Director of Engineering

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Job Description

Pi Innovo’s engineers are engaged in the development prototype and production custom electronics (ECUs) for embedded control systems for markets (such as automotive) where reliability and functional safety are highly valued. The Director of Engineering is responsible for the leadership and continued growth of a highly-qualified team of hardware, embedded software, and control systems engineers design. The primary goal: engage and motivate your team to deliver competent, creative, and innovative engineering solutions for our customers.

In this role, you will:

  • Serve as part of the CEO’s leadership team setting the strategic direction for the company
  • Organize, lead, collaborate, and mentor engineering managers to meet the business objectives set forth by senior management
  • Day-to-day oversight of the operations activities for the engineering team within the company
  • Develop strategic and tactical plans for the development and growth of the engineering organization (hardware, software, and systems engineering) to support the growth objectives of the company
  • Identify future staffing needs and supporting the recruitment of new engineers
  • Provide arbitration within engineering for setting of priorities and resourcing decisions
  • Develop and cultivate talent within the engineering team by supporting the growth of individual staff through appraisal, development plans, and business driven training and mentoring
  • Lead the development of technology, process and tool-chain improvement roadmaps in accordance with business goals and promoting the re-use of engineering know-how
  • Define and manage the engineering budget for capital expenses and infrastructure for engineering, including tools, equipment, training, and facilities improvements
  • Support the development of business proposals by providing technical concepts, cost and timing estimates
  • Support the business development team in customer visits, proposal development, and estimation activities

Job Requirements

The skills, knowledge, and abilities Pi Innovo looks for in this position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Engineering, Mathematics, or related field, advanced degree preferred
  • 15 years of experience in automotive engineering, with heavy preference given to those with experience in vehicle electronic controls
  • Minimum 10 years managing engineering teams
  • Strong business acumen
  • High regard for appropriate use of formal process (ISO/TS)
  • Sound judgement to determine when to empower and when to provide closer supervision
  • Proven people management skills
  • We seek a motivated, ambitious engineering manager who genuinely enjoys developing employees, leading by example, and helping customers find solutions to their challenges
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written, verbal, presentation)
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