• Director Engineering, Advanced Technology

    Location US-NY-Syracuse
    # Positions
    Experience (Years)
  • Position Description

    At a Glance


    Legrand has an exciting opportunity for a Director Engineering, Advanced Technology to join the Legrand Team in Syracuse, NY. The Director of Engineering, Advanced Technology will support IoT technical strategy within the residential, commercial and industrial business segments in the Electrical Wiring Systems business. This position will be responsible for setting the technical strategy which will enable the digital transformation of our legacy products. The position will provide insights and direction into emerging technologies to stay on the cutting edge in the design and development of sensors, hardware electronics, embedded firmware and enterprise software that will connect our devices to the internet. Will have responsibility for driving state of the art practices to speed innovations and bring IoT solutions to market.


    What Will You Do?


    • Lead and build teams to innovate new IoT solutions/products and enhancements while working closely with internal and external customers.
    • Ensure alignment with executive level stakeholders spanning multiple functions (Engineering, Product Line Management, Software Development, and technical Partners) Create, implement and own best practice engineering and software development vision, strategy, policies, processes and procedures to improve business performance.
    • Collaborate across design, engineering, software development, product development, customer service, sales & marketing to align product roadmap, prioritize tasks, and remove roadblocks.
    • Manage resource capacity and project timelines, manage R&D expenses. Oversee execution of IoT product development and guide the technology strategy while taking a holistic view of the business needs, dynamics of the industry and the marketplace, activities of key competitors and product and service requirements of customer.
    • Performs other similar and related duties as required.


    Required Skills



    • B.S. degree in Engineering or related technical discipline. Master’s degree a plus.


    • 10+ years’ experience in leading an engineering R&D organization. IoT experience in connecting physical legacy products to the cloud. Knowledge and understanding within Smart Lighting and IoT industry a plus.
    • Understanding of emerging IoT technologies and standards
    • History of creating and managing a portfolio of high tech projects, developing & monitoring timelines and on-budget delivery.


    Ideal Candidate Profile:


    Demonstrated experience in leading new technology efforts from inception to transition to a customer organization, driving program deliverables, identifying and resolving technical program decisions/issues.


    Ability to create strong partnerships with all functions within a large organization as well as externally.


    Experience in electronics design, embedded firmware development and cloud and mobile app software development.


    Excellent leadership and management skills with the ability to engage, collaborate with, and manage key stakeholders and suppliers for exceptional results.




    Company Info

    About Legrand

    Every single day, Legrand brings power, light and data to millions of spaces around the world. Legrand is a global, publicly-traded company listed on the Euronext (Legrand SA EPA: LR) with 36,000 employees worldwide, a market cap of $16B, revenue of more than $5 billion, with products sold in 180 countries. Legrand is listed on the Forbes Global 2000 as one of the world’s best employers.  For more information, visit legrand.com.


    About Legrand North and Central America

    Legrand North and Central America (LNCA) employs over 5,000 associates in 60 locations, working in 6 product categories (Electrical Wiring Systems, Building Control Systems, AV, Data Communications, Power Distribution and Control, and Lighting).  LNCA offers comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage. LNCA offers distinctive benefits like high employer 401K match, above-benchmark paid maternity leave, paid time off to volunteer, and an active women’s network.  LNCA is an employee-centered, growth company with tremendous opportunity.  For more information, visit legrand.us


    About Legrand’s Electrical Wiring Systems Division

    Legrand’s Electrical Wiring Systems (EWS) division provides the most complete line of residential, commercial and industrial electrical wiring devices in the world.  EWS has strong market positions in wiring devices, raceway, floor & open space, overhead systems, pro-installed home systems and specialty networking across a number of exciting verticals including industrial food and beverage, hospitality and residential builders.  For more information, visit legrand.us/electrical wiring devices








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