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Hardware Engineering Manager

Brain Corp is a San Diego-based AI company that specializes in the development of self-driving technology. Our AI tech represents the next generation of artificial brains for robots - it enables machines to perceive, learn, and navigate complex environments, while avoiding people and obstacles. We partner with commercial equipment manufacturers, and global consumer electronics brands, to transform their products into self-driving robots.

We are looking for a Hardware Engineering Manager to lead a team solving complex robotics problems with innovative solutions.  As a core member of Brain Corporation, you will  work with our world-class team of engineers and developers to build the highest quality of robotics hardware engineering. This means leading our Mechanical, Electrical, and Hardware Test Engineers to provide coaching and direction and also to ensure they have the tools to succeed. Your contributions will be pivotal in advancing our mission: Safe and reliable robots everywhere.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Lead the Hardware Engineering Team  to achieve aggressive production, performance and engineering goals
  • Overall new and current product engineering responsibilities including hitting product metrics such as time to market, product cost, development expense, required feature set and reliability
  • Lead the product development teams from early prototype phase, through the design process, performance testing, customer qualification, and transfer into mass production
  • Daily team management to ensure project work is prioritized appropriately and remains on schedule
  • Guides the technical review of system design and documentation. Develops continuous improvement plan
  • Cross functional leadership in identifying and resolving issues
  • Coordinate HW and/or FW issue identification, failure analysis, and resolution
  • Analyze test results and field data for drive design improvements
  • Analyze, design and manufacturing test process changes via engineering validation procedures
  • Implement engineering best practices and processes
  • Grow, mentor, and inspire our world-class engineering team by owning all elements of the employee life cycle: hiring, onboarding, training, mentoring, performance management, career development and advancement

What you need

  • MS Mechatronics, Robotics or Electrical Engineering or relevant field
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in hardware solutions for robotics and automation or similar area
  • Ability to resolve complex issues in creative, efficient, and effective ways
  • Demonstrated ability to gain deep understanding of the business and end user needs quickly, and to proficiently translate needs into the correct technology solution
  • 7+ years of experience in hardware  design, validation, or failure analysis for robotics products
  • 5+ years of experience managing a medium to large hardware engineering team
  • Ability to work as a team leader across multiple projects in a results-driven environment
  • In-depth knowledge of product development throughout the product life cycle
  • Strong leadership skills, including proven abilities in development, leading change and conflict resolution as well as coaching, mentoring, and promoting high potential employees
  • Demonstrated success in leading engineering teams and product development execution within a high-tech company
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • High attention to detail and self-driven

Things that make a difference

  • Experience in autonomous vehicles or related industry is a benefit
  • Working knowledge of and experience with worldwide regulatory requirements for consumer products desired - e.g. UL, CE, FCC, etc. is a plus
  • Experience in hyper growth environments and being able to manage and direct multiple projects running in parallel

This position is located in our San Diego headquarters and reports to the Sr. Director of Engineering. This position will require travel (~5%).

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