Director of Engineering (Omaha) at Prospera Technologies

| Omaha, NE
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Got what it takes to join an elite team at the edge of ag-tech innovation? See who we’re looking for:

We are looking for a Director of Engineering to be responsible for managing the personnel, planning, budgeting, and product development activities of the Prospera HW engineering product design team. You will also be responsible for coordination with product management, sales, and product development groups to ensure the product engineering activities align with the market activities and goals.


Responsibilities:
  • Achieves engineering product development objectives by utilizing engineering information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews.
  • Implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards. completing audits, identifying trends, determining administrative system improvements, implementing change.
  • Meets engineering product development financial objectives by forecasting engineering requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.
  • Develops strategic engineering plans by studying operational plans; studying existing conditions; determining needs to accomplish operational plans; mapping solutions; updating and modifying requirements and solutions; preparing cost estimates and budgets.
  • Directs the team to plan engineering projects by determining specifications; selecting strategic design partners; and establishing design schedules
  • Directs the team to completes engineering projects by supervising plans and weekly work as well as resolving design issues.
  • Maintains safe and healthy work environment by establishing, following, and enforcing standards and procedures, complying with codes and legal regulations.
  • Updates job knowledge by remaining current on codes and requirements; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Provide design, reliability and cost reduction support for existing products
  • Participate in activities to support Engineering advancements and improvements
  • Participate, taking a leadership role at times, in targeted initiatives that achieve success for divisional goals

  • Bachelor’s degree with 7+ years relevant work experience.
  • Experience managing engineering personnel and teams across multiple locations.
  • Experience with development of Engineering systems to improve throughput and improve quality.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to plan tasks, assign and manage resources, remove barriers, manage change, resolve conflict, build consensus, and motivate team members across multiple projects concurrently
  • Demonstrated experience of empowering functional leaders to drive improvements that increase value to the customer
  • Demonstrated success of networking within trade organizations to support Engineering developments
  • Previous examples of organization goal developments with OKR metrics to show success
  • Ability to travel 20% domestically, and 10% internationally, including overnight stays.
  • Electrical Engineering degree- an advantage.
  • Ten years of experience in product engineering with experience in new product development and sustaining engineering activities- an advantage.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead organizational change-an advantage.
  • Agile certifications- an advantage.
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An Insider's view of Prospera Technologies

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We are a small team that genuinely enjoys working with each other. We all come from very different backgrounds and enjoy collaborating on projects to elevate each others work.

Justin Scarcliff

Field Product Manager

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

We help farmers (our customers) make informed decisions throughout the growing season by collecting and analyzing huge amount of data from various sources.

By combining data and applying advanced AI algorithms, farmers can make better decisions to increase their yield, reduce their usage in chemicals, and overall lower their costs.

Ron Shilansky

Senior Product Manager

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

We developed a methodology of lean alpha programs, where we quickly introduce new product initiatives and test them with customers. Our multi-disciplinary squads (D.Scientists, Engineers, Agronomists & PMs) sit together, scope new ideas and quickly bring them to market in a lean format; to collect feedback & test their viability at an early stage.

Lior Goren

Head of Product

What is your vision for the company?

We’re here to change the world. We’re here to make life more sustainable. We have a mission - help grow better food. We’re changing the way people think - and giving them tools they couldn’t dream of just a few years ago.

Yuval Dagon

Hardware Team Leader

What are Prospera Technologies Perks + Benefits

Culture
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning

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