Eindhoven, the Netherlands
We are looking for an experienced Engineering Director to strengthen our Eindhoven-based team. The Engineering Director will have the final responsibility for the technical aspects an engineering product portfolio, i.e. the preparation of technical plans, all engineering activities and the overall technical progress. You will be managing both a team, which consists of 4-5 direct reports and of 10-30 indirect reports, as the technical content.
The ideal candidate has a strong background in Engineering (5-15 years) and broad knowledge of and experience in engineering methods. A MSc or higher is required for this position. Experience in the photonics field is a big plus. You are the strong and confident type and you are not afraid to enter into negotiations with stakeholders at all levels
EFFECT Photonics is a leading developer of high speed optical transceivers for communication networks based on Photonic Integrated technology. Our teams are made up of enthusiastic and energetic employees who all share a passion for developing and creating interesting products that will carry the internet of the future. The combination of the international character of the teams and the high-level of education make EFFECT an interesting working environment.
As Engineering Director at EFFECT, you will be responsible for:
- providing guidance and direction, specifically to the Chip Design team, the Test & Measurement team and the Packaging team.
- the overall communication to various stakeholders
- defending technical progress both internally (i.e. MT) and externally (i.e. Customers)
- managing resources in accordance with the other engineering director(s)
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
We are looking for an Engineering Director with excellent decision-making, analytical and creative skills. In the past you have shown the ability to take responsibility for large teams. You are not afraid to take on new skills and you are curious by nature.
It is important that you have first-rate documentation skills. You are familiar with engineering methodologies, for example with the V-model. Management training and project management training are not required but would be a plus.
To be able to communicate and work effectively, you need to possess general knowledge of engineering. This function requires you to communicate with people outside the organisation. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English are therefore of significant importance. Finally, you must be willing and open to travel – both domestic and international – up to 10% of the time.
What do we have to offer?
- Working in an exciting entrepreneurial environment;
- Working on state of the art technology;
- Being part of a very enthusiastic and highly skilled team;
- Develop your own skills and contribute to a company that is in full development;
- Stock Appreciation Rights (SAR stock program);
- Relocation assistance.
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