Development Engineering Section Manager - Semiconductor Systems R&D

National Instruments Corporation Austin , TX 78719

Posted 5 months ago

POSITION OVERVIEW Section Manager / Engineering Manager 4 - Semiconductor Systems R&D

The Semiconductor BU Systems R&D team is seeking a high performing Section Manager with strong leadership, communication, process development, and project management skills. This individual will be responsible for standing up, driving, and evolving the Systems R&D team in a market area with high growth and tight time to market expectations. This position is located in the NI HQ in Austin, TX, recently awarded #1 Best Place to Live by US News for the 2nd year in a row.


Program Management of Semiconductor Systems Efforts:

  • Manage and grow a multi-million-dollar product line, delivering advanced systems that address cutting edge applications

  • Meet project conceptualization, delivery and process excellence goals

  • Manage multiple projects from conception to fruition; utilizing abilities to drive project schedules with aggressive time lines

  • Approve project phase gates

  • Set program and organizational goals

  • Effectively communicate to all product-line stake holders including, but not limited to, upper management

  • Align multi-year development plans with Offering Management and Product Planning organizations

  • Drive efforts to mitigate risks and create tradeoffs on schedule/features/cost/quality

  • Address and drive reactive quality initiatives

People management:

  • Nurture the professional development of the team.

  • Hire and onboarding new team members

  • Implement talent management processes

  • Determine organizational skills mix and resultant hiring plan

  • Foster an environment of innovation and continuous improvement in the team.

Develop New Organizational Processes:

  • Drive establishment of new processes within the BU that address pressing business needs

  • Drive establishment of new roles within the BU that address pressing business needs

  • Evaluate and implement company-wide initiatives

  • Optimize System R&D interactions with functions such as Offering Management and Product Planning

  • Establish and execute quarterly a R&D Portfolio Management process

Enable Early Market R&D Engagements:

  • Drive evaluation of new system development projects

  • Improve market requirements understanding of System R&D team

  • Enable pre-system kickoff engagements with lead customers

This job might be for you if:

  • You love taking difficult challenges and finding creative solutions.

  • You anticipate problems and think through multiple perspectives.

  • You pay attention to details.

  • You communicate clearly. You write well and speak eloquently.

  • You are motivated and driven. You volunteer for new challenges without waiting to be asked. You are going to take ownership of the time you spend with us and truly make a difference.

Why NI?

For 40 years, National Instruments has worked with engineers and scientists to provide answers to the most challenging questions. NI systems accelerate productivity, innovation, and discovery through an open, software-defined platform. This approach helps engineers develop and increase the performance of automated test and automated measurement systems.

Historically, National Instruments has been a top 100 employer of choice as ranked by several different sources, naming NI one of the top corporate citizens and best places to work. Maybe it is our fantastic work/life balance, or the Employee Stock Purchase Program and grants, or matching 401K, or picturesque campus with ponds, hiking trails, beach volleyball courts, and collaborative meeting spaces. If you want to work on cool stuff at a cool company, you're in the right place! Here's a snippet of some of our core industry leadership.

Watch Video: NI A Great Place to Work

  • Semiconductor
  • NI semiconductor test customers report 10X improvement in test times while maintaining measurement and performance requirements.
  • Autonomous Automotive
  • As vehicles advance towards autonomous operation, test engineers face drastically increasing system complexity while dealing with ever present cost and time pressure.
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • NI provides industry-leading performance and accuracy with best-in-class synchronization for large systems, so you can get to the right decision faster.
  • 5G Setting world records in spectral efficiency using MIMO
  • Internet of Things (IoT) - With NI's technology providing unmatched capabilities in measurement, control, ruggedness, and connectivity, along with our expert ecosystem, you can realize the benefits of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) today.

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Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) PLUS 15 years' experience in engineering field
  • 10 years' experience in people leadership or management capacity of software or hardware product development teams

Preferred Qualifications

  • 6 years of product development experience

  • Thorough understanding of testing concepts

  • Thorough understanding of R&D product schedule management

  • Good understanding of electronics concepts

  • Experience in NI software and hardware is a plus

National Instruments is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military status, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.

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Development Engineering Section Manager - Semiconductor Systems R&D

National Instruments Corporation