Hardware Engineering

Engineering Manager, Electrical Devices

South San Francisco, CA

At Plenty, we’re on a mission to give people in local communities everywhere access to the freshest, most amazing tasting produce possible. And to do so in a way that’s better for the planet. 

About Role

At Plenty, we are building out a team of engineers to tackle problems that reimagine the way humanity grows food. In this role, you will manage a team of engineers designing, testing and manufacturing the world’s most efficient indoor grow lighting hardware.

What You'll Do

  • Manage a team of electrical and mechanical engineers designing indoor grow lighting fixtures, power supplies and controllers
  • Provide hands-on technical leadership to your team. In design reviews, at the lab bench, on the assembly line.
  • Work with program managers, plant scientists, system architects and farm operations staff to develop system requirements and set objectives that meet our business’ goals
  • Work with supply chain staff to source materials and manufacture assemblies
  • Assess the skills of your team against company objectives and drive hiring of new team members
  • Drive regulatory and reliability testing and qualification of your designs

What We're Looking For

  • 5 or more years of experience designing and supporting product development programs in consumer electronics, commercial electronics or life sciences
  • BS or higher degree in electrical engineering or a closely related field
  • Strong engineering fundamentals with a solid understanding of thermal and mechanical engineering
  • Experience with power conversion and electrical system architecture
  • Someone who uses data and modelling to drive product decisions
  • Experience from the prototype phase to high volume manufacturing phase of the product development cycle
  • Capability and interest in working as both a leader and occasional individual contributor. Our teams are small and some situations are best handled by managers who can dive deep into design details when needed.
  • A positive individual with a bias towards collaboration and action
  • A manager interested in a capable of mentoring engineers who are developing their skills

About Plenty

Plenty is here to change the way people eat, making extraordinary flavor and nutrition more available in a way that's better for people and the planet. We build farms that can put craveable flavor first while delivering exceptional yields. And our produce is always pesticide-free and grown using less than 1% of the land and 5% of the water of outdoor farming.


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