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Title:  Director, Engineering - RF New Product Development

About Advanced Energy

Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEIS), enables design breakthroughs and drives growth for leading semiconductor and industrial customers. Our precision power and control technologies, along with our applications know-how, inspire close partnerships and innovation in thin-film and industrial manufacturing. We are proud of our rich heritage, award-winning technologies, and we value the talents and contributions of all Advanced Energy's employees worldwide.


Position Summary:

The Director, Engineering, New Product Development - RF is responsible for managing multi-functional, cross-departmental work teams and personnel for RF new product development. The Director, Engineering, New Product Development - RF is also responsible for leading and managing allocated resources devoted to key technology and product development; driving product development processes; design for performance, reliability, manufacturability and cost; and innovation in new products. This position will support the definition and implementation of long-term growth strategies reflected in technology and product roadmaps to address critical customer needs.


Essential Responsibilities:  

  • Participates with other leaders to establish objectives and define strategies for the business.
  • Collaborates with cross-functional leaders to optimize product development processes.
  • Makes final decisions on administrative or operational matters and ensures effective achievement of objectives.
  • Work on issues where analysis requires in-depth knowledge of company objectives and defines how they are in-turn deployed into the separate businesses.
  • Creates technical strategies and roadmaps to address critical customer problems.
  • Builds peer to peer relationships with critical customer technologists.
  • Works with engineering and marketing leadership to identify critical design wins and prioritize development efforts to drive business revenue.
  • Ensures material margins for business meet/exceed company objectives for business.
  • Optimizes R&D investment to flex with growth/decline of business.
  • Develops the project management and technical skills of direct reports.
  • Develops new product platforms and derivative products.
  • Establishes engineering objectives and assignments and delegates them to subordinate managers, who exercise full supervision in terms of costs, methods, and employees.
  • Interacts with executives and/or major customers.  Interactions normally involve controversial situations, customer negotiations, or influencing and persuading other senior level managers.
  • Formulates and executes long term plans for cost/profit.


Work Environment:

  • Ability to work within standard office environment and effectively collaborate with remote teams.
  • Position is based in Fort Collins, CO,
  • Domestic and international travel is required



  • 8-10 years engineering experience
  • Experience leading engineering teams
  • Ability to motivate and drive teams to high levels of performance
  • Selects and enables the talent needed to execute complex, product and system level development programs.
  • Experience with Design for Excellence(X), where X represents reliability, manufacturing, service, cost, and related methodologies to deliver end-to-end solutions.
  • Ability to interact effectively with customers.
  • Ability to successfully manage the development of new products and platforms.
  • Excellent program management skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.




  • BS Electrical Engineering


  • MS Electrical Engineering or other related science field


Compensation:   $150,000-200,000


As part of our total rewards philosophy, we believe in offering and maintaining competitive compensation and benefits programs for our employees in order to attract and retain a talented, highly engaged workforce.  Our compensation programs are focused on equitable, fair pay practices including market-based base pay, an annual pay-for-performance incentive plan, and discounted Employee Stock Purchase Plan.  In addition to our competitive compensation practices, we offer a strong benefits package in each of the countries in which we operate. In the U.S., we offer a rich benefits package that includes 4 different health care plan options, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, health savings and flexible spending accounts, paid-time off, 8-weeks of paid parental leave for both moms and dads, company matched 401(k), flexible work schedules, expanded mental health coverage and employee assistance programs. 


Advanced Energy is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.


Nearest Major Market: Fort Collins
Nearest Secondary Market: Loveland