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Director of Engineering (In-Markets)

Have you got what it takes to help perfect and shape the VanMoof experience? Our Research & Development (R&D) team in Taiwan is looking for a Director of Engineering (In-Markets) Engineering to monitor, strengthen, and optimize our growth in the global market. 

As our Director of Engineering (In-Markets), you’ll lead a team of Engineers from early mass production right up to our product's end of life. You’ll make sure that products are built according to specifications, and shipped correctly in the given timeline. You’ll bring a tech-leader perspective to the table, and have an extensive working knowledge of product development and mass production.

You’ll also manage communications between the internal development teams, quality, customer service, and external vendors. You’ll provide technical guidance and support to other team members – and make key decisions about running changes, design improvements, and product updates throughout a product’s life cycle.

Our ideal candidate has a strong understanding of the product development process, hands-on experience in managing products in mass production and is highly experienced in leading and managing a team of engineers. We’ll expect you to have a strong technical background, be detail-oriented and organized with excellent communication skills. Tip-top cross-organizational and project management skills are key to this position, and you should be able to thrive in a fast-paced and highly innovative environment.

What you'll do:

  • You'll build, lead and mentor an internal team of cross-functional engineers in Design for Manufacturing improvements, product quality improvements, alternate part selection and implementation, and updates of existing products.

  • You’ll drive continuous reliability, yield, and performance improvements throughout the product life cycle. You’ll manage the design analysis on components and assemblies to develop products that are cost-efficient, manufacturable, and reliable.

  • You’ll provide technical guidance and mentorship to other team members in making high impact design choices and decisions throughout the development cycles.

  • You’ll lead cross-functional communication between internal teams and external vendors.

  • You’ll enable the development effort by creating and monitoring a streamlined process between teams and external vendors.

  • You’ll facilitate good communication and offer multiple levels of status across a wide spectrum of individual contributors to engineering management.

What you'll bring:

  • You have a bachelor’s in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering or equivalent.

  • You have at least 12 years of experience where at least 5 years has been leading a team

  • You've worked on projects from development through to mass production.

  • You have experience in managing multifunction engineering teams.

  • You have experience working in a high-volume environment.

Extremely nice to have:

  • You thrive in dynamic environments.

  • You have an appreciation for numbers and are comfortable presenting.

What you'll get:

  • 15 holiday days (plus all public holidays)

  • Laptop, screens, and software tools

  • Insider experience in a rapidly-growing international company

  • A space for you to grow your entrepreneurial skills

  • Friday lunch

  • Special snacks, tasty coffee, and lots of tea

About us

We’re making it our mission to get the next billion on bikes. Truly city-proof, our rides shrink long commutes, scare off bike thieves, and amplify your pedal power. We’re riding the future together. Are you in?

Job descriptions are difficult to interpret. We understand you might not tick all of the boxes above. The truth is, we don't either. If you feel excited about our upcoming challenges, we encourage you to apply now.

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