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Director, R&D Hardware Development

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Director, R&D Hardware Development

Time type: full time

Posted on: July 01, 2024

Job requisition id: R3664

What we need 

We are looking for a Director, R&D Hardware Development to join our Hardware R&D team. Your job will be to drive new product development relentlessly and successfully from proof of concept through to release for mass manufacturing for our next generation of automation products and technologies. You have the mindset that anything is possible and possess the willingness to do whatever it takes to succeed. 

What we do 

The Hardware R&D team is comprised of leaders in warehouse robotics, innovating within a rigorous R&D context. Our mission is to develop state-of-the-art robotic solutions that revolutionize efficiency and functionality in warehouse operations. 

What you’ll do 

  • Lead the ideation, analysis, prototyping, detailed design and validation of new robotic concepts and how they integrate within the larger Symbotic ecosystem 

  • Lead a team of talented hardware engineers in the design and development of innovative industrial automation solutions 

  • Provide hands on technical expertise from concept development through to production sign-off, identifying, prioritizing and driving solutions to problems quickly and efficiently

  • A ‘champion’ of the concepts released to manufacturing – Ensure through cross functional peers to drive specification, efficiencies, accountabilities, and that transfers to manufacturing are eventually successful

  • Build, retain, and manage an exceptional team - Provide training and mentorship to less experienced engineers

  • Work in close partnership with our strategic partner teams to ensure flawless design and execution 

  • Be an enterprise-level problem solver having a can-do, outcome-oriented mindset (that the impossible can be achieved)  

What you’ll need 

  • MS in, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Robotics, or Mechatronics  

  • 12+ years of related experience in automation products and technologies with 5+ years in a leadership position 

  • Willingness to fail quickly and fail often to succeed sooner when exploring solutions 

  • Respect and understanding of all related disciplines; including Controls, Software, Design Engineering, Systems, Electronics, Quality and Manufacturing  

  • Experience in a highly integrated electro-mechanical systems, mechatronics, or robotics product development team  

  • Experience in Medium to High Volume product design and execution (30,000 units per year and up) 

  • Open to pursuing multiple paths to get to the best solution and not being too proud of your own ideas to listen to others 

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