VP, Hardware Engineering
Thalmic Labs - Kitchener, ON

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Company: Thalmic Labs
Office: Thalmic Labs HQ
Job Title: VP, Hardware Engineering
Job Type: Permanent, Full-time
Location: Kitchener, ON
Start Date: Immediately
Salary: $125,000.00 - $175,000.00 for 40 hours per week, other benefits, Medical Benefits, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Life Insurance Benefits, Long-term Disability Benefits

We’re a hardware company building exciting technologies that will shape the future of human-computer interaction. We were named the most innovative startup from this year’s Y-Combinator class by Business Insider, presold over 10,000 MYOs within 48 hours, and secured $14.5 million in Series A funding led by Spark Capital and Intel Capital. We pride ourselves on the culture we’ve cultivated – if you love to work hard and play hard, you’ll fit right in!

You’re an experienced electrical engineer with exceptional leadership skills. You’ve previously held senior roles developing successful consumer technologies and now you’re ready for the next challenge. As VP, Hardware Engineering at Thalmic, you will focus on the structuring and operation of the mechanical, embedded and electrical engineering development functions as a cohesive unit; conceptualizing and day-to-day management of simultaneous projects; delivering manufacturable designs to agreed specifications within time and budget constraints, and fostering innovative solutions to meet the needs of our consumers. If you’re a natural leader who wants to change the future of wearable tech, this may be the job for you!

What you’ll be doing:

  • Serve as a key member of the management team that sets the company’s strategic direction
  • Develop strategic planning for the direction and control of product development activities
  • Formulate long-term objectives and standards of performance for the hardware engineering department
  • Assure that department achieves objectives and project completion within budget and time frame
  • Be on top of current industry trends, ensuring that Thalmic establishes its technology leadership position
  • Motivate staff and provide technical direction and guidance, as well as hands-on project management, recognizing the role as that of both manager and support resource / mentor
  • Assure that product is designed for specific needs, but with wider applications in mind
  • Hire and direct staff of senior group members to acquire necessary resources to meet scheduled commitments
  • Ensure implementation and refinement as required of formal process to support the product development process
  • Ensure that product development is focused on meeting and exceeding the customer requirements

What you’ll need:

  • Minimum BSEE, 6-10+ years of electronics industry engineering experience
  • Demonstrated team building and leadership skills
  • “Out of the box thinker”. Must be key driver contributing to the products roadmap and willing to take innovative product risk while balancing the road map for on time deliverables
  • Competent in electronic hardware and embedded design
  • Manage diverse, simultaneous projects of varying complexities
  • Strong relationship management, strategy development, project management, problem solving and change management skills
  • Professional and positive approach, self-motivated, strong in building relationships, team player, dynamic, creative with the ability to work on own initiative.
  • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Related computer skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Schematic capture and layout

What would give you an advantage:

  • Previous experience in the Consumer Electronics Industry
  • Previous startup experience

Please apply online at https://www.thalmic.com/careers/
Thalmic Labs HQ is located at: 24 Charles St. W., Kitchener, ON N2G 1H2