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Technical Project Leader Electronics

Company: Rain Bird
Location: San Diego
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

The Sr. Technical Lead Engineer oversees the initiation, planning, implementation, and tracking of technical aspects on multiple design/development projects. These electronics projects will mainly be new product development, but may also include cost reduction or quality enhancements. The candidate is highly self-motivated, will possess a strong knowledge of electronics and microprocessor technologies and be able to work with marketing to help identify the most appropriate technical approaches and technologies, drive early conceptual designs and prototypes, and ensure solutions will fit within company goals and guidelines. He/she has sufficient business acumen to understand the importance of BOM costs and design/development costs. Day-to-day activities includes guiding the technical architecture of new product designs, selecting and driving appropriate technical solutions, managing a project design team, ensuring the design team is making solid engineering decisions, helping to select and manage external design companies, project planning, monitoring progress, developing and tracking budgets, controlling expenses, facilitating team meetings, reviewing design work, mentoring other engineers, etc. Responsibilities

  • Deliver expected results associated with assigned design and development projects
  • Be proficient in driving new robust product designs using electronics and embedded firmware
  • Skilled at identifying and recommending viable technical approaches to solve new product needs
  • Collaborate with employees in multiple Rain Bird Design & Manufacturing facilities in US and Mexico
  • Prepare RFQ (Request For Quotation) and work with external vendors on SOW (Statement of Work) documents
  • Participate heavily in all phases of product conceptualization, justification, requirements definition, development, implementation, and launch
  • Lead multi-discipline project teams to complete projects on-time and on-budget
  • Set team priorities, develop work schedules, and regularly assess progress
  • Anticipate and solve technical problems by identifying and assessing risks, identifying possible solutions, and driving appropriate mitigation and corrective actions
  • Provide progress reports and recommendations to stakeholders
  • Coordinate with Quality Assurance to develop appropriate documentation Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    • S. in Electrical, Electronic or Computer Engineering or other related technical degree
    • Experience in developing electronic products for robust applications and high production volumes
    • Exceptional knowledge of electronic design and embedded firmware development processes
    • Experience with 8-bit and 32-bit microprocessors, analog, and digital circuitry and power supplies
    • Strong interpersonal, influencing and leadership skills
    • Evidence of innovative and creative thinking used to create effective solutions to both engineering and customer problems
    • Excellent technical, conceptual, and budgeting skills
    • Excellent English communication (verbal and written)
    • Five years of team supervisory experience in an engineering related environment
    • Track record of achieving results individually and through team leadership
    • Prior experience with Design for Manufacturability and Design for Testability
    • Experience with regulatory certification processes
    • High energy and an enthusiastic attitude, desire for continued learning, and a willingness to take on difficult challenges in a variety of disciplines DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
      • Experience in the irrigation industry
      • Knowledge/experience with IoT products Rain Bird is an Equal Opportunity Employer.--

Keywords: Rain Bird, San Diego , Technical Project Leader Electronics, IT / Software / Systems , San Diego, California

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