Director of Engineering

Irvine, CA

About The Role:

This is a foundational role in building a world-class team and technology. We are looking for someone who is capable of building processes from scratch in a truly unique engineering and business climate. You will be a key voice in developing SUPER73’s strategic roadmap. You will navigate a complex environment of stakeholders, extract key insights, and drive product direction.

About You:

A self-starter who has great organization, prioritization, communication and decision-making skills. You are capable of growing, developing and managing an engineering organization. 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop a mechanical and electronic platform plan in support of our new product roadmap with consideration of external trends & competitive advances.
  • Provide sustaining engineering support for ongoing reliability testing, and enhancements to existing products and accessories.
  • Engage with Operations on material/components selection, manufacturing processes, regulatory compliance considerations, and document control.
  • Establish protocols to consolidate regional requirements to minimize product variations.
  • Define and deploy transformational technology capabilities.
  • Collaborate across the organization to own product engineering from ground up, delivering manufacturable designs that execute Super73’s design intent.
  • Maintain service levels and execute on continuous improvement of the existing systems while consistently ensuring quality deliverables.
  • Influence and implement change strategies that will improve end to end execution of technology projects to reduce cost, improve quality and gain efficiencies.
  • Accountability for all aspects of engineering practices not limited to scalability and performance.
  • Working with executive leadership to identify strategic engineering priorities, and delivering an aligned engineering roadmap.
  • Manage engineering external relationships including top-class vendors.
  • Provide technology vision and leadership and cultivate a culture of empowerment and accountability.
  • Communications management to ensure timely and appropriate generation, collection, dissemination, storage and disposition of KPI's.
  • Identifies risks and risk plans; manage and mitigate risks.
  • Metrics analysis: Identify, capture, analyze and improve key indicators of success, and leveraging these to improve speed to market.
  • Hiring and managing a very rapidly growing engineering organization.

Required Qualifications:

  • Accomplished engineering executive with 10+ years of experience
  • Entrepreneurial and comfortable in a fast-moving, results-driven environment that includes a background in both small and large organizations
  • Successful track record of transforming, defining and executing strategic and innovative initiatives which will have a major impact on company
  • 15+ years of exceptional technical experience across a variety of engineering areas, including: Hardware design and/or robotics, Electric power systems, Embedded hardware/software systems, Manufacturing and R&D.
  • Experience in the EV/Micro-mobility transportation industry is a strong plus.
  • Experience with development of complex products in safety-critical or regulated environment is a strong plus.
  • Strong understanding of current and emerging technologies. 
  • Written and oral communication skills including the ability to present ideas on both the technical and business sides and at the executive and staff levels.
  • Engaging personal style with strong interpersonal and collaboration skills.
  • Self-directed with the ability to make strategic, complex and difficult decisions.