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Sr. Director, Embedded Software and Architecture

San Jose, CA Apply

Position Purpose 

The Director of Embedded Software Engineering and Architecture is responsible for leading the SleepIQ Labs embedded software team. The team of software developers designs, builds and maintains the embedded software for the SleepIQ Labs products. The Director will partner with other parts of the SleepIQ eco-system in order to further the leadership of Sleep Number products. This position will involve working with the leadership teams on resource and project planning, execution and optimization of product development to bring forth leading edge technologies and features to the Sleep Number product portfolio.

Specifically, you will lead the SleepIQ Labs device engineering teams in the development of new products, solutions and technology that will improve the lives of our customers. You will partner cross-functionally across the organizations to develop and achieve the multi-year sleep innovation product roadmap.

You will have direct influence and responsibility for key functions at the Lab to implement improvements of execution, taking us to the next level in our development systems and practices.

You will be responsible for leading the technical integration with SleepIQ Labs and Sleep Number teams’ execution for overall development planning and execution, continuous improvements and training operations as well as diirect responsibility for budget planning and Human Capital.

Together, Sleep Number and SleepIQ Labs will continue to redefine and elevate what consumers can expect from their Sleep Experience.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Be an expert at understanding the latest and greatest technologies in the IoT and embedded software areas, drive awareness of how those connect to our business, and ability to design for the future
  • Lead, build, motivate, develop and manage a high performing engineering team to build leading edge innovative products
  • Partner with cross-functional leaders across the organization to identify and solve operational and execution issues
  • Lead teams to establish overall product requirements, driving project plans and schedules and allocating resources and budgets
  • Establish, refine, and continuously improve formal engineering development processes, procedures, and metrics to meet business unit objectives
  • Ensure the team’s priorities are in support of the product road map
  • Proactively identify and resolve strategic issues that may impair the team’s ability to meet strategic, financial, and technical goals
  • Accountable for on-time product releases
  • Provide deep technical expertise to the organization
  • Act as a technical expert with legal counsel regarding patents and/or IP issues
  • Manage the design/build/test/release process end-to-end
  • Manage prioritization and trade-offs among customer experience, product performance and operational support load
  • Build and lead an agile and innovative team responsible for developing and maintaining a stable and secure environment that meets the needs of our consumers

Key Performance Indicators

  • Enables Sleep Number device software to stay competitive and relevant and support the business
  • Sought after for direction and advice by co-workers and team
  • Drive delivery of high quality work on time and budget

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related fields required. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • 10+ years of experience leading Engineering teams
  • Experience in IoT and/or embedded devices engineering

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge and interest in IoT trends that impacts the business
  • Strong analytical, problem solving skills
  • Great communication skills across organizations

Working Conditions (if applicable)

  • Standard office environment


Sleep Number is an equal opportunity employer, committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, regardless of sex; race; color; creed; national origin; religion; age; marital status; pregnancy; physical, mental, communicative or sensory disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.

Job ID R869
Abhishek, Director of Analytics

“We have the freedom of a start-up to explore new technology and methods, backed by a strong company like Sleep Number.”

Abhishek, Director of Analytics

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