Design Manager

Camarillo, CA
Science & Engineering - Vision Systems Laboratory – Vision Systems /
Regular /
Based in Southern California with locations in Malibu, Calabasas, Westlake Village and Camarillo; HRL has been on the leading edge of technology, conducting pioneering research and advancing the state of the art. 

Essential Duties:
Lead a multidisciplinary team in successfully characterizing creating developing ASICs for EOIR cameras for R&D prototypes. Serve as the interface with other key business functions. Define and set the standard for all the development activities within the mixed signal design group. Foster a team and expertise comprising a variety of competencies ranging from chip architect and system modelling, analog circuits, high-speed digital, and physical design tailored for yielding large die for operation in extreme environments. This group is responsible for the design, development, and verification of sensor ASICs all the way through camera integration. Line management duties includes supervision of direct reports, career development, and training. They also include identifying metrics to drive improvement, innovation and nurture the best talent, hone the best practices, and lead industry capability. Organizational growth responsibilities includes planning, deploying continuous improvement, new capabilities, and maturing and inserting new technologies.

Required Skills:
10+ years in technical leadership positions managing multiple teams, projects, helping shape strategic roadmaps for the business. Experience leading multidisciplinary teams and interfacing with the internal and external customers is essential. Demonstrated track record of success in the aerospace or semiconductor industry in ASIC design.

Strong hands-on experience with one or more of the following areas; ASIC design, Analog or Digital design workflows, chip tape-out, and chip testing and screening workflows. Familiarity with system modelling techniques, and their screening and characterization under test conditions. Proficiency in standard productivity tools such as Microsoft Office and comfortable with statistical and scripting software tools. Understanding of design and construction of IR camera sensors and their constituent sub-components as well as their applications and use. Familiarity with imaging customer’s needs, and the technical barriers to tech insertion and new product adoption. A demonstrated track record with team building and change management experience in a leadership role.

Special Requirements:
U.S. Citizenship is required.  Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance is required.

The base salary range for this full-time position is $182,720 - $234,168 + bonus + benefits.

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HRL offers a generous and very competitive total compensation and benefits package. Our Regular/Full Time benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K match, gym facilities, PTO, growth potential, and an exciting and challenging work environment (

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