Director Embedded Systems - Torrance, CA

Are you a hands-on Manager or Director of Embedded Systems with 10+ years hardware & software engineering experience?  Do you have experience using Green Hills INTEGRITY RTOS and Open GL?  Do you have a strong desire to impact the lives of many while leading an innovative team of engineers? If so, read on & let’s talk.

Seeking a Director of Embedded Systems for a mid-sized DoD company who will work in our Advanced Avionics Division and provide system-level electronic solution design expertise and leadership, and quickly become a recognized and respected technical resource within the organization. They will also represent their team’s innovations to customers at various meetings, designs reviews, and initiate business development activities to capture new business opportunities.


  • Lead the strategic and tactical direction for the Embedded Systems within the Airborne Avionics Systems Division, including architecture, design, implementation, and full software development life cycle.

  • Hire, develop and manage team that will work closely with customers and cross-functional teams to derive requirements, architect, design, implement and test hardware/software systems using Linux, VxWorks, INTEGRITY and other operating systems.  In addition to assisting with hardware design the team will also define and develop the OS BSP/drivers and middleware.

  • Drive customer engagement and create strategic partnerships that foster growth of the overall Airborne Avionics Systems business.

  • Accountable for timely execution and successful delivery of new products, and ensure technical specifications and meet customer needs/requirements.

  • Present proposals, schedule, budget, and designs to clients and stakeholders.

  • Initiate and compose technical proposals, and review proposals written by others.

  • Ensure development and communication of all pertinent documentation, such as CR D, SOW, Release Notes, etc.

  • Lead/mentor team in completing their assignments, and coordinate assignments with other project team members.

  • Ensure the accuracy/appropriateness of all work products from activities and team members.

  • Ensure project development plans are realistic and address risks.

  • Work with customers and direct team to solve field problems, and to participate in field testing.

  • Provide and support technical liaison between customers, engineering, and other non-engineering functional groups.


  • Bachelor's Degree in CS, EE, or a related technical field

  • 10+ years software & hardware engineering experience

  • Software engineering experience using Green Hills INTEGRITY RTOS

  • Open GL experience is strongly preferred (developing GUI graphics or symbology)

  • Familiarity in designing and debugging system software for PPC, ARM and x86 based platforms

  • Familiarity with hardware design, block diagrams and schematics

  • Understanding of current OS'es, IDEs, stopmode/runmode debuggers and kernel/virtual address space systems.

  • Must be a director of high integrity with mature management and organizational skills who consistently builds effective relationships.  Will support/mentor cross-functional teams.  Possess an open, honest and collaborative style.

  • Experience leading organizations through change and embracing new ways of working while delivering outstanding business results

  • Possess an ability to take informed risks, make difficult business decisions and communicate impact of such decisions to ensure buy-in as well as timely results

  • Results-oriented leader with an ability to operate with a high sense of urgency

  • Possess an ability to recruit, mentor and develop people & experience leading teams in multiple geographic locations

  • Candidate will have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

  • U.S. Citizenship is required

  • Experience taking a software package along with a system through certification process with the FAA (a plus)

  • Experience with airborne avionics applications DoD (a plus)

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