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HEAD OF R&D / INNOVATION

At TE, you will unleash your potential working with people from diverse backgrounds and industries to create a safer, sustainable and more connected world. 


 

Job Overview

TE Connectivity’s R&D/Product Development Engineering Teams conceive original ideas for new products, introduce them into practice. They are responsible for product development, and qualification from market definition through production and release; assist in the qualification of suppliers for new products to ensure suppliers deliver quality parts, materials, and services for new or improved manufacturing processes; conduct feasibility studies, testing on new and modified designs; direct and support detailed design, testing, prototype fabrication and manufacturing ramp. The R&D/Product Development Engineering Teams provide all required product documentation including, but not limited to, Solid Model, 2D/3D production drawings, product specifications, and testing requirements. They create and modify detailed drawings and drafting or conceptual models from layouts, rough sketches or notes and contribute to design modifications to facilitate manufacturing operation or quality of product. Typical fields of expertise include: materials, mechanics and systems, electrical, optics, chemistry, software, automation systems, packaging, testing and measurement, and manufacturing of electrical, mechanical and electronic components, products, and their integration into systems.

 

Job Responsibilities

Own the technological Roadmap for IVD Solutions: 

*Lead product development projects with demanding technological needs during early stages (discovery phase) for IVD Solutions
*Build strong relationships with our customer and partners.
*Set a funding generation strategy to increase available resources dedicated to technology development (US, European, National and Regional research funding programmes)
*Generate a strong and effective partnership with key technological players capable to increase our value (Universities, Research Organizations, Technological Centres, etc.)
*Drive strong collaboration with our New Product Development, PMO, Commercial, Business Development and Operations Teams.
*Attract and retain top engineering talent across the organization.
*Work closely with our Commercial and Business Development Organizations to support new business initiatives.
*Partner with the New Product Development, Business Development and Commercial in the development of innovative solutions or platforms that can help our customers to win in their markets.
*Align with Operations to set new manufacturing strategies and processes for the manufacturing of microfluidic products. 
*Own and manage functional budget.
*Drive accountability in their teams to meet project objectives and milestones.
*Work closely with existing and potential customers in selling our capabilities.
Employee Development:
*Upskill and develop the R&D team to ensure effective execution of the existing and future portfolio.
*Apply the TE philosophy of R&D in all hiring and development activities.
*Support employees in reaching their career potential, utilizing the available resources (both system and process) and creating development plans that meet business expectations.
*Drive a culture of winning spirit and success.

What your background should look like:

Qualifications

*PhD in Engineering, Physics or similar.
*Proven expertise in at least some key aspect of microfluidic research and product development including:
*Extensive cleanroom experience
*Microfluidic design
*Microfluidic process development (photolithography, hot-embossing, bonding, etc.)
*Development and integration of microfluidic control elements (valves, pumps, mixers, etc.)
*Integration of sensing and transducer elements within microfluidic devices
*Microfluidic development for IVD, RUO and/or CC applications
*Microfluidic device characterization
*Proven experience on successfully leading microfluidic research and/or product development projects
*Proven experience as a leader of a technical engineering team.
*Proven experience on technological translation of microfluidics into industrial results.
*Experience of working in a multi-national - public company environment.
*Cost centre management.
*International experience and personality geared toward research, new product & business development – collaborative working & effective listening skills are critical in this role.

Competencies

Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation

ABOUT TE CONNECTIVITY
TE Connectivity is a global industrial technology leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive and connected future. Our broad range of connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, enable advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications and the home. With approximately 80,000 employees, including more than 7,500 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at www.te.com and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat and Twitter.


BENEFITS
•    A comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, 401(k), disability, life insurance, employee stock purchase plan, paid time off and voluntary benefits.

EOE, Including Disability/Vets

Location: 

Carlsbad, CA, US, 92008

City:  Carlsbad
State:  CA
Country/Region:  US
Travel:  Less than 10%
Requisition ID:  90228
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Engineering & Technology


Nearest Major Market: San Diego

Job Segment: R&D Engineer, Drafting, Testing, Fabrication, Electrical, Engineering, Technology, Manufacturing

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