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Sr Engineer, Product Development

Ansell

Location : Pendleton, SC 29670

Headquarters : Australia

Hiring Mode : Full Time

Hiring Role : Developer

Experience : Senior Level

Ansell
Full-time
Sr Engineer, Product Development - (30004262)
Description
  • Ansell is a leading global provider of protection solutions. Our company designs, develops and manufactures a wide range of protection solutions that meet the ever-changing needs and demands of our markets and industries. Protection is our primary concern as millions of people around the world depend on Ansell in their professional and personal lives.
  • Our vision is to create a world where people can enjoy optimal protection against the risk they are exposed to. Whether at work or during their leisure time, people require the right protection for the right application. After all, what better guarantee is there than increased safety, security and productivity than through adequate protection.
General Summary of Position
  • This role is responsible for emerging smart technologies and their supportive systems with experience working with complex hardware design, firmware programming and IoT connectivity. He/She will contribute to new technologies research, concept development and rapid prototyping activities, and will support development of new products and processes as guided to support Ansell industrial business unit.
  • He/she will work with team to design, test and validate product during all stages of development. This would include developing new test protocols and identifying/building lab testing equipment to ensure product performance. He/she will collaborate with development partners, IT, product managers and other key functions to ensure clear communication and consistent Best Practice implementation of hardware and electronic textiles-related product development initiatives. He/She will study Ansell’s current systems and procedures and recommend solutions to help new product or new service development operate more efficiently and effectively.
  • In addition, this position will manage assigned development and improvement projects to drive value for Ansell internal stakeholders and for our customers. This position will lead or support new product commercialization and launch efforts including evaluation, development, procurement and start-up of new products and processes.
Responsibilities and Specific Accountabilities
  • Hardware/electronics/IOT Research and Design
  • Working with the team to design, test and validate hardware+firmware and e-textile products before interaction with customer and to facilitate the set-up of wearable electronics systems.
  • Create communication collateral such as case studies
  • Research emerging smart technologies to determine if pursuing them for product development will be beneficial to Ansell’s current or adjacent product and service offerings to our customers.
  • Devise methods to add IOT functionality to existing Ansell product and services to drive value for our customers.
  • Prototype building related to the research conducted and methods devised, including physical prototyping and/or programming/app/software writing.
  • Design lab experiments to test hardware, sensors and other electronics for design downselection and performance verification and validation.
  • Prepare cost and benefits analysis on hardware design options for R&D to determine financial benefit.
  • Consult with IT, Marketing and other functions to support project teams with guidance related NPD execution and to recommend improvements to reduce complexity and increase speed to market.
R&D Project Management
  • Consult with IT, Marketing and other functions to support project teams with guidance related NPD execution and to recommend improvements to reduce complexity and increase speed to market.
  • Assist in the identification and evaluation of technologies with application to support product development and research initiatives across GBU verticals.
  • Act as Project Manager or Project Technical lead as assigned for product development and improvement projects in support of GBU verticals.
Financial responsibilities:
1. Seek and recommend improvements of R&D and department process for cost savings and ROI.
Key Position Requirements
Education
Bachelors degree in electrical or computer engineering or related field
Job Experience
  • 3+ years experience in area of electrical/computer engineering and/or research (advanced degree will be considered)
  • Experience developing hardware and system level specifications
  • Experience developing hardware verification and functional test plans
  • Comfortable in a lab environment using oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and other common test equipment
  • Experience designing high volume products and dealing with contract manufacturers is desired
  • Project Management preferred
  • Experience working within a global matrix organization preferred
Knowledge and Skills
Programming skills: 
  • Java, R, Python, SQL, C, C++, Assembly, Perl, HTML, JavaScript, PHP, CSS
  • IT Skills: Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Data Structure, MySQL, Web Development, Azure, AWS, Regression Analysis, Shell
  • Ability to function independently, but also as part of both on-site and remote located teams
Detail oriented
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills, with ability to tackle complex problems
  • Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language
  • Strong interpersonal skills to effectively build partnerships between R&D and other core business functions
Desirable Job Competencies
  • Time and Project Management
  • Problem Solving and analytical rigor
  • Effective Communication and Negotiating Skills
  • Cross-functional team relations
  • Solid technical architect
  • Additional Requirements (travel, etc.)
  • Up to 25% travel required to R&D locations globally in Americas, Europe or Asia regions
Primary Location: United States-South Carolina-Pendleton
Job: Research & Dev
Organization: Industrial GBU
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
Job Type: Standard
Job Level: Associate
Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time
Job Posting: Oct 18, 2021, 9:40:50 AM
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