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Director of Engineering

Company: Stalker Radar
Location: Richardson
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Director of Engineering - Job Overview:

The Director of Engineering at Applied Concepts is responsible for the planning and implementation of the product development process for the creation of electronic products using RADAR, LIDAR and traffic calming technologies. This includes managing the resources, budgets, and equipment needed, defining goals, and setting priorities, ensuring the methods used are adequate for the goals of the development objectives. The Director of Engineering works with top management, marketing, and sales to translate market needs to product objectives. The position requires knowledge of working with the manufacturing of electronic products and the ability to work directly with manufacturing organizations in the resolution of manufacturing issues. The job also requires implementing a process of continuous improvement of the development process to maintain a competitive organization.

Note: We will be particularly interested if you have a very diverse work background (multiple disciplines or multiple technologies), have a small company background and are used to wearing a lot different hats, are a people person and can succeed working through others, and enjoy taking products from concept to customer satisfaction.

Director of Engineering - How You'll Make a Difference:

  • Develop and implement policies, standards, and procedures for the engineering and technical work performed in the organization.
  • Provide technical guidance to engineering teams and top management, driving action throughout the organization to get products to market.
  • Maintain good relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Hire, develop, coach, and dismiss staff as needed.
  • Monitor reliability and performance of all internal systems and equipment to suggest improvements, updating relevant policies as needed.
  • Recommend the nature and scope of present and future product lines by reviewing product specifications and requirements, appraising new product ideas and/or product or packaging changes.
  • Work with external third parties to assess partnerships and licensing opportunities.
  • Collect, manage, and maintain traceability of requirements from all stakeholders across product releases.
  • Present budgets and plans; define and implement ways to improve cost-efficiency.
  • Write high-level requirements and design strategies for future development projects based on the company's overall objectives and resources.
  • Deliberate with management, production, and marketing staff on the possible requirements and procedures for a project.

    Director of Engineering - What You'll Need to Succeed:

    • Proven ability to manage cross-functional teams involving aspects of electronics design, mechanical engineering, or software development.
    • Strong motivational skills and negotiation skills, especially when it comes to leading a team.
    • Proven ability to create and manage processes along with a good understanding of agile methodologies.
    • Leadership abilities with a strategic mindset.
    • Excellent project management skills, including managing budgets and resources.
    • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or another technical field, with 8+ years of experience in the field of engineering.
    • 3+ years of experience successfully managing people.

      Who We Are

      Applied Concepts is a 46-year-old, 200-person privately owned company, located in Richardson, Texas. Founded in 1977 by an electrical engineer, we have a long history of profitable, organic growth. Our company remains entrepreneurial at heart, constantly re-inventing ourselves with new products and new markets, but still balanced with business prudence. We manufacture our own products, in our own facilities. Integrating our product development with our own manufacturing resources is a key part of our business culture, keeping us nimble and able to provide high quality products.

      What We Do

      We focus on designing, manufacturing, and selling products that promote public safety. We are the number one supplier of speed enforcement products to law enforcement in the United States. Our employees take pride in the quality of our products and the service we provide in keeping our streets and neighborhoods safe. We offer a variety of engineering challenges, from microwave to high-speed lasers, to image capturing and processing, and LED speed calming devices.
      We are looking for full-time employees. U.S. Citizenship or U.S. Permanent Resident (Green Card) only. Sorry, NO Sponsorship for U.S. VISAS (no H-1B, etc.). Only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Keywords: Stalker Radar, Richardson , Director of Engineering, Executive , Richardson, Texas

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