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Working Student - Data Analyst

NXP Semiconductors

NXP Semiconductors

IT, Data Science
Multiple locations
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Internship / Working Student: Development and Optimization of R&D KPI Reporting for NXP

Become part of the startup of a dynamic team that is leading NXP on a digital transformation journey. There is a lot of room for new ideas and innovations and you will be supported to have a continuous focus on development, coaching and creating a supportive environment for your team.

Your Responsibilities

The objective of this assignment is to design, develop, and optimize a comprehensive reporting format for internal R&D data, focusing on key performance indicators (KPIs) and ongoing project metrics. The system should facilitate effective communication of R&D performance and progress to various stakeholders within the company. You will work with the R&D departments & Analytics and Program Support Team to gather requirements, analyze current reporting methods, and propose improvements or new methodologies for reporting R&D data. The focus will be on creating a user-friendly, insightful, and actionable reporting format that aligns with the strategic goals of NXP.

You can find a detailed description below.

Tasks and Deliverables

Understanding Current Reporting Processes:

  • Review existing R&D data reporting methods and tools used within NXP

  • Identify key stakeholders and their reporting needs.

  • Document current challenges and limitations in the existing reporting system

Data Collection and Analysis:

  • Collect data on running R&D projects, including project milestones, budget, timeline, resource allocation, and performance metrics.

  • Analyze R&D data to identify trends, patterns, and areas for improvement on current way of reporting

Designing the Reporting System:

  • Propose a reporting framework that addresses the identified needs and challenges.

  • Design interactive dashboards and reports that provide clear insights into R&D performance.

  • Ensure the design allows for easy updates and scalability as new data becomes available.


  • Work together with the teams to select appropriate tools and technologies for implementing the reporting system (Power BI, Python, AWS).

  • Develop prototypes and conduct user testing to gather feedback and refine the reporting system.

  • Collaborate with IT and R&D teams to ensure data integration and system compatibility.

Documentation and Training:

  • Document the reporting processes, including data sources, transformation logic, and visualization techniques.

  • Create user manuals and training materials for stakeholders.

  • Conduct training sessions to ensure smooth adoption of the new reporting system.

Evaluation and Continuous Improvement:

  • Implement a feedback mechanism to gather user input post-implementation.

  • Analyze the impact of the new reporting system on decision-making and project management.

  • Propose ongoing improvements to enhance the system’s effectiveness and efficiency.

Expected Outcomes:

  • A detailed report outlining the current state of R&D reporting, identified challenges, and proposed solutions.

  • A functional, user-friendly reporting system for R&D KPIs and project data.

  • Recommendations for future enhancements and sustainability of the reporting system.


Please note that the information involved in this assignment is highly confidential. Both the student and the supervisor must be willing to sign a confidentiality agreement. Additionally, the final report and any associated materials may not be published.

What's in it for you:

  • Experience in collaborating with international teams and stakeholders

  • Ability to develop your project management and communication skills.

  • Working together with experienced members of the team

Your Profile

  • Bachelor degree in Software Engineering, Information Science, Data Science, Data Engineering or similar studies

  • Good communication skills in English (both verbal and written)

  • Structural way-of-working with interest for the detail

  • Pro-active, open-minded and flexible person

  • Experience with or willingness to learn on MS Office (Office 365, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint)

  • Experience with Power BI or similar visualization platforms (e.g. Tableau) Programming skills in VBA or DAX or scripting (e.g. Python)


The duration of the assignment will be a minimum of 6 months (20h/week) and will take place in NXP Nijmegen/Eindhoven. Please note that to be considered for this position, you need to be registered as a student during the entire period.

Creating Secure Connections and Infrastructure for a Smarter World

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) makes products and environments safer, more sustainable, and more secure with innovative connectivity and edge processing solutions for a smarter world. We are in the business of better. Not just better technologies, but better innovations to improve society. As the world leader in secure connectivity and processing solutions for embedded applications, NXP is solving the world’s most complex technology challenges to accelerate business innovation, enhance how we work, and advance how we live. If you are as excited about this opportunity as we are, we kindly invite you to apply. After a screening based on your profile you can be expected to have a video interview with our Talent Acquisition Consultant followed by business.

What Can You Expect?

Development opportunities: We believe that a key component to growing our business is to develop our people. To enable you to grow your career at NXP, we provide you with a mix of learning through on-the-job experiences, learning from industries bests, and learning through education to help you develop your core and professional skills.

Our offices: The Netherlands is home to our global headquarters (Eindhoven) along with two additional sites (Nijmegen, Delft) and includes a diverse team of over 2000 employees with 51 different nationalities focused on R&D, manufacturing, product development, business operations, legal and sales.

Hiring process: Applying only takes a minute! Fill in the online application and share your CV with us. After a positive screening based on your CV you will have an initial video conversation with our Talent Acquisition Consultant followed by several business interviews. Here are some useful tips to help you prepare.

And more: Life at NXP is more than work alone. Join one of the many social activities that are organized by and for employees in the Netherlands, such as our Christmas parties and International Walking Day. We have a YOUNG community that organizes a mix of social and professional events for our young professionals and an active Women in NXP. We also take time to give back to our communities by engaging young girls to learn about Technology during Girls Day or participating in several volunteering activities.

What’s Next?

If you’re excited about this opportunity, we kindly invite you to apply! If you have any questions, we are happy to answer them. Please contact, Chanchal Sharma, Talent Acquisition Specialist on

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