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Director of Electrical Engineering Job Description
The Director of Electrical Engineering is responsible for all electrical design activities. This includes the integration of hardware and firmware as functioning embedded systems. The director improves on and maintains Electrical Engineering design methodologies and tools. The director plays a key role with other leaders to ensure that the complete product is optimally designed as a system. As a member of a leadership team, there is a shared responsibility with the embedded software, mechanical engineering, manufacturing process, and application software teams to develop entire products. The director ensures, working together with these other technical leaders, that system design methodology is consistent. The director also plays a role in improving design methodologies.
Technical Leadership: Participate as an active development team member on all projects. Ensure solid design methodologies are followed. Develop the design culture in the EE group to improve quality and consistency in design.
Develop technical leaders: Identify technical team members with leadership potential and provide for them the necessary mentoring, training, and leadership opportunities necessary for them to be able to lead complex technical projects.
Technical management: As appropriate, because of strategic importance or technical complexity, act as the technical manager on a specific project. This responsibility includes being the lead system engineer for the project, developing and managing the technical schedule, as well as collaborating with the technical lead, operations team, and commercial team.
Resource Management: Determine resource needs by quarter for the EE team as input to the regular budget cycle. On a regular basis, manage the changing resource demand across multiple projects. Provide new hire proposals as resource demand increases.
Project Budget: Support direct reports that are involved in active budget management on projects. May be responsible for directly managing project budget on a project.
Technology Development: Participate in the analysis of new technologies as they may apply to proposed future product development. Contribute new technologies or processes that may be of future or current value.
2 direct reports: Electrical and Embedded Software Engineering Managers
30 indirect reports
Indirectly manage local and off-shore engineering contractors
Identify and qualify engineering contractors as needed.
Experience in embedded systems design, with a specialty in analog and RF design preferred. At least analog design with exposure to RF (Current knowledge and experience)
Hands on director: required to solve complex hardware and systems problems
Nice to haves:
Small signal and low noise measurement circuitry (nA range)
Ultra Low power embedded systems
Advanced PCB processes and miniaturization (Flex circuitry, Chip on flex, etc)
ASIC development, especially ASICs with Analog components