Director, Electrical / Firmware Engineer

Engineering Management, Executive Management
Posted 3 years ago

Job Description

Under the Supervision of the Vice President of R&D, the Director of Electrical / Firmware Engineering provides the department with the technical discipline expertise needed for the design of high-quality products.  Leads an R&D electrical / firmware engineering group composed of design engineers, firmware engineers, board designers, and technicians.

  • Manage electrical / firmware engineering activities within the organization.
  • Maintain and monitor project status of your direct reports relative to project assignments.
  • Design activity includes firmware development, circuit design, component selection, PCB layout, and mechanical assembly.
  • Working with Design, Mechanical, Software, Firmware, and Applications Engineering to fully specify their product requirements, promote design approach, and participate in design reviews.
  • Plan and maintain product development schedule with a team of assigned PCB Layout Designers, CAD Designers, Test Technicians, Model Shop and Prototype Fabrication Specialists and report on status.
  • Implement and maintain policies and procedures for designing, testing, installing, and maintaining systems.
  • Review and approve new or revised testing or installation procedures.
  • Develop electrical distribution systems for large and small electromechanical systems using recognized industry standards and specifications.
  • Perform system calculations and studies for electrical power systems – load flow, voltage drop, motor starting, short circuit studies, and relay coordination studies.
  • Assist in the development of project schedules and manpower requirements. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering or related field of study.
  • 10+ years design experience in high end microcontroller design, power electronics and FPGAs.
  • Experience in:
    • Managing engineers, designers and technicians.
    • Allocating resources to meet critical deadlines.
    • Conceptualizing system architectures and writing appropriate specifications.
  • Ability to motivate and inspire a group, and to form collaborative relationships with other internal organizations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience working in instrumentation design or the life science industry a plus. 


Job Features

Job CategoryIndustrial/Fuel Cell, Medical

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