Bruker Corporation

  • Manager, Development Engineering

    Job Locations US-WI-Madison
    Posted Date 1 month ago(11/9/2018 6:57 PM)
    Req. #
    2018-6198
    # of Openings
    1
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    As one of the world’s leading analytical instrumentation companies, Bruker covers a broad spectrum of advanced solutions in all fields of research and development. All our systems and instruments are designed to improve safety of products, accelerate time-to-market and support industries in successfully enhancing quality of life. We’ve been driving innovation in analytical instrumentation for 50 years now. Today, worldwide more than 6,000 employees are working on this permanent challenge, at over 70 locations on all continents.

    Responsibilities

    The Engineering Manager for Fluorescence Microscopy (FM) will work closely with Product Marketing, Sales Applications, Manufacturing, Service and General Management to execute the product development roadmap. This position is part of the FM management team and has an active role in development of the overall multi-year strategy and product roadmap.

    Specifically, the successful candidate will lead an engineering organization that includes software, electrical, mechanical and optical engineering . The engineering team is ultimately responsible for all product development and sustaining engineering efforts for FM products.   A hands-on management and leadership style is required to provide a smooth transition of products from technology proof-of-concept through product development to manufacturing and customer support and then to our customers. The candidate will have demonstrated the ability to develop and identify optimal organization and management functions to facilitate group growth and institute new process as required. The candidate will also have experience with managing external engineering partners. This position requires in-depth technical knowledge, prior experience and direct management of most of the following disciplines: system architecture, software development, electronics, mechanical  and opto-mechanical engineering.

    The Engineering Manager, FM, will join a team of high performance managers in the FM business unit during a critical phase in the growth of the organization.  The candidate must have demonstrated the ability to set and meet high expectations for the engineering team. The environment is fast paced and dynamic and the Engineering Manager will have his team positioned for disciplined and efficient response to our customer and market needs and changing competitive landscape, while maintaining our core product development strategy.

    Core Functions

    • Develop and manage product roadmaps, getting internal consensus and incorporating feedback from within the organization and external to the organization. Lead rapid product development being flexible to market needs.
    • Assess and critique all aspects of concepts to design, performance and manufacturability. Ensure high quality system engineering and innovative design.
    • Solid ability to level and plan resources in a fast pace and dynamic product management environment to optimize product and technology development.
    • Cultivate a milestone-driven culture, in which consistent innovation, quality and progress are expected.  
    • Provide inspirational leadership, motivation and hands-on direction to all engineering staff and project managers.
    • Participate with the rest of the FM management team in refining the business strategy during the annual strategy process. Lead both as the manager in charge of engineering but also as an engineering and technical contributor.

    Provide active performance management for the team including career development, managing objectives of individuals, and career development plans. Actively work with human resources to recruit and attract top talent.

    Additional Functions

    • Simultaneously manage multiple internal and external initiatives/projects and deliver outstanding results.
    • Plan, develop, and establish engineering policies and procedures in accordance with business unit objectives. Provide strong process management.
    • Think critically with an eye toward problem solving through leadership and hands-on management.
    • Be process and data driven with a pragmatic approach to getting the job and delivering high quality as first priority. 

    Qualifications

     

    • Exceptional leadership, management and communication skills.
    • Outsourced development maturity-ability to lead team to take advantage of outsourced resources.
    • Ability to work collaboratively with employees and executives at all levels of the corporation and establish and maintain strong relationships internally and externally.
    • Demonstrated experience and skills in formalized project management, resource estimation, budgeting, resource leveling and business aligned prioritization.
    • Hands-on and management experience in product development including the software, electronics, materials, mechanical, optics and systems architecture disciplines.  Ability to coordinate activities for rapid and high quality product development delivery.
    • Prefer individual with very strong experience in the use and development of optical microscopy systems.
    • Demonstrated leadership experience in design for manufacturability and serviceability, FMEA and can coach and develop team in the formal uses of it.
    • Lead and negotiate win-win solutions to any technical, organizational or customer challenge.
    • Hold team and himself/herself accountable, demonstrate enthusiasm and can-do attitude, to develop excitement and the desire to work to a very high standard.
    • Thinks quickly on his/her feet, is practical and “street smart” – and wants to win.
    • Experienced with customer interaction and development of commercial products in moderate volumes and to leverage prior common platforms and designs.
    • Up to 10% domestic and international travel will be required).

    Educational and Experience Requirements

    • A BS with a Masters or Ph.D degree preferred in one or more core engineering disciplines or in applied sciences such as physics, optics, material science or physical chemistry. A BS with additional or direct experience can substitute for a higher degree.
    • 10+ years of Experience managing a product development organization of at least ten members.

    Bruker Corporation offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package including medical, dental, 401(k), paid vacation, holidays, and tuition assistance (as applicable).

    Bruker is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.

    Certain positions at Bruker require compliance with export control laws and as a result, all interviewed candidates for all positions will be screened pre-interview to determine their eligibility in light of export control restrictions. 

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