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Director/Sr. Director, Development and Engineering

Company: Bruker Corporation
Location: San Jose
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

Overview:

As one of the world's leading analytical instrumentation companies, Bruker covers a broad spectrum of advanced solutions in all fields of research and development. All our systems and instruments are designed to insure the quality and safety of our customer's products, accelerate time-to-market and support industries in successfully enhancing people's lives. We've been driving innovation in analytical instrumentation for 50 years now. Today, worldwide more than 6,500 employees are working on this permanent challenge, at over 70 locations on all continents.

Bruker's Tribology, Stylus and Optical Metrology (TSOM) Business Unit, headquartered in San Jose, California, is the industry leader in multi-function Tribology test systems, Stylus Profilers, 3D Optical Microscopes and nano-scale resolution Optical Metrology systems with staff in Asia, Europe and the United States. We have an expansive customer portfolio and serve industries ranging from Polymers & Plastics, Industrial Coatings, Precision Machining, Medical Devices, Automotive & Aerospace, and Semiconductors & Microelectronics.

Responsibilities

The Sr./Director of Tribology, Stylus and Optical Metrology (TSOM) will lead a multi-discipline engineering organization that includes systems engineering, technology development, software, electrical, mechanical and product verification & test engineering groups. The Sr./Director is ultimately responsible for all product development and sustaining engineering efforts for the TSOM's broad range of products. Direct reports include group managers, project managers and individual contributors across multiple Bruker work-sites.

Reporting to the VP/GM of the TSOM Business Unit, the Sr./Director of Engineering will be a key, collaborative member of the BU's leadership team in a fast paced, dynamic business environment focused on growth. The Sr. Director will work closely with Product Marketing, Application Development, Manufacturing, Customer Support and Finance to develop and execute our multi-year strategy and product roadmap.

Core Functions

* Drive new product development and efficient release to manufacturing by providing strong leadership of our disciplined product life cycle management process. Assess and critique all aspects of concepts of design, performance and manufacturability. * Create and manage innovative product roadmaps which anticipate market needs and drive our technology and IP development strategy to deliver compelling, highly differentiated solutions for our customers. * Prioritize and drive sustaining engineering activities including strategically targeted, customer-specific engineering projects, continuous product cost reduction, quality improvement and customer support. * Attract top talent to build and lead a world-class, high-performance multi-site engineering team and drive our internal and outsourced resources to achieve our operational and market growth goals. * Develop and manage department resource plans and project level budgets * Collaborate and actively contribute to cross functional business improvement efforts in support for Bruker's strategic initiatives * Provide technical executive representation of the business to senior management, customers, business partners and technical collaborators. * Establish engineering policies, procedures in support of BU objectives.

Demonstrated Skills and Capabilities

* Technical leadership experience in the development of market leading scientific instrument and/or test equipment products which are manufacturable and serviceable. Hands-on and management experience in product development including the software, electronics, materials, mechanical, optics and systems architecture disciplines. * Demonstrated experience and skills leading formalized new product development, project management, resource estimation, budgeting, and resource leveling processes. * Capability to balance priorities and simultaneously manage multiple internal and external initiatives/projects and deliver outstanding results. * Strong customer focus with bias toward action, excellent critical thinking and rigorous problem-solving skills. * Exceptional listening, teamwork and communication skills with demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with employees and executives at all levels of the corporation. * Holds team and himself/herself accountable, demonstrate enthusiasm and can-do attitude. Is practical, "street smart" and wants to win. * Experienced with customer interaction and development of commercial products in moderate volumes and to leverage prior common platforms and designs. * Proven ability to recruit, inspire, coach and train high performance technical talent within a multi-site, international business and ability to optimize internal vs. outsourced resources. * Desire to travel - both domestic and international

Qualifications

* Masters or Ph.D degree preferred in one or more core engineering disciplines or in applied sciences such as physics, optics, material science or physical chemistry. * Experience of 10+ years of management of product development of an organization of at least 15+ members.

Bruker Corporation offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package including medical, dental, 401(k), paid vacation, holidays, and tuition assistance (as applicable).

Bruker is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.

Certain positions at Bruker require compliance with export control laws and as a result, all interviewed candidates for all positions will be screened pre-interview to determine their eligibility in light of export control restrictions.

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Keywords: Bruker Corporation, San Jose , Director/Sr. Director, Development and Engineering, Other , San Jose, California

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