Research Operating Manager

Keysight Technologies has an exciting opportunity for a Digital ASIC/DSP Research Operating Manager.  This role will focus on primarily the execution of DSP ASIC designs for Keysight.  This critical position has an opportunity to shape Keysights future product architectures and impact the world around us by creating and delivering new measurement solutions.

This Operating Manager position is responsible for analog, digital, and mixed signal ASIC projects to be implemented in CMOS/BiCMOS and related technologies.  This position is based in Rotselaar, Belgium.

Objectives of Role:

  • Execute analog, digital, and mixed-signal ASICs for Keysight products, on-time and at targeted performance, cost, and quality.  Communicate and balance appropriate trade-offs with product divisions to optimize between schedule, performance, and cost.  Improve the execution of these critical ASICs to support improvements in overall product time to market.
  • Increase the return of Keysight ASICs by facilitating convergence, re-use, and leverage and by driving ASIC innovations that translate into increased customer value in Keysight product solutions
  • Improve ASIC design productivity by building consistency and excellence in ASIC design processes and tools.  Not only execute projects to plan, but continue to decrease ASIC development time and productization of these ASICs.


  • Manage and align scope, schedule, and resources for analog, digital, and mixed-signal ASICs to enable Keysight products
  • Implement appropriate management processes, tracking mechanisms, and risk management to drive successful execution of projects
  • Coordinate the activities between different design and support groups to deliver ASICs to product divisions
  • Effectively utilize and drive adherence to Keysights Product Life Cycle to drive execution of ASICs
  • Guide, mentor, coach, lead, and drive engineers and teams towards high levels of performance utilizing different tactics as appropriate for different situations and teams
  • Conduct regular, effective, credible, and productive interactions/communications with product team on current and future ASIC developments
  • Conduct regular program reviews covering program schedule, issues, and risks internally and with product divisions
  • Develop and manage the careers of the engineering team and provide coaching/mentoring to increase their contribution
  • Continuously drive and lead initiatives to improve the execution, return, and productivity of Keysight ASIC Design
  • Actively participate in driving the strategic direction and roadmapping of ASIC technology at Keysight

Job Qualifications

  • BS/MS in Electrical Engineering
  • Five or more years in the direct design or technical management of ASIC designs, with experience in digital ASIC design preferred
  • Some experience in DSP design and algorithms
  • Some experience in the validation and verification of ASICs through methodologies such as UVM, SW co-simulation, HW emulation, and FPGA prototyping
  • Proven technical or management leadership skills to gain credibility and respect to drive change and influence teams and partners towards higher levels of execution, return, and productivity
  • Experience in communicating program progress and status to customer/partner divisions and instilling customer confidence
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects and to formally track details, issues, and risks of multiple projects
  • Understanding of Project Management Fundamentals to drive continuing aggressive levels of execution
  • Deep understanding of ASIC design flow, methodologies, and process
  • Practical experience in taking ASICs not only from conception and design but through test, packaging, and qualification to production release
  • Practical knowledge of integrated circuit processes, devices, and performance limiters
  • Proven ability to lead and motivate professionals to meet aggressive, challenging objectives

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