Jobs India – May, 2011


 An international company started by a dedicated team of professionals from Stanford, Harvard, and IIT with a mission to develop low-cost medical devices for emerging markets, has following openings.  The company has moved from a start-up to a growth stage company in only one short year, has solid funding, secure IP and is backed by big names and MNCs in US and India.  Given the stage of the company, these are  high impact roles with the opportunity to directly shape how the product is designed, developed, tested, and marketed, and help the company determine its future direction.

PRODUCT ENGINEER

 This position is based out of Bangalore with a minimum of 8 years of product development experience preferably in the medical device or consumer goods industry. The ideal candidate would bring with them a robust engineering/ technical background with a proven track record in successful new product launch. Candidates with skills in rapid prototyping and mock-up construction will be preferred. Additionally, experience in project management and component sourcing will be considered favourably.   B.Tech Mechanical, Electronics or Mechatronics is desired. Any additional engineering design degrees would be considered as an additional benefit.  Compensation will be commensurate with experience level.

PRODUCT DESIGNER

This opportunity is right for someone interested in working in a startup environment where one can be creative with methods of asking questions to the end users with the use of role plays, pictures, mockups, video etc. and keep the comfort and truthfulness of the end users as paramount.  Responsibilities include deciding the key questions to ask, decide the prototypes that need to be built to answer a question, direct field activities, conduct observational studies, interviews, focus groups, surveys etc.  This person needs to have a bias towards action and build to ideate, express and evaluate, to be able to think holistically about products, people, and markets, should be a master prototypes and machine shop guru with an ability to speak through 2-D and 3-D prototypes.  They should be able to work with manufacturers to optimize for manufacturability, be able to build and lead a team to drive towards the vision of the company, hold brainstorming and design review sessions, facilitate discussions, compile feedback and manage timelines.

Requirements include, minimum 6 years experience in product design, with formal training in design thinking, at least one product brought to market, experience in designing consumer products, demonstrated skills in user research, engineering/ technical background, experience across difference design disciplines, and strong understanding of the design process and experience in leading teams.  Also required, skills with industrial design software such as CAD and proE, strong skills with mockups and rapid prototyping, experience interfacing with manufacturers, excellent communication skills in English and fluency in Hindi and one other Indian language.

HEAD OF ENGINEERING – TESTING

Senior Test Engineer will create and lead the product testing strategy. It will be based out of Bangalore with a minimum of 10 years of product testing experience, preferably in medical device or consumer goods industry. The ideal candidate would bring with them a robust engineering/ technical background with a proven track record in successful new product launch. Candidates with the ability to innovate and have excellent communications skills are preferred. Additionally, experience in project management and component will be considered favorably.  B.Tech Mechanical, Electronics or Mechatronics is desired. Any additional engineering design degrees would be considered as an additional benefit.  Proficiency in English and Hindi is required.

Responsibilities include creating company’s testing strategy, design and implement automation test framework from the ground up with customer focus, provide engineering support, lead a team of test engineers to verify product meets specifications from design team, and provide professional recommendation to quality team for potential quality issues.

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