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Chief Engineer

About Sniffer Robotics

Sniffer is a “technology enabled service” company, providing new and innovative solutions that improve productivity, make operations safer, and help protect the environment.  The company is an industry pioneer, having developed a drone-based solution for detecting methane gas emitting from ground surfaces.  We are a growing and dynamic company headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with work throughout the United States.  

Job Overview

You will be responsible for leading our technology and product development roadmap while using your wealth of experience and leadership to build on our foundation for continued growth.  You will assume leadership of our technology and product development roadmap enhancing our core solutions, while leading the invention of new exciting products and solutions. 

This position requires a committed effort to leverage their experiences and skill set to "visioneer", develop, motive, and deliver products and solutions for great impact.  

Duties and Responsibilities  
  • Assume lead of our product and technology roadmap for greatest impact.  

  • Execute on the roadmap through leadership of internal GIS Engineering Team and management/collaboration with external engineering teams

    • This position requires individual contributions in either C++ software, Hardware Design or similar (board design, embedded computing expertise, etc) – you are both a leader and a team member

    • Technical depth to excel to drive one of the above disciplines and technical breadth to manage the work product of team members in all disciplines

  • Leverage your network and communication skills to build the technology team, both internal and external

  • Work with the C-suite to identify and achieve specific goals related to the product

  • Responsible for technology deployment to the field with respect to federal, state and local regulations – including specific test methods approved for Sniffer Robotics

  • Manage and take a hands-on role in both development and testing of hardware and software in support of operations

  • Troubleshoot field issues across the full breadth of the software, hardware and electronics stack

  • Strong organizational leadership skills

  • Extensive experience and knowledge in drones, robotics, or a related field

  • Degree in software engineering, computer science, robotics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or related field

  • Have had experience and willing to do hands-on development, testing, and prototyping

  • At least 5 years' experience in product/technology development and engineering management roles

  • Experience in C++, C, Python, CAD (Solidworks)

  • Fluent written and verbal communication in English

  • Legally able to work in the United States and from an office in Southeastern Michigan.

  • Experience working with stakeholders to create hiring strategies and develop quality teams

  • Experience managing the development of mechanical and electronic components through an entire product development process, from design to manufacturing and certification

  • You have worked in a startup environment and are willing to wear multiple hats

  • Experience in scaling companies

  • Willingness to work with and develop talent within the organization

  • Contract manufacturing and prototyping experience

  • Medical, dental & vision care

  • Paid time off and company holidays

  • Flexible work arrangements may be available

  • Executive benefits including stock options

Sniffer Robotics is an equal opportunity employer and provides training to help you succeed in our company and in your career.

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