Engineering Manager

Evluma - Renton, WA


**Local Candidates Only**

Reports to: CEO/CTO

Supervises: Engineering department


Primary Functions: Plans, executes and monitors all phases of engineering programs for the organization. Coordinates the creation/improvement, development, design, and schedule of products to conform to established company objectives. Works with management to meet organizational objectives for all engineering activities.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering (BSEE preferred) plus 8+ years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience in embedded electromechanical products combining electrical, mechanical, and firmware/software components. LED lighting knowledge/experience a plus
  • Experience with leading cross-functional product development product teams through concept, requirements, design, integration, and verification
  • Experience in managing engineering processes for project management, revision control, design reviews and verification, and release/change documentation
  • Experience working with supply chain and manufacturing teams
  • Experience working with global vendors and external partners on OEM and custom designs
  • Experience authoring specifications, plans, schedules and reports
  • Experience with EMC / EMI, electrical safety compliance and other industry certifications
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents
  • Able to communicate easily and clearly in English.
  • Must be able to legally work for any employer in the United States of America.

Essential Duties:

  • Proactive system-level leadership of a hardware product team (electrical, mechanical, firmware, apps) focused on product development and maintenance of innovative outdoor LED lighting products targeted to the utility market
  • Work with product architects to document and review product architecture descriptions, sub-system requirements specifications, product development schedules and roadmaps, and product configurations
  • Daily proactive leadership of electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, and software engineers dedicated to designing, implementing, reviewing and verifying the product architecture
  • Daily project management leadership of team activities, priorities, milestones and status, and proactively drive resolution of issues or decisions
  • Lead engineers in working with external vendors and partners to specify, integrate, and test off-the-shelf and custom-designed modules
  • Work with supply chain and engineers to create product bills-of-material, review engineering change orders, and ensure successful release of the product to manufacturing partners
  • Functional management of small team of engineers and technicians
  • Drive product verification and certification for safety, EMC, and industry-related requirements
  • Work with supply chain management and contract manufacturing to monitor production system builds and respond to necessary changes to ensure production flow
  • Oversee the Engineering Change process and drive change notices for timeliness, accuracy and completeness.
  • Present development status to executive management team
  • Contribute to designs, documentation, testing and reviews as necessary to meet project milestones and objectives
  • Actively contribute to new process and infrastructure improvements to improve capabilities, efficiency, and quality of product development team
  • This job description is to be considered the foundation of responsibilities, not the boundaries.


  • Strong analytical planning and organizational skills
  • Strong team leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter – Sees what needs to get done and initiates activities to make it happen
  • Detail-oriented – Obsesses over the small stuff while solving the big picture problems
  • Multitasker - Manages and coordinates multiple simultaneous projects spanning diverse levels of detail and priority
  • Communicator – Demonstrates excellent written and verbal skills and uses them to ensure the team knows the necessary facts and status
  • Mediator – Resolves project and personnel conflicts and disputes through empathy, open conversations, and with emotional intelligence
  • Is inquisitive and open minded and not afraid to ask questions to understand the situation
  • Possesses working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, data entry, email, calendar software and revision control systems
  • Brings an enthusiastic, proactive, entrepreneurial and highly innovative attitude and is comfortable wearing multiple hats in a fast-moving and highly dynamic environment

Evluma offers medical/dental insurance, life/disability, 401(k) match, generous holiday and paid-time off and flexible working arrangements.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Engineering Management: 8 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • Renton, WA (Preferred)

Benefits offered:

  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Retirement benefits or accounts
  • Flexible schedules
  • Workplace perks such as food/coffee and flexible work schedules