Director of Mechanical Engineering – Cutera – Brisbane, CA

Cutera, Inc. (NASDAQ: CUTR) is a leading global aesthetics device company with a comprehensive product portfolio and a global distribution footprint. We are a fast-paced, high-tech medical device company looking for the right person to help grow our business.

The Company’s technology enables physicians to provide advanced solutions for a broad range of medical aesthetic applications including improving the skin’s appearance through the treatment of superficial benign vascular and pigmented lesions, unwanted hair removal, improvement in skin laxity, skin wrinkles, and body contouring and sculpting.

Founded in 1998, the corporate headquarters for the Company are located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Cutera is proud to manufacture all of its systems and accessories at its California headquarters. It has direct global operations in North America, Japan, Australia, and several European countries, and its products are distributed in over 40 countries. Please visit for more information about Cutera.

Position Summary

We are seeking an exceptional director of engineering to lead a team of mechanical engineers that develop new products and support their transition to market. Programs involve a broad range of technologies including sophisticated laser and optical delivery systems, ultrasound, and radio-frequency devices. The ideal candidate would have experience managing and mentoring engineering teams, experience in all phases of product development, and a strong track record of innovation in the photonics field. Experience leading product development programs and teams is also desirable. This position provides a unique opportunity to drive innovation from the component to system level in a fast-paced, well-funded R&D environment.

Responsibilities :
Inspire and mentor a team of engineers to develop innovative and cost-effective mechanical designs that enable best-in-class products.

Efficiently manage workflow to team to support a wide range of projects in development phases ranging from proof-of-concept to sustaining engineering.

Develop and maintain effective tools for the group including CAD design software, FEA modeling software, 3D printers, and a small in-house machine shop.

Serve as a primary contributor in defining concepts for new system architectures.

Contribute individually to design development and experimental design verification.

Serve as project manager for product development programs as needed.

Requirements :
B.S. or M.S. degree in mechanical engineering, or equivalent experience, with at least seven years of product development experience.

At least four years of experience managing a team of mechanical engineers with a focus on leading by example.

Experience leading product development projects is a plus.

A track record of contributing to successful product introductions including at least one significant program from proof-of-concept through pilot production and a strong understanding of product development best practices.

A sense of urgency in driving projects and desire to set ambitious goals and work aggressively to meet project schedules.

In depth knowledge of mechanical engineering principles and material properties of metals, ceramics, and plastics.

Extensive CAD design experience. Solidworks preferred.

Proven experience in structural analysis, thermal analysis, fluid dynamics, and/or multi-physics simulations; expert use of Matlab, Pro-E Mechanica and Comsol preferred.

Basic knowledge of electronics and optics.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

A drive and passion for developing a holistic understanding to problems and developing creative, practical solutions in a timely manner.

An interest and curiosity for biomedicine and biomedical applications.

Applicants responding to this posting must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Competitive salary, benefits, ESPP and stock options. Cutera is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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