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Director of Engineering

Company: JobTarget
Location: Rolling Meadows
Posted on: July 8, 2024

Job Description:

IntroductionWe are seeking an experienced and results-driven Director of Engineering to lead our cross functional engineering team building government focused software defined radios and applications. This is primarily a management role, with responsibility spanning across our hardware, software, FPGA, and test engineering teams. The ideal candidate has first-hand experience with the complexity of advanced engineering projects, and has been a successful "maker" on engineering teams in the past. Additionally, the ideal candidate has a track record of developing and managing high-performing engineering teams, an entrepreneurial mindset, communicates effectively with both technical and non-technical teammates, leads by example, and is passionate about customer success as well as their mission. Our team culture strikes a balance of high performance and high integrity, while remaining humble and pragmatic, and we seek an engineering leader who thrives in this environment. The candidate must be data-driven, well-organized, and motivated to help their team thrive.Job Responsibilities

  • Manage a team of engineering functional managers and individual contributors across multiple engineering disciplines (this Director role is anticipated to have 15-25 engineering team members reporting to them, spanning across software, hardware, FPGA, and test engineers)
  • Work closely with the technical leaders on our projects to ensure the engineering team members are successful and thriving on their projects
  • Work closely with our product management team to ensure there is alignment between our product roadmap priorities and the engineering execution within our project teams
  • Provide technical guidance for proposals, system architecture, and product strategy where it aligns with the individual's background and experience
  • Work closely with functional area leaders to establish and implement engineering standards, policies, and procedures to ensure quality and compliance
  • Advise and mentor team members by sharing best practices across projects, early identification of challenges, roadblocks and mitigations, and encouraging professional development
  • Participate in our engineering recruiting and hiring efforts, working closely HR as well as engineering functional managers
  • Promote a culture of continuous improvement and learning within the engineering team.Job Requirements
    • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or related technical field; Master's degree or MBA preferred
    • Minimum of 15 years of experience in engineering roles, with at least 5 years in a leadership or management position
    • Proven track record of leading and scaling engineering teams
    • Strong technical acumen in at least one engineering discipline (hardware, software, FPGA, or test engineering) with the ability to dive deep into product and engineering details
    • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement engineering strategies and processes that drive productivity and innovation
    • Excellent project management skills, with experience in delivering complex projects on time and within budget
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to articulate technical concepts to a non-technical audience
    • Experience with recruiting, hiring, and mentoring top engineering talent
    • Ability to foster a culture of collaboration, innovation, and customer-centric product development
    • Experience with budget management and resource allocation
    • Understanding of compliance, security, and industry-specific regulatory requirements
    • Willingness to take ownership and be accountable for team outcomesDesired Skills (one or more)
      • Experience in the domain of RF/wireless system development and product engineering
      • Familiarity with high value defense/security-related products
      • Experience with RF test/measurement/sensing of both commercial and non-commercial wireless signals
      • Experience with hardware development lifecycle
      • Experience with software development lifecycle and agile methodologiesBenefits
        • Join a successful and growing company investing in our future success
        • Flexible work hours
        • Generous vacation policy
        • Paid five-week sabbatical every five years
        • 401(k) matching
        • Health, dental, vision insurance
        • Life and long-term disability insurance
        • Employee assistance program
        • Wellness reimbursement
        • Charitable giving company match
        • Competitive salary commensurate with experience and performance
        • Fun, laid-back culture and rewarding work!Epiq Solutions is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer - All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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Keywords: JobTarget, Chicago , Director of Engineering, Engineering , Rolling Meadows, Illinois

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