Sr. Manager, Lithography Verification R&D

The candidate will manage the Lithography Verification software R&D team who develops Synopsys’ photomask validation tool, an industry leader through its process window-aware error detection and production-proven models at advanced technology nodes. A successful candidate will be expected to have a strong commitment to develop efficient and stable software tools, which keep up with advancements in Mask Synthesis. This position gives you the opportunity to be part of a group developing products used by the major semiconductor companies in the world.

Responsibilities: Manage a multi-site team of skilled R&D engineers, by defining both team and individual objectives, and by effectively using resources to meet schedules and goals. Provide guidance and coaching to team members to reach their full potential. Monitor their key activities including development, testing, and deployment of new features by enforcing established processes and best-practices.
Hire, develop and retain top talent to ensure a top-notch R&D organization.
Ensure product releases are on schedule, functions per specifications, meet quality criteria and well documented.
Oversee designing and implementation of efficient data structures and algorithms in the field of computational geometry, pattern matching, image processing, linear and non-linear optimization, machine learning.
Collaborate with application engineers (AEs) and marketing in product release planning, roadmap, and rollout.
Cooperate with AEs on key customer engagements including evaluation, tape-out support and foundry qualifications.
Establish strong communication and relationship with AEs, marketing, technical publication, other R&D teams, and customers. Represent the team and its product in larger cross-functional groups and customer meetings.

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