Engineering R&D Director with a background in a Software Electronics environment required for global role with market-leading multinational. The Director of R&D will be responsible for defining and leading the engineering strategy, executing on the product delivery for the International business, identifying and interpreting trends in technology, leveraging the re-use and platform strategy & leading a Regional Engineering team. 


  • Minimum BSEE
  • 10+ years industry engineering experience
  • Track record of leading geographically distributed teams able to deliver system solutions
  • Knowledge / experience of (cloud) software engineering
  • Competent in electronic hardware and software architectural design
  • Knowledge / understanding of the Agile process, specifically the scrum process and experience in leading Agile teams
  • Demonstrated team building and leadership skills
  • Must be key driver contributing to the products roadmap and willing to take innovative product risk while balancing the road map for on time deliverables
  • Ability to present project status and justification to executive management
  • Manage diverse, simultaneous projects of varying complexities
  • Strong relationship management, strategy development, project management, problem solving and change management skills
  • Professional and positive approach, self-motivated, strong in building relationships, team player, dynamic, creative with the ability to work on own initiative
  • Exposure to business theory, business process development, governance processes, management, budgeting, and administrative operations


  • Recruit and build teams with both technical depth and management leadership to support the business objectives
  • Oversee the design and delivery of innovative solutions to meet customer requirements, keeping manufacturability aspects in mind
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to management
  • Build relationships, motivate and develop technical staff to increase the Organizations technical capabilities
  • Set department Engineering organization goals, align and lead resources to deliver products and solutions on time, on budget in accordance with International business plan and strategy
  • Manage R&D budgets for the Business unit to meet agreed targets
  • Ensure sustaining activities for the installed product is supported to meet customer and business service level agreement
  • Support the integration of new R&D teams entering from acquisitions
  • Drive, re-use and economies of scale for products, technologies and platforms
  • Formulates long term objectives and standards of performance for International  Engineering teams
  • Partner with International Management Team stakeholders to understand and plan for future product release requirements
  • Prioritize changing demands, multi-task, and meet aggressive timelines in a dynamic environment
  • Provide leadership, maintain visibility and accessibility, build relationships and promote communication across the Engineering teams
  • Ensures that the product development process and safe way of working is adopted and adhered to across the Engineering teams and the organization
  • Responsible for the design, management and implementation of the system architecture
  • Ensures execution and quality of Engineering output is high by measuring and maintaining clearly agreed KPI’s
  • Develop / improve tools, systems and processes to increase organizational efficiency
  • Keep up to date with industry trends, ensuring the company maintains and expands its technology leadership position

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