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Job Summary
Key Responsibilities
Personal Specification
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Full time
IRP Systems
Closing Date
30 May 2022

Head of R&D France

Main responsibilities

  • Build the R&D team in France – position IRP R&D site in France as a center of excellence and innovation 

  • Lead R&D activities in France to leverage IRP Systems capabilities and knowledge 

  • Establish automotive engineering capabilities mainly related to industrialization, certification and platform integration, to complement IRP’s core technology 

  • Manage research activities with ecosystem partners – semiconductor companies, automotive OEMs and T1s, research institutes and laboratories 

  • Manage co-development projects with automotive EU customers 

  • Manage government-funded research programs in France / EU 

  • Manage the administrative activities related to the French office 

  • Effectively partner and collaborate with the IRP Systems headquarter R&D and management team

Qualifications and skills

  • Passion for deep-technologies and for technological revolutions

  • Passion for sustainability and climate protection

  • Creativity, long-term thinking and problem-solving abilities

  • MSc / PhD in Electrical Engineering / Computer Science

  • 10+ years’ experience in hands-on advanced engineering position in the automotive,

  • aerospace or energy industry

  • 5+ years’ experience managing multidisciplinary engineering / research teams

  • Demonstrated ability to lead, mentor, and coach teams and individuals

  • Decision-making skills, conflict resolution, and follow through

  • Proven ability to lead and organize multi-disciplinary teams, projects and initiatives in a fastpaced

  • and deadline-oriented business environment with broad impact.

  • Fluent English, both written and verbal

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