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Senior Manager of Hardware Engineering (Med Device)

Crawford Thomas Recruiting

This is a Contract position in Boulder, CO posted September 10, 2021.

This is not a remote role, must live within the Greater Denver, CO area.

Role has capability of remote
– work from home days but is mostly in office full time starting in October.

The (Sr.) Manager of Hardware Engineering is a member of the company’s senior management team with Engineering responsibility for the Instruments and Data Solutions Divisions.

These Divisions will benefit greatly from installation of best-in-class development processes, robust screening of new technologies and products (whether develop internally or externally), strong leadership, and team development.

Leveraging a deep technical understanding while working closely with customers, Product Management, Operations, Quality, and Commercial teams, the (Sr.) The manager will invigorate the Divisions’ core product lines and will be responsible for developing and executing a roadmap to capitalize on product driven opportunities for organic and inorganic growth.

Focusing on results and managing through influence cross functionally while having direct ownership of Hardware Engineering, this leader will build the function into a corporate strength by renewing processes, systems, competencies, and expertise.

This role will be the key technical “evangelist” to help create a technical and product framework that bridges and applies technology to solve real business problems.

Through this insight and framework, the role will become a prime driver of strategy within a company with a strong strategic culture and drive to win.

Additionally, working with the GM, internal partners, and a small team, this individual will play an integral role in developing a company-wide “customer focused” continuous improvement culture.

Specifically, This Leader Will Implement best in class process for ideation, development, sustaining engineering and technical evaluation of externally related innovation opportunities Deliver product commitments on-time and on-budget while meeting product requirements Develop Engineering into a core strength of the organization by working closely with Software Engineering Sr.

Manager on organization design and talent development plans Manage existing 20-person Hardware Engineering organization and Balance new product innovation with the needs for sustaining our competitive position within currently served markets and the need to reduce corporate risk associated with uniquely designed components Essential Duties Core duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: Product Development Process Installation Within the first 90 days, work with team to transition active and future projects into our newly launched stage gate development process, including: training & coaching existing team in process usage.

Launch Daily Management to sustain process, and identify areas of improvement Own the execution of the product pipeline to meet development commitments for time, quality, costs, and performance/safety and ensure robust support through the commercialization phase Work in collaboration with product management team to scale and tailor product development and commercialization process Lead the design of a cross-functional forum to ensure coordination and buy-in Team Design And Development Build a culture of team/project accountability, transparency, collaboration, and technical excellence
– lead by example as a hands-on “player-coach” Define capability and development gaps within the new organization design and rigorously close those gaps through team development and team renewal Provide daily leadership to the Senior Managers, Managers, and entire team.

Proactively address resource, personnel, and technical issues (spanning electrical, mechanical, software, biochemistry, and systems) Model personal Lean Philosophy 5S behaviors in creating a continuously improving, clean, well-organized, and self-maintaining work environment.

Work closely with team members and others to motivate and improve 5S knowledge and implementation Follow a continuous improvement approach for team accountability for achieving high performance SQDC (Safety, Quality, Delivery, & Cost) targets through a visual work environment Comply with company ethics, code of conduct, policies, and best practices, with a commitment to safety in the workplace, valuing of diversity, and promotion of a harassment-free environment Education And/or Experience Extensive knowledge of stage gate development processes & experience introducing them to a new team / organization The successful candidate will be a broadly experienced and highly credible Engineering leader with experience in sophisticated life science tools, medical devices, technology, and/or healthcare solutions industries.

The successful candidate will have a strong track record with a mix of experience in world-class organizations and more entrepreneurial environments BA/BS in Engineering (MS helpful) and 5-10 years minimum leading successful Engineering teams with history as both a strong functional and product line owner Proven process-driven leadership within engineering function.

Leader who focuses on a continuous improvement environment, empowering mindset vs.

expert engineer Track record of delivering successful results/outcomes in all stages of the product life cycle across multiple product categories Developer of people capable of identifying individual strengths and motivations to place them, passion for individual coaching but capable of renewing a team as needed to maintain the highest standards of performance Experience in verification and validation requirements of ISO 13485 and 21 CFR 820 for a Class 2 Medical Device Ability to manage multiple and changing priorities in a fast-paced environment; ability to simplify complex technical information and communicate in a clear, concise, and compelling/persuasive manner Strength in problem-solving, applying hard data and qualitative insight to frame problems and develop novel solutions to business, technical and process issues Skills, Knowledge And Abilities Collaborative executive who aims for high performance and a high trajectory career path while prioritizing team success Entrepreneurial mindset that sees the opportunity and can identify and navigate the “skinny” path to success Relentlessly prioritizes the critical few vs.

the important many and balances hands-on and coaching approaches Possesses deep technical insight and delivers breakthrough ideas via understanding of technical trends balanced with deep customer empathy to apply the technologies to real world problems Comfortable with full transparency, strong process orientation, focuses on problems and learns from mistakes Strong mental horsepower and agility.

Demonstrated ability to excel in different business models and end markets simultaneously Able to synthesize diverse and unstructured information into a coherent plan A strong communicator able to lead through influence to gain buy-in within the company, partners, channels, and industry An executive who stretches goals, is a “team-first” leader and a strong people developer Strong leadership character able to empower teams while ensuring accountability, while leading via coaching