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Sr. Director or VP of Engineering at Ayar Labs
Emeryville, CA, US

Ayar Labs is a fast-growing optical I/O technology startup looking for a Sr. Director or VP of Engineering to manage the electrical, optical and CMOS Design engineering teams to successfully ship product.  Sr. Director reports to the CTO, VP reports to the CEO. 

Essential Functions
  • Lead the engineering team to ensure on time delivery of product to customers
  • Hire world-class engineers and grow the engineering team
  • Be a mentor to the engineering team and to align company goals with personal development goals
  • Manage resources and priorities across teams
  • Create and manage a process-oriented methodology for CMOS and optical design
  • Managing the annual budget for the engineering department
  • Represent engineering team in product development requirements and creation of schedules and budgets
  • Logistically support the engineering team to deliver the overall product, including vendor management, software, equipment, and process/timeline management
  • Technically support the engineering team to ensure product correctness, performance, and schedules
  • Co-develop the technical strategy with the CTO for developing and maintaining a technical roadmap that will continue to innovate

Basic Qualifications
  • US Citizenship required for Government contracts, site access
  • MS or Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering, or Business Administration
  • Minimum 8 years Engineering Management experience for the Sr. Director, minimum 10 years for VP
  • Engineering experience on CMOS design, bring-up, lifecycle management for SoCs with an electrical SerDes or optical SerDes is essential
  • Familiarity with integrated photonics and how its development cycle contrasts with that of CMOS
  • Demonstrated ability as a great manager, team builder, recruiter, communicator, and problem solver