Agilis Systems, LLC Director of Hardware Engineering in Chesterfield, Missouri

Agilis Systems, LLC – Join a Winning Team

We are a leader in the exploding space of GPS-based vehicle and asset tracking solutions. We serve businesses and consumers through our web-based and mobile SaaS solutions. Today we serve more than 40,000 customers and track more than 150,000 vehicles and assets nationwide. We’ve been experiencing explosive growth, and we’re positioned for even more in the years ahead.

ABOUT THE POSITION

Agilis Systems is seeking a Director of Hardware Engineering to oversee our expanding portfolio of vehicle and asset tracking devices. You will be responsible for the efficient and reliable performance of devices currently in use, maintaining existing vendor relationships and researching new hardware and hardware vendors for upcoming solutions. You will work in close collaboration with our fulfillment department, product development organization, software engineering team, and sales and marketing staff to ensure our current and future hardware fulfill their mission successfully.

As the primary provider of hardware expertise in the company, you will need to establish a deep understanding of our industry, key competitors and competing product offerings, the needs of our customers and gain insights into the value they derive from our products. This is a fast-paced, challenging position that will require you to juggle multiple tasks while maintaining focus on key priorities. Our mission is to Simplify the Complicated, and you will need to ensure our current and future hardware resonate with this guiding principle. We’re a software and technology company, so you should bring a high-degree of comfort or experience in this type of environment. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in hardware design and specification, cellular technologies and an obsessive focus on establishing and following good processes/KPIs.

Essential Functions – Responsibilities

  • Coach and manage a small team of hardware engineers to maximize the value your department provides to the organization

  • Establish processes and KPIs to measure and drive improvements in the reliability and efficiency of existing hardware

  • Establish deep relationships with existing hardware vendors, create SLAs and hold vendors accountable to them

  • Create hardware, firmware and configuration testing and certification procedures to ensure that the devices we deploy perform to expectations

  • Create audit procedures to ensure device shipments received are compliant with certifications

  • Conduct ongoing R&D to identify best-in-class vendors and devices we can use for current and future product needs

  • Keep abreast of cellular technologies and how they affect our current and future devices

  • Predict when cell technology changes will force transition projects and manage them to successful completion (4G to 5G, for example)

  • Provide hardware subject matter expertise to the company and hardware solutions engineering to the sales department

  • Join industry groups to gain insight into and stay abreast of industry trends

  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in electrical engineering or related field required

  • 5+ years of experience working with cellular-enabled hardware

  • 3+ years of providing solutions engineering and/or testing expertise on cellular-enabled hardware

  • 2+ years of management experience required

  • Prior experience working at large telcos in above capacities strongly preferred

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

  • Strong Excel skills for hardware tracking and reporting

  • Strong collaborations skills with the ability to work cross-functionally required

  • Demonstrated ability to influence cross-functional teams without direct authority

Work Environment

The hours of this position are Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM

Benefits

Compensation and Benefits

We value hard work and on-the-job-excellence and offer competitive compensation and benefits packages:

  • Position offers a Base Salary

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and 401(k) benefits are offered

  • 17 Flex Days (PTO)

  • Equity

EEO STATEMENT

Agilis Systems, LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against or harass any applicant or employee on any grounds prohibited under any federal, state or local law, including race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, citizenship or membership in any other legally protected class.