HW Verification Team Lead

Trondheim, Norway
Competitive salary with benefits and bonus plan
03 Aug 2018
31 Aug 2018
Specialist Area
Contract Type
Full Time

HW Verification Team Lead

Nordic Semiconductor is the market leader in Bluetooth® Low Energy connectivity, with a growing portfolio of wireless devices, LTE-M and NB-IoT being the latest augmentation. Our SoC products are used by world leading brands in a wide variety of applications, including wireless PC peripherals, gaming, sports and fitness, mobile phone accessories, consumer electronics, toys, healthcare and automation. 

About the job: 

​Nordic Semiconductor´s R&D capacity is expanding.  We are looking to recruit a talented and dynamic team leader in hardware verification and semiconductor industrialization with the technical experience and communication skills to help develop and grow our portfolio.  

You will be leading a specialized, multidisciplinary team of highly motivated verification engineers that will contribute to the development of the next generation of Nordic Semiconductor devices. This position offers an exciting opportunity to lead the planning and execution of the project’s test and verification activities, starting with initial specification and architecture design through the entire development cycle to product release. 

Your responsibilities will include oversight of result analysis, risk assessment, debugging, conformance certification and reporting progress and results to company stakeholders and management. You will act as the main point of contact, interfacing with the various in-house design teams and our supply chain in South-East Asia. Our supply chain and QA department will rely on your expertise in the transfer-to-production phase and in root cause investigations.  In addition, you will participate in the design and development of the team’s own test and verification infrastructure.  Your technical experience and excellent communication skills will be used to provide leadership and coordinate activities across a diverse range of groups and individuals. 

Essential experience and skills:

  • Master´s degree in a relevant discipline 
  • Proven technical experience in semiconductor RF- or mixed mode design, verification, or qualification activities  
  • In-depth knowledge of HW verification, qualification, and semiconductor industrialization requirements 
  • Strong analytical and innovative problem-solving abilities 
  • Excellent communication skills with a track record of technical and team leadership  
  • Fluent English language (written and oral) 
  • A self-motivated desire to improve systems/ work methodology in order to fulfil agreed goals with efficiency and improved quality 


  • Competitive salary with bonus plan 
  • Insurance and pension plan 
  • 5 weeks´ annual paid vacation (following one year´s service) 
  • Flexible working hours 
  • Family friendly policies 
  • Employees’ sports and social club, multiple social activities throughout the year 
  • Relocation costs covered 
  • For international moves to Norway, relocation assistance from our partner company expat Mid-Norway (https://www.expatmidnorway.no)  

About Nordic Semiconductor: 

​Nordic Semiconductor specializes in ultra-low power wireless communication supporting Bluetooth low energy, Bluetooth Mesh, ANT+, 2.4GHz, IEEE 802.15.4, Thread, Zigbee and LTE-M/NB-IoT. The company’s award-winning and highly flexible SoCs are employed by some of the world’s leading brands in a variety of IoT applications like beacons, smart home, wearables, as well as wireless keyboard and mouse, game controllers, sports equipment, toys and medical equipment. Nordic’s development tools provide developers with an ideal starting point and ready-built design framework to accelerate development of IoT products. Its software architecture features a unique and powerful separation between protocol stack and user application code providing application developers maximum flexibility, ease-of-development, and code safety. High quality documentation and firmware are available to download on www.nordicsemi.com. Ask questions, share info and be inspired on https://devzone.nordicsemi.com/questions/.  

​Working for Nordic Semiconductor, you will be challenged and supported.  Our teams enjoy a professional, informal working environment and we value and encourage continuous development of skills and expertise to the very highest levels, through in-house opportunities and external training.  A close-knit, highly-skilled, international work-force, we are proud of our Norwegian heritage, world-leading innovation and professional excellence. 

Location: Trondheim, Norway 

​Nordic Semiconductor´s R&D Headquarters are in the city of Trondheim, situated on the Trondheim Fjord in Mid-Norway.  Once the capital of Norway, Trondheim was founded in 997 A.D. and has long history and an exciting future.  This vibrant city is expanding fast, with a current population of around 200,000.  It has embraced the technology sector and is home to start-ups, SMEs, large businesses (including a number of Semiconductor companies), as well as established large-scale organisations such as SINTEF (the largest independent research institute in Scandinavia), the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), the University Hospital for Mid-Norway.  This compact city is easy and safe to navigate on foot or by bike and boasts a superb public transport system.  Trondheim is surrounded by sea and mountains, allowing the inhabitants easy access from city-life to nature – the perfect environment for contemplation and cutting-edge innovation. 

For more information, contact Frank Karlsen:  Mobile: +47 46 62 49 90 or Email:  frank.karlsen@nordicsemi.no

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