Your mission

You lead and manage the activities of a group of about 20 highly skilled individuals that promotes the transfer of new technologies to the industry, in close collaboration with academia. You are responsible of managing a healthy project portfolio and overseeing the definition of the technological roadmap. As a group leader, you report to the head of the “Integrated & Wireless Systems” business unit.

Your responsibilities

  • Guide, manage and motivate a team of high-performing Engineers and Scientists
  • Lead the business activities and manage the project pipeline and finances of the Group
  • Coordinate the execution of many concurrent projects, ensuring quality and optimizing resource allocation
  • Set a clear roadmap for the future
  • Participate in trade shows, conferences, and other marketing activities
  • Maintain a good understanding of the market and the evolution of relevant technologies
  • Promote and guide the innovation process inside the Group (development of innovative IPs, filing of patents and dissemination through academic papers)
  • Closely collaborate with other CSEM leaders, inside and outside of your business unit, as well as with academic and industrial partners in Switzerland and worldwide

Your profile


  • Master or PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Microtechnology or Photonics/Physics with min. 5 years of experience in the management of multi-disciplinary projects
  • Experience in several topics related to data processing, photonics, electronics, system design in application fields such as Machine Vision, IoT, Environmental, Medical, Farming
  • Experience in leading high performance, diverse and multidisciplinary teams
  • Fluency in English is essential and proficiency in French is strongly preferred, German is a plus

Interpersonal skills

  • Inspiring and motivating personality with excellent listening skills and ability to instill confidence in a team
  • Customer orientation and negotiation skills
  • Strong communication skills and ability to present in an concise way
  • Curious; demonstrated analytical and critical thinking skills; result-oriented
  • Gracefully handles pressure and manages priorities
  • Team player, with the ability to collaborate with an international team across the organization
  • Proven ability to coach complex multidisciplinary projects

CSEM’s mission and values

Our mission is the development and transfer of innovative technologies to the Swiss industry. Our objective is to make an impact on our customers and on society at large in the fields of precision manufacturing, digital technologies and sustainable energy. Our strength is the excellence of our people, about 550 passionate specialists dedicated to innovation and technology transfer. We believe that strong values support the successful development of our organization as well as the harmonious and balanced development of all our employees.

We are

  • A unique place between research and industry at the cutting edge of new technologies
  • An innovative, non-profit and employee-driven company
  • A dynamic, multidisciplinary and multicultural environment

Working@CSEM means

  • being part of a passionate community
  • large flexibility, attractive working conditions and great opportunities of development
  • benefitting from a management style based on trust & feedback, that favours a work-life balance.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity.

We look forward to receiving your complete application file via our job page.
Preference will be given to professionals applying directly.