Our client is seeking a Vice President of Engineering. This position reports directly to the President, and operates out of their Southern New Hampshire Engineering and Manufacturing facilities.
The centerpiece of this patented system is a novel radar technology that will support both civilian and military applications. While expert knowledge in radar is not essential, experience working with sensors is considered a plus. This initiative will have International impact and the founding team has laid a solid foundation of collaborative relationships to leverage the successful launch of this technology.
The VP of Engineering will lead this development team from its current R & D phase to the commercialization of their innovative patented technology. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated technology development experience in a start-up environment, from concept to manufacturing, with a successful track record managing complex projects involving significant software and hardware components. Candidate must deploy effective engineering management systems that keep projects and commitments on track and within budget.
He or she will be responsible for leading a highly technical, multidisciplinary team, with a schedule-driven, but human touch. We are looking for someone who excels at motivating individuals and promoting a culture of teamwork within and across teams. While this is an Executive role, it is important that candidates have a passion and curiosity for technology, and thrives in the challenge of a creative start-up environment.
He or she must have experience in both the commercial and defense sectors. The candidate needs to be able to navigate the defense landscape. In addition to the initial applications, this radar technology has strong potential to be applicable in a variety of adjacent markets, including military settings. Also, many of their sub-contractors work exclusively in defense, so familiarity with government as client is a must.
BSEE required, MSEE preferred, PhD ideal – other disciplines will be considered
Mix of commercial start-up and defense background at the Manager or Executive level
Experience in commercial technology innovation a must
Experience with radar or sensors is ideal
Successful track record managing complex projects with significant software and hardware components
Track record of deploying effective engineering management systems resulting in projects and commitments remaining on track and within budget
Exceptional communication, presentation, and people skills
Small company/start-up preferred
Experience working through regulatory issues with federal agencies is preferred
Competitive, commensurate with experience, benefits.
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