Job Summary:

The Director of Engineering is a key member of the senior management team reporting to the General Manager. This individual will lead, manage, and align customer needs with product development and product improvement as well as oversee the transition to manufacturing.

Essential functions include planning, prioritizing, and organizing engineering activities within our quality management system. Key competencies include excellent technical knowledge, strong communication and organizational skills, the ability to plan and organize work in a fast paced technical environment.


• Provide leadership and guidance to engineering personnel and programs.
• Develop realistic timescales and budgets for new product developments and engineering activities.
• Ensure the completion of engineering tasks on time and within budget.
• Analyze and respond to customer inquiries in conjunction with sales staff.
• Propose and implement engineering approaches to meeting customer requirements.
• Ensure that designs and manufacturing processes are optimized for performance, quality and overall cost.
• Coordinate failure analysis and problem solving exercises as needed.
• Resolve technical problems arising in manufacturing.

Key Qualifications:

• In-depth knowledge of optoelectronic and photonic chips, components, modules and subsystems.
• Hands-on electro-optical and optics design capabilities.
• In-depth theoretical and practical knowledge of hybrid microelectronic assembly processes.
• Ability to lead coordinates, inspire enthusiasm, and provide a sense of urgency and motivation to a high level engineering team.
• Ability to make expeditious decisions.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to present to all levels of the organization.
• Self-starter and creative thinker with the ability to handle multiple projects, understanding key priorities and managing to deliverable dates.

Education and Experience:

• Demonstrated track record in successfully designing and building optoelectronic devices, modules and subsystems.
• Prior successful experience in leading technical projects and multidisciplinary design teams.
• Experience in managing government funded programs highly desirable.
• A minimum of 8 years relevant industrial work experience.
• Master’s Degree in electrical engineering, physics, or equivalent fields or commensurate additional work experience.

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