Some Senior Positions in semiconductor industry from China mainland

I am Matthew Wang from Gloucester Waalker, an executive search company.

I am now focusing on the positions in semiconductor industry, including process, packaging, testing, marketing, IC design etc.

Our client includes some MNC from Europe and USA, fabless design houses, R&D centers and others.

Now we have some positions like Senior Manager for Memory Product Design, Team Leader IC verification, IC Design Manager, Engineering and Maintenance Manager, etc.

Matthew Wang
Consultant
Matthew is a consultant at Gloucester Waalker, an executive search company. He focuses on senior level searches primarily in the semiconductor, telecommunication, electronics, computer and other high-technology industries. His area of focus includes mainland, Taiwan, Southeast Asia, USA, Canada and Europe. His clients are mainly from the semiconductor industry varying in size from small startups to the global top ten semiconductor vendors.

Prior to joining Gloucester Waalker, Matthew was involved in integrated circuit design in Avant! (Acquired by Synopsys in 2001) and ACE Semiconductor

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Manager/Senior Manager for Memory Product Design
- Memory Products Group
Location: Xi’an, China

Responsibilities:
? Staff responsibility for ~25 chip designer for DRAM product development
? Hiring, training, and guidance of new employees according to headcount targets
? Developing and advancing the skill set in support of the projects
? Resource planning and staffing of projects
? Ownership for cost center
? Interfacing with internal customers, other development departments and synchronization with memory product development centers world-wide
? Assuring schedule- and performance compliance of development projects
? Continuous improvement of technical- and non-technical skills of team-members as well as design methodologies for world-class quality products and high development efficiency
? Advising & supporting the team leaders

Qualifications:
? Technical or scientific education

Requirements:
? >6 years of experience in product development
? Experience in circuit design / layout required
? Experience in managing a department desired
? Leadership skills required
? High grade of flexibility
? Highly motivated and engaged
? Good communication skills
? Excellent Spoken English


Manager/Senior Manager for Memory Product Layout (Physical Designer) & CAD,
- Memory Product Group

Location: Xi’an

Responsibilities
? Staff responsibility for ~20-25 layout engineers and CAD support engineers for DRAM product development
? Hiring, training, and guidance of new employees according to headcount targets
? Developing and advancing the skill set in support of the projects
? Resource planning and staffing of projects
? Ownership for cost center
? Interfacing with internal customers, other development departments and synchronization with memory product development centers world-wide
? Assuring schedule- and performance compliance of development projects

Requirements:
? Technical or scientific education
? >6 years of experience in product development
? Experience in circuit design / layout required
? Experience in managing a Department desired
? Leadership skills required
? High grade of flexibility
? Highly motivated and engaged
? Good communication skills
? Good Spoken English

Principal/Senior Staff/ Staff/ Senior Test Engineer,
- Communication Group
- Location: Xi’an

Job Description:
? Test program development for complex digital SoCs and MCMs.
? Definition of test concept, work out test specification, generate test pattern (interface with IC System Design engineers).
? Create test program and test hardware incl. evaluation, debugging, optimization and production transfer.
? Define and realize test cost ratios and transfer of test package to other test platforms.
? Maintain test package during ramp-up and volume production.
? Cooperate with circuit designers, product engineering, and technology engineers regarding test evaluation, analysis and debugging of first silicon and redesigns.
? Product failure analysis and debugging on test system.
? Team leader responsibility for group of 3-4 engineers

Requirements:
? Masters/Bachelor's Degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering or in related field
? At least 5 years design experience(skills mentioned above)
? Tools skills:
- General tools (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Acrobat, etc)
- Experience with Teradyne or other Automated Test Equipment (ATE)
- Knowledge of DFT / DfM / DfA
- VHDL/Verilog knowledge is an advantage
? Ability to speak and write English is a must.
? Self-motivated team player and able to work with minimum supervision
? Good interpersonal and communication skills

Team Leader IC Verification,
- AIM MC Group
Location: Xi’an, China

Job Description: 
? Manage a team of 8 to 10 people in the field of IC Verification
? Take technical lead for the team working in the field of IC verification.
? Interface to business groups
? Evaluate effort for IC Development projects
? Commit delivery schedule for IC Development projects
? Ensure execution of IC Development tasks of team based on commitment
? Career and training planning of team members
? Ensure efficient and state-of-the-art IC Development process within the team

Qualifications:
? PhD/Masters/Bachelor's Degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering or in related field

Requirements:
? Minimum 5 years of experience in IC development with at-least 1 year of experience as a Team Leader
? Strong experience in coverage driven verification (CDV)-Specman based verification and formal verification method.
? Should be very conversant with IC development methodology and relevant EDA tools used in the industry and should be hands-on to resolve issues/suggest actions/initiate alternate-plans.
? Ensure regular reporting, documentation and should have excellent communication and leadership skills.
? Ability to speak and write English is a must, CET 6
? Self-motivated team player and able to work with minimum supervision
? Willingness to take overseas business trip

Tool skills:
? General tools (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Acrobat, etc)
? EDA tool knowledge

Engineering and Maintenance Manager / Senior Manager
- Location: Wu’xi

Responsibilities:
? Introduction of new products/new processes/new equipment to production
? Product/process qualifications
? Process optimization and process capability
? Yield enhancement / monitoring.
? OEE improvement / monitoring.
? Disposition of lots on hold
? Definition and realization of break through & continuous improvement programs
? Local and global communication to include documentation, supporting, negotiating, presentation, team contribution and training
? Supervisory responsibilities of interns, team leading (area specific) and training/guidance of new engineers
? Performs all tasks and responsibilities of Engineering Management duties
? Provides technical leadership, directly impacts local area and indirectly contributes globally

Requirements:
? 4 years technical degree in an engineering discipline (Electrical, Mechanical, Computer Science, Material 2.Engineering, Industrial Engineering and other related areas.)
? At least 10+years of relevant experience in semiconductor industry/ Backend production / other production areas
? Some management experience
? Internal expert in technical/ specialist area with deep and broad knowledge in backend manufacturing (Pre-assembly, assembly& testing)
? Knowledge of own function’s contribution to achieving business objectives
? Main internal interfaces: Site head, other Backend sites, and corporate Backend departments.
? Excellent knowledge of customer/supplier relationship
? Excellent communication skill in both English & Mandarin

IC Design Manager
- Location: Shanghai
- Report to: SOC Director

Responsibilities
? Manage the IC design team and keep improving the productivity
? Direct the design engineers and keep improving the technical capability
? Keep improving the design quality and IP maintenance
? Drive the technology development in SoC group
? Build up and improve the design flow

Requirements
? MSEE Degree or equivalent
? Minimum 5-8 years experience in the hands-on IC Design
? Strong background in communication theory and digital signal processing
? Familiarity of standard CAD tools, such as PrimeTime, etc.
? Familiarity of FPGA prototyping
? Good communication skill
? Good management skill