Director of HW

Peninsula, CA

Posted: 08/15/2018 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Consumer Electronics Job Number: JOS000007968


  • Lead and manage a team of five or more electrical and mechanical engineers
  • Own and project manage new product introduction (NPI) timeline: coordinate your direct reports (ME & EE), other teams (e.g. operations, firmware), and outside partners (e.g. CM).
  • Understand high level objectives and divide them down into monthly and weekly tasks for your team.
  • Thoughtfully assign tasks to maximize results and career growth; follow-up to close the loop on completion; finally, avoid micro-management (we have great engineers, there’s no need!).
  • Promote positive culture of constant two-way feedback and continuous improvement within your team.
  • Thoroughly understand a very complex system and contribute meaningfully to deep technical discussions and problem solving.
  • Lead creation of manufacturing test plan, and factory bring-up.
  • Oversee FCC, CE, and related certifications.
  • Work closely with firmware, operations/supply chain, and marketing to coordinate launch plans


  • BS and/or MS in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or similar field.
  • 7+ years’ experience working with electrically complex hardware products.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience leading a technical development group.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working with Asia-based manufacturers.
  • Proven track record of successful end-to-end product development.
  • Experience leading technical teams to successful development.
  • Ability to travel to China 15% of year.

Nice to Have:

  • Experience working with Arena (PLM software).
  • Experience working on regulatory compliance issues.
  • Cultural competency and understanding of Chinese culture.


  • Passionate about new approaches, persistent in shipping on time.
  • Clear, energetic communicator.
  • Superior organizational skills.

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