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VP of Device Development

Redmond, Washington 98052 | Direct Hire

Post Date: 02/20/2018 Job ID: 18104 Industry: Hardware

Position Title:  VP of Device Development


Position Description:  Protingent Staffing has an exciting Direct Hire opportunity with our client in Redmond Washington for an experienced  VP of Device Development.

Job Requirements:
  • Lead an internal technical team of about 20 and a wide network of internal and external partnerships to develop products for launch
  • Provide technical oversight to all development projects, through all key stages including
    • Feasibility
    • Architecture
    • Industrial design
    • Engineering
    • Compliance
    • Transfer to Manufacturing
    • Sustaining Engineering
  • Lead portfolio development, resulting in
    • Timely product launches
    • Risk-managed development activities, including ensuring system technical performance
    • Favorable project budget and product cost performance
    • High quality product and project outcomes
  • Guide innovation agenda and device pre-development activities by:
    • Ensuring that product development requirements are incorporated in upstream roadmaps and concept exploration
    • Developing and expanding strategic device core competencies
    • Expanding intellectual property portfolio
    • Sourcing innovation ideas from high-market awareness and expertise
    • Developing functional prototypes to establish proof-of-concept
  • Develop and execute long term strategic plans that support corporate objectives, including human resource planning for world-class teams and decisions on winning technology platforms.
  • Provide project clarity and appropriate issue escalation (up and down).
  • Lead multiple project teams. Work with technical managers to ensure technical success and that the right resources are assigned to the various projects.

Job Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’ s degree in engineering, with advanced degree desired
  • 15+ years proven product development experience
  • 10+ years consumer, electronics, and/or medical device experience
  • Experience in strategic planning and collaboration with executive and key operational groups
  • Progressive & proven record of leadership and managing device development projects
  • Extensive experience with all phases of the product development lifecycle, including concept, design, implementation, verification and validation activities necessary for product commercialization
  • High level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness with strong work ethic and the ability to work independently
  • Excellent interpersonal/communications and presentation skills
  • Ability to lead, influence, create and work within cross-functional team environments
  • Assertive, take-charge, proven manager with a strong results orientation, positive “ can do” attitude and a sense of urgency to get things done


About Protingent:  Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to Software, Electronics, Medical Device, Telecom and Aerospace companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding and exciting work opportunities for our candidates.


Samantha Slote

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