with industry/technology direction and trends, developing a technology roadmap and a portfolio of products that are differentiated and provide competitive advantage for the company to achieve business objectives.
  • Working with technical architecture team and business managers to put influence on HQ technical and business roadmap, discovering the new business opportunities and getting a buy–in from important stakeholders.
  • Communicate effectively between the chip development team and wafer fab and internal customer (module and components product development team).
  • As the R&D representative of the research platform of IRC, active involvement in networking, establishing relevant contacts in academia and industry, writing proposals for collaboration projects.
  • Attract, develop, and retain top talent for the R&D team, while motivating the development team to continually improve their performance.
  • Ensuring a detailed understanding of the application, potential photonic solutions and evaluating the pros/cons of each, Performing business analysis and technical risk evaluation of proposed designs/solutions.
  • Delegating tasks to design teams and setting priorities.

To be considered for the incredible role you will need the following:

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in photonics, with rich experience in the development of Photonic devices. Proven track record of delivering designs which end up in production.
  • A detailed understanding of process integration relevant to Photonic devices (either III–V or Silicon photonics)
  • Strong management experience with the ability to provide others with clear direction and leadership e.g., lead a project team to cooperate with a team of international experts in different areas including marketing, R&D and standardization.
  • Desirable
  • Master or PhD in related technical discipline, eg: Opto–Electronics, physics
  • A strong sense of creativity aids in the process of thinking of new product ideas and solving problems creatively
  • Ability to quickly understand new application areas and product requirements
  • Experience as interface between industry, academia, authorities, and institutions in Europe
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Critical and analytical style
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)
Job Category: Others
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Ipswich Suffolk

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