Mixed signal ASIC Architect

Cochlear Belgium

Full time |  Permanent  |  Fresher  |  Salary type not mentioned Salary not mentioned  |  1 Jobs

Job Description

Mixed signal ASIC Architect
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 mixed signal ASIC Architect in our platform team.

In this role you will be the mixed signal ASIC architect and design authority for Cochlear's ASIC development in Belgium. You will work collaboratively with internal stakeholders and external key contacts to lead the development of custom integrated circuits for future product generations. This role is responsible for:

Understanding the needs of the different application teams within Cochlear (electrical, firmware, test, etc.)
Being responsible for the communication with these cross-functional development teams to develop chip architectures and requirements that provide a good partition between hardware, ASIC and software/firmware functions;
Documenting the chosen architecture and getting agreement of all stakeholders;
Liaising and developing positive working relationships with external ASIC vendors who will do the ASIC design.
Ensuring the ASIC vendors deliver the highest quality and on schedule;
Managing the ASIC vendors and communicating with them both at management and at technical level.
Ensuring high quality ASIC requirements, architecture and design documentation and working closely with the ASIC vendor to ensure optimal design trade-off decisions are made;
Developing, continuously improving and maintaining ASIC development processes and ASIC implementation and methodology best practice;
In this permanent role, you will have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to Cochlear's successful history of innovation by applying your knowledge of mixed-signal IC design. You will have the opportunity to gain a broader knowledge of the design of Cochlear's system architecture.

Key Requirements

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

A scientific degree in Electronic Engineering or equivalent by experience.
10+ years post-qualification design and development experience.
5+ years experience in analog and digital integrated circuit architecture development.
Experience in working with ASIC suppliers.
Demonstrated team leadership and people management skills combined with a drive for achievement and a superior focus on quality.
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, as well as good knowledge of technical English.
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. The medical implant industry is stable and continuously growing. Visit for more information.
Working for Cochlear Technology Centre, Mechelen, Belgium:

Cochlear Technology Centre is Cochlear's largest Research & Development department outside Australia. Since our beginning in Mechelen we have expanded significantly and we continue to grow. 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. People matter to us. We offer a unique and attractive reward package, which includes meal vouchers, group- and hospitalisation insurances and a flexible salary part that can be used to purchase additional benefits.

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