Director, Embedded Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, March 27, 2023
Lime is the world's largest shared electric vehicle company. We’re on a mission to build a future where transportation is shared, affordable and carbon-free. Our electric bikes and scooters have powered 400+ million rides in 250+ cities on 5 continents, replacing an estimated 100+ million car trips. Named a Time 100 Most Influential Company and Fast Company Brand That Matters, we achieved a fully profitable year in 2022, becoming the first in our industry to reach this milestone.
We are looking for a highly skilled and experienced Engineering Director to lead one of our fast-growing Engineering organizations. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in embedded systems development, as well as experience in managing teams of engineers across different time zones and language barriers (e.g. fluency in Mandarin is a plus).
As the Engineering Director, you will be responsible for setting the technical direction and strategy for the area, and for ensuring the team delivers high-quality products on-time with limited resources. You will also be responsible for fostering a collaborative and innovative team culture, and for developing and mentoring team members to support their growth and development.
The ideal candidate will have a track record of success leading and managing multiple managers and teams of engineers, and will be comfortable working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. They will also have strong cross-functional collaboration skills with product managers, data scientists, designers, hardware engineers and operation teams to deliver high-quality products that exceed customer expectations.
What You'll Do:
- Lead the development of our embedded systems, ensuring that they meet customer needs and are delivered on time and within budget.
- Manage multiple teams of embedded engineers in the development of IoT products and solutions, providing guidance, mentoring, and support to help them reach their full potential.
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand business requirements and translate them into technical specifications.
- Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including operations team, riders, suppliers, city, and internal partners.
- Drive innovation in embedded systems design and architecture to stay ahead of industry trends and competitive landscape.
- Ensure compliance with all relevant standards and regulations.
- Develop and implement best practices for embedded systems development, including design, testing, and documentation.
- Stay up-to-date with emerging technologies and industry trends, and recommend new tools and methodologies to improve our development process.
- Perform code reviews and ensure the team is adhering to coding standards.
- Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field.
- At least 10 years of experience in embedded systems development, with a focus on IoT.
- At least 5 years of experience in managing high performing teams of engineers and managers.
- Strong understanding of hardware design and software development principles for embedded systems.
- Experience with ARM-based microcontrollers and SoCs.
- Familiarity with wireless protocols such as Bluetooth, Zigbee, and Wi-Fi.
- Good knowledge on CAN/ECU/BMS.
- Knowledge of software development in C, C++, and Python.
- Familiar with Linux development.
- Strong leadership and communication skills.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
- Ability to work effectively with teams in China, including managing communication and resolving any language or cultural barriers.
- Fluency in Mandarin is a plus.
The anticipated salary range for this position is $200,000-$270,000. Equity and benefits may be provided as part of the compensation package, depending on the position offered. Not all candidates will be eligible for the upper end of the salary range. Exact salary will ultimately depend on multiple factors, which may include the successful candidate's skills, experience and other qualifications as well as the candidate's location of residence. In addition to base salary, some roles may be eligible for a variable bonus based on a combination of company performance, employee performance, and management discretion.
When you join Lime, you join a global community of smart, caring, talented individuals working together to deliver world-changing results; striving to create an experience that enables Limers to do their best work. Here are some ways we support and invest in our team:
Competitive salaries, performance-based annual bonus and pre-IPO equity
Health and wellness offerings for all team members starting day one including access to top-tier fitness and mindfulness apps
Flexible vacation policies with ample paid holidays tailored to country of residence
Fully-paid leave following the birth or adoption of a child and financial, medical and educational support for Limers pursuing parenthood
Support for retirement and financial goals with unlimited access to financial advisors
Unlimited, complimentary use of our vehicles in hundreds of cities around the world
Professional growth opportunities through quarterly learning days and top-tier tools
Opportunities to connect across teams and locations to network, socialize and volunteer
Culture of belonging with Employee Resource Groups that engage and promote cultural awareness and DEI training across all functions
Consistent recognition of great work through meaningful rewards and career advancements
Benefits and perks vary depending on the nature of your employment and country of residence. Terms and conditions may apply.
If you want to make an impact, Lime is the place for you. Not sure if you meet all the qualifications? If this role excites you we encourage you to apply. Explore all opportunities on our career page.
Lime is an Equal Opportunity Employer, but that’s just the start. We believe different perspectives help us grow and achieve more. That’s why we’re dedicated to hiring and developing the most talented and globally diverse team – which includes individuals with different backgrounds, abilities, identities and experiences.
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