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Senior Project Manager

EFFECT Photonics is searching for a Senior Project Manager. In this position you will be responsible for the execution of New Product Introductions (NPI). You will manage the transition from prototype builds, all the way to introduction of a new product onto the production line. Areas of responsibility include optical and electrical hardware design, software, reliability, safety, design for manufacturability and other requirements in the total engineering of optical communications transceiver modules. In addition, you will be involved in performing functional, cost-benefit and risk analysis. This position is a key senior role within our organisation, requiring significant leadership ability to align stakeholders at all levels, departments and geographical locations of the organisation. The position is located in our headquarters in Eindhoven and you will support the manufacturing team in Brixham, UK.

Job tasks

Your main tasks and responsibilities are:
• Development and management of project plans, including time, budget and progress;
• Primary team interface working with design teams, test and measurement groups, operations team and sales and marketing;
• Set, manage and communicate expectations to the project team, management and other stakeholders, including timely reporting of changes and deviations from plan;
• Identify and manage resource constraints, dependencies and critical paths to accomplish the project goals and resolve issues


What do we expect from you?
• Bachelor Degree or higher in Engineering Sciences, with 7+ years of industry experience and a proven track record in the international optics and telecommunications engineering industry.
• Strong Project Management skills by training and experience (PMP).
• Experience with New Product Introduction (NPI) and/or Product Lifecycle Management.
• Strong problem solving, critical thinking and risk management skills
• Strong communication, planning and organizational skills
• Highly self-motivated with a strong multi-disciplinary background is essential
• Ability to travel internationally (+/10%) for development activities: global team coordination, product transfer and problem resolution
• Excellent people management skills who is a natural communicator in English


What do we have to offer?
• Working in an exciting entrepreneurial company environment.
• Working on state of the art technology.
• Develop your skills in a team that combines both highly experienced industry seniors and young fast-learners.
• A competitive salary.
• Stock Appreciation Rights (SAR, stock program).
• Relocation assistance.

Function details

  • Hours: 32 - 40 Hours
  • Location: 5617BC, Eindhoven, Nederland
  • Experience: 7 - 0 year

About EFFECT Photonics B.V.

Founded in 2010, EFFECT Photonics delivers highly integrated optical communications products based on its Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) optical System-on-Chip technology.

As a spin out of the prestigious Technical University of Eindhoven, EFFECT Photonics takes a platform approach to integration using high-yielding building blocks within the wafer.  Growing different quaternary alloys of Indium Phosphide on a single wafer means that all of the active and passive optical functions of a system can be created within a single chip, which is then combined with simple packaging, designed for high-volume, low-cost manufacture from the very start.

The key enabling technology for DWDM systems is full monolithic integration of all photonic components within a single chip and being able to produce these in volume with high yield at low cost. With this capability, EFFECT Photonics is addressing the need for low cost DWDM solutions driven by the soaring demand for high bandwidth connections between datacenters and back from mobile cell towers.

EFFECT Photonics develops and delivers highly integrated optical products based on InP (Indium Phosphide) which is the material of choice for creating efficient laser light sources, waveguides, modulators, and photodiodes used in optical communication systems throughout the world.

Extensive development work and European funding has already been invested to develop and refine the processes needed for the integration of multiple optical functions within a single chip.