Director, Hardware Engineering
Anki - San Francisco, CA

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Anki, Inc. is seeking a Director of Hardware Engineering . The position requires a strong engineering management background and the technical competencies to set objectives and develop strategies for the hardware engineering team. Anki is a robotics company, where the interaction between hardware, electronics and software is especially tight. We are looking for candidates who have a proven track record of understanding that relationship and are experienced in managing a highly interdisciplinary team of engineers.

Duties and Responsibilities
Work closely with senior/junior EE’s, ME’s, Embedded Systems Engineers, etc.
Set up processes and follow them, ability to meet deadlines.
Work closely with the operations, product, and software development teams.

Must-Have Qualifications
B.S. degree in EE/ME or equivalent work experience.
10+ years of experience in hardware design.
5+ years of experience in managing interdisciplinary hardware development teams.
Deep understanding of product development life cycle and manufacturing.
Experience with shipping consumer products from concept to manufacturing and sustaining.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Competitive salaries, stock options and great benefits (health, subsidized public transportation costs, generous vacation)
Great waterfront San Francisco office with lots of light and great views, convenient to MUNI, Caltrain, SF Ferry Building, Transbay Bus Terminal and BART.
Early stage start-up where you’ll have a huge impact.
Free catered lunches, snacks and drinks
You get to work on innovative products and challenging problems with some amazingly talented (and fun) people!

Company Description
Based in San Francisco, Anki is dedicated to bringing artificial intelligence and robotics to our everyday lives. The company was founded in 2010 by Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute graduates who sought to create new consumer experiences using technology that was once confined to robotics labs and research institutes. Its first product, Anki Drive, will be available in North America later this Fall. The company is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures and Two Sigma. Anki (pronounced AHN-key) means “to learn by heart.” To learn more about Anki, Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or subscribe to us on YouTube.

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