Director of Engineering @ Macnica Americas

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Critical Role

A chance to create your own structure and processes, allowing for a tailored approach that best supports the engineering function's strategic growth in North America and aligns with Macnica Technologies’ broader objectives.


You will be granted the autonomy to evaluate the current engineering team, making the required and necessary adjustments to develop a high-functioning department that reflects your vision and leadership style.

Rare Opportunity

Working from what is essentially a clean slate, you have a rare opportunity to leave a significant mark on the department that will directly influence the overall success of the business’ operations in North America.

Director of Engineering @ Macnica Americas

Company: Macnica Americas

Position: Director of Engineering

Location: North America

Part of the broader Macnica Group, Macnica Americas, is an established Technology Solutions Partner dedicated to future-proofing the world’s leading businesses with products, services, and solutions designed around innovation. Originating in Japan in the early 1970s as a semiconductor supplier, the company has expanded its reach and scope to become a global provider of tech-based solutions and services. Today, Macnica has reached $10B globally, employs over 4,000 people (1/3 of their employees are engineers) and spans across 85+ locations in 23 countries. In North America, Macnica Americas operates from its headquarters in San Diego and maintains offices in key tech hubs including San Jose, Dallas, Chicago, and Ottawa, with representatives throughout the USA and Canada. This strategic placement and continued growth is a reflection of the company’s commitment to development and evolution, aligning with technological advancements and market demands.

Skills & Experience


Your experience is marked by a hands-on approach to product development, underscored by a deep understanding of FPGA technologies such as Altera, and a curiosity about Field-Oriented Control (FOC) work, suggesting a breadth of technical expertise that spans critical aspects of modern engineering.


With a strong foundation in engineering, you've carved a niche for yourself in the realms of machine vision imaging, robotics, industrial automation, or networking, possibly even contributing to the Pro AV broadcast sector. You're no stranger to diving into code, assessing the team's decision-making, and prioritizing fixes and features


You are recognized for your robust leadership skills and ability to manage complex projects, capable of instilling processes that propels teams toward success. Your leadership style is inclusive and adaptive, nurturing a culture that is psychologically safe.

Team Development

You have a natural ability to screen and assess employee skills and are confident in your ability to build out and develop a team, encouraging your staff to take on challenges, explore new ideas and avenues, and expand their knowledge.

Interpersonal Skills

You have a natural ability to foster trust, excitement, and motivation among your team. With transparency and open communication, you articulate clear visions and strategies ensuring your team is moving in the same cohesive direction.


You are excited by the potential of leaving a significant mark on the engineering function and, by extension, on the North American operations of Macnica, shaping the future of technology development and exploring endless possibilities.

Summary of the Role

Reporting directly to the President, you will serve as a key senior-level executive with comprehensive responsibility for guiding all engineering activities within the organization.

As the Director of Engineering at Macnica Americas, this critical position involves managing multifaceted engineering teams, formulating and executing strategic engineering initiatives, and ensuring the timely and budget-conscious completion of engineering projects. Your leadership will be instrumental in aligning engineering strategies with the organization’s overarching goals and objectives, fostering an environment where innovation thrives.

In this role, your primary focus will be on nurturing and leading engineering teams to success, providing them with the necessary resources and support to excel in their projects. You will oversee the entire lifecycle of engineering projects, from their inception to their successful implementation, maintaining a vigilant eye on both timelines and budgets to ensure efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Your expertise will also extend to identifying potential risks in engineering processes, implementing measures to mitigate these risks, and keeping the organization at the forefront of technological advancements by staying updated on the latest engineering trends and technologies.

Additional focus will be pivotal in building, expanding, and leading a highly effective engineering team, complemented by external resources, to prepare top-quality products for market. You will proactively seek out innovative solutions that align with and advance the company’s strategic objectives, making changes as necessary. Collaborating closely with the President, you’ll play a crucial role in defining the technical strategy, developing a clear and actionable roadmap to achieve these strategic goals.

You will also take on the responsibility for cultivating a positive workplace culture, aimed at fostering a high-performing and psychologically safe environment. Your leadership will emphasize inclusivity, dedication to quality, and collaboration, ensuring that the engineering division thrives. As you begin in this role, your approach will be both tactful and deliberate, focusing on nurturing the existing strengths within the division and building upon its successes. Your vision and actions will set the foundation for a dynamic, innovative engineering team that not only meets current needs but is also poised for future challenges and opportunities.

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