Program Director – Axelera AI – Eindhoven

Axelera AI

Based in one of our offices (Bristol, Eindhoven, Leuven or Zurich) or working remotely, the Program Director managing the delivery of advanced AI technologies into the most demanding markets within scope, on-time and to budget.

You will need to be self-directed, proactive and equally comfortable working as part of a team or independently and enjoy working with limited direction.

Your responsibilities will include:
Initiate, set goals, initiatives and measure results for programs based on the organization’s strategic objectives.

End to end management of multiple interdisciplinary development programs from specification to delivery.

Management of the scope and timescales of the plans which form a given development, as well as petitioning for the resources necessary for the execution of those plans.

Day-to-day management of projects and programs, along with creation and management of status dashboards and issue tracking.

Program risk management leadership – uncovering, understanding and managing scope, timescale and cost risk associated with each program. Working across the business to deliver mitigations for each highlighted risk over the duration of the program.

Working with R&D, engineering, product management, sales and operations teams to deliver pragmatic, integrative solutions to technical and logistical problems.

Preparation of dashboards and summary project documentation.

Leadership of key internal and external stakeholder communication.

Development of appropriate program management processes; identification and integration of best practice and management of continuous improvement.
Who we’re looking for:
5+ years’ experience in project/program management in a technology business.

Strong focus on execution and delivery, with attention to detail.

Experience of silicon, software and embedded system development.

Strong alignment with agile/lean methodologies.

Extensive experience of working in a matrixed development environment.

Sophisticated relationship and influencing skills. The successful individual needs to be comfortable working across multiple stakeholder groups from C-level downwards.

Outstanding communication skills.

Resilient and determined; engaged and a critical thinker; a problem solver.

Experience of edge AI applications.

Relevant project/program management certification.

Experience of appropriate quality standards, e.g. ISO9001:2015.

Who we are

Axelera AI is a truly European deep-tech Start Up company which is developing a game-changing AI hardware and software. Our mission is to spread artificial intelligence for a green, fair, trusted and safe world. Our vision is to lead the democratization of AI, delivering the best, powerful, simple, trusted and easily accessible AI platform to anyone who wants to help advancing humanity and improve the world all around us.

Our company is a spin-off from a multinational deep-tech group and is backed by a strong syndicate of institutional investors. We have an extraordinary and international team of top talented researchers and developers working in the headquarter in Eindhoven (NL) and in the branch offices in Leuven (BE), Zurich (CH), Pisa (IT) and Shannon (IR).

What we offer

Take the chance to become part of a dynamic, fast-growing, international organization. We offer an attractive compensation package, including a pension plan, extensive employee insurances and stock option plan.

An open culture that not only supports creativity and continual innovation is awaiting you. Collaborative ownership and freedom with responsibility is characteristic for the way we act and work as a team.


Great! We are looking forward to receiving your application! Feel free to contact Lieke van Kessel; HR Business Partnerwhenever you have any questions or for further information. For further information on Axelera AI please also have a look on our website:

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