Sr. Electronic Engineering Manager

As the Sr. Manager of Electronics Engineering at Synrad, you will lead a multidisciplinary team to help develop world-class scan head and photonics products.  To operate effectively in the role you will require significant design experience in electronic and controls engineering.  You will add value to the team by:

  • Guiding the engineering team to wise architectural decisions that balance the tradeoffs between cost, risk, and time to market.

  • Aggressively seeking and leveraging toolkits that speed development cycles, such as modular components from sister company designs and commercial or open source software libraries.

  • Thoughtfully driving outsourced development when it is in the company’s best interest, e.g. due to lack of internal expertise, lack of development bandwidth, or a commoditized skillset.

  • Building accurate development resource estimates and timelines, and driving the team to meet scope / schedule / budget commitments on their projects.

Job Description:


  • Lead a team of 4-6 direct report design engineers to develop multiple aspects of the Synrad product line, including:

    • Galvanometer-based scan head solutions for laser beam delivery

    • Laser power control systems

    • Embedded condition-monitoring sensors

  • Lead team in development of project scope / schedule / budget estimates.

  • Build relationships and manage deliverables from external design vendors where appropriate.

  • Build relationships with sister Novanta companies to ensure Synrad is fully leveraging available libraries, resources, and expertise within the Novanta company.

  • Mentor team members and help develop their professional careers.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science.

  • 15+ years of experience in electronics, controls engineering design, and embedded software either as a designer or manager.

  • 7+ years of experience leading teams of engineers, either as a direct manager, technical architect, team lead, or equivalent.

  • Direct experience or ability to effectively manage engineers in the following technical areas:

  • Electromechanical, robotic, and/or optical projects, preferably for industrial environments.

  • Software/firmware development for real time embedded control systems using microcontrollers, embedded processors, DSPs including digital filters etc.

  • Embedded computer hardware design and interfacing; microcontrollers; communication protocols (CAN, Ethernet, I2C, SPI); external IO and interrupt signals

  • Embedded Linux

  • PCB layout best practices

  • Firmware, including: VHDL, and CPLD/FPGA designs.

  • Writing design and procedural specifications for manufacture.Experience with Design for Reliability and/or Design for Manufacturability a plus.

  • Use of electronic diagnostic equipment such as DMM, oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, etc.

  • Standard communication protocols (CAN, Ethernet, I2C, SPI, XY2-100, etc.)

  • Feedback control systems.

  • PCB layout techniques that minimizes noise and EMI.

  • Electronics CAD software such as Altium, and OrCAD capture.

  • Frequency and time domain analysis, digital signal.

  • Ability to lead complex troubleshooting in response to unexpected failures.

  • Excellent communication skills.

Other Desired qualifications/experience

  • Switching power supply design.

  • Experience in the design of servomechanisms and supporting circuitry.

  • Proficiency in frequency and time domain analysis, digital signal processing, control theory.

  • Experience in Optical systems or design.

  • Full stack web-based software development

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