Lead Product Engineer

Job Posted
June 1, 2022
Closing Date
July 11, 2022
Job Type
Full Time
Perth Head Office, 37 Collingwood St, Osborne Park, Western Australia 6017
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Role Purpose

Chironix develop, deploy, and continually enhance Human-Machine Teaming (HMT) products to integrate seamlessly in our customers operations.  There are two Chironix core products, which are central to delivering customer HMT requirements, and they are Chiropak and PilotOS.  

Chironix has established an HMT integration facility to deliver bespoke contract and integration work for customers across many industries, including defence, energy, and resources.  This facility is based in our Perth head office. 

Chironix knowledge is built on melding the in-house expertise of robotics hardware design, manufacture, and operations, with the in-house expertise of developing software to interface with and operate robotic hardware.  The Chironix in-house expertise is complemented by the knowledge and expertise of our industry partners.  

The key responsibilities of this role are to:

  1. Direct and project manage the Chironix people to deliver on the contracted customer requirements, 
  2. In collaboration with the Lead Technical Manager and other technology stakeholders ensure the ongoing maintenance and future feature enhancement of the two core products, i.e. Chiropak and PilotOS,
  3. Develop and maintain a 24 month roadmap of the core Chironix products that is fully supported and acknowledged by all Chironix stakeholders, and is supported by an approved financial and resource delivery budget.

As agreed with the Lead Technical Manager and key stakeholders, you will take responsibility for technical strategy projects that ensures Chironix remains at the forefront of HMT with their current, and all future, applied robotic products.

The key to success will be in your capability and capacity to bring a team of in-house experts and industry partners on the Chironix journey.  This will be demonstrated through strong engagement with Chironix experts and Chironix industry partners, developing the technical knowledge of these people, nurturing and establishing longer term customer relationships and delivering on all the contracted technical requirements of our customers. 

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Collaborate with the Lead Technical Manager, Chironix technical team, industry partners and technology subject experts to ensure the necessary technical support can deliver on all customer initiatives through:

  • Strategic planning, and execution of these plans to ensure Chironix’s applied robotic technical capability remains a market leader in all identified industries.
  • Contribution of the technical expertise and detailed knowledge of Chironix product capabilities and capacity in pursuit of commercial opportunities. 
Team Leadership
  • Providing people and project management skills to deliver the Chironix products and technical projects.
  • Providing technical leadership and support to Chironix technical team members. 
  • Empower and support Chironix technical team members to research and develop new technology ‘pilot’ opportunities that align with the Chironix strategy. 
  • Fostering an environment that continually develops the Chironix team, on both a professional and personal level. 
  • Project management of Chironix and customer teams to deliver contracted scopes of work.
  • Collaboration with Chironix stakeholders to ensure ongoing development, enhancement, and delivery of quality and practical applied robotics and automated products.
  • Liaise directly with customers on their specific applied robotics and automation requirements, to ensure integrity of Chironix products.  
  • Maintain knowledge, and awareness of commercial opportunities, with the development and future direction of technological advancements in the application of robotics for industry.

Experience and Knowledge

  • Demonstrable experience with robotics and automation as applied in any industry. 
  • Demonstrable experience with software product development, and related industry leading practices.

Training and Qualifications

  • 5+ years’ project management experience.
  • 5+ years’ experience in taking technology-based product(s) to market - from conception to delivery and after-sales support.

Preferred Personal Attributes, Skills and Abilities

  • A passion for the deployment of robotics in the service of people.
  • Excellent communication, both written and verbal, skills.
  • Strong ability to recognize and analyse the business needs of Chironix and customers, recommend balanced technical solutions and enable delivery of those solutions.
  • Strong innovation and problem-solving capabilities. 
  • Strong ability to build and maintain trusted relationships with a diverse group of customers, team members, and subject matter experts.
  • Strong intent of self-development to remain a leading subject matter expert.

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