Director of Hardware Engineering

Director of Hardware Engineering

12 Jul 2021
South Dakota, Southjordan 00000 Southjordan USA

Director of Hardware Engineering

Job Description

Cricut is looking for a Director of Hardware Engineering who understands what it takes to make great products. This individual will be technically competent, passionate about the consumer experience and proficient at product development. You will be adept at developing a collaborative and highly competent engineering team where engineering creativity and passion can thrive. As a leader at Cricut you will be involved in and understand the details, but have a broader perspective to help identify and mitigate risks and issues that could inhibit our various projects and teams.

To be successful you will be a high performer with a rare and specific skill set who will thrive in a fast-paced and demanding environment. Your ability to think critically, lead through intellect, bring out the best in your team, and to partner across a wide variety of functions at Cricut to drive change in a complex setting will be essential to the rollout of our offerings to the market.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Help set and manage priorities among competing projects
  • Hire engineers and project managers that are humble, hungry, and smart, and develop them into high performing teams that imbue the culture of Cricut into our products.
  • Mentor the team in key aspects of product development including: Risk Assessment, Project Planning, Troubleshooting & Root Cause Identification and Incident Management.
  • Assist in developing the technology and product roadmap.
  • Participate in identification and evaluation of new manufacturing partners
  • Assist in the development of annual budgets
  • Partner with ID, UX, Product Management, SW and other organizations in the successful design and development of new products
  • Work hand-in-hand with Product Management throughout the development process, understanding the user needs and product objectives, while making sure they understand the development status, issues and challenges for the product
  • Provide technical input regarding new and evolving product opportunities
  • Research and contribute ideas for new opportunities to help people lead creative lives
  • Help to maintain a database of product and tooling costs that can be used as a benchmark against future development efforts.
  • Help project teams to work through critical issues and develop alternative actions to overcome the issues and maintain the schedule.
  • Be involved in the prototyping, pre-production and mass production of new or transferred products.
  • Cultivate the Cricut Values both within the engineering team and throughout the organization


  • As a minimum, must have a bachelor's degree in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering strongly preferred with a working knowledge of electro-mechanical systems.
  • Strong technical aptitude and experience
  • A proven track record as a team leader on complex projects
  • The ideal candidate will have experience in consumer product development.
  • 5+ years in project management related to product development
  • Strong communication skills, team work and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Adept at Microsoft Project, MS Excel. Proficiency in Minitab highly desirable
  • The ability to understand, apply, and mentor engineers in statistical process control methods is highly desirable including Cpk’s, T-Tests, X-Bar/R charts, DOE’s, etc.

Additional Information

What to Do Next: Please attach your resume including links to your portfolio where applicable. If you want to show your super powers in other ways – include that information too. You can be sure that Cricut® is an employer who values individuality, equality and diversity, so tell us what you’re all about. If you are a Maker or a DIY enthusiast, whether you think you are a good one or not, we would love to hear about it when you send us your information!

At Cricut®, we celebrate inclusion and diversity. Cricut is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions based on merit. Cricut prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual identity, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, nationality, citizenship, age, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, or any other unlawful consideration. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. Cricut participates in E-Verify.

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