Director of Engineering

San Francisco Peninsula , CA | Direct Hire

Post Date: 10/27/2017 Job ID: 3015 Industry: Software/Hardware

POSITION: Director of Engineering

REPORTS TO: VP of Research & Engineering


PURPOSE OF JOB: Oversee planning and management of product development projects for medical devices in support of company’s strategic plan. Define product requirements and specifications, plan and execute projects including budget, schedule and resources. Manage engineering staff.




Applies engineering knowledge and knowledge of medical device industry to assist company in development of new products and enhancements to existing products. Establishes procedures, protocols, and policies and goals of department. Responsible for all aspects of engineering, product design, materials selection and biocompatibility, prototyping, and product improvements. Oversees the hiring, training, motivation, and development of engineering staff. Use knowledge to solve difficult engineering/development problems. Act as spokesperson to public regarding company’s development plans and technologies. Ensure that all regulatory and internal policies are followed.



  • Requires BS in engineering discipline (MS preferred), and seven or more years product engineering experience in the medical device industry.

  • Five or more years prior supervisory experience required.

  • Developed or led development of a Class II medical device in a start-up environment from concept to commercial launch


OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent communications, personnel management, and time management skills required. Desire to lead by example and work in the lab with team. Extensive knowledge of company products and business strategy required.

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