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Product Development Manager - Consoles

Department: R&D
Region: Southwest (US)

Are you a motivated leader with a passion for software development? Do you enjoy the challenge of project management and working with cutting edge technology?  High End Systems, an ETC company, is looking for a Product Development Manager for Consoles. 

High End Systems is a proud pioneer in high power LED automated lighting & digital lighting fixtures, and producer of industry preferred lighting controllers for live event & concert touring applications.

The ideal candidate will have proven management experience and a strong career history in software development & project management. 

We offer excellent benefits, competitive wages, and a dynamic, fun, and casual environment. Come have fun and make money with us! 

Representative Responsibilities:

•Oversees the Product Development efforts for all projects within HES lighting control console product family or families
•Leads research into new technologies that advance our existing products or lead to new products
•Participates in product requirements and design definition, contribute to product quality assurance requirements
•Monitors efficiency of the department and make improvements where appropriate
•Selects and maintains qualified personnel in all positions and recommends compensation for them
•Assigns personnel to projects ensuring they have a clear understanding of tasks and deliverables
•Work with Steering Team on resources planning against the Lighting Control Console Road Map
•Develops annual department budget and staffing requirements
•Provide leadership to facilitate good teamwork, enthusiasm, and morale
•Product Family Responsibilities:
•Work with Project Management, project team members and R&D Product Development Manager to ensure that projects are completed on time, to specification, and within budget
•Work with the Project Team and R&D Product Development Manager to identify and remove obstacles during product development
•Strong working knowledge of Lighting Control Consoles and the development process
•Work with Project Management and Technical Product Management on project milestones, budget, deliverables, and goals
•Other duties as assigned
•Special projects and requests are completed in a timely and positive fashion
•May run R&D projects as needed

Supervisory Responsibilities:
•Coordinates and collaborates with other departments of the company in establishing and carrying out responsibilities
•Develop and maintain positive communication between department and other departments
•Performs the hiring, orientation, training, performance management, career development, and overall employee development of department personnel 
•Formulates, implements & reviews ISO procedures related to the department
•Instructs employees about procedures and work instructions
•Informs employees as to company/departmental plans and progress
•Maintains reporting on all department activities
•Continue to monitor efficiency in the department and make improvements where appropriate
Education and Experience:  Grade and level to be determined, based on prior experience
•Bachelor’s degree obtained through a formal accredited program or the equivalent experience
•Demonstrated product development experience
•Knowledge of company policies
•Motivation and leadership skills
•Excellent communications, organizational, and interpersonal skills
•Excellent problem-solving skills
•Excellent customer service skills
•Computer skills
•Has consistently demonstrated the ability to perform the duties of a Sr. Engineer and/or Team Lead or Project Manager
•Proficient in product development from concept to production
•Proficient in test system design, development, and troubleshooting
•Has a strong working knowledge of all products within a product family, also a working knowledge of other product families within R&D
•Understands and applies best practices for multiple engineering disciplines within the department
•Assists with design or modification of a product, service, or process
•Demonstrated ability to work independently and perform multiple tasks without general supervision

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