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Senior Director, Engineering and Product Development

Full Time
Greater Los Angeles, CA
Posted 4 weeks ago

Description

Join a leading and innovative private company, based in Torrance, CA, specializing in the development of market-driven products for the transmission of digital multimedia (video, audio, and data) over fiber.

The Senior Director of Engineering & Product Development will direct and support engineering design teams to incorporate advanced technologies that result in robust Pro AV-type products for use primarily in the Medical Operating Room environment, with some uses in Enterprise and DoD markets.

BASIC JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for championing the engineering culture which emphasizes creativity, teamwork, tenacity, empathy, critical thinking, and helping others.
  • This position reports directly to the SVP of Operations.
  • Exercise independent judgment and discretion in overall project management including maintaining a schedule on multiple projects at once.
  • Prioritize, plan and track project(s) progress. Provide weekly status reports to the SVP of Operations and SVP of Sales.
  • Provide project direction and ensure effective teamwork and collaboration.
  • Initiate and conduct formal progress review meetings.
  • Provide leadership and direction during Root Cause and Corrective Action (RCCA) efforts.
  • Provide technical guidance and consultation to project team members, contractors, and vendors.
  • Coach and mentor less experienced team members.
  • Evaluate the performance of team members who are direct reports.
  • Exercise considerable latitude in determining technical objectives and engineering specifications for projects.
  • Liaison between engineering, quality assurance, product management, customer support, and manufacturing departments.
  • Provide leadership to the engineering team.
  • Responsible for hiring, development, and performance management of the engineering department.
  • Must be on-site during normal business hours and be available outside normal business hours if business conditions require it.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Typically requires MSEE/CS combined with 10+ years of related experience, or BSEE/CS combined with 12+ years of related experience with at least 5 years of project management experience.
  • Experience with Analog and Digital Video, Video transmission over copper and fiber (P2P and IP), Video Processing Capture and Display, and Video wireless transmission.

SKILLS:

  • Must have the technical depth and breadth to identify the necessary technologies, technical resources, and expertise required to complete project(s).
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate, and manage engineering teams.
  • Strong project management skills and experience.
  • Organized and adept at identifying technical and operational issues and able to make sound and timely decisions to resolve issues.
  • Understands the industry and keeps abreast of new technologies and competitor’s products.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team-building skills.
  • Willingness to adapt to changing business needs and deadlines that may extend work hours.
  • Willingness to adhere to company policies and support management decisions and goals positively and professionally.
  • Experience in Fault Tree /Ishikawa Diagram Analysis for Root Cause Identification.
  • Experience with ISO 13485 Medical Device Design Requirements.
  • Experience with IEC 60601 Medical Electrical Equipment Requirements and Certification Standards.

BENEFITS:

  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance
  • 401(k) with company match (100% of the first 4% in eligible compensation)
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 2 weeks paid vacation
  • 1 Week sick pay
  • 10 company holidays
  • Voluntary life insurance

Salary range: $180,000 – $250,000

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