Director of Hardware Engineering

Hardware Engineering Director directs and oversees all aspects of hardware engineering activities within an organization. Establishes policies and procedures that produce high-quality hardware products. Being a Hardware Engineering Director ensures all hardware engineering projects, initiatives, and processes are in conformance with organization’s established polices and objectives. Requires a bachelor’s degree. Additionally, Hardware Engineering Director typically reports to top management. The Hardware Engineering Director manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. To be a Hardware Engineering Director typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience.

Director of Hardware Engineering Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Director of Hardware Engineering to join our team.


  • Some travel to international customers to define system level solution, lead system level integration and validate performance after installation;
  • Manage and provide direction to small team of hardware Electrical Engineers, Firmware designers, and Mechanical engineers;
  • Define and own the hardware design roadmap and navigate the tradeoffs between performance, quality, time to market, and cost;
  • Lead customer and partner technical interface meetings, discussions and follow-ups;
  • Responsible for the successful delivery of Aeva’s next generation hardware products including architecture, design, development, integration and test;
  • Lead, develop and grow a highly technical hardware team with a passion for shipping products in the automotive industry.


  • Candidate should have a solid and well rounded technical background;
  • Candidate should be comfortable with modern digital suites of hardware and sensor development;
  • Candidate should possess high EQ.