Director of Hardware Engineering

Santa Barbara, CA
Full Time
Senior Manager/Supervisor

ABOUT US

True Digital Surgery is a World Leader in Computer-Guided Microsurgery. We combine 3D visualization and guidance software applications focused on improving accuracy, efficiency and outcomes for surgeons and patients. Our medical imaging and guidance system employs advanced real-time 3D graphic capabilities and proprietary software that is sold to surgeons and hospitals all over the world.

 

SUMMARY

Leads a team comprised of mechanical, electrical, optical and system engineers to deliver robust, high performance whole product solutions. A proven leader and mentor that has the ability to clarify difficult technical topics and provide clear goals for the team. This person will motivate the team to create the next generation of imaging, navigation, robotic and display technology. The position requires self-motivation and the ability to operate with minimal guidance to coordinate interactions with the various contributors and stakeholders that surround technically complex designs. An intuitive feel for mechanical and optical systems is required as is an ability to communicate effectively with electrical, software, and researchers. Candidates must have a track record of creativity in generating solutions combined with an appreciation of the practical realities of manufacturing and real-life use cases.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Cultivate a milestone-driven culture, in which consistent innovation, quality and progress are expected. 
  • Critical thinking and problem solving through leadership and hands-on management.
  • Assess and critique all aspects of concepts to design, performance and manufacturability.
  • Develop and manage product roadmaps, getting internal consensus and incorporating feedback from within the organization and external to the organization.
  • Manage the team to product solutions that meet the defined market requirements, are easy to produce and have high reliability.
  • Manage engineering documentation system and design transfer to production and/or service.
  • Solid ability to level and plan resources in a fast pace and dynamic product management environment to optimize product and technology development.
  • Simultaneously manage multiple internal and external initiatives/projects and deliver outstanding results.
  • Experienced in medical device or other FDA controlled environment, including IEC 60601.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Education/Experience

Typically requires a minimum of 15 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 12 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD with 8 years experience; or equivalent experience.

 

Language

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

 

Additional Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook or equivalent. 

 

The following software knowledge is also required:

Expertise in medical imaging and scientific imaging technologies

Experience with optical concepts, optical design and camera technology

Experience with measurement automation

Working knowledge of Scrum or other Agile development methodologies

Broad knowledge of engineering concepts (EE, ME, SW, data analysis, modeling)

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include color, distance and close vision.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to work near moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Benefits:

We value our employees’ time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive compensation and an extensive benefits package including paid time off, medical, dental and vision benefits and future growth opportunities within the company. Plus, we work to maintain the best possible environment

To Apply:

To respond to this opportunity, please apply through this ad.

For more information about us, please visit www.truedigitalsurgery.com

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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