Director of Research & Development

Camarillo, CA

If you have a passion for industry-leading, world-class CAD/CAM software, an innovative vision of technology’s potential and a strong commitment to exceed all expectations, we have an exciting opportunity for you leading the ESPRIT CAD/CAM development team at DP Technology. Together we will significantly change the machine tool industry, designing, developing and delivering highly innovative CAD/CAM solutions to significantly improve our customer's bottom line.  As the Director of Research & Development at ESPRIT, you will direct all operational, personnel, project and technical management for the ESPRIT development team of software engineers, software architects and quality engineers. 

The Day-to-Day

  • Responsible for worldwide software development and product engineering divisions, representing approximately 70 employees and 5 development centers: USA (World Headquarters), Germany, Italy, France, and Russia
  • Manage the development and evolving architecture of the company’s flagship product, ESPRIT
  • Work with the product management/product marketing group to define and prioritize the product evolution from a customer needs and market requirements perspective
  • Ensure complete testing and quality control of the product
  • Ensure coordination and integration through collaboration and teamwork amongst the 5 development centers
  • Establish a compelling strategic direction for R&D
  • Directs the professional growth of staff by providing coaching, mentoring, training and supervision
  • Provide an environment which primes collaboration, teamwork, productivity and passion
  • Continuously monitor and improve product quality, as well as development velocity
  • Position reports to the President

What You Bring

  • Degree in Engineering, computer science, computer engineering, mathematics, physics, or similar; MS degree preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in hands-on software development
  • 10+ years of experience in managing multi-cultural, international R&D teams with direct reports and recruiting responsibilities
  • Extensive hands-on experience in designing and developing large-scale desktop applications in a Microsoft environment
  • Strong understanding of computer architecture
  • Expert in Agile project management; certified scrum master a plus
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Familiarity with CAD/CAM/CAE, engineering, or technical applications a plus
  • Knowledge of testing strategies and approaches, especially automation approaches
  • Working knowledge of DevOps concepts related to repository management, build process, continuous deployment
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Exceptional engineering, problem solving and reasoning skills


Must be willing to travel, at least 25%, domestic and international.

Physical Requirements

Regularly required to sit for long periods and talk or hear, both in person and by telephone.


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