Rain Bird Corporation

  • Controls Engineering Manager

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    United States
  • Overview


    A leader in global irrigation and innovating The Intelligent Use of Water, Rain Bird has a dynamic opportunity for you to join our team.


    You will lead a growing team of engineers working on the latest microprocessor-based irrigation control products. The Engineering Manager provides the technical and administrative leadership for teams of product development engineers and oversees the planning, execution, and tracking of multiple projects. Specific activities include staffing, people management, external vendor management, project planning, monitoring progress, developing and tracking budgets, controlling expenses and profitability, financial and strategic planning, facilitating team meetings, and more. 




    In this job you will:


    • provide outstanding personal leadership, goal setting, and staff development
    • be an expert in electronics design and product development
    • be an expert in firmware development for real-time resource-constrained embedded systems
    • be an experienced project manager
    • foster creativity and innovation in areas of automated irrigation control products
    • participate heavily in all phases of product conceptualization, justification, requirements definition, development, implementation, and launch
    • interface with customer business units to deliver expected results associated with assigned projects
    • work with engineering teams to prepare budget and schedule estimates for new projects
    • prepare RFQ (Request For Quotation) and SOW (Statement of Work) documents and negotiate with external vendors to ensure deliverables are achieved
    • set priorities, develop work schedules, assign project teams, and regularly assess progress
    • be enthusiastic, hardworking, and have a can-do attitude
    • provide solid guidance to design teams and demonstrate best practices
    • possess strong communications skills
    • coordinate with Quality Assurance to develop appropriate documentation and engineering processes


    Who you are: 

    • S. in Electrical, Electronic or Computer Engineering or other related technical degree
    • Experience in developing electronic products for robust applications and high production volumes
    • Exceptional knowledge of electronic design and embedded firmware development processes
    • Experience with 8-bit microprocessors, 32-bit processors, analog, and digital circuitry
    • History of increasing responsibilities with proven track record of achieving good results
    • Strong interpersonal, influencing and leadership skills.
    • Evidence of innovative and creative thinking used to create effective solutions to both engineering and customer problems.
    • Excellent technical, conceptual, and budgeting skills
    • Excellent English communication (verbal and written) skills
    • Five years of supervisory experience in an engineering related environment
    • Track record of achieving results individually and through team leadership
    • Prior experience with project management functions
    • Prior experience with Design for Manufacturability and Design for Testability
    • Experience with regulatory certification process.
    • High energy and an enthusiastic attitude, desire for continued learning, and a willingness to take on difficult challenges in a variety of disciplines



    • Previous experience in the irrigation industry


    Get to know us:


    We have been the irrigation industry leader for over 80 years. We craft innovative irrigation products that make beautiful landscapes, golf courses, and grow productive agricultural crops while advocating for the Intelligent Use of Water.


    Rain Bird is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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