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Design Manager MBB RF

Are you passionate about RF technology and applications? Do you have managerial experience? Are you a team player with a strong sense of urgency to meet product requirements with punctuality and professionalism? Do you have strong analytical and problem solving skills and do you have an ambitious and entrepreneurial attitude? Then we would like to get in contact with you!

Ampleon as your employer

Created in 2015, Ampleon is shaped by more than 50 years of RF Power leadership. The company envisions to make the world a better place through innovation in high-frequency applications based on the advanced LDMOS and GaN technologies. The name ‘‘Ampleon’’ is the combination of “amplify” (=enhance) and “eon” (=eternity). It reflects the products they stand for and their commitment to “Amplify a sustainable future” of RF Power. The values of Ampleon are focus, excellence, and velocity which help them structure responsibilities, facilitate teamwork and increase employee satisfaction. Ampleon believes that variety and diversity make a difference and are key to their success. As a global company with 1,600 employees worldwide, Ampleon has 15 offices spread across three continents: Europa, Asia, and the Americas. The headquarters are situated on Novio Tech Campus in Nijmegen. Ampleon organizes a variety of inspiring events throughout the year, such as various technical conferences, sports and family events, and many more.

Your role as Design Manager MBB RF

You are going to be part of the business unit MBB R&D team that develops high performance RF power amplifier products for the Mobile Broadband market. You will lead a highly skilled, multicultural team of around 20 RF engineers. The design team is located in Nijmegen but will work closely together with the other MBB design teams located in Toulouse (Franse) and in Shanghai (China).

The design team’s charter is to drive improvements in key parameters e.g. the signal bandwidth, the linearized efficiency and the lineup gain and solution size within a given technology platform.

As Design Manager MBB RF you are an expert when it comes to RF technology, but you are also a leader and mentor to your department. You are responsible for resource management. This includes career development and guidance of staff, job rotation, motivation, coaching, support, and appraisal. You coordinate design resources for new product and technology projects. Competence management is also a key responsibility in this position. You build and maintain a world-class RF design team and champion improvements in RF design competencies matching Ampleon’s roadmaps.

A key part of you role is to lead product development engineering teams to collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to achieve organizational goals. It is important you have an in-depth understanding of the competitors offering, both in products design and technology.

You lead by example and are able to perform root cause analysis of technical problems, provide resolutions and embed the learnings into the product creation flow. On top of this, you are able to develop and clearly communicate product design strategies based on your knowledge. These strategies should result in standardized learnings in the RF design flow, technology models, design tools and product release alignment with Ampleon’s R&D sites.

You will mentor, grow, and inspire your team members providing continuous feedback to your team members to support them in their role. Set priorities and remove obstacles to enable your staff to operate efficiently and reach their full potential.

Your profile

You are an expert in the field of RF and happy to act as a technical advisor for the engineers when needed. You are the motivating force behind innovative projects and by being a natural leader you bring out the best in people. You have self-discipline, keep your word and finish your work. You have a knack for uniting internal departments to ensure that support for product development is sufficient and that scalability is realistic.

Coaching and enthusing the teams will be second nature to you. You have the ability to assert leadership and create conditions that help the departments and individuals perform at the highest level. You are focused on synergy and teamwork and the continuing development of your departments.

You are cost-conscious, proactive and persuasive. You maintain an overview of the situation, can determine goals and priorities, and are willing to delegate. Additionally, you have excellent communication skills. You can change gears rapidly when needed and can adapt to most situations.

Furthermore, you recognize yourself in the following profile:

  • A master’s degree or Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Physics or equivalent.
  • Have at least 10 years of experience in working with RF design.
  • Have over 5 years of experience in a managerial role.
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken.
  • Have a proven track record in carrying out RF design projects.

What is Ampleon offering you?

Ampleon is offering you the opportunity to develop yourself personally and professionally in a challenging, dynamic and international environment. Within Ampleon you find over 35 nationalities working in cross-functional teams. It is a flat organization where the atmosphere is informal, flexible, no-nonsense and hands-on. Ampleon offers a competitive compensation package including a bonus program and excellent pension scheme. You also get the option to buy additional days off. For international employees hired from abroad, Ampleon offers full relocation support.

Your application procedure

If you see yourself as the Design Manager, below the application process:

Send us your CV. If we think you are fit for the role then you will be invited for an interview at Habilis. During the interview Mario van Bambost (Partner) will give you more information about Ampleon as well as the ins and outs of the available position as Design Manager.

When both parties experience this interview positively, you will be introduced to Ampleon where you will meet with Nick Odink (Regional HR Business Partner) and Nick Pulsford (Vice President R&D). For more information about Ampleon please visit the website.

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