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As Head of Research & Development (Head of Product Development for Automotive Powertrain, Safety & ASICs) you will be responsible for the development of complex and differentiated power products with competitive time to market. Products which will shape the future of hybrid and electric vehicles, as well as improve on fuel economy and safety.

Quick info

Location Villach
Entry level Professionals / experienced
Job ID 20963
Start immediately
Type Full time
Contract Permanent
Job sharing Yes, possible

Job description

In your new role you will:
  • Focus on our customers by understanding their needs
  • Lead an R&D organization to high performance by managing by objectives and empowering the individuals
  • Launch products into the marketplace at the right time, cost and with excellent quality 
  • Drive innovation by providing the right boundary conditions
  • Promote collaboration as a team across locations and organizations within a global network of development sites, product marketing, application engineering, manufacturing operations and more
In particular, you will have the following tasks: 
  • Lead the 70+ person Powertrain, Safety & ASICs development team at the Automotive Development Center in Villach, Austria, including Project Managers, Electrical Circuit Designers and Layout Engineers, Verification and Validation Engineers, Product and Test Engineers
  • Development of the people in your team is the key focus, hiring of the best candidates available as we grow
  • Represent your team in the global Powertrain, Safety & ASICs organization by actively contributing with your insights and by providing the regular reporting, including project reviews, project pipeline management, etc.
  • Represent your team at the Automotive Development Center in Villach
  • Foster a network of external partners and research organizations to generate an innovative ecosystem. Encourage diversity as a source for ideas and innovation
  • Strive for continuous improvements in our processes to ensure the quality and competitiveness of our products
  • Ensure compliance with our and our customer’s high quality and functional safety expectations
This job is suitable for full- and part-time.


You will assume leadership of a highly motivated team, set challenging, but realistic targets and monitor their progress regularly. You constantly reflect and question prior assumptions and analyze issues from different perspectives to enable your decision-making processes. Your strong communication skills help you to establish lasting relationships and networks to accommodate multiple skills and sites. With your strategic perception you will initiate action to drive new product innovation and maintain or grow existing products in a changing environment

You are best equipped for this task if you have:
  • An M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree in the field of electrical engineering or related disciplines 
  • Excellent English communication skills
  • Adequate experience in leadership (10 years as a guide) in a high-technology position, preferably in the semiconductor industry 
  • Wide knowledge of product development processes with a proven track record of success in delivering complex products in time, cost & quality 
  • Overseen the planning and execution of projects from concept to manufacturing
  • Experience in dealing with professional customers, especially in the automotive industry is desired
  • Experience in the demanding automotive environment, especially on quality and functional safety requirements such as ISO26262 is an advantage
  • German language skills as a plus
This position is subject to the collective agreement for workers and employees in the electrical and electronics industry, employment group K ( The monthly salary is paid 14 times p.a. A higher payment is negotiable depending on your expertise and skills. Furthermore, Infineon offers additional employee benefits.

About Us

Part of your life. Part of tomorrow.

We make life easier, safer and greener – with technology that achieves more, consumes less and is accessible to everyone. Microelectronics from Infineon is the key to a better future. Efficient use of energy, environmentally-friendly mobility and security in a connected world – we solve some of the most critical challenges that our society faces while taking a conscientious approach to the use of natural resources.

We are one of the few semiconductor manufacturers for automotive applications covering the most important applications in vehicles. With a broad product portfolio of microcontrollers, intelligent sensors, transmit and receive ICs for radio-frequency applications and radar as well as both discrete and integrated power semiconductors: powertrain, chassis and comfort electronics as well as driving safety applications. Coupled with a high-level of quality, this comprehensive range of products has made us a preferred partner for our customers for over 40 years. Our development strategy focuses on the integration of functionality and thus on semiconductor solutions with an excellent price-performance ratio. Thereby our technologies are contributing to a greener future by reducing fuel consumption, emissions and costs. And that’s not all – we are also helping to improve safety and performance.

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