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VP of Hardware Engineering and Operations

Company: Cognosos, Inc.
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Visibility is power. Cognosos equips enterprises with instant asset intelligence that unlocks potential and optimizes performance. We have developed an innovative solution that equips enterprises with the real-time location and tracking intelligence needed to boost utilization of assets and accelerate inventory through supply chains. Our lightweight platform deploys quickly both indoors and outdoors, delivering an unparalleled combination of price and performance that is now tracking over 100,000 assets across multiple industries including automotive, logistics and healthcare. We are the leading supplier of asset tracking and management systems for campus wide and in-building applications.

We are seeking an accomplished executive leader with expertise in engineering, operations, development, and startup environments. Working from the company's Atlanta-based headquarters, the VP of Operations will lead the design, development, and manufacturing of our portfolio of devices that support the deployment of our patented RadioCloud-- and LocationAI--- tracking technologies. The position will report directly to our CEO and manage a team of 15 developers, purchasing and fulfillment staff to ensure that products are designed and delivered on schedule with the highest quality. The goal of the VP of Engineering is to ensure that products are developed in a timely and predictable manner in a fast-moving, entrepreneurial environment.

Ideal candidate

  • Proven track record leading the development of launching successful complex embedded wireless products
  • Experience in industrial IoT products, ideally with asset tracking capabilities
  • Experience in platforms, embedded software, hardware development
  • Has a track record of creating, building, leading, developing and retaining a superb engineering team
  • Thrives in a high capacity, high throughput, startup environment, squarely focused on high tech product innovation

    Job Responsibilities
    • Utilize a modern and efficient product development process to define and develop state-of-the-art IoT products
    • Insures that released products are of the highest quality and have been through a rigorous and comprehensive test process
    • Work with Product Management to translate market and customer requirements into product requirements
    • Work with Product Management and other business leaders to define, communicate, and execute strategic technology roadmap initiatives.
    • Effectively prioritize and define product features so that engineering, design, and others can collaboratively build and execute
    • Attract and retain world-class engineering teams and ensure effective overall delivery by championing lean startup, agile, and other product development best practices across the team
    • Collaborate effectively with multi-disciplinary teams including technology, commercialization, sales, marketing and executive leadership
    • Communicate the product decisions and trade-offs to the team, both verbally and visually
    • Communicate vision and strategy to customers, ecosystem, internal teams and board of directors

      Required Skills And Experience
      • 10+ years of hardware, software and telecommunications product development experience
      • 5+ years of managing diverse hardware, firmware and software development teams
      • Successful management of contract manufacturing process resulting in production volumes of 100,000+ units annually
      • Bachelor's degree from a leading institution in electrical engineering
      • Significant experience in a venture-backed, high-growth startup environment, taking products from inception to launch to meaningful revenue and profit growth
      • A demonstrated history of accountability and performance, leading teams to meet or exceed objectives
      • Strong recruiter of exceptional talent and ability to motivate and engage A+ people
      • Strong analytical skills with an emphasis on data-driven decision making
      • Experience collaborating with external stakeholders including partners and investors
      • Familiarity with common product development tools for sprint planning (JIRA, etc.), road maps, analytics, and tracking, etc...
      • Diligent attention to detail and strong technical intuition, as well as the ability to set and manage expectations at the executive level
      • Eager and engaging learner and mentor
      • Talented public speaker and presenter
      • Proven strategic asset tracking/IoT product leader
      • Experience in both direct to customer and VAR/OEM product requirements and go-to-market strategies
      • Passionate, ethical, well-rounded and personable in and outside of work environment

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