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Director of Engineering

Description:
POSITION SUMMARY:
Responsible for Global Engineering of charging products and services. This spans the range of charging solutions, including on/off vehicle, high power, industrial and laboratory. The role will collaborate with the global product team to ideate advanced solutions for target geographies and be responsible for the Engineering execution of projects to support growth initiatives. A strong, direct mentor to Engineering colleagues, this individual will inspire and lead product developments to maintain global market leadership, meet financial goals and drive organizational growth strategies.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Provide hands-on technical and organizational leadership and mentoring to the cross-function, distributed Engineering team
• Lead multi-disciplinary R&D team of Electrical, Mechanical, Software, Systems development teams and Product Validation, Certification and Configuration Management functions
• Plan and allocate appropriate engineering resources for projects and provide scheduling, man-power, asset allocation, budgets and estimates to complete programs by deadline
• Work closely with Product Management and Global Leadership to define product strategy and requirements
• Establish engineering department goals, objectives, performance metrics, and initiatives to support corporate objectives.
• Ensures an engaged, innovative, and inspiring working environment be maintained by motivating, challenging, and coaching for personal growth, entrepreneurship, and customer engagement.
• Identify and develop new and emerging technologies as well as internal/external competencies required to be best in class.
• Develop and support new product launch activities by following and continuously improving new product introduction process. Develop and maintain “should cost” metrics for new designs, and ensure market competitiveness by meeting or beating product cost goals.
• Defines and drives accountability, consistency, quality, standardization and compliance across product development to ensure regulatory compliance and operational efficiency.
• Establish and maintain internal design review and release processes, and guidelines for product development and engineering designs.
• Ownership of regulatory compliance, and compliance portfolio of charging products
• Responsible to introduce customer specific applications, new products and product changes according to agreed timeline and global guidelines.
• Lead, train and support the team, to achieve their goals and objectives.
• Perform regular reviews with team members according the companies guidelines.
• Review and improve standards, best practices and procedures on a regular basis.
• Ensure legal requirements for NA market are met for products and applications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• 5+ years track record of leading cross-functional Engineering organizations, developing leading products in competitive markets. Product development and launch experience for vehicle OEMs strongly preferred
• Experience leading broad engineering teams, with highly varied responsibilities and priorities in evolving, highly competitive markets. Proven success hiring and developing effective engineering teams
• Track record of planning and structuring of distributed teams to support business objectives
• Demonstrated success leading new product introductions with products utilizing electronic products and custom mechanical components.
• Experience in development and integration of local and networked communication technologies (eg WiFi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, cellular) and cloud services.
• Experience in working with outsourced manufacturers desired
• Experience leading new product developments through regulatory agency process (eg UL, VDE, CQC)
• Demonstrated record leading products through vehicle OEM product acceptance process

EDUCATION
• Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Master’s preferred

REQUIRED TRAVEL
• 10-30%

In addition to Knowledge cited in Director of Engineering, demonstrated knowledge of:
• 6-sigma tools and practices
• Project estimating and planning, bases of estimate
• Scrum and sprint techniques for development
• Design tools, eg SolidWorks, Altium, C++, LINUX
• Manpower planning and resourcing
• ISO14001/9001, IATF/TS16949 processes
 
Job Location: Monrovia, CA
Rate: Open
Duration: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Input Date: 08/09/2018
Firm Name: JOHNSON SERVICE GROUP
Attention: Sidney Williams
Address: 950 S BASCOM AVE STE 2122
City, State: SAN JOSE, CA 95128
Phone: 408/728-9510
800 Phone: 866/656-0539
Fax Phone: 408/271-2701
Email: swilliams@jsginc.com
Website: www.jsginc.com

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