Engineering Programs Leader

Location: Ann Arbor, MICHIGAN
ENDRA Life Sciences has a unique opportunity for someone who wants to make an impact in emerging medical technology. We have developed a method and device for deep tissue thermoacoustic imaging that will directly address fundamental barriers to advancing the diagnostic value and expanding the use of conventional ultrasound imaging.

We are seeking an experienced, high bandwidth leader, with domain expertise in high speed electronics and systems integration, to build and lead the engineering team and programs at ENDRA Life Sciences. The Engineering Programs Leader will hire, develop, and lead a team that will include domain experts in the areas of: ultrasound transducers, high speed data acquisition, RF power electronics, image reconstruction, phased array antenna design, software, and regulatory matters. This position will work directly with the CTO and system architect in developing technology and product roadmaps, and a multi-generational product development plan.

As a leader in a small and emerging company, this role will have accountability for all development programs. Qualified candidates will have substantial experience in the areas of program planning, operations, and program execution, in the development of new technologies spanning the delivery of a reference design to pre-production samples. Demonstrated ability to lead development programs to delivering on:  budget, timeline, design specification, and quality metric commitments is required.  This role will report directly to the CTO.
Role and Responsibility:
  • Ownership of an MGPD plan.
  • Ownership of detailed: program, resource, and budget planning for all development programs (hardware, software and integrated systems)
  • Identify and recruit engineering resources.
  • Source, implement, and utilize program management tools.
  • Responsible for meeting development program: milestones, budgets, and time-lines.
  • Execution control for programs outsourced to: contractors, consultants, and suppliers.
  • Execution control and reporting for all engineering programs.
  • Cultivate internal relationships at the corporate and facility level to gain support and participation in initiatives.
Education & Experience: 
  • Bachelors of Engineering, Science, or Computer Science.  Masters’ degree preferred.
  • Success in leading medical device product development teams.
  • Track record of hiring, leading, and empowering top talent to meet program and company goals.
  • Track record of delivering on commitments, timelines, budgets and quality metrics.
  • Experience in managing engineering programs with multiple sub-systems.
  • High bandwidth, strong leadership with ability to scale to manage operations and site leadership.
  • Demonstrated technical leadership, including creative problem solving.
  • Ability to provide technical and operational leadership at various organizational levels.
  • Competence in financial analysis. 
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Entrepreneurial spirit: Ability to work in low-structure, tight-resource environment of early stage, high-growth company.
  • Experience with full lifecycle program management (program planning, implementation, execution control, and pre-production readiness).
  • Desire to travel overnight, at least twice a month.
  • Work with a sense of urgency: Leads and motivates the team to deliver on development milestone commitments.
  • Process oriented with strong operating mechanisms.
  • Ability to create and deliver executive materials for decision making.
  • Demonstrates clear and thoughtful communication.
  • Demonstrates risk retirement analysis and implementation.
ENDRA seeks to globally commercialize technologies that will transform point-of-care disease detection and diagnosis, and the monitoring of therapies. With our employees, ENDRA focuses on attracting, developing and retaining the best talent.  We seek people with a positive “can-do” attitude and we foster a collaborative and mutually supportive environment.

ENDRA is not for everyone…hard work, exciting challenges, limited resources, highly collaborative, fast-paced, and a path toward making a significant impact in the medical device field!

ENDRA offers a competitive pay and benefits package with short and long-term incentives for individual, team, and company success.  We began trading on NASDAQ in 2017 and offer benefits associated with company growth.

Diversity creates a richer working environment: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. ENDRA Life Sciences is a drug-free workplace.
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