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VP of Engineering (Software, Hardware and Firmware)

Company: Pacific Search Firm
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

VP of Engineering (Software, Firmware & Hardware), VC funded climate-tech startup
Today, heating and cooling equipment (buildings) emit more greenhouse gas emissions than the entire transportation sector, and expansion in the use of cooling is projected to double these emissions in the next 30 years.
Our client has created a product that will disrupt the HVAC/buildings sector, transforming every home and building to be more comfortable and healthy -- without compromising the environment.
We are hiring a VP of Engineering (overseeing the software, firmware and hardware teams) who will lead the architecture and implementation of our client's software, backend, controls, and electronics strategy. You will work in close partnership with the executive team to set the company's vision for taking products from prototype to volume production. Your exceptional leadership, vision, technical aptitude and ambition for building & growing an industry-leading organization will be key in our success. You have the mindset that anything is possible and possess the influence to inspire the team to do whatever it takes.
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record building complex fully integrated hardware products from development to commercialization. In this position you will be responsible for providing vision and leadership while also engaging in a hands-on capacity. Putting in place operating processes to ensure our client meets its production and quality target will be critical to our success.
Consistently deliver awesome products

  • Compassionate and energetic team leader who brings out the best in everyone. People love working with you and as a result your teams deliver amazing results
  • Leading the strategy and execution of all firmware, software and electronics including building and tracking against program plans and budgets
  • Provide hands on expertise through each build phase identifying, prioritizing and solving problems quickly and efficiently
  • Build and finalize electronics and software product specifications, including communication and display protocols to execute on usability requirements
  • Develop testing fixtures and manufacturing reliability plans for production level electronic and firmware systems
    Build, retain and develop an A-team
    • Rigorously recruit, retain and reward A-players that continuously raise the talent bar
    • Manage performance and talent development with clear plans and measurable milestones
    • Coach and cultivate engineering ability and an innovative mindset in junior and senior engineers alike
      Enthusiastically Driven & Collaborative
      • Inspire the team to innovate, invent, implement and deploy complex solutions in a commercial, mission-critical environment
      • Develop strong cross-functional relationships embracing teamwork, agility and entrepreneurial mindset
        Desired Qualifications:
        • Proven track record of shipping high-quality electronics and software consumer products on a tight schedule.
        • 7+ years designing and leading development of embedded systems solutions.
        • 3+ years of team management (preferably internal and consultants)
        • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Computer Science or Electrical Engineering degrees slightly preferred)
        • Master's degree preferred
        • Experience in RTOS, Bare-metal development, AWS FreeRTOS, AWS IoT (preferred)
        • Ability to travel globally, including trips to China, Mexico and the EU (once Covid is over) 5%-10%
          Bonus Qualifications
          • Smartphone app development experience
          • Experience in the HVAC, energy, or clean technology sector
          • Familiarity with Demand Response or integration with other utility-driven energy management programs
            • Equity
            • Flexible / hybrid (expectation to be in office 1x/week)
            • Medical/vision/dental/life/disability insurance
            • 401k
            • Paid parental leave
            • Professional Development Stipend
            • Commuter benefits
              Hybrid roleBe in office once per week (San Francisco)

Keywords: Pacific Search Firm, San Francisco , VP of Engineering (Software, Hardware and Firmware), IT / Software / Systems , San Francisco, California

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