Manufacturing Technology and Process Director

Graphcore

Bristol, GB
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Manufacturing
  • Post Date: 05/03/2021
  • Website: graphcore.ai
  • Company Address: 228 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA, 94301

About Graphcore

Graphcore has created a new processor, the Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU), specifically designed for artificial intelligence. The IPU’s unique architecture means developers can run current machine learning models orders of magnitude faster. More importantly, it lets AI researchers undertake entirely new types of work, not possible using current technologies, to drive the next great breakthroughs in general machine intelligence.

Job Description



Graphcore has created a completely new processor, the Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU), specifically designed for artificial intelligence. The IPU’s unique architecture means developers can run current machine learning models orders of magnitude faster. More importantly, it lets AI researchers undertake entirely new types of work, not possible using current technologies, to drive the next great breakthroughs in general machine intelligence.

We believe our IPU technology will become the worldwide standard for artificial intelligence compute. The performance of Graphcore’s IPU is going to be transformative across all industries and sectors whether you are a medical researcher, roboticist or building autonomous cars.

Our team is at the forefront of the artificial intelligence revolution, enabling innovators from all industries and sectors to expand human potential with technology. What we do, really makes a difference.

As Manufacturing Technology and Process Director, you will lead a team of engineers based in the UK and Taiwan.  The objective is to deliver high quality product at the appropriate cost, in the forecasted quantity and on time.

You will collaborate with the Graphcore Design and Test Engineering teams, Quality and Supply Chain Management in support of volume production. You will work with Design Engineering to ensure product is manufacturable and with Supply Chain to identify suitable suppliers.

You will maintain high level management relationships with Graphcore’s tier 1 foundry, OSAT and Contract Manufacturing partners to provide planning insight, manufacturing support and continuous improvements in manufacturing capabilities, quality and yield.

You will develop relevant manufacturing KPIs and metrics and be comfortable with driving Operational Excellence at suppliers including the use of manufacturing improvement methods such as Six Sigma. You will use the derived metrics to set goals for the manufacturing team and present progress to the Graphcore leadership team.

You will learn to understand the Graphcore product needs and develop manufacturing technology strategies to enable the next generation leading edge products. You will manage your team and suppliers to source and deliver these technologies within budget and in a timely manner.

RESPONSIBILITIES

    Lead and develop team of manufacturing engineers in UK and Taiwan to deliver Graphcore product meeting quality, quantity, cost and time targets
    Identify manufacturing technology needs to enable the Graphcore product roadmap and deliver these technologies with predictive execution
    Drive collaborative continuous improvement at the suppliers by instilling a need for Operational Excellence
    Develop tools, methods and metrics for goal setting and tracking within the manufacturing team and at the suppliers
    Make use of advanced data analysis techniques to support sustaining and development product engineering activities
    Maintain strong professional relationships at a senior management level at all suppliers
    Derive DfM requirements and ensure adherence to them by managing pro-active and timely engagement with cross functional teams
    Support customer engagements as required by the wider Graphcore business needs

REQUIREMENTS

    Extensive experience of managing leading edge manufacturing partners in a tier 1 Semiconductor Supply Chain
    Strong knowledge of 7nm silicon fabrication technologies
    Be prepared to gain a deep understanding of advanced packaging technologies, FCBGA packaging technologies and PCBA/SMT manufacturing methods
    Ability to identify and drive innovation
    Ability to operate at a senior management level to develop appropriate strategies for manufacturing and the wider Operations activities to grow the Graphcore business and brand reputation
    Proven track record of leading manufacturing teams
    Understand how to deliver product from fabless silicon through to end system (L10) at quality and cost. Must have silicon foundry experience.  Packaging, PCBA and system level experience are advantageous
    Experience of connecting with subcontract manufacturers at a senior management level and collaborating to drive continuous improvement initiatives
    Robust knowledge of statistical techniques and tools and their application in the conversion of manufacturing data into actionable intel
    Structured and organised to derive and deliver team goals to advance Graphcore as well as develop the team members
    Have a keen view on what will improve quality and what will impact quality
    Be detail oriented and data driven

This position will require frequent travel to partner sites in Taiwan and occasional travel to other Graphcore locations. Other global travel may be necessary to sub suppliers and customers.

We welcome people of different backgrounds and experiences and are committed to building an inclusive work environment that makes Graphcore a great home for everyone. We are an equal opportunity employer and want to build a work environment where everyone is happy, productive and respectful so they can do their best work. If you have a disability or additional need that requires accommodation, just let us know.

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