Manager, Antenna Engineering

Job Locations US-CA-Torrance
Job ID
2022-2164
Category
Technical / Engineering
Type
Permanent Full-Time
Company : Name
Antcom

Overview

Manager, Antenna Engineering 

We are looking for an experienced, strategic leader and visionary Manager of Antenna Engineering. Reporting to the General Manager, you will lead the team who defines and brings to market critical antenna technology and products for use in a wide range of positioning, navigation, timing and communication applications.

 

The Company: Antcom is a leader in the field of antennas, working with some of the largest, most advanced technology companies in the world. From fighter jets to satellites to autonomous tractors, our products find applications in tough operating conditions. Working at Antcom combines all the benefits of being at a small company with the professional satisfaction of developing some of the most widely used antennas in the world.

As a wholly owned subsidiary of NovAtel and part of the Hexagon Group, Antcom is positioned to rapidly respond to customer requirements while enjoying the benefits of being part of a large global organization. We specialize in rapid customization of products with short timescales from concept to delivery onto customer platforms. Join our fast-paced team to challenge yourself to design antennas for a variety of industries including aerospace, defense, survey, and agriculture.

 

The Location: Hexagon is a global company with locations around the world. This position is based in the oceanside community of Torrance, CA. One of the best places to live in California with ocean beaches, plenty of parks and endless sunny days.

 

Responsibilities

As Manager of Antenna Engineering, you will:

  • Serve as a key contributor to the division’s antenna strategy
  • Develop product development plans and prioritize development activities to meet customer requirements
  • Manage, coach, and lead a global team of 10 members comprised of RF, Antenna, and Mechanical Engineers and Technicians in the Design, development and testing of antennas and RF components
  • Manage the Technical Life-cycle of antenna product portfolio
  • Support Sales and Marketing with product recommendations, new design suggestions, and RFQ technical
  • Perform technical report writing which may include proposals, reports, test procedures and specifications
  • Lead Engineering Process improvement initiatives
  • Work with our parent company’s R&D team on the implementation of common processes and best practices to ensure that Antcom continuously improves its effectiveness
  • Manage key metrics, including:
    • Adherence to Product Development Schedules and Budgeted Cost
    • Product Return rate
    • Production Stability (Stop ship rate)
    • Internal and External CARs
    • Innovation – new processes or products
    • Cost reduction initiatives

Qualifications

Must-Have: 

  • A Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with a minimum of 5 years of experience in RF and antenna systems design and development
  • A Minimum of 2 years of prior people management experience
  • A consistent track record of delivering successful products to market
  • Applicants for select positions that require access to information controlled by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) or the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”) must be US Persons per ITAR §120.15 and EAR §772.1 (i.e., a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident, or admitted to the U.S. as an asylee or refugee), or be otherwise eligible to obtain required authorization from the U.S. Government to access controlled information. Employment is contingent upon Antcom’s ability to obtain such required authorization for the applicant

Key Success Factors:

  • Strong ability to organize and manage multiple priorities using effective problem solving/resolution skills and a collaborative team focus
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with people from multi-functional and diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to model the organization's vision and values and build a cohesive team
  • Ability to make customers and their needs a primary focus of one's actions; developing and sustaining productive relationships with our customers
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, tight deadline environment and perform well under pressure
  • Ability to define and analyze complex problems, collect data, establish facts, develop solutions and gain support of all stakeholders 

Nice-to-Have:

  • MBA a plus
  • 10+ years of B2B experience in hardware technologies
  • Previous experience managing an antenna portfolio
  • Experience with Ansys HFSS
  • Experience with RF test equipment and software
  • Knowledge of robustness standards (MIL-STD-810G, DO-160G)

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