Senior Director, Engineering (Business Unit) @ Teledyne RD Instruments - 14020 Stowe Dr, Poway, CA 92064

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a year ago

Senior Director, Engineering (Business Unit)

Teledyne RD Instruments - 14020 Stowe Dr, Poway, CA 92064

Company Overview Teledyne Marine is a group of leading-edge subsea technology companies that are part of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated. We have evolved into an industry powerhouse, bringing Imaging, Instruments, Interconnect, Seismic, and Vehicle technology together to provide total solutions to our customers. With about 71% of the Earth’s surface covered in water, a majority of it unmapped, unobserved and undiscovered, the opportunity to be a part of this new exploration is very exciting. Challenges with temperature extremes, zero visibility and pressures that can crush titanium can make investigation in the ocean depths even more difficult than travel through space. Position Summary and Responsibilities The Teledyne RD Instruments Engineering Team participates in this path to discovery in their work on the development of state-of-the-art marine sensors, instruments and vehicles that operate in these environments, tackling applications from deep water observatories through to manned and unmanned vehicles that travel the world’s oceans. The Senior Director of Engineering for Teledyne RD Instruments plans and directs the product development and sustaining engineering activities of the business unit by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate managers. Leads a team of 24 engineers in our Poway location in the development and manufacturing of acoustic doppler instruments. The priorities of this position include strategic planning, product design and development, quality assurance, staff development and problem resolution. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Responsible for product development, including catalog product / software, custom solutions, externally funded NRE program deliverables, and sustaining engineering. Develop and deliver new products and support existing production per business unit plan to meet established key results for New Product Introduction (NPI) revenue, profitability, and customer satisfaction metrics. Proactively collaborate with business unit executive team to formulate long-term business strategy, road map, and detailed plans for products and technology. Provide periodic corporate level reports on new product development / introduction, R&D expense allocation, R&D tax credit assessment. Establish, refine, and continuously improve formal engineering development processes, procedures, and metrics to meet business unit objectives. Demonstrate continuous quality and development execution improvement on a year over year basis. Provide direction, support and engineering department personnel in cross-functional support of / collaboration with sales, operations and customer support to ensure current production products meet delivery commitments, performance, and measured quality objectives. Establish and manage detailed department and project budgets in collaboration with the engineering management team. Manage budget to plan while delivering on established annual business unit key results objectives for NPI Revenue, Profitability, Customer Satisfaction. Builds, develops and manages an engineering team capable of carrying out the needed engineering initiatives. Develops and implements methods and procedures for monitoring projects, such as preparation of records of expenditures and findings, progress reports, and staff conferences, in order to inform senior management of current status of each project. Establishes operational objectives and directs subordinates to achieve assignments by providing leadership, assigning tasks and checking work at appropriate intervals to determine status of assigned projects and ensure goals are met within organization goals of budget, time requirements and high level of quality. Identifies obstacles to achieving business goals and provides solutions or seeks out appropriate assistance. Determines allocation of resources and equipment. Interacts with subordinate supervisors, outside customers, and functional peer groups at various management levels. Interaction normally requires the ability to inspire and gain cooperation of others, to conduct or aid other in conducting presentations or to exchange information. Daily availability to include evenings and weekends when necessary to reach goals and deadlines. Qualifications Bachelor's degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineer, Computer Science, Physics or related technical field and at least 15 years of directly related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Advanced degree is desirable. Demonstrated success driving engineering projects to completion on time and on budget. Demonstrated experience and proven track record in recruiting, hiring, and retaining top engineering talent at all experience levels. Proven track record of delivering complex, high reliability product to competitive markets via a well-structured project management process with very high delivered / measured quality. Knowledge of the methodology and associated phases, activities and deliverables for the design of new products and the enhancement of existing products; ability to apply the methodology in diverse scenarios. Hands on product development experience in digital signal processing, analog electrical design, digital electrical design, ruggedized mechanical design and/or embedded software design. Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills. Strong interpersonal skills to lead and collaborate across teams. Expertise in acoustic Doppler / SONAR technology and products preferred. Expertise with acoustic transducer technology, materials, and manufacturing processes preferred. Teledyne is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,color,religion,religious creed,gender,sexual orientation,gender identity,gender expression,transgender,pregnancy,marital status,national origin,ancestry,citizenship status,age,disability,protected Veteran Status,genetics or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal,state,or local law. If you need assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment,please email [email protected] or call (855)479-1480. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will receive a response.

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