Associate Engineering Director

New York

We are searching for a user centered Engineering leader to be involved in all stages of the product development process from research to design for manuacturing. 
 
Our engineering team is a diverse group of individuals with experience, skills, and talents that vary from the special effects industry to smart home products. We partner closely with design and strategy to test, prototype, and execute the engineering details for our clients across home, health, and mobility projects. The products we work on enhance the lives of people every day and in markets around the world – whether from startups to global brands. A primary focus of the engineering team is to discover and prove out opportunities for innovation early in the design process and to work collaboratively on solving the resulting technical challenges.
 
We look for people that have the ability to strip away complex concepts and create elegant, simple solutions, which combine design and engineering to benefit the user.
Responsibilities:  
  • Reframe technical challenges and inspire rest of team
  • Provide engineering expertise in BD situations (planning and scoping projects, presenting and storytelling in pitches, outreach, etc.)
  • Lead engineering focused client projects and client communication including brainstorms 
  • Generate various concepts to solve technical problems finding inspiration to solve problems in new ways by mining what already exists
  • With a hands on approach, foster a culture of prototyping and tinkering using mock-ups, 3D prints, or hacks to tell a story
  • Ensure the technical and design deliverables are meeting the strategic client goals
  • Lead engineering implementation that can deliver production-ready CAD when required
  • Clearly communicate technical requirements and adapts with clients and vendors at the appropriate level with appropriate tools
  • Analyze and test which quantifies problems and designs experiments to seek out root causes
  • Manage a small team of design engineers
 
 Naturally you’ll have:
  • 8+ years mechanical engineering experience having launched 2+ products to market
  • Experience working in a consultancy environment and meeting external client expectations on time/budget
  • Provided engineering leadership in Business Development situations
  • Passion for and knowledge on emerging technologies
  • Comfort with parametric 3DCAD software (we use ProE / Creo and Solidworks – with surfacing experience)
  • Ability to oversee DFM and DFA for especially in the arena of plastic molded parts and assemblies
  • Mentored junior members of the team
  • Category experience in Medical products (navigation FDA regulations) and/or high volume CPG would be a plus! 
  • Experience working with Contract Manufacturers (ideally asian) bringing new products to market (CE, IoT, etc products) – process, scoping, relationships, etc. a bonus! 

Please note, although we are remote through year-end, the role is based in NYC and will need to be local in 2022. 

We are committed to creating an inclusive culture and are proud to be an equal opportunity employerAt this time, we are unable to sponsor for this position.