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Title:  Director Industrial Hardware, R&D

Requisition ID:  50793
Date:  Jun 22, 2022

Bangalore, Karnataka, IN

Department:  R&D



Working at West means having an opportunity to work by the side of our patients and customers, our global team members and the communities in which we operate – which all help contribute to a Healthier World.


At West, we are by the side of patients. The work we do impacts patients’ lives each and every day – our products are a critical part of healthcare delivery and we are proud of the role we play to improve patient health. We work by the side of our team members. We come together as one global team to deliver for our customers and help them address their challenges. We are a diverse, close-knit community of professionals, where everyone has a voice and opportunity to learn and grow through mutual trust and respect. With a 95 year plus history, we have a track record for success, which includes reported sales of $2.14B in 2020. We serve by the side of our community. Giving back is in our DNA—our team members across more than 50 sites globally are involved with hundreds of charities that have special meaning to them through our West Without Borders team member-led giving program.


Job Summary:


The Director Industrial Hardware, R&D works independently and has expert level capabilities and knowledge. Oversees a global team designing Hardware for the next generation IOT edge devices including carrier board design, other data acquisition and special purpose processing systems for real time computing use cases. This role plays in key role in the building of a futuristic and next generation Smart Medical Devices. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Build global organization with redundancy and scale to meet an ever-increasing workload.
• Hire, retain, build, mentor, train, and support team members to unlock their capabilities and accomplish the team’s priorities.
• Builds and maintains strong relationships with the team and business to ensure collaboration and alignment within and outside of the R&D function.
• Exhibit extensive thought leadership in designing sophisticated embedded systems.
• Lead with out of the box, innovative, and strategic thinking in an ever-changing fast pasted environment.
• Drive execution for hardware projects and POCs through clear accountability and ownership to complete them in an expedient manner.
• Apply expert level understanding to the complete product lifecycle of hardware design from requirements, hardware design document, design level block diagrams, power estimation, circuit design, simulation, component selection, Schematic Capture, Layout Analysis and Design, Validation of Layout & Gerber, Test report, Risk Analysis, and PCB Fabrication.
• Develop and execute strategy for component sourcing to mitigate global shortage conditions and keep projects on-track using best practices and personal experience.
• Manage relationships with new and existing third-party PCB fabrication and assembly houses to understand capabilities and gain alignment to our priorities and scheduling needs.
• Using knowledge and expertise, solves unique and complex issues, recommends architecture and processes, recommends changes to existing architecture and processes, and also exceptions to architecture, technology, and process standards globally.
• Utilizes knowledge and experience to test components using various lab equipment.
• Gets the high-level objectives and converts them into realizable goals that leads to productionable product that complies with all the applicable standards.  
• Presents and updates the progress of various objectives to the top management with facts and justifications.
• Helps drive agile and DevOps culture of implementation and product management culture.
• Other duties as assigned


Education and Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree with specialization in Electrical / Mechatronics
• Minimum 20 years of related work experience.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Champion with safety practices like DFMEA, FMEA and DRBFM
• Through understanding of standards like ISO13485, ISO 26262, etc.
• Extensive hands on PoC activities utilizing System on a Chip (SOC) boards, COTS development boards, designing solutions and building products including carrier board designs using Multicore MPUs/MCUs, FPGA, ASIC.
• Strong knowledge in various Development Boards, Components Engineering, EDA Tools in the market.
• Strong knowledge of BLE, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, UART, SPI, I2C, CAN and USB etc. with design skills at component level.
• Experience taking a design through the CE and FCC marking processes.
• Ability to work in a virtual environment in a global organization and to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
• Ability to manage multiple priorities with high flexibility and rapid response time
• Ability to work autonomously in a fast-paced & complex environment with a self-motivated work ethic; utilize sound judgment with an ability to manage multiple priorities with a sense of urgency
• Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment in making decisions and resolving complex problems related to general & technical aspects of the job. Decisions made with in-depth understanding and interpretation of procedures, policies and business practices to achieve results.
• Able to be aware of all relevant SOPs as per company policy as they are related to the position covered by this Job Description.
• Able to comply with the company’s safety and quality policies at all times.


Physical and Travel Requirements

• Up to 25% travel may be required including global travel
• Occasional on-call work required








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