Svagos Technik (The Company) is a technology venture based in Santa Clara, California, and registered in Delaware, USA. It is backed by a well-known investor in the global renewable energy sector. Svagos Technik intends to develop Silicon on Insulator (SOI) substrates at a very low cost of production for various electronic applications using its proprietary Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) technology. The technology platform offers cross-functional opportunities in semiconductor silicon processing and flexibility to develop various products, such as epitaxial SiC substrates. The company intends to expand its development operations into High Volume Manufacturing (HVM) and to enter the market via IPO in the long term. Svagos Technik is inviting applications for the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) who can also act as the General Manager (GM) of the Company.
➢ Complete responsibility for the Company’s operation
➢ The ability to implement the CEO’s vision
➢ Develop and optimize the organization
➢ Develop novel CVD reactors and semiconductor wafers (SOI and SiC) on the Company’s technology platform
➢ Deliver turnkey solutions to pilot production, and later to HVM
➢ Facilitate the development of market and customer base
➢ Execute the strategic path determined by the CEO and Board and establish a clear, sustainable, growing business
➢ Provide a complete business solution under the direction of CEO, including P&L for the pilot plant
➢ Work closely with the CEO to deliver results
The COO/GM will be responsible for execution of the company’s short and long term plans including Development Operations, Finance, Human Resources, Sales, Legal Matters, and in a matrix structure, execution of R&D and Business Development. He/She will support the mission of the CEO to create vision and initiatives to grow the company. The job involves development of various novel semiconductor reactors and products leveraging internal proprietary unit operations, external supply chain and outsourced activities, and risk management. The COO/GM is expected to provide turnkey solutions on various new technology platforms, from concept to commercialization. Specific experience with silicon and silicon carbide-based technology platforms is preferred. The COO/ GM must manage technology transfer, basic engineering, detailed engineering, and delivery of HVM solution. Vendor development and management experience is a must.
The COO/GM is expected to be responsible for data management, feedback, and development of operational processes and protocol that is flexible enough for development but structured enough for progressive learning. Ability to lead diverse technical groups with Sales, HR, Finance, and Legal functions is necessary.
Finally, COO/GM must work closely with the CEO to develop customer base and deliver external demand to match the internal capacity created. The ability to work closely with the CEO on Business Development and Customer Development and Management is desired. The COO/GM is responsible for the P&L of the pilot plant, along with the CEO.
Core Competencies Desired
➢ Leadership ability to act as the second in command and perform internally focused activities to support CEO.
➢ Expertise in technology development, operations risk management, and supply chain in the semiconductor materials industry. Experience in developing external supply chain and outsourcing activities for new technology platform development.
➢ Ability to manage and optimize cash flows, budget and P&L in partnership with the CEO. Basic familiarity with financial analysis, market and risk Assessment, risk management, business development, and supply chain in the semiconductor materials industry.
➢ General ability to provide turnkey solutions on new technology platforms, from concept to commercialization. Particular ability to do the same on silicon-based technology platforms.
➢ Expertise in technology transfer, basic engineering, detailed engineering, and ability to deliver HVM solution.
➢ Data management, feedback, and development of operational processes and protocol that is flexible enough for development but structured enough for progressive learning. Skills to lead engineering, equipment, and supply chain groups.
➢ Ability to lead product qualification when processes are evolving.
➢ A thorough understanding of various unit operations involved in the present silicon substrate processing, particularly silicon epitaxy, grinding, etching, polishing, cleaning, and various mechanical and chemical processes.
➢ Adequate background in various fields of engineering and science, and ability to understand risk adjusted development needs. Familiarity with materials science, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, device physics, chemistry, heterogeneous processes, layer transfer are desired.
➢ Expertise in delivering on timeline by developing multiple risk adjusted options to achieve the stated goal. Basic ability to hybridize theoretical analysis with experimental development, to manage time and risk.
➢ Clear understanding of the supply chain and customer needs. Customers include foundries and companies that work with Silicon on Insulator substrate (SOI) for MEMS, Power, and Radio Frequency (RF) applications.
➢ Ability to lead cross functional organizations by keeping them motivated to deliver difficult technology development goals. Ability to lead, independent of the position or title.
➢ Achieving synergy among technology development, challenging budgets and timeline.
Svagos Technik, Inc.
Santa Clara, CA