Technical Lead

Job Description (What this job is)

As a Technical Lead, you will be collaborating and managing an energetic and motivated, multi-disciplinary team to develop reliable robotic and automation systems for a wide range of real-world commercial products and R&D applications. You will serve as interpreter of many languages: translating technical details to customers and expressing the customers’ needs to your technical team. You will provide the technical guidance needed to move a project from the concept phase, through prototype development, and into production.

This requires a unique skill set involving systems engineering, risk and requirements management, in coordination with customer facing program management skills. The Technical Lead has the responsibility to move from planning and management to hands-on technical development. You will oversee the entire program and uncover and mitigate the obstacles needed to achieve your project’s goal. You must proactively search for potential technical, logistical and communication issues before they arise and possess an arsenal of proven methodologies for mitigating each in a time-effective manner, especially with regard to supply chain issues and order fulfillment.

Application Process (How you’ll get here)

Technical Lead

Roles and Responsibilities (What you’ll do)

  • Effectively manage 4 to 6 electrical, mechanical, and software engineers in accomplishing technical, schedule and budgetary goals
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other internal departments such as purchasing, manufacturing, and quality
  • Achieve organizational alignment with the customer’s needs and adapt the project management style appropriately by guiding your team through technical trades and decisions based on performance impacts, technical risks, and cost implications
  • Create program plans that are viable and executable by dealing with multiple requirements (technical, schedule, staffing, budgetary, etc.) from a variety of sources (customer, business, team, etc.)

Qualifications (What we’re looking for)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering
  • A builder/maker that has excelled in a technical discipline, and is now looking to lead larger teams through the challenges of product development in the nascent world of robotics and autonomy
  • A leader with a strong sense of personal accountability and initiative who thrives in an independent environment where they are expected to be the decision making authority
  • Has technical skills relevant enough to the CRL product mix to anticipate risks, think critically about the technical path the team is on, and challenge and redirect as necessary
  • Experience defining/refining product requirements based on high level customer needs or operational concepts
  • Experience with the full product lifecycle (research, development, launch, manufacturing, and sustainment) in an organization whose business model is driven by the recurring sales of products
  • Exceptional written and presentation skills required to communicate to customers and team-mates, as well as bid for and negotiate contracts

Preferred but not required Qualifications (How you’ll stand out)

  • 5+ years experience as a technical individual contributor
  • 2+ years experience in a technical project management role
  • Experience managing contractual agreements such as non-disclosure agreements, intellectual property, statements of work, and quotes for both non-recurring engineering and recurring product pricing.
  • Understanding of different and overlapping regulations and legal requirements
  • Experience in defense-related government contracting
  • System level requirements development, decomposition and validation
  • Risk management including risk identification, analysis, and development of a risk response strategy
  • Knowledge of the procurement process for technical engineering efforts from R&D to production, this may encompass custom and COTS products
  • Experience with reliability testing and failure analysis: HALT, HASS, MTBF Analysis
  • System test plan and test report development and test execution including: FAT, FQT, ESS which may include Random Vibration, Sine Vibration, and EMI/EMC testing

Selected Benefits (What you’ll get)

  • Relocation Assistance
  • High-quality health/dental/vision insurance with a flexible spending plan or HAS
  • Flexible schedule
  • Premium pay (with additional compensation if you have to work 50 hours in a given week)
  • 401k plan with employer match
  • Free on-site parking
  • Healthy lunch options provided during the work week
  • Paid time off to compensate for company travel and enhance your personal life
  • Parental leave of three weeks full pay for an employee

Carnegie Robotics LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes applications from all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable laws and Carnegie Robotics’ employment policies.