Engineering Manager
Plano, TX Engineering
Job Type

Position Title: Engineering Manager

Salary Classification: Exempt

Reports to: CTO

Supervises: Engineering team


The Engineering Manager will own execution of product design and development by overseeing and coordinating the daily operations of a skilled engineering team consisting of electronic, mechanical, firmware, and software design engineers, and will be capable of designing systems and bringing them to market in short timelines. The manager will provide leadership to this team and also contribute to the vision and direction through close collaboration with department heads to create and drive company objectives. 

This person must thrive in a small company environment where his/her decisions have immediate impact and can quickly change course. He/she must be detail-oriented and articulate expansive, yet attainable goals, and stay focused on achieving key metrics.

JOB DUTIES: Include but are not limited to the following:

  • Works with the VP of Engineering to establish and implement departmental goals, objectives, and operating procedures
  • Capable of high level architecture of embedded control system and IoT systems, and has the ability to decompose into tasks and project plans.
  • Oversees the daily workflow, assignments, and work schedules of engineering staff
  • Oversees the development process from initial design concepts to final production
  • Maintains knowledge of technology standards, industry trends, emerging technologies, and development of best practices
  • Provides provides technical guidance and support 

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Hires and manages an engineering staff
  • Creatively drive core values of integrity, people, service, quality, innovation and Engineering disciplines
  • Oversees the daily workflow, assignments, and work schedules of engineering staff
  • Oversee development process from initial design concepts to final production
  • Conducts performance evaluations that are timely and constructive.
  • Establishes an environment of mutual trust at all levels that encourages constructive exchanges of open ideas and synergistic teamwork
  • Build, develop, and mentor strong engineering staff as a core collaboration engine
  • Continually present clear strategic vision and goals based on where the company is now and where they should be in the future, so the company maintains its technological leadership position
  • Establish position as reconciler of complex challenges, and final decision authority not by word, but by action, and overall presence, sometimes getting hands on to help solve problems
  • Establish strong reputation of precisely following through on commitments and meeting goals/deadlines
  • Establish an environment that fosters healthy, and collaborative conflict that yields optimal results
  • Collaborate closely with CTO to establish and implement departmental goals, objectives, and operating procedures.
  • Intentionally build strong and fruitful relationships with partners, distributors, and customers
  • Ensure designs are properly and thoroughly documented to facilitate quick and easy assimilation of new engineering team members, and also to protect the Company’s IP.
  • Maintain knowledge of technology standards, industry trends, emerging technologies, and development of best practices.
  • Recommend new technologies that the Company should consider and participate in final decision making of which to implement/pursue
  • Partner closely with department heads to ensure the overall vision and design are aligned
  • Consistently bridge product development with marketing and sales goals
  • Work closely with customers, distributors and partners to assure understanding of market dynamics
  • Constantly look for opportunities to improve product features, costs, and profitability
  • Provide research and development leadership internally and education to customers
  • Drive approval process, and direction to ensure expedient product life cycles



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical/Electronic/Computer/Software Engineering or Computer Science from an accredited engineering program (tech schools or Engineering Technology degrees are not acceptable)
  • 2+ years Project Management / New Product Introduction a must, including development and management of Requirements, Gannt charts, and task/bug tracking tools; Product Management experience in high-tech products preferred
  • Recent hands-on design experience with embedded systems, including the use of RTOS, Bluetooth LE, TCP/IP, and embedded Linux (within last 5 years)
  • Extensive experience in communications applications/protocols, including wireless
  • Experience with Cloud-based management
  • Experience in connected car technology and/or power line communication technology is preferred but not required
  • 3+ years at a Manager Level managing a minimum of 5 technical and other product design-based staff
  • Must have minimum 3+ years as an Engineering R&D or Product Development Leader
  • Demonstrated success in managing the development and commercialization of high-tech products requiring mechanical, electrical, firmware and software integration

 Technical Experience & Skills:

  • 5+ year in managing small teams in embedded controls and IoT development
  • Experience in use and management of collaboration tools (e.g, Jira, Confluence)
  • 7+ years’ experience as an individual contributor in embedded software development and writing C and/or assembly code for microcontrollers
  • Strong understanding of computer architecture and embedded software development best practices, with significant experience in low level development and programming.
  • Real time development experience with and without an RTOS.
  • Working knowledge of C++.
  • Working knowledge of IoT principles and methods
  • Familiarity with various ARM architectures (e.g. Cortex M4, M7, etc.).
  • Familiarity with security basics (e.g. TrustZone, security certificates, etc.).
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to set and meet deadlines
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Results Driven
  • Software architecture and object-oriented design principles
  • Design for Testability (DFT) and Design for Manufacturing (DFT)

 Soft Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, organizational and follow-up skills.
  • Solid problem-solving skills. Highly technical, quickly grasping how things work. Presents technical concepts, ideas, and information in terms that both engineers and non-engineers can understand.
  • Motivated by continuous learning and development.
  • Functions well in a small company/startup environment. (High visibility, accountability and development velocity)
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and collaboratively with a cross functional team.
  • Disciplined engineering approach.
  • Differentiates value added activities from waste.
  • Demonstrates systems thinking.