Project Manager

Is it in your DNA to make the world a little better, healthier and smarter every day? Are you challenged by working on multiple complex high-tech projects at the same time. Do you enjoy working together with a team of highly educated hardware- and software specialists? Join us at TOPIC!


“As Project manager at TOPIC you will work on all kind of different projects and customers at the same time which vary in duration and extent. Each project with its own challenges, from technical and organization point-of-view.”
Stefan Groenen | Project manager at TOPIC

Who are you as a Project manager?

As an enthusiastic and driven Project manager you are responsible for the management of combined software- and hardware development projects, often centered around a FPGA-solution. Mostly you manage multiple projects at the same time which vary in duration and extent. Your team consists of experienced highly educated hardware- and software specialists (2-5) who develop smart solutions through your inspiring leadership. Domains for example are Medical, Industry and Mobility & Transport. You are responsible for executing within the agreed timeline and budget.

What are your tasks

  • Day-to-day management of multiple real-time embedded development projects up to and including cloud services at the same time;
  • Writing, adjusting and updating of project plans;
  • Responsible for quality, budget and time; within the certified Quality Management System (QMS)
  • Management of the project team;
  • Participation on the steering group for reporting progress of projects;
  • Resource planning;
  • Supplier management;
  • Communication with and visiting of customers;
  • Contributes to continuous improvement of the Quality Management System of TOPIC (QMS).
  • Providing leadership to either establish or maintain high performance multi-disciplinary teams

Your profile

  • Completed Bachelor or Master study and 5 years+ of experience in a similar role;
  • Comfortable in a dynamic and international working environment;
  • A track record and experience in project management of (embedded) development projects;
  • Experience with hardware, software- and FPGA development;
  • Working experience on Waterfall, Agile/Scrum and/or SAFe;
  • Analytical, strong communication skills and a strong personality;
  • You have a helicopter view and are able to keep a technical overview;
  • Experience with safety critical processes is a plus;
  • Knowledge of hardware, Low power design, board design, Linux
  • Of consideration is managing projects with knowledge of systems engineering principles, such as the “V” model,
  • Experience on delivering within a certified environment (ISO13485) is advantageous
  • Formal project management qualifications are valued
  • Relocating to/or residing in the Netherlands 
  • Fluent in the English language, Dutch is highly valued, and additional languages are a bonus.

Our offer: 

As part of our TOPIC family, you will benefit from the expertise of over more than 130 smart colleagues. We are known for our quality and expertise because we invest in the development of our professionals. We guide, coach and encourage you to achieve your ambitions. Both on a personal as on a technical level, so that you as a professional can make the most out of challenging and interesting projects.

A good work-life balance is important to us, that is why we offer you the option of hybrid working and flexible working hours. Partially from our inspiring head office in Best, with its own gym and daily fresh fruit, or from customer site and (if possible and desired) partially from home. You can also make use of our home office support package to turn your ''home office'' into an inspiring environment.

We offer an all-in competitive employee benefit package including:

  • A good and competitive gross salary;
  • Net cost allowance; to be used for costs as washing your car, buying books etc.
  • Mobility package; to be used for lease car/bike, subscription for bus or train, as a compensation for use of your own car or other travel expenses;
  • Thirteenth month payment; guaranteed 1 month extra salary a year also possible to be paid out monthly;
  • 8% holiday allowance.

Our job structure model consists of several seniority levels. Your position in the salary scale will be conform your previous experience and expertise. For this position, we are looking for a Project manager. The annual all-in benefit package will be between €65.000 and €100.000. 

In addition to a full-time employment, we offer you an employment contract for an indefinite period of time. You will receive 26 vacation days. If you live more than 150 kilometres from Best and you would like to relocate to this region, you can make use of a relocation budget to help you settle in.

On top of this, we offer a good pension scheme and an annual study budget including 5 paid training days. Every year we define a customized training program within our TOPIC Academy, and we organize various (online) events such as Techtalks, knowledge sessions and Town Meetings. We also like to get together for sports activities, celebrations and our weekly Friday afternoon drinks.

Our organisation: 

TOPIC is committed every day to make the world a little better, smarter and healthier. For 25 years, customers have been trusting on TOPIC for the development of embedded systems that are essential for products manufactured by renowned high-tech companies around the world.  We are well known for the knowledge and expertise of our highly skilled engineers. We are able to maintain this by continuously investing in the development of our engineers: internal and external training courses with certifications, personalised meetups and knowledge sharing are part of this. Our projects involve edge to cloud solutions; from PCB design and FPGA to low level embedded software and application software for UI, Web, Mobile and Cloud. 

Our consultancy services add expertise to a team on-site at our clients or offer them advice on a solution to an existing problem, a strategy or a process.  In-house projects (from design and development to production and market introduction) are carried out by our engineers at the TOPIC head office. TOPIC also offers Farm Out projects: a unique service in which a TOPIC team of engineers is engaged for a specific development project of a customer.  

Our range of TOPIC products consist of high-quality System-on-Modules that aim to accelerate product development and are scalable in performance and functionality.  

The quality of TOPIC's work and development processes is guaranteed and certified according to the ISO-13485, ISO/IEC-27001 and NEN-7510-1 standards. We are also proud to be a Premier Partner of Xilinx; technology leader in the field of System-on-Chips and FPGA's.

Are you interested in this vacancy?

Apply now by contacting our business management team!

  • Dina Blom
  • HR manager

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