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Vice President of Engineering
Location/City:  South Bay
Job Summary

Reporting to the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, this senior leadership team position with input into the company's strategy and growth will:

Partner with CEO on the long-term technology roadmap
Create and lead design efforts, tactics and strategies that impact costs. Drive costs out of products through innovative designs
Establish and maintain internal design reviews and guidelines for product development and engineering designs
Develop and analyze all elements related to the Document Control Process. Design and implement process changes that address all process opportunities (e.g., CDR’s; PDR’s standardization of drawings, etc.)
Establish goals, objectives, performance metrics and initiatives of the product engineering department to meet corporate objectives
Ensure engineering projects, initiatives and processes are in conformance with the organizations established policies and objectives
Closely interacts with Sales, Research and Development, Operations and Finance to ensure manufacturability of designs
Coordinates activities with product engineering counterpart in Empower RF Systems Korean subsidiary and New York based Regional Design Center to ensure unified global product line design strategy and activities
Primary customer interface with respect to product engineering activities associated with support of Sales, Research and Development and Operations

Essential Functions

An experienced engineer with hands-on RF/Microwave product design, development, documentation and project management with expertise in RF Microwave High Power Amplifiers and Modules
Guide and take ownership of respective engineering tasks
Provide support and mentoring with the continued growth of a highly skilled engineering staff
Plan and allocate appropriate engineering resources for projects and provide scheduling, man-power, asset allocation, budgets and estimates to complete [ETC’s]
Drive results through inspired leadership and accountability with a focused and disciplined approach to product development consistent with best practices in the company and the industry
Interface and communicate with customers to solidify a “team” relationship along with resolving technical and programmatic issues
Empower team members to achieve their best through collaboration and achievement of common goals
Establish best in class product engineering processes including documentation control, change order control and stage gate development
Manage day-to-day work, as well as long-term planning of the product engineering function into a productive, cohesive unit
Establish design controls for ISO
Deliver manufacturable designs to agreed specifications within time and budget constraints
Fostering of innovative solutions that meet/exceed customer needs
Ability to work in a dynamic and rapid growth environment and to attract and retain top talent
Other tasks as reasonably requested by the CEO and COO


“Player/Coach” management approach, entrepreneurial spirit
Proven ability to act as a change agent in a dynamic, fluid environment
Minimum BS; MS strongly preferred in either EE or ME
10 plus years experience leading and directing product engineering staff, project and program management
5+ years of hands on experience in the design and manufacture of complex products utilizing RF/Microwave technology
Demonstrated expertise in a variety of engineering concepts and practices which include, strong design engineering experience as well as a good understanding of microwave/RF electrical requirements
Demonstrated success record in the deployment of high quality, cost effective military and commercial products to the market through an innovative, schedule driven development process
Demonstrated skills and success in cross functional program management and in managing simultaneous projects of varying complexities on time and on budget
Record of achieving objectives; successful project completion, within budget and time frame
Development reference to product roadmap: demonstrated peripheral vision; designing for specific needs, but with wider applications in mind
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, Korean language fluency preferred