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Technical Director - Video Systems


Boulder, Colorado 80301
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QSC is a world leader in the design and manufacture of innovative Audio and Video products for multiple markets including Cinema, Live Sound, and Installed Systems.  We are seeking a talented and motivated Technical Director, Video Systems to join our growing engineering team in Boulder, Colorado.

The Technical Director, Video Systems is one of the top technical members of the Video products team.  They work closely with the Lead Architect, Video Systems and other cross-functional members of the group (e.g. Product Management, Program Management, HW Engineering, SW Engineering, Supply Chain, NPI, etc.) to plan and execute the video product roadmap for QSC.

The Technical Director, Video Systems is accountable for coordinating the technical efforts of all team members working on multiple video projects.  They have dotted line management of shared resources from functional departments including Electrical HW, Software, Mechanical, and Signal Processing.  The Technical Director, Video Systems will also contribute in a hands-on manner to the implementation as required.

The role includes overseeing and managing QSC’s development partners working at global sites, in addition to projects based at our Boulder and Costa Mesa offices.  This requires someone with excellent leadership and communication skills, and the desire and drive to grow and develop remote teams.

The Technical Director, Video Systems position is a senior-level position that reports directly to the Vice President of R&D.  The successful candidate will bring both technical and business understanding, as well as excellent team and interpersonal skills.  In return, the role offers the opportunity to shape the future of QSC’s growing video products line.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversees all technical resources on one or more cross-functional product development teams.
  • Works closely with offshore design partners and contract manufacturers.
  • Utilizes highly effective interpersonal skills to build and grow relationships with third party providers.
  • Creates and evangelizes technical solutions that best satisfy the technical, financial, manufacturability, quality, and time to market constraints and requirements.
  • Ability and desire to travel to and work in China and other countries 25% of the time.

These statements reflect the general details considered to describe the principal functions of the job, and are not to be construed as detailed descriptions of the entire work requirements that may be inherent in the position.


Education and Experience:

  • B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university.  Advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience designing, building, and testing video products and related subsystems (e.g. on-board DSP HW, Camera modules, FPGAs, PSUs, microcontrollers, etc.) for commercial or professional markets.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working with offshore design partners and contract manufacturers.
  • Senior-level knowledge of video processing architectures and topologies including video camera and compression algorithms.
  • Experience creating cost effective solutions that meet aggressive product feature, cost, quality, performance, and time to market requirements.
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Exceptional analytical and creative problem solving capabilities.
  • Excellent English language communication skills, both written and oral.  Mandarin skills a plus.