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Manager, Hardware Engineering

| Greater LA Area

It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!

 

We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.

 

 

 

 

Job Summary:

The Hardware Engineering Manager is a hands on leader who coordinates engineering staff and aligns efforts with the other engineering functions (Vendors, SW, Systems integration, Layout, TPM) to ensure that a great quality engineering product is delivered. You leverage your project execution experience together with principal engineers experience in designing, developing, testing and manufacturing complex Electrical-Mechanical systems. The HW Engineering Manager works closely with the team to ensure schedules are accurate and tasks delivered on time, budget and quality. Good people skills and business acumen are required to support data driven decisions and a high development velocity. You will set the bar for engineering staff with great communication skills, passion and a curious mind while being highly collaborative.

 

A day in the life of the Hardware Engineering Manager….  You’ll lead a team of 8+ Mechanical, Electrical and Firmware engineers as we develop a new platform architecture. The team will develop a complex EM system and you’ll be organically involved in all aspects. In the Mechanical domain we’ll design or specify Motors, Mechanisms, Sensors, Chassis, Housings, etc. which will be designed in house and manufactured with a global contract manufacturing/ODM base. In the Electrical domain the team will develop a complex mobile compute (Processor, Memory, IO, Sensors (cameras, gyro, accel, etc)) and motion control (high power motor controllers, battery management system, sensors, chargers, etc). It’s important to understand the development and production process of these systems and commodities (Casting, Stamping, Molding, Board Fab, Debug, Test Fixtures, Harnessing, Safety, Batteries, etc). Your leadership and passion to deliver a great solution fast will inspire and motivate the team.

 

Job Expectations:

  • Oversee the engineering progress including design workshops, vendor communication, standard processes, documentation standards, etc.
  • Lead or audit vendor meetings for critical component selection to extract critical information and dive-deep to collect relevant data.
  • Drive technology development including working with vendors and directing their roadmap decisions.
  • Show good judgement making technical trade-offs with your team for short term and long term business needs
  • Influence the team technical and business strategy by making insightful contributions to the team’s priorities and approach.
  • Manage overall execution schedule. Your work and your approach to work are exemplary – you drive best practices and set standards for your team.
  • Serve as the technical lead for major subsystems through the entire product design cycle, from road-mapping to proof-of-concept, prototype, and refined designs.
  • Lead the team through well thought out “quick and dirty” proof of concepts and rapidly explore alternatives to quickly arrive at the best solution.
  • Drive a ‘Fail Fast’ culture that rapidly iterates and refines solutions derived from data
  • Manage schedules and milestones
  • Cut through confusion and ensure we’re firing on all cylinders
  • Communicate technical, schedule and budget risks early and present mitigation plans for same
  • Apply your technical expertise to practical problem solving
  • Function as a subject matter expert on a variety of technologies by providing up-to-date, accurate information to colleagues and management.
  • Travel up to 30% domestic and international

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrate a strong working knowledge and in-depth experience developing mechanical, electrical and computer systems, with extensive expertise having delivered products from clean sheet to mass production.

  • You must have extensive experience moving complex products from concept to mass production.

  • Ability to must show a hands-on passion for the team effort, and be able to communicate ideas and concepts both verbally and visually.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

 

Education and Experience:

  • Requires a minimum of 4 years experience in consumer electronics, mechatronics, automotive or other similar industry as a hands on engineer and 4 years as a manager of a multidisciplinary team successfully delivering goods to market

  • Solid understanding of Electrical, Mechanical and Computer development process

  • Great track record as a people and project manager

  • BS Degree

 

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If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

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An Insider's view of iHerb LLC.

What's something quirky about your company?

“Everyone is really different, nice and cool to be around. People are comfortable to be themselves, which is not common.”

Christopher

Junior Software Developer I

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

“Most of the challenges stem from the extreme growth of the company in addition to keeping up with the technological advances in the market. We migrate and change quickly to adapt, which is the fun part because we are continuously learning.”

Alina

Senior Software Developer I

How does the company support your career growth?

"Everyone here is so brilliant. The teams are open and receptive to questions and work with you by providing constructive feedback, in addition to the camaraderie that supports consistent learning and development."

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How do you empower your team to be more creative?

"More so than empowering individuals, you have to hire the right people, trust them and let them do what they are good at.”

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Director of Software Development & Platform

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

"The problem my team is currently solving is how to integrate robots into the warehouse. iHerb recently brought on a new team of engineers to design the robots and my team will be interfacing with them. This will involve a range of sub-problems from path finding for robot navigation to dynamic location management."

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Software Developer II

What are iHerb LLC. Perks + Benefits

iHerb LLC. Benefits Overview

Perks include snack and beverage stations, on-site gym's, video arcade rooms, sand volleyball court, team happy hour and networking events and etc...iHerb is dedicated to providing comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans by contributing 75% or more of the monthly costs associated, regardless of one's level of coverage.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
iHerb is committed to helping great causes here at home and around the world. We partners with organizations like the Boys and Girls Club, Susan G Komen, Ronald McDonald House, Exceed, etc...
Partners with Nonprofits
Worldwide, we’ve donated over $5 million. iHerb facilitates two schools in Cambodia in addition to supporting the Cambodian Children's Fund and New Hope Cambodia in support of children's education.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
iHerb's iFit and iFocus teams are dedicated to organizing company events in addition to creating wellness programs and initiatives. The overall health and wellness of our team members is priority!
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
iHerb Team Members can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
iHerb provides both short and long term disability coverage for it's Team Members.
Dental Benefits
iHerb provides both a DHMO and PPO thru Cigna Dental
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
iHerb contributes 75% or more to the monthly costs associated with health plans ranging from Blue Shield's HMO, HMO+, PPO and HDHP.
Life Insurance
iHerb provides all full-time Team Members with a 100% company-paid $50,000.00 life/AD&D policy. In addition, Team Members have the option to elect additional life/AD&D coverage plans.
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
iHerb contributes a 100% match up to 4% of the Team Member's election. This is a "Safe Harbor" plan, absent from a vesting period , therefore the money that iHerb contributes is yours from day one.
Company Equity
iHerb provides a generous Profit Sharing and Phantom Unit Plan that provides equity to employees based on a minimal vesting period.
Performance Bonus
iHerb's annual discretionary bonus program is generous to say to say the least! Bonus plans are aligned with the individual and overall success of the company and Team Member.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Acme Co. employees receive between 15 and 20 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted On occasion .
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $5250 with a maximum total match of $5250.
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
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