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Manager, Electrical/ Electronic Engineering

Los Angeles, US · Full-time · Management

About The Position

Aitech Defense Systems is renowned for its innovation in rugged embedded systems, designed to operate reliably in the challenging environments of military, defense, aerospace, and space applications. Founded in 1983, Aitech has a rich history of pioneering advancements such as the world’s first conduction-cooled MIL-SPEC VMEbus board and has continually evolved its product line to include state-of-the-art SBCs, GPGPU-based AI applications, and advanced cybersecurity for mission-critical systems.

 Joining us means you’ll be working at the forefront of technology with projects that span across land, sea, air, and space, supporting some of the top prime contractors in the industry. This opportunity will allow you to contribute to groundbreaking projects and push the boundaries of embedded computing technology!

Compensation: $140K-$180K

Reporting: Director of Engineering

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design and development of circuit card assemblies and electronic systems
  • Manage the specification and control of the Printed Circuit Board artwork process and Printed Wiring Board fabrication
  • Integrate the engineering functions of Electronic Design, PWB layout, and Component Engineering in the efficient development of the companies products
  • Support programs in a matrix organization structure
  • Direct and coordinate all activities necessary to complete a major electrical engineering project or several small projects
  • Support the definition and implementation of processes and tools for the improvement of our products
  • Provide technical support as required by customers or other departments

 Technical Direction

  • Monitor and recommend application of the latest technologies (State of the Art) in process, components, and design technology
  • Technical expert and/or “Principal Investigator”
  • Lead peer reviews for technical development
  • Responsible for proper review and release of Electrical drawings and documents
  • Participate in CCA’s troubleshooting and RCCAs as needed


  • Define process for the engineering design activity of discipline
  • Train personnel to the process
  • Monitor/enforce the process
  • Initiate major development process phase transitions (i.e. authorization to proceed to design only after completion and approval of requirements)

Development Program Cost and Schedule Performance Review

  • Negotiate and establish task budget for a development program
  • Communicate and obtain budget commitments from the staff assigned to the task
  • Review cost and percentage complete reports from PMO, summarizing performance
  • Analyze performance and determine areas requiring improvement
  • Record and establish “go-forward” estimation based on past performance


  • Personnel/staff manager
  • Performance reviews
  • Crafting career paths
  • Training programs
  • Discipline/corrective actions
  • General Admin: Time cards, vacation approval, etc.

Staffing and Task Assignment

  • Recruiting: job descriptions, resume reviews, interviewing, etc.
  • Allocation of personnel to programs
  • Establish and Track Department Budget
  • Define required tools and annual maintenance
  • Track external training, conferences, etc.
  • Identify additional staffing requirements

New Business Support

  • Provide Technical Proposal Support
  • Define proposal technical approach and write-up
  • Provide BOEs for cost estimates
  • Provide on-call Technical Support for Customer Interactions/Questions
  • Work with key engineers in group to author and publish “White Papers” and Technical Articles



·      BS Engineering degree or equivalent

·      10 years in Electronic Engineering and a minimum of 3+ years of lead/management

·      Must be a US citizen or authorized to work in the US 


Preferred Requirements:

  • 2+ years’ experience as Engineering Manager in a matrix organization structure
  • Recent Technical experience in Aerospace industry environment applications (Mil/Aero and Space)

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