Telewave, Inc. designs and manufactures high quality RF system products. It serves wireless system operators, public safety providers, local and state governments, and federal agencies in the United States and internationally. The company was founded in 1972 and is based in San Jose, California. Telewave strives to be the premier supplier of seamless interoperable communication systems that provide security and reliability in mission critical eco-systems for both commercial and military applications worldwide.

Director of Product & Test Engineering

About Telewave

Telewave designs and manufactures high quality RF system products. It serves wireless system operators, public safety providers, local and state governments, and federal agencies in the United States and internationally. The company was founded in 1972 and is based in San Jose, California. Telewave strives to be the premier supplier of seamless interoperable communication systems that provide security and reliability in mission critical eco-systems for both commercial and military applications worldwide. Telewave products are used by more than 7,500 equipment and network manufacturers and government agencies throughout the world. Additional information about Telewave is available at www.telewave.com.

Responsibilities:

This position has complete ownership of the product engineering & test engineering functions within the Operations department. The position’s scope of responsibility includes:

  • Driving Product Life Cycle (PLC) throughout the whole process from concept to end of life (EOL)
  • Management of product & test engineering teams
  • Establishment of team priorities; point of contact for escalations, able to solve problems with
  • minimal oversight

  • Defining team strategy including budgeting, head-count, tools, annual operating plans and bench-mark assessments
  • Collaboration with Manufacturing and Quality departments to ensure the highest quality product is produced
  • Collaboration with R&D and Development teams to institute Design for Manufacturability (DFM) & Design for Testability (DFT) concepts for new product development, ensuring manufacturing readiness
  • Definition of production test, qualification and manufacturing plans in collaboration with NPI & Sustaining teams
  • Drive innovation in our manufacturing and testing processes to align with product roadmap & cost reduction plans
  • Product cost modelling and yield ownership through metrics & process data analysis (SPC)
  • Own product BOM release and maintenance throughout the product’s life
  • Developing KPI’s and driving their achievement in product related deliverables including NPI execution, product cost, product quality performance and failure analysis cycle times
  • Build strong relationships across Operations, Product Design teams and our manufacturing partners
  • Manage supplier excursions and customer escalations in collaboration with Quality & Sales depts

Requirements:

  • BS or advanced degree in Electrical Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering
  • Experience in RF antenna infrastructure industry
  • Minimum 10 year experience in RF / antenna hardware engineering
  • 10-15 years Management of product & test engineering teams
  • Proficiency in Product Line Management (PLM) concepts
  • Demonstrated track record of managing team budgets, tool deployments, annual strategy setting and collaboration with development teams during NPI
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build working relationships