(senior) Technical Project Lead

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Technical Project Lead (senior)


Eindhoven HTC, The Netherlands


32- 40 hours

At SMART Photonics we invite you to unleash your full potential. We are ahead of competition as a leading InP foundry in the Netherlands, we face complex challenges as well as success in our growth towards high volume production.

The Project Team is seeking a senior Technical Project Lead to lead one or more customer projects regarding the execution of their order(s) and requests. You are the Link between R&D, Operations and Commerce to make sure we meet the highest level of service and quality. You and your team contribute to SMART Photonics strategy and success.

Job responsibilities:

  • Develop, define, and execute multiple projects, concurrently managing them according to budget, time, and quality targets
  • Establish and maintain standards and best practices in project documentation, work procedures and processes
  • Identify critical path based on deliverables, availability, and resources and act upon.
  • Initiate kick off meetings with stakeholders and our customers to establish milestones and proactively¬†identify, escalate, resolve¬†constraints.
  • Clearly comprehend area business plan, priority, and concisely communicate project status among team members and management.
  • Offer technical knowhow and Integrated Photonics knowledge to understand requests, issues and concerns our internal team or customers might have
  • Manage the stakeholders to resolve construction issues to maintain tight factory schedules.
  • As senior you lead by example and help the less experienced TPL’s–>This might result in a formal Lead role later.


  • Leadership skills, with the ability to self-learn and fluidly gain expertise in new fields
  • 5+ years of 3-5 semiconductor manufacturing experience in a technical role
  • Experienced with customer interactions and speaking / presenting in public.
  • Rapidly analyse complex problems or technical systems and identify solution paths as a skilful, experienced negotiator.
  • Embrace creative approaches to problem solving.
  • Forward-looking. Demonstrate time management skills and the ability to think multiple steps ahead amid complex projects. Ensure all key milestones are scheduled in advance to proactively mitigate delays.
  • Ability to work in an international and diverse team, able to collaborate for collective success.
  • n our growing company and especially in this team you have to possess a high tolerance to changes and last-minute swings across schedule milestones.

What we offer you

  • A unique chance to enter a mid-sized (+/- 150 people) thriving and growing company, at the centre of a new revolution in Photonics.
  • Excellent development and growth opportunities, via training, courses, a career development plan and personal coaching.
  • As close to the technology as possible, we are the cool kid in town.
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