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Platform ASIC Project Manager

  • Cochlear
Mechelen, Belgium
  • Cochlear
Mechelen, Belgium

Change people’s lives and love what you do! Cochlear develops world-leading medical devices that help people hear. As a top 100 medical device company and market-leader in implantable hearing devices, more people choose a Cochlear-branded cochlear implant system than any other. Our employees tell us that the number one reason they enjoy working for Cochlear is the opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives.

Within the Hardware Platforms R&D division of Advanced Innovation, the hardware platform (HWP) group develops next-generation hardware platforms for implantable hearing solutions. This activity has a significant impact on the future of Cochlear’s products. Hardware platforms consist of custom ASICs, HAL (FW), electrical and wireless components that meet the needs of multiple products and product families.

The Platform ASIC Project Manager will manage and coordinate the development of one or more Platform and/or ASIC projects developed from concept phase to project closure within the HW Platform group.


  • Manage and support Platform and/or ASIC technology development projects from concept phase to project closure, and make sure the projects are delivered within schedule and budget;

  • Represent the project towards senior management, including preparation and presentation of project status, risks and forecasts;

  • Develop concept proposals for new designs;

  • Plan, conduct and support risk management such as DFMEA and hazard analysis;

  • Plan, conduct and support project and design reviews according to the Cochlear’s quality system;

  • Specify, plan, conduct and manage verification activities;

  • Manage all aspects of interaction and engagement with internal key stakeholders & external partners;

  • Contribute to future platform definition and directions for Cochlear products;

  • Partner effectively with other departments at Sydney, Mechelen and Gothenburg to ensure hardware platform requirements and interdependencies are understood and accounted for.


  • Master in electronic engineering degree or equivalent by experience;

  • 3+ years of relevant project management experience;

  • Ability to understand and discuss technical issues at both a high and low level;

  • Excellent influencing and leadership skills;

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;

  • Excellent team player and team builder;

  • Relationship building and stakeholder management;

  • Quality minded, focused on details;

  • Pragmatic problem solver and pro-active/team player;

  • Ability to set direction for a technology to support global strategy;

  • Strong influencing skills;

  • Ability to set up and manage collaborative technology projects;

  • Ability to improve and create project management processes;

  • Strong skills in cross-functional thinking and problem solving.


  • Diverse interaction with people across entire organisation;

  • Opportunity to develop innovative medical implant design solutions;

  • Opportunity to foster technology development globally;

  • Opportunity to solve challenging technical problems;

  • Opportunity to gain knowledge in a broad and multidisciplinary work environment with many internal (other Cochlear departments) and external (suppliers, engineering partners) contacts.


  • An attractive remuneration package and flexible extra-legal benefits;

  • An extensive onboarding and training program;

  • An enjoyable work environment with attention to life-work balance and homeworking;

  • A stimulating environment with growth opportunities and opportunity to meet multi-disciplinary colleagues across the globe;

  • This is your chance to be part of a premier organization with a great culture, working in a dynamic, growing and rapidly evolving environment to deliver outstanding results that benefit our customers every day. Be part of something purposeful and APPLY now by clicking on the link below and see your career grow!


Cochlear’s mission is to help people hear and be heard. Around the world, more people chose a Cochlear-branded hearing implant system than any other. Our employees tell us that the number one reason they enjoy working for Cochlear is the opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives. Learn and grow with us as we tackle the most complex challenges in helping people to Hear Now. And Always. Cochlear is the global market leader in implantable hearing solutions including cochlear implant systems (CI) and bone anchored hearing aids (Baha™).


Cochlear is committed to providing equal opportunities to avoid unlawful discrimination on the grounds of race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, religion/belief or age. In line with our corporate ethics and statutory obligations we strive to ensure that the work environment is free of harassment and bullying and that everyone is treated with dignity and respect - this is an important aspect of ensuring equal opportunities in employment.
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