Director of Electrical Engineer

East Bay, (none selected)

Posted: 10/27/2016 Industry: Manufacturing Job Number: 3020

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following (other duties may be assigned as necessary):
• Lead a group of highly motivated engineers and technicians through the design and development and transfer of a custom-fit electro-optical device.
• Identify opportunities for product improvement from internal investigations as well as external experts.
• Spearhead cross functional initiatives to gather product performance data, develop design and process improvements and transfer improvements to manufacturing. 
• Develop next-generation system that improves comfort, performance, cost and ease-of-use.
• Interface with other R&D directors to ensure seamless system integration of designs
• Plan resources and budgets for complex product development projects 
• Closely manage projects utilizing disciplined project management techniques.  Successfully track progress to requirements - plan and resolve deviations 
• Ensure manufacturability and reliability of design solutions 
• Provide coaching and mentoring to engineering staff and project resources
• Manage external vendors and contracts 
• Manage generation and protection of intellectual property
• Ensure the design and development work is completed in compliance with the Quality System

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

BS in Engineering required, preferably mechanical or biomedical. Advanced degree MS or PhD desired. Minimum of 10 years medical device product development experience with new and complex medical devices is desired. Project management skills. Quality System Regulations for medical devices. Advanced problem solving skills. Demonstrated experience in managing internal and external development resources to achieve product development goals. Excellent verbal and writing skills, leadership skills and collaborative orientation.

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