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Vice President, Engineering
Posted date [10/23/17] (ID: 425)

OutBack Power Technologies, a member of the Alpha Group, seeks a Vice President, Engineering to join the team in Arlington, WA. This position is responsible for directing and overseeing legacy products and the design and development of new renewable energy products from concept to manufacture. You will provide technical program leadership and interact with engineering and product management leaders to effectively carry out company's strategic initiatives and goals.



• Define architecture and technical direction for the department

• Formulate annual objectives, initiatives and budgets

• Participate and influence strategic product planning and development direction

• Direct and oversee the scope of work and project activities in the department

• Manage project budgets to meet financial objectives and company goals

• Evaluate risk probability and impact; develop quality and risk management plans and conduct project reviews

• Mentor technical leaders in the department

• Collaborate with product management to form requirements document and matching development plans while developing phased roll out strategy to improve engineering rigor; drive product roadmap with senior product management and engineering

• Develop and implement continuous improvement processes

• Represent Outback at industry events and host selected customer visits

• Assist engineering leadership in strategic and tactical planning of strategy, product roadmap, technology roadmap and project plans/strategy

• Maintain good working knowledge of competitive product offerings and market trends


Requirements and Skills:

Education: Bachelor Degree in BSEE, BSCS or equivalent military training


Experience: 10+ years in field of power electronics, design and development engineering

Supervisory: 8 - 10 years


• Excellent record of attendance

• Ability to speak/read/write English

• Detail oriented with strong organizational skills

• Work well under pressure

• Current driver’s license and acceptable driving record

• Sufficient credit line for business expenses

• Proven leadership history of delivering products successfully.

• Seasoned in product design development, sustaining and driving product realization for consumer, industrial or commercial systems

• Hands-on management and design experience in renewable energy hardware-embedded firmware products

• Familiar with the evolution of solar power systems

• Strong communications and interpersonal management skills

• Strong planning and management experience, including program management

• Management skills to drive organizational changes with collaborative approach

• Ability to adopt customer’s requirement changes while balancing organization’s ability to adopt/deliver

• Proficient user of engineering tools, viewers and planning tools

• Ability to travel domestically and internationally

• Familiar with project planning and hardware & embedded firmware tracking tools

• Familiar with engineering analysis and predictive tools models

• MSEE is desirable


PC Application Skills:

Advanced level: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project


Travel Requirements: Expected 10 - 25%

No phone calls please. Equal Opportunity Employer


To Apply: E-mail resume to: opportunities(at)alpha.com or fax resume to: 360-392-2148.

For more info on OutBack Power visit www.outbackpower.com or The Alpha Group www.alpha.com

 The Alpha Group offers a competitive package of employee benefits, including:

• A comprehensive healthcare plan with dental, prescription and vision exam coverage

• Company paid group life/AD&D insurance, an Employee Assistance Program and a voluntary life insurance, short-term disability and long-term disability program

• Flexible spending plans for Healthcare Reimbursement and Dependent Care, including a substantial company contribution available toward annual licensed childcare costs

• A robust 401(k) plan with varied investment options. Alpha contributes matching dollars annually at the discretion of its trustees

• An annual tuition reimbursement program to encourage learning and growth

• Eight paid holidays each year

• Up to two weeks of vacation time accrued annually at the start of employment and sick time

Post Details
Job Title Vice President, Engineering
Location Bellingham
Industry Engineering
Job Type Full-Time
Job Level Executive (Director or Above)
Application Deadline
Posted By Alpha Technologies Inc.
Email opportunities(at)alpha.com
Alpha Technologies

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