Manager Engineering – Novanta – Mukilteo, WA

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Job Summary

The Sr. Electronics Engineering Manager will be responsible for managing the development of electronics for Synrad’s high power RF-excited CO2 lasers. The Manager will be responsible of building, maintaining, and managing a group of top engineering talent with disciplines including RF, analog, digital, programmable logic (FPGA), and software/firmware (embedded linux, C/C++). The Manager is expected to both contribute to technical projects as well as mentor, manage, and guide his/her team.

Primary Responsibilities

This is a unique opportunity to use, develop, and refine true leadership skills in a high tech, global, growing organization in the fields of photonics, precision motion, and medical. The manager is responsible for building and growing a winning, multidisciplinary electronics development team. The manager is expected to asses talent, manage skillset coverage against project needs, allocate resources, and provide leadership both within the NPI team and across the broader Synrad and Novanta organizations. The manager also has the opportunity to engage with engineering management in Synrad’s sister companies within Novanta, sharing best practices, expertise, and common tools.

Required Experience, Education, Skills and Competencies

  • BSc (or higher) in Electrical/Electronic Engineering (MSEE preferred)
  • Practical 10-15 years’ experience in an engineering environment as an engineer or manager
  • Demonstrated ability take design from concept to production
  • Ability to work and communicate with a range of people (from Engineers to non-technical staff)
  • Demonstrated experience leading a multidisciplinary product development team

Experience with the following considered a plus:

  • RF plasma power supplies.
  • Thermal management
  • Commercial and amateur solid-state HF/VHF amplifier design and troubleshooting.
  • HF/VHF Solid-state amplifiers and self-excited oscillators.
  • HF/VHF Semiconductors, RF components, and manufactures of such.
  • High frequency printed circuit board design techniques and layout.
  • FCC/CE testing and certifications.
  • Altium schematic capture and PCB layout.
  • Spice
  • ADS
  • AWR
  • C/C++
  • Python
  • FPGA
  • Embedded Linux
  • High power DC power supplies
  • Version Control (git, subversion, etc)

Travel Requirements

  • Less than 10%

Physical Requirements

  • Sitting and Standing while performing duties
  • May lift up to 30 lbs.

Novanta is proud to be an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action workplace. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, military and veteran status, disability, genetics, or any other category protected by federal law or Novanta policy.

Please call +1 781-266-5700 if you need a disability accommodation for any part of the employment process.

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