Director of Engineering


Wilmington, MA

Industry: Technology


8 - 10 years

Posted 26 days ago

  by    Justine Munroe

The Talent Acquisition Team at The MFA Companies® is seeking a Director of Engineering to join our growing Semiconductor customer in the Wilmington, MA area.


  • Directs product development through a structured stage gate development process
  • Working with Marketing, Operations and Finance, develops and improves the NPI process to balance quality and flexibility
  • Builds and manages an organization with the necessary skills to develop and support an evolving product range
  • Anticipates workload fluctuations in managing an effective mix of in-house and outsourced resources
  • Leads the organization in implementing workload and management tools and in developing and following processes that support product quality, operational efficiency and innovative flexibility
  • Plans and manages budget for headcount, expense and capital equipment

Desired Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Optical Engineering, Masters preferred
  • Five years hands-on design engineering experience
  • Ten years experience managing product development in a stage gate environment
  • Experience managing electrical, mechanical, optical and software/firmware projects
  • Experience working in a matrixed environment with multiple concurrent projects
  • Experience specifying, selecting and implementing a variety of process management tools
  • Proficiency with MS Word, MS Excel, Powerpoint and MS Project
  • Availability to travel up to 20%
  • Technical experience with high power semiconductor lasers
  • Experience with opto-mechanical design, heat management and thermal stability, optical tolerancing, laser drivers and thermoelectric control, high power optical coatings, optical materials and/or vacuum systems desired
  • Experience with industrial control platforms and automated test is a plus


$160K - $ 170K