Head of Engineering

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Xerotech is a battery technology company that designs, engineers and produces lithium ion battery packs for non-road mobile machinery.

Working at Xerotech means having a shared vision of an electric future. Be part of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform the industry. The world is moving towards an electric future, and there has never been a more exciting time to get involved with Xerotech!

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate & direct multifunctional engineering teams and projects.
  • Be responsible for creation of internal systems & processes.
  • Deliver upon a vision for world-class, high performing product and business development.
  • Inspire a pioneering culture with high engineering standards.
  • Be the driving force behind agile-like processes for dynamic engineering teams and introduce best-in-class procedures & practices.
  • Design strategies for future development projects based on the company’s overall objectives and resources.
  • Lead a culture of innovation within the function by developing and implementing engineering forums and reviews for the engineering team.
  • Build culture and team, enable and develop engineers and managers in a fast-paced and constantly changing environment.
  • Mentor, grow, and lead the engineering team. Help them achieve their best work and prioritize the wellbeing and professional growth of every team member.
  • Drive technology and data innovation to enable breakthrough customer features.
  • Lead by example by being hands on and help the team as needed.
  • Prepare and manage the engineering department’s budget along with team leads.
  • Interviewing, hiring and scaling a world-class engineering organisation.
  • Establish a consistent approach to measuring and rolling out engineering standards across the group.
  • Identify and address communication gaps to maintain a positive and collaborative work environment.
  • Clearly communicate intent including technology roadmaps to support multiple product platforms.
  • Drive high levels of employee engagement through a highly effective support structure developed and implemented for all engineers.
  • Develop a support network of key divisional/corporate leaders, academic and supplier partners to enhance understanding of product manufacturing and quality. Network with key contacts outside own area of expertise and across business units.

requirements

  • Strong credentials and technical vision that will earn the excitement of investors and prospective team members to want to follow you to build an incredible company.
  • Experience building, scaling, and managing engineering teams, specifically in rapid growth environments.
  • A deep knowledge of architectural and application design
  • Deep product development experience, working cross-functionally to define, build, tune, and bring to market applications and services.
  • Strong business acumen/analytical ability with a high aptitude for understanding & developing systems.
  • Experience as an engineering leader on high-quality technology products, including the collaboration necessary with sales, product management, customer success, and executive leadership.
  • Excellent Interpersonal Skills
    • Assertive decision maker & team/people manager
    • Ability to inspire confidence.
    • Approachable
  • Strong capability to network and influence at all organisation levels. Ability to build networks externally and leverage appropriately.
  • Established network within relevant industry with potential customers & suppliers
  • Both a logical and strategic thinker with the ability to identify and seize opportunities to advance the company goals
  • Proven adaptability, open mind, and a results-focused approach to your work.

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