Senior Director of Engineering

Battery-Biz
Camarillo, California 93012
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time

About Us: 

Battery-Biz is an employee-owned company located in Camarillo, California.  We design and market automotive power products such as powerpacks, portable jump-starters, inverters, and battery maintainers.  Our products are sold primarily under the Duracell® brand which we license.  Our customers are some of the largest retailers in the world.   

 

We focus heavily on culture – we are committed to transparency, integrity, trust, freedom, and passion. We practice open book management – full financials and other key metrics are shared with everyone in the company on a bi-weekly basis. You always know how the company is doing and what your contribution is to the bottom line. We pride ourselves in ensuring our employee/owners are informed and empowered.  

 

We believe that climate change is the biggest challenge facing humanity as a whole.  To help address this critical issue we’ve launched an internal startup called Phase2 Energy (P2E).  P2E is focused on the design and development of lithium-ion-based battery generators (also called gasless or solar generators) which are manufactured with a near-zero carbon footprint.  We want to accelerate the shift to sustainable, cost effective and environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional gas generators.       

 

P2E is seeking a Senior Director of Engineering to build out and manage our engineering department.  We’re looking for someone who enjoys working in a fast-paced environmentis highly motivated and has superior management skills If you’re looking to work with a group of smart, dedicated A players, this is the place for you!  Please apply here or contact our recruiter Emily Do at edo@battery-biz.com 

The Mission:   

The Senior Director of Engineering is responsible for building and managing a high output engineering department that develops best in class energy storage devices and other power-related products.   

 

Job Duties: 

  • Recruit, develop and coach engineers and technical personnel 

  • Scan the market for state of the art technologies 

  • Create a strategic technology roadmap 

  • Assign engineers and resources to scrum teams as needed for project development 

  • Collaborate with head of Product Development department to ensure alignment of plans and methodologies 

  • Support the CEO and vision of the company 

  • Work with outside attorneys to file patents covering developed technologies 

  • Deliver full engineering packages to manufacturing in a timely manner and support smooth transition to mass production 

 

 

Requirements

Qualifications: 

  • 7+ years of experience as a manager of engineering teams focused on the development of complex electronic hardware devices that incorporate embedded firmware 

  • 10+ years of experience in electrical engineering or consumer electronics engineering environment 

  • Knowledge of various battery chemistries, solar panelsand power electronics is a plus  

  • Knowledge of Agile/Scrum methodologies is a plus 

 

Additional Information: 

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. 

 

Ability to Commute/Relocate: 

Camarillo, CA: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work 

 

Competencies: 

Strong communication skills, organized, goal oriented, self-driven, transparency, strong delegation skills, empathy/high EQ, great communicator  

 

Cultural Fit: 

Teamwork, accountability, work ethic, calm under pressure, respect, honesty, integrity 

 

Job TypeFull-time, exempt 

Schedule and Location: M-F 8-5 at our offices in Camarillo, CA.  May require overtime and flexibility of the 8-hour shift.  Some remote work OK.  

 

Benefits:  

  • Competitive salary 

  • Full medical benefits 

  • Four weeks paid vacation plus standard holidays 

  • Profit sharing/bonus plan 

  • Company ownership via Employee Stock Ownership Plan  

  • Open book management culture 

 

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Senior Director of Engineering

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