Project Manager

Is it in your DNA to make the world a little better, healthier, and smarter every day? Are you excited by the challenge of managing multiple complex high-tech projects simultaneously? Do you thrive on collaborating with a team of highly educated hardware and software specialists and do you want to make a real impact in high-tech innovation? If so, TOPIC is looking for you!

“At TOPIC, as a Project Manager, you will engage with a variety of projects and customers, each presenting unique technical and organizational challenges. This diversity ensures a dynamic and fulfilling work environment.” — Stefan Groenen | Project Manager @ TOPIC

Who Are You as a Project Manager?

You are an enthusiastic, driven leader responsible for managing integrated software and hardware development projects, often centered around FPGA solutions. Your role involves handling multiple projects of varying durations and complexities, leading teams of highly educated specialists to develop smart solutions in domains such as Medical, Industry, and Mobility & Transport. Your leadership ensures projects are delivered on time and within budget.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Daily Management: Oversee multiple real-time embedded development projects, including cloud services.
  • Project Planning: Write, adjust, and update project plans.
  • Quality and Budget: Ensure projects meet quality standards, stay within budget, and adhere to timelines under our certified Quality Management System (QMS).
  • Team Leadership: Manage project teams, fostering high performance and multidisciplinary collaboration.
  • Progress Reporting: Participate in steering groups to report project progress.
  • Resource and Supplier Management: Plan resources effectively and manage suppliers.
  • Client Communication: Maintain strong communication with clients, including site visits.
  • Continuous Improvement: Contribute to the ongoing enhancement of TOPIC’s QMS.
  • Leadership: Provide leadership to establish or maintain high-performance teams.

Job requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with 10+ years of experience in a similar role.
  • Proven track record in managing (embedded) systems development projects.
  • Experience with hardware, software, and/or FPGA development; knowledge of low power design, board design, and/or Linux is a plus.
  • Familiar with Waterfall, Agile/Scrum, TDD, BDD, and/or SAFe.
  • Experience with safety-critical processes within certified environments (ISO13485) is advantageous.
  • Ability to influence stakeholders, maintain a technical overview, and thrive in a dynamic, international environment.
  • Formal project management qualifications are valued.
  • Fluent in English; Dutch is highly valued, and additional languages are a bonus.
  • Residing in or relocating to the Netherlands.

Our Offer

  • An indefinite contract with an attractive salary ranging from €65.000 to €100.000 annually.
  • Additional benefit package:
    • Guaranteed 13th-month salary
    • Mobility plan (choice of a lease car or mobility allowance)
    • Study budget and 5 paid training days
    • 26 days of holiday leave and 8% holiday allowance
    • Comprehensive insurance package and a good pension
    • Net expense allowance
    • Referral bonus
    • Home office support
  • Informal and amicable atmosphere in a modern office.
  • Access to an in-house gym and fresh fruit at our headquarters in Best.
  • Opportunities for both technical and personal growth

Are you ready to take on this exciting role and contribute to high-tech innovations that make the world a better place? Join us at TOPIC and become a part of our mission to create smarter solutions for a healthier and more efficient world!

Our organization

Since 1996 we have been developing (embedded) systems that are essential for products manufactured by renowned high-tech companies around the world. 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. We are well known for our high level of knowledge and expertise and are proud to be a Premier Adaptive Computing Partner of AMD; technology leader in the field of System-on-Chips and FPGAs.


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