Director, Embedded Software Engineering

| Watertown
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We are searching for a Director of Software Engineering to lead WiTricity’s Software Development team.  The group consists of developers designing and implementing embedded software for our High Power (to 22KW) Wireless Charging System for Electric Vehicles.  This consists of a wide variety of technologies including: Digitally Controlled Power Electronics (e.g. PFC, Inverter, Rectifier), Control Algorithms, Wi-Fi Communications, FPGAs, and Analog & Digital Sensing.  We seeking an experienced individual managing a team within an Agile Software Development process.  Someone who will own the Software Development Process and be hands-on working with technical staff and leading execution (e.g. task management, running the Sprint & SCRUM process).  Team members are in multiple locations and consist of both internal and external contracting resources. You will be responsible for owning product deliverables and schedule.  Candidates should have previous experience developing product software.  You should have experience with smaller teams as well as teams up to 25 people.  You will be a key member of engineering management and directly impact the success of product development and market success.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead WiTricity’s Software Development team consisting of internal and external resources located domestic and internationally
    • Manage a team of 10 - 15 engineers both local and remote
    • Manage external resources and consultants supporting development efforts
    • Initiate continuous improvement through training, seminar, and other learning strategies
  • Own, cultivate, and enhance the software development process. 
    • Institute best practices
    • Implement automation techniques in areas such as build and test
  • Overall responsibility for the software development process, including specifications, architecture, design, development, test, and debug of firmware and software for WiTricity’s Wireless Power Electric Vehicle system
  • Work with Program and Engineering Management to ensure product is developed that meets functional, quality, and schedule commitments
  • Work with Product Management and the Executive team to establish strategic plans and objectives regarding software development roadmap

Requirements:

  • BS or MS in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • 10+ years embedded systems experience with 5+ years’ in a Software Leadership Role including people management
  • 3+ years minimum experience in Agile software development methodology
  • Experience managing internal and external software resources.  Experience managing external resources through Statements of Work (SOW)
  • Proven record of delivering product to market
  • Experience interfacing with technical customers
  • Experience in the automotive industry is highly desirable
  • Must have outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with C programming required.  C#, Python, and control schemes highly desirable
  • Experience with APSICE, ISO 26262, or other automotive software and product development process highly desirable
  • Understanding of embedded systems and high power (>1KW) converter and inverter topologies highly desirable
  • Development of User Interfaces desirable (GUI, Smartphone Application)

 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • AltiumLanguages
    • MATLAB/SimulinkLanguages
    • LabViewLanguages

Location

Our company runs along the Charles River with plenty of restaurants nearby. Plus, the office is easy to get to with a bus station nearby.

An Insider's view of WiTricity

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe has a start-up feel with positivity and great energy (no pun intended). Each day our labs are filled with teams testing and solving complex challenges. WiTricians are passionate, intellectual and warm professionals. There are no egos. This makes for a comfortable and fun place to work.


Kristina

VP Marketing

What projects are you most excited about?

I am most excited about bringing EV wireless charging to life as a real product, to be working at the forefront of the automotive industry on a product that will have a big positive impact on the world.


Geoff

Senior Program Manager

What does career growth look like on your team?

Every engineer I have ever worked with wants to work on cutting edge technology with smart people they respect and who they can learn from. I feel so fortunate that we can offer all of that to prospective employees while creating an industry. People have an immediate opportunity to work across organizations and solve complex challenges."

Kim

VP Human Resources

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

We are essentially creating the market for EV wireless charging so every design and spec is a challenge that we engineer for global standardization. Passing high power through the air is complex and challenging - the physics alone, not to mention the hardware and software. Our team continues to push boundaries.

Steve

VP Engineering

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

My goal is to mentor talented engineers to develop the most robust and cutting edge platform available. As industry leaders in wireless power transfer we are developing innovative solutions to address the explosive growth in wireless electrical vehicle charging market. There is so much opportunity to grow here.

Aldo

Director of Engineering

What are WiTricity Perks + Benefits

WiTricity Benefits Overview

WiTricity offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package featuring 80% contribution toward health and dental insurance and generous time off. We pride ourselves on the variety and frequency of culture building events, recognition of team achievements and communication about the company direction.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Employees can elect the maximum allowed by the IRS for medical or dependent care expenses.
Disability Insurance
We offer short and long term disability insurance at no cost to the employee.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
We offer a life insurnace benefit at no cost to the employee for the duration of employment.
Wellness Programs
Gym and weight loss discount programs; On-site annual flu shot clinic; Running club
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
We ioffer 9 paid holidays every year plus two floating holidays to be used at your discretion.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
WiTricity sponsors regular team outings as well as a summer and holiday event.
Stocked Kitchen
We have a fully stocked kitchen including healthy snacks, coffee, tea and soda.
Some Meals Provided
Staff comes together every Friday for a company wide sponsored lunch!
Happy Hours
We have regular on-site happy hours for the team to come together and unwind.
Parking
Free employee parking available on site as well as easy access to public transportation.
Recreational Clubs
Our running club takes advantage of the great running paths along the Charles River just outiside our front door.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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