Product Development Manager - Electronics Computing in Ottawa at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 5/8/2022

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The WRIGHT career!

At Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions, we have a long and rich history as the trusted, proven leader in rugged, reliable, and secure solutions for the defense and commercial aerospace industries. Our employees are the foundation of that success.

Curtiss-Wright in Ottawa provides rugged embedded computing solutions that process data in real-time to support mission-critical functions, in the air, on the ground, and at sea. Our team develops single board computers, graphics, and Ethernet Switching solutions for military programs. Our entrepreneurial environment provides our employees with excellent experiences that enable them to develop their skills and give them the opportunity to work with the best talent in the industry. We design, develop, test, and manufacture our products, so our employees have a wide range of opportunities.

Curtiss-Wright invests in the development, recruitment, and retention of critical skills as part of its model for business success. We offer a competitive wage, a comprehensive benefit package, RRSP, tuition reimbursement, and paid vacation/holidays.

Product Development Manager - Electronics Computing

What the job is all about...

As the Product Development Manager, you will lead a dynamic group of Engineers responsible for the development of new products and the support of the existing product lines. You plan and oversee the product development related activities, ensuring objectives are accomplished to meet the business and customer objectives.

You will also work closely with other cross-functional team members in Engineering, New Product Introduction (NPI), Customer Support, Sales and Marketing. You coach, mentor, guide, and help nurture the development team to realize its full potential and adopt our culture of quality and customer satisfaction.

What you will do...

  • Supervise the work assignments of a highly knowledgeable and motivated project teams
  • Be a hands-on leader who achieves success through modelling best practices and a service attitude
  • Responsible for the career development, training and performance evaluations of staff allocated to the Engineering Team.
  • Facilitate and ensure individual and team roles and responsibilities are understood
  • Establish effective practices to attract, develop, motivate and retain high caliber staff
  • Help lead cross-functional problem-solving initiatives
  • Review testing protocols for compliance with accepted standards and verifies testing results to ensure the desired functionality has been achieved
  • Participate in bid/project activities such as defining architectures, developing technical proposals and providing detailed cost and schedule estimates
  • Interact with customers regarding requirements and technical solutions
  • Manage 3rd party relationships and coordination of work for cross site initiatives
  • Pre and Post-Sales support when needed by Product Marketing or Customer Support

Skills Required

  • Demonstrated drive and ability to achieve goals in an innovative and fast paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and able to react to shifting priorities to meet business need
  • Demonstrated creativity, foresight, and mature engineering judgment in anticipating and solving unprecedented engineering problems.
  • The candidate should be a results-oriented team player who leads by example, holds themselves accountable for performance, takes ownership of their responsibilities, and champions process improvement initiatives
  • High attention to detail and solid engineering background
  • Outstanding interpersonal and presentation skills - both written and verbal; to liaise with internal and external customers
  • Self-confident leader capable of motivating and mentoring their staff
  • Ability to estimate/schedule development projects
  • Detailed knowledge of embedded computing systems architecture, hardware, software and related support requirements in the military/aerospace industry
  • Team orientated and commitment to customer satisfaction


  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science, Technologist Diploma or equivalent will be considered
  • 8 years industry experience relating to electronics computing
  • Prior experience in a managerial or leadership role is preferred
  • Experience/familiarity in the following is an asset:
    • Development of electronic assemblies for aerospace applications
    • Design for manufacturing processes and techniques
    • Design for rugged environments
    • Open system standards such as VME, VPX, XMC and PMC
    • Leading-edge Intel and NXP/Qualcomm processors (x86, PA, ARM)
    • Leading-edge Broadcom Ethernet Switches
    • High-end FPGA design
    • Latest embedded industry technologies, such as Gen 3/4 PCI Express, 40GbE Ethernet, USB 3, DDR4 memory, etc.
    • Working knowledge of PCB technologies including stackup definition, material selection, IPC etc.
    • Experience with product configuration management
    • DO-254 Safety Certification

This position may require exposure to information which is subject to US export control regulations such as the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must meet eligibility requirements of the ITAR and of the Controlled Goods Directorate (CDG) and/or a Canadian government security clearance.

Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request