Product/Test Manager — Cambridge, UK

Palma Ceia Semi-Design (PCS), is a fast-growing, fabless semiconductor company, focused on complete integrated Wi-Fi and LTE solutions for the IoT marketplace. We require a product/test manager to join their Silicon Operations team in Cambridge, UK. Successful candidates will have extensive knowledge and experience of semiconductors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Product/Test Engineering

  • Develop Product Yield Enhancement & Quality improvement methods as products ramp to production.
  • Interface with suppliers to resolve issues in a timely manner.
  • Review of customers and supplier specifications to ensure that customer needs will be met by Palma Ceia Semi Design products.
  • Ensure the smooth transition of products from early-stage sampling to HVM on time and within the quality and cost expectations.
  • Interface with all relevant departments from R&D through sales and marketing to ensure product offering meets time and cost deadlines.
  • Define & drive product cost reduction programs.

Test Development

  • For each new product or product variant requiring a new test solution:

I. Develop a test plan with written definitions how to test each block.
II. Agree what characterisation and reliability testing will be required.

  • Work with R&D to ensure that best DFT techniques are employed from an early stage.
  • Working with R&D devise optimum test solutions such as BIST etc. to minimize cost.

Processes and Procedures

  • Create suitable product and test development procedures. These procedures should cover all aspects of vendor and subcontractor control and management.
  • Procedures should include all aspects of product and test development, test control, product handling, yield targets, quality targets, etc.

Skills and Experience:

Essential Experience:

  • BS/MS degree Physics, EE or equivalent industrial experience
  • Minimum 4 years of direct experience high tech manufacturing environment
  • Familiarity with electronic manufacturing systems particularly in the Semiconductor industry
  • Knowledge of product qualification methods incl. FA
  • Product and test engineering knowledge of wireless products
  • Familiarity with the design, NPI & YE processes involved in a fabless semiconductor company
  • Working with external suppliers and partners
  • Silicon Foundry and OSAT experience
  • Statistical analysis – e.g. JMP

Desirable Experience:

  • Good understanding of analog/RF and digital IC design methodologies and circuit architectures
  • Familiarity with fab tape-out process
  • Experience with quality management systems
  • Package substrate design
  • Knowledge of BT, Wi-Fi, Zigbee or nb-IoT
  • Effective use of Microsoft Office presentation tools – Word, Power Point, and Excel plus Outlook and Teams



  • Strong communication skills (written, verbal, and presentation)
  • Strong team-player
  • Can-do attitude
  • Ability to work independent of management, yet within a team environment of constantly changing priorities
  • Ability to work on multiple quality projects simultaneously
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Willingness to get involved in whatever needs doing


  • Knowledge of Mandarin

Additional Information:

Palma Ceia SemiDesign does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or third-party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. All candidates must be submitted by approved Palma Ceia SemiDesign vendors who have been expressly authorized by Palma Ceia SemiDesign to make a submission for a specific job opening. If you submit a candidate without our prior written approval and engagement we reserve the right to contact the candidate directly and we will not recognize you as having a role in the candidacy. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers.