amesiowa | Director/VP, Systems Engineering in North Liberty, IA

Director/VP, Systems Engineering

  • HDS
  • $88,310.00 - 125,520.00 / Year *
  • 2900 W 240th St NE
  • North Liberty, IA 52317
  • Full-Time
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We are seeking a seasoned systems engineering leader to join our team to build the first software defined end-to-end, automated fulfillment system. Be a systems leader that serves as a guidepost for the engineering team as the materials handling industry transforms from mechanical to robotic and software-defined. This is a rare opportunity to get in early and partner with all of our cross-functional departments (mechanical, electrical, controls, and software systems) at the system level to work cohesively together as one single complex system. This is a hands on role tackling complex system design issues at scale with the opportunity to create an unprecedented single end-to-end fulfillment system. About Us HDS offers consumers a single online store to shop for fresh foods and general merchandise from the world's leading retail brands. In HDS fulfillment centers, multi-retailer orders are assembled as one lot, packaged in reusable totes and delivered via HDS vans to customers' homes at their convenience. Our centers integrate intelligent vision, mobile robots and articulated robots in a way that dramatically advances supply chain capabilities while significantly reducing labor and fulfillment costs. HDS is led by a top-tier team with an impressive track record and backed by prominent investors (see HDSGlobal.com) and industry leaders (see our recent partnerships with Ingram Micro and Toyota). Responsibilities Develop, track, and be responsible for creating system-level engineering requirements from market/business requirements Work closely with Product Management to understand product/system priorities and help establish technical roadmap Lead a team, consisting of direct and/or matrixed reports Develop complex system/product development plans Find and fill in all the gaps that are not captured uniquely by hardware, software, or controls disciplines Develop interface specifications between system components Create system-level Theory of Operations documents touching on mechanical, electrical, controls, and software Develop system level safety architecture with Head of Controls and Head of Electrical Help architect complex mechatronic and enterprise-level systems Work closely with design engineers during all phases of product development to ensure that the mechanical, electrical, controls, and software systems will operate properly together as a single, complex system Work with Head of Quality to establish system reliability/availability/maintainability metrics Establish standards for development of complex systems and how we will document system interfaces, communication protocols Ensure that products are designed with future needs in mind (e.g., processor selection, motor sizing, board expandability, etc) Conduct system-level design reviews, FMEAs Serve as our expert and go-to person regarding how everything works together Participate in HW and SW design reviews and provide valuable and significant insights Identify system needs/gaps before these create problems; anticipate areas of difficulty that require more attention Lead system-level regulatory and safety compliance efforts Experience BS in Engineering; mechanical or electrical preferred 15 years working in hardware new product development involving electrical and mechanical assemblies and mechanisms, controls systems, and automation/robotics Ability to get into design details with the rest of the design team, having a deep understanding of mechanical and electrical engineering, with knowledge of controls engineering and software engineering Ability to troubleshoot and diagnose problems with mechatronic systems Experience leading teams, delegating tasks, creating team schedules, and setting priorities Significant knowledge of mechanical design, drawing standards, mechanical tolerances and stack-ups, fabrication techniques Significant knowledge of electronics; ability to understand electrical schematics Experience with optical, proximity, IR, LIDAR, ultrasonic and other sensing technologies typically used in robotics Solid understanding of the general scope of HW and SW product development activities Understanding of and experience with various safety and regulatory compliance requirements (CE, UL, robot, 13849, 62061, etc) Familiarity with wifi networks Hands-on experience building prototypes Experience with SW development, SQA, release practices; coding experience not needed but a major plus Experience with large-scale industrial automation system implementation a major plus Solidworks experience a major plus Electrical troubleshooting skills, ability to use an oscilloscope a major plus Experience with vision systems a plus Experience working in a fast-paced, start-up environment a plus Strong communication skills Ability to travel up to 10% Why work here? The big stuff Rocket ship: Get one of the early seats on a rocket ship and receive special stock grants. Autonomy, mastery, purpose: We provide a clear mission so that you can self-direct your work, provide exceptional challenges to hone your skills, and provide an opportunity to transform the supply chain function into a huge competitive advantage. Well-funded: HDS is well funded and can offer above market compensation, depending on desire for equity. And the usual stuff is carefully planned too Top tier perks: 100% paid for benefits, including medical, dental and vision, plus a host of other benefits. Empowered: We will provide you the most advanced equipment and administrative services to support your productivity and remove hassles for you. Lets start a conversation If you are interested in hearing more, simply submit your information below, or email Norm at ...@hdsglobal.com with any questions. Theres no \"resume black hole here we respond to every inquiry, as quickly and thoughtfully as humanly possible.
Associated topics: design, engineering, manufacture, product, product manager, production, program manager, quality


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