VP, Software Engineering, Robotics

SharkNinja - Needham, MA3.2

Full-timeEstimated: $150,000 - $190,000 a year
We seek an extraordinary engineering leader to build and develop our software team as we surge forward to become the market leader in Consumer Robotics…

Are we for you?
You are a software engineering leader who has built and led high performing teams, while developing complex systems in robotics, or similar technologies. You have the mindset that anything is possible and will possess the willingness to do whatever it takes to win. SharkNinja has a very fast-paced development environment so your ability to lead and inspire globally distributed engineering teams that bring products to market, faster than our competition, is critical. Your passion will show in both the product innovation and in the consumer experience.

Key Responsibilities:
Consistently identify and develop innovative and emerging technologies that enables SharkNinja to deliver market leading 5-star products:
Define, develop and build the Software Engineering team at SharkNinja, balancing both short and long-term objectives
Ensure all activities are aligned with the product roadmap and our focus on solving real consumer needs
Provide hands on technical expertise to identify, prioritize and solve problems quickly and efficiently
Identify key risks, develop mitigation strategies and concurrent development paths
Balance the need to meet short development timelines with an unwavering resolve while maintaining a relentless focus on long-term projects to deliver on future innovative products

Build long term, mutually beneficial supplier relationships and identify and develop strategic partnerships that drive innovation and support our goal of being the #1 Consumer Robotics company:
Consistently find and assess new suppliers that will drive shared outcomes and accountabilities while working within our fast-paced development environment
Invigorate and inspire suppliers and partners to focus all the resources they have on winning our business
Build an internal team of subject matter experts to develop more technologies in house and to maximize external partnerships

Lead and partner with cross functional peers to drive efficiencies and accountabilities:
Work with engineering leadership to build the Software function
Lead with agility, strong teamwork and an entrepreneurial mindset

Operate as a SharkNinja senior leader:
Be an enterprise-level problem solver having a can-do, solution oriented mindset (that the impossible can be achieved)
Be relentless, resourceful, and entrepreneurial (constantly look for ways to do things better)
Be nimble and flexible; adapt quickly to changing circumstances or new insights
Be in the details and hands on; think strategically but drive to action.

Operate consistent with and authentically embracing the SharkNinja success qualities:
Challenge and be challenged
Real and authentic
Entrepreneurial mindset
Growth in self and others
Inspired and inspiring

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering; MBA or Master’s in Engineering preferred, with a history of ground robotics system development, deployment, and support

Deep understanding of the fundamental technologies required to build robotic systems and the relative merits of candidate solution paths

Deep understanding of the impact of consumer product cost constraints on robotic system design & performance

10+ years leadership experience in new product development focused on innovation and emerging technologies within a consumer product driven company

Mechanical and/or Electrical Engineering background

Ability to balance being hands on and into the details with having the 30,000 feet perspective

Intuition on what consumers want and what works in the marketplace, ability to take in new learnings from field research

Ability to work cross functionally and own the success of the products jointly with the other disciplines

Previous experience working with global teams and with products manufactured in China preferred

Ability to work in a dynamic, entrepreneurial, deadline driven environment

Ability to travel globally

At SharkNinja, our purpose is to positively impact people’s lives every day in every home around the world. We work very hard to provide our consumers with high quality, exciting 5-star products that make life easier. We thrive on passion and innovation, and are looking for great people, with great ideas, who want to create the next big thing. We take a team approach to our projects, where everyone has a voice. We want individuals to push limits, look outside the box and think the unthinkable. With the explosive growth we have been experiencing, we’re looking for motivated individuals to join us on our exciting journey. People need to think big, move fast and want to make a significant impact. Are you ready?