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Manager of Engineering / Technical Director



Delft, Netherlands
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

Are you ready to lead and inspire a dynamic Engineering Team at the forefront of innovation?

We are seeking a Manager of Engineering / Technical Director to steer our hardware R&D projects and drive excellence in execution. In this role, you’ll have the chance to make a real impact in a growing company, where your expertise and vision will directly contribute to the development of exciting new technologies. As a key member of our leadership team, you will help shape the future of our cutting-edge products, guiding us through important projects and ensuring we stay ahead in the industry.

Your leadership will influence the technical direction of our projects and foster a culture of teamwork and innovation. You'll work closely with a talented team, using your experience to help push the boundaries of what we can achieve.
If you’re passionate about driving change, mentoring others, and improving engineering processes, we’d love to have you on board!

Key Responsibilities:
  • Lead the Engineering Team
Direct and mentor a high-performing Engineering Team (15 to 20 people) in executing R&D projects as outlined in the annual plan or approved by the Management Team (MT).
  • Foster Collaboration
Cultivate a collaborative and high-performing culture within the development team, ensuring timely project delivery and cross-departmental communication.
  • Enhance Processes
Implement and refine engineering processes to boost efficiency, productivity, and quality standards.
  • Coach and Develop
Provide guidance and coaching to Engineering Team leads and Project Managers, fostering their professional growth.
  • Resolve Conflicts
Act as the escalation point for prioritization conflicts within the engineering department or between departments, ensuring effective resolution and alignment with company priorities.
  • Resource Management
Identify and address resourcing issues, including staffing needs and skill gaps, through proactive measures such as hiring, training, or reallocating resources.
  • Stay Ahead of Trends
Keep abreast of the latest industry trends, technologies, and best practices, integrating them into the company's engineering practices.
  • Promote Innovation
Foster a culture of continuous improvement, innovation, and knowledge sharing within the engineering team.
  • Quality and Safety Standards
Establish and maintain quality standards for our machines and ensure compliance with relevant safety regulations.
  • Intellectual Property Management
Oversee the management of intellectual property protection and compliance including Strategy.
  • Documentation Standards
Establish and maintain quality standards for documentation creation, review, and protection.

Whom are we looking for:
Professional qualifications and skills:

  • Master's degree in Engineering or a related field.
  • 7 - 10 years in a leadership role within hardware engineering.
  • Strong technical background with expertise in hardware development.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across departments and influence stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing and improving engineering processes to drive operational efficiency and quality.
  • Strong leadership and people management skills, with the ability to motivate and develop a high-performing team.
  • Proactive problem-solving and decision-making abilities, with a focus on achieving results and meeting deadlines.
  • Experience in prioritizing and resolving conflicts in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to thrive in a rapidly changing startup/scale-up environment and adapt to new challenges.
  • Experience in robotics and/or coating industry is desirable.

  • Be part of a movement to disrupt the traditional coating industry with innovative solutions.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Hybrid way of working.
  • Being a part of a tight-knit team.
  • Self-development opportunities.
  • 25 vacation days.
For more information about this vacancy, please contact Alevtina Mos-Vishnevskaya, Talent Acquisition Specialist, at
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