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Posted: 07/09/2023

As a global leader in smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, it's our mission at Johnson Controls to reimagine the performance of buildings to serve people, places and the planet.  Join a winning team that enables you to build your best future! Our teams are uniquely positioned to support a multitude of industries across the globe. You will have the opportunity to develop yourself through meaningful work projects and learning opportunities. We strive to provide our employees with an experience, focused on supporting their physical, financial, and emotional wellbeing. Become a member of the Johnson Controls family and thrive in an empowering company culture where your voice and ideas will be heard – your next great opportunity is just a few clicks away!

At Johnson Controls, we’re crafting the future to build a world that’s safe, comfortable, and sustainable. Our global team creates innovative, integrated solutions making the people, facilities, and assets safe with our industry-leading security solutions. We are passionate about improving the way the world lives, works, and plays. The Hardware Engineering Manager is a great opportunity to develop the next generation of AI-driven security solutions. Your role will have a large impact, as the technology you develop and support will be used to protect people, facilities, and assets, at scale – around the world. Which is pretty world-changing! 

You will have the privilege to lead and inspire an amazingly dedicated HW development team. Your work will transform customer experiences with latest ground breaking technologies that power next-generation Access Control and Video solutions. Our best-in-class brands include Tyco AI, American Dynamics, Cloudvue, Illustra, Exacq, Software House, Kantech, Innometriks, and CEM.


We are investing heavily for growth so looking for change agents with big bold ideas, an entrepreneurial mindset, and a highly collaborative working style. This might just be THE impactful role you have been looking for! 

What you will do?

The Hardware Engineering Manager is a highly visible leadership role that brings strong product development experience and technical strength related to security hardware products that are on rapid growth trajectory (TAM of $14B). You will partner with product and technology teams to ensure Access Control Video Surveillance product deployment are delivered timely and achieve the business objectives for our customers. If you have a positive attitude, are process driven, metrics oriented, engaging and possess a goal-oriented management style and are comfortable working with multi-functional global teams, this could be a fit for you! This position is based in Westford, MA

How you will do it

  • Driving new products from conception through product launch

  • Lead, coach and motivate HW team to achieve success and grow.

  • Provide proactive solutions to meet the needs and growth of the business. 

  • Lead electrical and mechanical design, product optimization efforts, prototyping, and verification testing

  • Own design reviews and final drawing release signature.

  • Support production, parts substitution & obsolescence research.

  • Support outsourced testing.

  • Innovative technology Research and Development.

  • Quality Assurance systems support.

  • Ability to lead a direct and/or indirect cross functional Engineering team.

What you will need

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from an accredited university required, master's degree preferred.

  • Minimum of 8+ years of related electrical/hardware engineering architecture experience with new product development.

  • Ability to contribute to design details and mentor team members.

  • Understanding of Regulatory Agency requirements; UL, FCC, EMI/EMC.

  • 3+ years leading cross-functional, global teams within a matrix organization.

  • Excellent financial competence and discipline around forecasting, planning, and reporting.

What we offer

  • Competitive salary

  • Paid vacation/holidays/sicktime – 15 days of vacation first year

  • Comprehensive benefits package including 401K, medical, dental, and vision care – Available day one.

  • Extensive product and on the job/cross training opportunities

  • With outstanding resources Encouraging and collaborative team environment Dedication to safety through our Zero Harm policy

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