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IDEX Director of Engineering - Innovation & Development in Boulder, Colorado

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Position Summary:

As the Director of Engineering at Advanced Thin Films you will be tasked with building a world-class engineering team to help accelerate our growth aligned with our strategic customers and markets. In this role you will be responsible for driving a culture of disciplined innovation and development that results in advancements of technology, capability, and overall company growth.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Deliver business transformation through disruptive technology innovation

  • Review customer and market feedback to maximize impact of development and innovation efforts

  • Define and implement process for innovation and development

  • Direct and coordinate new technology and development engineering activities and personnel

  • Assists the business development, sales, and marketing organizations to maximize the competitiveness and responsiveness of our products and processes

  • Manage on-time and within budget completion of projects and programs

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of many technical areas through experience and academic achievement

  • Identify and hire talent needed to enable and sustain growth

  • Enable manufacturable results from development and innovation efforts

  • Lead and promote interaction with other departments including value streams, finance, quality, compliance, and maintenance

  • Leverage risks and opportunities- pursue and adopt new technologies and drive implementation across organizational lines

  • Participate in proposal development and champion NRE estimates and technical statements of work

  • Promote teamwork and collaboration within department and across organization

  • Serve as technical spokesperson for Advanced Thin Films

  • Communicate with impact - influence and negotiate effectively with all internal and external stakeholders to achieve win-win solutions that advance organizational goals

  • Serve as a key interface with customers, and takes their needs and requirements as inputs to create high-value solutions

  • Lead team to develop technology and innovation roadmaps that are aligned with our customer's existing and emerging needs

  • Support company values including ethical conduct and high integrity in all actions

  • Work cooperatively with other IDEX facilities to support multi-site customer opportunities

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related technical field

  • 5+ years of engineering leadership experience

  • 8+ years of experience in high technology manufacturing or research labs

  • Experience building and developing a high performing, multi-disciplinary team

  • Experience with any of the following design interfaces: SolidWorks, Zemax OpticStudio®, CODE V, and any other modeling or optical design software

Preferred Credentials:

  • MS or Ph.D. in an Engineering discipline (e.g., Optical, Mechanical, Systems)

  • Demonstrated experience in optical thin films, including design and deposition methods

  • Ability to communicate highly technical information to others

  • Technical experience working with lasers, optics, electronics, metrology equipment

  • Able to communicate in concise and accurate English (verbal and written reports/presentations)

  • Aptitude to work well across all functions and provide technical leadership as internal project champion

  • Capability to travel to support customer visits

  • Comfortable working in a dynamic technical engineering environment

  • Experience and knowledge of manufacturing test engineering, operations including procurement, planning and quality systems

  • Proficiency to manage others in technical engineering roles and managing project budgets including staffing resources

  • Software/design/modeling experience

  • Strong project planning experience with an ability to coordinate across different sites involving multiple teams

Compensation Information:

Salary Range: $130k+ annually

Bonus: This position is eligible for company discretionary bonus

Our comprehensive U.S. benefit offerings include: Health benefits, 401(k) retirement savings program with company match, etc. and at least 80 hours of vacation, as well as holiday, personal and sick time.

More information on our benefits and rewards can be found on our career page:

IDEX is an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

Job Family: Engineering

Business Unit: Advanced Thin Films

Job Segment: HST Health & Science Technologies