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11/03 Surendranatha Reddy
Manager-Talent Sourcing at Ad Astra Consultants

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Head - Research & Development - Electronics (15-25 yrs)

Navi Mumbai/Thane Job Code: 39553

Position Title : Head - Electronics

Department : Research & Development

Location : Innovation Centre (R&D), Thane

Education Qualification : B.E./B.Tech- Electronics or M.E/M.Tech- Electronics

Functional Expertise :

- Knowledge of Designing Electronics Hardware of Linear and SMPS/LPS power supplies, Inverter Drives, User Interface devices, Firmware, Software for Web apps, Mobile apps, Databases and Cloud technology, Machine Learning Algorithm

- Practical experience of wired communication between multiple controllers, e.g. RS485, CANbus, Modbus, BACnet, Homebus, etc.

- Knowledge of home automation systems and related protocols like BACnet, KNX, etc.

- Ability to understand the interface technologies, design for the interfaces with external systems using wireless or wired communication in remote controllers, Wi-Fi, BLE, Zigbee, etc.

- Complete understanding of Product Development Lifecycles (Electronics Controllers and Drives)

- Knowledge and evaluation of different tools for Firmware, Hardware, and Software development

- Cost management by design optimization and strategic component sourcing

- Knowledge of Global Regulatory and Safety standards like CE, IEC, UL etc.

- Knowledge of various Design guidelines for Electronic controllers and power electronics circuits

- Product and process reliability

Technical Competencies :

- System and Embedded technologies for Controllers, Drives and Displays

- Working knowledge of Hardware, Firmware, Software, Mobile apps, Cloud and Data Analytics as well Harness, Panels, Motors

- Regulatory & Safety Standards

- Technical specification of Electronics & Electrical components, sensors

- Robust Product Design tools (DFM, DFMEA, Six Sigma)

- Cost optimization tools (benchmarking & teardown, TCM, DtV)

- Electronics Lab Infrastructure development

- IoT and Connectivity, Wired and Wireless communication

- Design of Electronics to meet the regulations in USA and Europe

- EMS processes and quality systems

Job Purpose :

- To drive Electronic Excellence which includes development of Processes, Systems, Competency building, Resources and Infrastructure development across the Organization including the functions such R&D, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Quality & Service

- To drive innovation, ensure product quality, and stay at the forefront of technology advancements in the field.

Key Deliverables :

1. Research & Development Leadership :

- Responsible for Development of Embedded controller, Power Electronics, User interfaces & IoT

- Develop and execute a strategic R&D roadmap for Electronic components and systems in HVAC products

- Lead a team of Electronics Engineers and Researchers to deliver Innovative and cost-effective solutions

- Foster a culture of innovation, continuous learning, and creative problem-solving within the Electronics R&D team

2. Technology Assessment and Integration :

- Stay updated on the latest advancements in electronics, sensors, and control systems relevant to the HVAC industry

- Identify emerging technologies that can enhance HVAC product performance and energy efficiency

- Evaluate the feasibility of integrating new technologies into existing or future HVAC products

3. Product Design and Development :

- Development of Controller Platfor/Architecture in line with latest trends / technology

- Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Mechanical Engineers, Software Developers and Product Managers, to design and develop Electronic systems for HVAC products

- Ensure that electronic components are reliable, energy-efficient, and compliant with industry standards and regulations

- Oversee the prototyping and testing of new Electronic systems and components

- Establishing Robust Practices in design, Vendor Development and Manufacturing for ensuring first time right design

4. Quality Assurance :

- Implement robust quality control processes to ensure the reliability and performance of Electronic components

- Work closely with quality assurance teams to identify and resolve electronics-related issues in HVAC products

- Monitor and improve product reliability through continuous testing and analysis
5. Cost Management :

- Develop cost-effective electronic solutions while maintaining high-quality standards

- Manage the Electronics R&D budget, including resource allocation and procurement of equipment and materials

6. Team Development and Management :

- Recruit, train, and mentor a team of Electronics engineers and Researchers

- Developing in-house competencies in the field of Digital Technologies, IOT, AI & ML

- Set performance goals, conduct performance evaluations, and provide coaching and feedback to team members

- Foster a collaborative and innovative work environment

7. Regulatory Compliance :

- Ensure that Electronic components and systems comply with relevant regulatory standards in India as well Oversees (including Europe and US)

- Stay informed about changes in regulations related to electronics in HVAC systems

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