Engineering & NPI Manager

v2 Lighting Group, Inc. - San Jose, CA (30+ days ago)

Located in San Jose, CA, v2 Lighting Group designs and manufactures modern and high performance LED luminaries. Our innovative fixtures are built to order in our facility with precision engineering and uncompromised quality.

v2 is a great place to work and we pride ourselves on hiring the best and brightest! Our employees enjoy competitive pay, comprehensive benefits, a 401(k) plan with a company match, PTO and much more. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and dog-friendly work environment. Woof!

The Opportunity

v2 is seeking an Engineering & NPI Manager to work with our management team in

building a world-class engineering team in support of the company’s continued growth.


  • 8 year old company with rapid growth
  • 33 employees in the office, 3 sales employees in the field / remote
  • Modern, LED, best-in-class, specification grade luminaires, designed and manufactured in California
  • Highly regarded in the marketplace

Scope of Position

  • Responsibilities of both the Engineering Manager and the NPI manager
  • This is a hands-on position - no need to apply if your expecting everyone else to do the work

Engineering Manager Objectives

  • Manage all engineering department projects - major releases, minor releases, sustaining engineering
  • Manage product safety compliance (ETL)
  • Reduce field failures and RMAs via analysis, corrective actions, DFM/DFA, etc.
  • Organizational development - build and mentor the engineering team
  • Resource management - on time, on spec, and in budget

NPI Manager Objectives

  • New Product Introduction - drive the NPI process to release multiple new products each year
  • Coordinate, schedule and track cross-functional departments including sales, marketing, customer support, operations and engineering via a 4-step phase-gate NPI process
  • Roadmap - manage our product and technology roadmap, contribute industry and technical expertise

Leadership and Managerial Requirements

  • Solid engineering and project leadership with similar products and manufacturing techniques
  • Highly organized
  • Experience with and ability to drive continuous improvement and lean processes
  • Experience with document control (Arena or similar)

Desired Technical Experience

  • Design of LED luminaires, including electronics integration
  • Experience with relevant manufacturing techniques
  • Experience with the safety certification process (ETL, UL, etc.)
  • Experience with LED performance and measurement (LM-70, LM-79, LM-80, TM-21)
  • Experience with LED photometry and colorimetry
  • Knowledge of National Electrical Code, UL standards (1598, 8750, 1574, etc.)

Goes without saying, but we’re saying it anyway

  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Proficient at Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) software

Nice to Have

  • Strong electrical engineering background
  • Degree(s) in engineering and/or engineering management
  • Proficiency with SolidWorks or other MCAD software


  • No ego - You are transparent, confident and focused on the development and success of the team.
  • Creative and passionate
  • Sense of humor
  • Initiator - You are assertive, energetic, dynamic but not annoying

Advantages & Opportunities

  • Create best-in-class products combining unique designs, high performance and high quality
  • Be a large part of the team - have a voice - make an impact
  • Grow with the company - build your team
  • Dog-friendly office


  • Profit sharing bonus
  • Generous PTO
  • 401k with matching
  • Health insurance (employee + family) with dental and vision, life insurance
  • 100% reimbursement for work related self-improvement and educational courses

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $125,000.00 to $180,000.00 /year


  • Engineering Management: 5 years


  • Bachelor's