SanFranRecruiter Since 2001
the smart solution for San Francisco jobs

Director of R&D

Company: Spin Electric Scooters
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: April 11, 2021

Job Description:

Spin is a fast-growing micromobility company committed to a world with clean air, liveable cities, safe streets, and widespread access to convenient, affordable transportation. If you're searching for a top-tier career where you can make a difference and dynamically collaborate within a creative, lively environment-Spin welcomes you! We're passionate about transportation and technology. The work we accomplish fulfills a sense of meaning and purpose, which goes beyond the traditional dimensions of a workplace. Our products and initiatives directly influence people's lives, which is proven by our customers' feedback. Founded in 2017, and now a subsidiary of Ford Motor Company, we have worked together with cities, campuses, community groups, and businesses to expand internationally. Even as we expand, we maintain the close feeling of a small business, with "fireside chats" chats led by our company's founders, weekly OKR pop-up videos, music-infused presentations at our All Hands meetings, and more. During this time of working remotely, our creativity and shared goals have kept us united and bonded within our virtual community. We are a diverse team of artists, engineers, designers, urban planners, policymakers, marketers, and operators. We believe in inclusivity and build powerful alliances to fulfill our goals and move our mission forward. Above all, we at Spin are connected by our values and #BeOrange spirit, which represents unity, purpose, passion, and creativity. About the Role We are looking for a Hardware R&D Director to help us make the best possible micro mobility vehicles. You will drive researching new technologies that will be beneficial to our future platforms. Come up with ideas for making the vehicles better and then make them a reality! Responsibilities

  • Leads development and research projects, implement standard methodologies in innovation and maintain the department R&D budget
  • Responsible for developing and supervising research and development plans for the R&D group, ensuring projects are completed on time and within budget, in accordance with the strategic plans and roadmap
  • Promote a productive R&D culture that is motivated and accountable having a customer focus on innovation, quality, and improving the user experience
  • Explore new scientific technologies and approaches, and determine their applicability, while staying ahead of competitive products and technology advances
  • Represent R&D in the product development process - aiding to set project goals and achievements and responsible for R&D prioritization
  • Works closely with cross functional teams to ensure alignment and prioritization around roadmap, product development, and budgets. Explore gaps within organization and technologies and prepare plans to address gaps
  • Supervise R&D managers, making sure reviews are completed and objectives are set. Assist in the development of talent within the organization, and assist in their career development.
  • Support Product Management, Manufacturing and Marketing groups to ensure high product quality and customer satisfaction.
  • Collaborate internally with hardware teams, product management and BD to ensure joint research programs are progressing
  • Represent the company at conferences and customer visits, and collaborate externally with academic and industrial partners based on our roadmap
  • Represent the department around intellectual property discussions and IP lifecycle management with the legal department
  • Promote the corporate vision and ensure alignment within the team Qualifications
    • Bachelors degree in engineering or equivalent plus at least 15 years of relevant work experience, or Masters degree plus at least 12 years of related experience, or Ph. D. in engineering plus at least 10 years of work experience
    • Proven experience of at least 8 years as a manager
    • Strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills
    • Consistent track record of direct and indirect management of resources and teams
    • Understanding of best practices in innovation, portfolio management, and customer centric approach to product development
    • Creative thinking and ability to drive performance and user experience requirements
    • Demonstrated research record and experience in developing new technologies
    • Understanding of material manufacturing processes
    • Passion for personal and team development
    • Ability to work across a large organization
    • Experience maintaining metrics and budgets
    • Must be well organized and enjoy working in a fast-paced dynamic environment
    • Some travel may be required
    • Opportunity to join a fast-growing startup and help shape and establish the company's industry leadership
    • Unlimited PTO for salaried roles
    • Monthly cell phone bill stipend
    • Wellness perk for salaried roles Spin is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment in an unlawful matter. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all individuals. Spin treats all employees and job applicants on the basis of merit, qualifications, and competence without regard to any qualified individuals' sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender (including pregnancy, breastfeeding, or related medical condition), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic or information, marital status, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. Spin also considers qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable local, state, and federal law. Spin is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in its job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at job_accommodations@spin.pm. Are you authorized to work in the US for any employer? --*
      -- Will you require employment sponsorship now or in the future? --*
      -- I understand that by submitting my application, Spin will process my data for the purpose of considering me for employment as set forth in Spin's Applicant Privacy Policy. --*
      Click here to view Spin's Privacy Policy Please select U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Information (Completion is voluntary) Individuals seeking employment at Spin are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements. Completion of the form is entirely voluntary. Whatever your decision, it will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be recorded and maintained in a confidential file. Gender Please select Are you Hispanic/Latino? Please select Race & Ethnicity Definitions If you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected veterans listed below, please indicate by making the appropriate selection. As a government contractor subject to Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), we request this information in order to measure the effectiveness of the outreach and positive recruitment efforts we undertake pursuant to VEVRAA. Classification of protected categories is as follows: A "disabled veteran" is one of the following: a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability. A "recently separated veteran" means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service. An "active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran" means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense. An "Armed forces service medal veteran" means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985. Veteran Status Please select Form CC-305 OMB Control Number 1250-0005 Expires 05/31/2023 Voluntary Self-Identification of DisabilityWhy are you being asked to complete this form? We are a federal contractor or subcontractor required by law to provide equal employment opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. We are also required to measure our progress toward having at least 7% of our workforce be individuals with disabilities. To do this, we must ask applicants and employees if they have a disability or have ever had a disability. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we ask all of our employees to update their information at least every five years. Identifying yourself as an individual with a disability is voluntary, and we hope that you will choose to do so. Your answer will be maintained confidentially and not be seen by selecting officials or anyone else involved in making personnel decisions. Completing the form will not negatively impact you in any way, regardless of whether you have self-identified in the past. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of federal contractors under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp . How do you know if you have a disability? You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition. Disabilities include, but are not limited to:
      • Autism
      • Autoimmune disorder, for example, lupus, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, or HIV/AIDS
      • Blind or low vision
      • Cancer
      • Cardiovascular or heart disease
      • Celiac disease
      • Cerebral palsy
      • Deaf or hard of hearing
      • Depression or anxiety
      • Diabetes
      • Epilepsy
      • Gastrointestinal disorders, for example, Crohn's Disease, or irritable bowel syndrome
      • Intellectual disability
      • Missing limbs or partially missing limbs
      • Nervous system condition for example, migraine headaches, Parkinson's disease, or Multiple sclerosis (MS)
      • Psychiatric condition, for example, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD, or major depression Disability Status Please select 1 Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of Federal contractors, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp . PUBLIC BURDEN STATEMENT: According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a valid OMB control number. This survey should take about 5 minutes to complete.

Keywords: Spin Electric Scooters, San Francisco , Director of R&D, Executive , San Francisco, California

Click here to apply!

Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!

I'm looking for
in category
within


Other Executive Jobs


Delarosa San Ramon seeking Assistant General Manager
Description: Back of The House, the restaurant group behind some of San Francisco's most unique concepts and favorite neighborhood spots, such as Beretta, Lolinda, Delarosa, Starbelly, El Techo, Uno Dos Tacos, Wildseed, (more...)
Company: Delarosa San Ramon
Location: San Ramon
Posted on: 04/12/2021

Retail Operations Manager
Description: OVERVIEW br br Experience a place of energy, passion, and excitement. A place where the joy of discovery and uncommon artistry blend to create exhilarating buying experiences---for true beauty enthusiasts. (more...)
Company: Ulta Beauty
Location: Novato
Posted on: 04/12/2021

Licensed Medicare Insurance Agent - State of the Art Lead Management Platform
Description: Considered the gold rush of insurance, Assurance, a Prudential company, is actively looking for independent health insurance agents WITH AHIP certification Residential Insurance License required to (more...)
Company: ASSURANCE Independent Agents
Location: Novato
Posted on: 04/12/2021


Licensed Medicare Insurance Agent - State of the Art Lead Management Platform
Description: Considered the gold rush of insurance, Assurance, a Prudential company, is actively looking for independent health insurance agents WITH AHIP certification Residential Insurance License required to (more...)
Company: ASSURANCE Independent Agents
Location: Woodland
Posted on: 04/12/2021

Sr. Reporting Manager- Know Your Customer (KYC
Description: Sr. Reporting Manager- Know Your Customer KYC At Bank of the West, our people are having a positive impact on the world. We're investing where we feel we can make the most impact, like advancing diversity (more...)
Company: BNP Paribas
Location: San Ramon
Posted on: 04/12/2021

92Y Unit Supply Specialist - Warehouse Manager
Description: As a Unit Supply Specialist for the Army National Guard, you will ensure that your Unit and fellow Soldiers are well supplied and equipped for any mission. In this role, your keen eye and management ability (more...)
Company: Army National Guard
Location: Petaluma
Posted on: 04/12/2021

Chief Philanthropic Officer
Description: Thank you for considering a career at Guide Dogs for the Blind. Please take a minute to fill out the following form. After you have completed your application an email will be sent to you with information (more...)
Company: Guide Dogs for the Blind
Location: San Rafael
Posted on: 04/12/2021

President Apply to This Job
Description: Company: Healthcare/Hospitals/Clinics, Danville, IL Remarks: Overview br br The Hospital/Medical Center President acts as the leader of the healthcare entity at a facility level to ensure the organization (more...)
Company: ExecuNet
Location: Danville
Posted on: 04/12/2021

Licensed Medicare Insurance Agent - State of the Art Lead Management Platform
Description: Considered the gold rush of insurance, Assurance, a Prudential company, is actively looking for independent health insurance agents WITH AHIP certification Residential Insurance License required to (more...)
Company: ASSURANCE Independent Agents
Location: Ceres
Posted on: 04/12/2021

Licensed Medicare Insurance Agent - State of the Art Lead Management Platform
Description: Considered the gold rush of insurance, Assurance, a Prudential company, is actively looking for independent health insurance agents WITH AHIP certification Residential Insurance License required to (more...)
Company: ASSURANCE Independent Agents
Location: Dublin
Posted on: 04/12/2021

Log In or Create An Account

Get the latest California jobs by following @recnetCA on Twitter!

San Francisco RSS job feeds