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Manager, Development Engineer

San Diego
As a Lightspeed Lab Engineering Manager, you will lead a team of engineers and technicians providing an industry leading prototype development service to Resonetics’ medical device customers.  The rapid development services include quick-turn quotes, prototype fabrication, and production transfers.  You will be responsible for ensuring the team delivers high-quality results on schedule.  You will also collaborate with other teams including manufacturing and quality engineering to ensure seamless transfer of project to production.


  • Mentor and coach team members to help them grow professionally and achieve their career goals.
  • Foster a can-do attitude towards technical and customer challenges.
  • Foster a culture of innovation, collaboration, and continuous improvement. Foster a rewarding work environment.


  • Manage department metrics including but not limited to quote lead times, on time delivery, revenue targets, and profitability.
  • Plan job routing, resourcing, & scheduling.
  • Support identification and planning of projects to be considered for production transition.
  • Support cross departmental teams in conjunction with production transitions
  • Oversee Lightspeed Lab quality related issues to include Customer Complaints and Corrective Actions.
  • Ensure process parameter records, work instructions, and CAPAs are initiated and completed.

Technical Support

  • Support the definition, planning, and completion of nitinol development projects.
  • Provide design for manufacturability input and work closely with operations.
  • Provide technical skill training to operators and technicians.
  • Support Operations in solving on-going production issues.
  • Support Sales through the customer education, project scoping, and quoting processes.
  • Monitor other engineers in the Lightspeed for technical effectiveness and offerassistance when necessary.
  • Instruct and help engineers and technicians to develop optimum processes.
  • Schedule and approve overtime/work schedules.
Required Qualifications:
  • 10+ years of experience successfully managing a technical recruiting department, preferably at a medical device manufacturing company
  • Bachelors Degree in Business, Human Resources, Leadership, Management or similar.
  • Demonstrated and progressively responsible experience managing recruiting teams
  • Experience developing rigorous internal talent processes that will deliver exceptional results to hiring managers, business partners and other key stakeholders
  • Problem-solving and team-building skills are required
  • Comprehensive knowledge of recruitment best practices, human resources laws and practices, state and federal employment laws and other regulatory requirements
  • Prior enterprise ATS implementation and experience
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering or physical science disciple.
  • A proven track record of working effectively in fast-paced environments, delivering quality results on time, and exceeding expectations.
  • Ability to present and convey complex engineering ideas to internal and external customers.
  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings using a GD&T system.
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and processes.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong leadership skills
Physical Demands:
  • Standing and walking for short periods of time

Compensation: $125,000-$145,000