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Product Development Director

  • Design & User Experience
  • Full-time
  • Cambridge, MA

2022-10-17 02:59:34 UTC

Product Development Director  

 Axoft is building the most advanced and scalable platform for implantable brain-machine interfaces. Our mission is to enable long-term stable and ultra-high bandwidth communication with the brain, opening new therapies and treatments against neurological disorders and physical disabilities. We have bridged the gap between electronic and biological materials to create the softest, nanofabricated brain implants in the world. We are now looking to add talented people to the team who are passionate, deliver results, and are committed to finding creative solutions to complex problems. Axoft is looking for candidates who have demonstrated exceptional abilities and results in their previous professional, academic and interpersonal experiences and have the skillset that fits this job offer. 

We are seeking a Product Development Director to guide the development of our next-generation brain-machine interface. This is an extraordinary opportunity to join our core team to help to shape the future of our company. This position will be on-site at our headquarters near Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA.

As the Product Development Director, you will report directly to CEO and CTO and oversee the development effort of the engineering team while serving as a bridge between the R&D teams and Business Development. You will use your expertise to make sure their fast-paced progress is meeting the planned milestone; the research direction is aligned with final product development goal and all development happens under the rigorous compliant framework.  

About you: 

  • You are firm and fair, you are able to balance stakeholders and push the project forward while treating all team members with care and respect.  

  • You are thoughtful and creative, but you are also execution oriented, with a clear focus on delivering a simple, implementable, scalable solution.  

  • You love multi-disciplinary environments and thrive when working with various teams of engineers and scientists. 

  • You are ingenious and independent but know how to leverage the experience of your team. 

Key qualifications: 

  • 5+ years' experience as director or engineering manager in a medical device company (Class II or III implants preferred).  

  • Strong engineering background with solid understanding of the technologies involved in building a brain machine interface system, including implant, electronics, surgery, software, etc.  

  • Familiarity with Medical Device product development regulations and compliances, able to supervise R&D progress within the QMS framework.  

  • Track record of delivering results under fast-paced timelines and strict budget.  

  • Excellent communication and people management skills. 

Preferred qualifications: 

  • 7+ years’ experience as director or engineering manager in a medical device company.  

  • Experience developing brain implants or other class III medical devices.  

  • Track record for managing parallel development pathways including technology development, clinical development and regulatory development.  

  • Experience in orchestrating efforts for FDA and ISO audits.  

  • Deep understanding of neurotechnology and current trend of Brain Machine Interface systems.  


Your responsibilities: 

  • Collaborate and report directly to the CEO and CTO about the general progress of engineering development.  

  • Supervise engineering efforts and ensure steady progress meeting milestone plans.  

  • Align engineering directions with the final goal of product development team.  

  • Work together with QMS and regulatory team to ensure compliance of technical development.  

What we offer: 

  • An opportunity to work with a team of experts on one of the most exciting problems in the word and change lives.  

  • Career growth opportunities that fit your potential. 

  • Comprehensive benefits plan including health and dental insurance; parental leave. 

  • Flexible paid time off. 


Axoft’s ideal team members are people who seek fast-paced, evolving work with bright, thoughtful, and dedicated teammates. We seek and embrace challenges, and we are ultimately focused on improving the health and well-being of people. We believe in producing the highest quality work, and we hold ourselves and each other to high standards of integrity, accountability, growth, and trust.  

Axoft provides equal opportunity in all our employment practices to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military status, genetic information or any other category protected by federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruitment, hiring, compensation, promotion, transfer, disciplinary action, layoff, return from layoff, training and social, and recreational programs. All such employment decisions will be made without unlawfully discriminating on any prohibited basis.