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Optics Project Manager

Job no.

004504

Position Type

Research & Development

Working time

  • Regular Fulltime

Place of employment

Rüschlikon

What we offer:

Your tasks and responsibilities

  • The Optical Sensor Solutions (OSS) Division of AMS is looking for an Optics Project Manager for its optical product development activities.
  • Description:
  • The focus of this role is on the development of leading-edge, complex optical solutions, with an emphasis on optical element development and integration. Although a Project Management role, we are looking for strong candidates with technical skills and understanding in the fields of optics, electronics and module integration both in terms of design and manufacture.
  • Role & Responsibilities:
  • Working for the Manager of Optics Projects, the Project Manager will be expected to carry out the following duties:
  • Work directly with OSS internal Engineering to design new, innovative, optical elements and systems
  • Liaise directly with AMS Business Lines for new product developments
  • Liaise directly with AMS Sourcing to identify appropriate global suppliers for externally manufactured optical components, module assembly and test services
  • Work directly with AMS Singapore Engineering and manufacturing for the realization of optical elements and module products using internal technologies and testing approaches
  • Gather and collate all necessary new optical product development documentation from each AMS Business Line e.g. specifications, cost targets and production forecast
  • Plan the complete Engineering portion of the development, present and explain the planning across all involved AMS Business Lines
  • Manage the optics project activities for the approved projects, regularly report progress, costs and changes to the involved AMS Business Lines
  • Maintain all necessary project documentation for the Product Development Process
  • Background & Skills:
  • Soft Skills:
  • Excellent interpersonal skills for clear, concise communication between the AMS Business Lines and Divisions
  • Confidence and authority in the area of optical technology
  • Agility in a fast-moving development environment
  • A strong personality to be able to both challenge and motivate the OSS development teams
  • Resilience in the face of challenges
  • Out-of-the-box approach to problem solving
  • Ability to simplify seemingly complex problems, get to the point quickly and formulate actions to resolve practically
  • Skills:
  • Strong, broad technical understanding of optics and related manufacturing
  • Excellent organizational skills, and ability to create new tools “on the fly” to improve efficiency
  • Skills in MS Project, Powerpoint, Word etc.
  • Good presentation skills
  • Excellent spoken and written English. German knowledge an advantage

Your education and experiences

  • BSc or higher education in an Engineering or Science discipline required
  • Education in optics a major advantage, but not a requirement
  • Solid industrial experience (at least 5 years) in optical product develop, opto-electronics or similar discipline a major advantage
  • Previous experience in Project Management for Product Development required

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