IC Technical Project Manager

Location: Cambridge, UK
Contract: Full-time

About CML

Cambridge Mechatronics Limited (CML) is a multi-disciplinary company, developing camera module solutions utilising our cutting-edge shape memory alloy (SMA) technology. Our technology is shipping in top tier flagship smartphones, as well as inside drones, wearable devices, and other consumer products.

We have approximately 650 granted and pending patents based around our platform technology, which allows the control, positioning and movement of smart materials with high precision.

CML’s SMA wire is thinner than the width of a human hair and can be positioned with the accuracy of the wavelength of light. CML is the only company in the world to master and control these materials with such exceptional accuracy.

The work environment at CML is stimulating and exciting, as we are involved throughout the entire product development process from inception through to mass production, which provides a real sense of achievement for our employees.

About You

We are looking for someone who is passionate about cutting-edge technology and is looking to thrive in a collaborative environment.

You will play a crucial role in overseeing and coordinating all aspects of integrated circuit (IC) design within a project.

You will have excellent communication and organisational skills with the ability to proactively assist colleagues and spot areas for improvement.

Project Management & Team Leadership

  • Oversee the entire IC design process, from concept to completion
  • Monitor project timelines, ensuring designs are produced on schedule
  • Address any design-related challenges or issues promptly
  • Manage and lead a team of designers, ensuring they work collaboratively and efficiently
  • Foster a positive work environment, encouraging creativity and innovation

Design Coordination

  • Coordinate the creation of new IC designs, digital IP and manage the chip verification and sign off activities needed for tapeout
  • Collaborate with IC designers, verification engineers, physical design engineers, and suppliers to create cohesive and well-coordinated designs
  • Ensure that designs meet project specifications and quality standards

Documentation and Communication

  • Create and maintain comprehensive design documentation, requirements specifications, and test plans
  • Communicate effectively with cross-functional teams, stakeholders, and management

Technical Expertise

  • Possess in-depth knowledge of analog and digital IC design principles
  • Understand all aspects of digital IC design and verification, and be familiar with development flows, processes, tools and equipment required for pre and post-tapeout verification.
  • Simulation and verification of IC designs for functionality, performance, and compliance

Essential Skills

  • Strong IC design and verification skills and relevant knowledge
  • Familiarity with embedded engineering, firmware, software and technology
  • Analytical thinking and attention to detail
  • Leadership and motivational abilities
  • Proficiency in using computer software and relevant tools


  • An undergraduate degree or higher in engineering, physics or a similar subject

CML Offers

We have roles that you can help define and mould to your skills and ambitions within a multi-disciplinary team. We are happy to accommodate individuals with different skill sets and you will have the opportunity to make an important contribution to a dynamic and fast growing company with a global reach. Your salary package will be very competitive and dependent upon relevant academic and industrial experience.

  • Competitive salary

  • Travel opportunities

  • Free breakfast cereals, fresh fruit, tea & freshly ground coffee, daily

  • Lunchtime leisure activities (tennis/table tennis/gaming)

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Regular social and team events

  • Shower facilities

  • Private Health Insurance

  • Life insurance

  • 25 holidays plus public holidays (total of 33 days a year)

  • Training by world leading experts


Please send your CV and covering letter to our Human Resources team at [email protected]

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