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Mattel, Inc.

El Segundo, CA

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Mattel is a creations company that inspires the wonder of childhood. Our mission is to be the recognized leader in play, learning and development worldwide.

Mattel's portfolio of global consumer brands includes American Girl, Barbie, Fisher-Price, Hot Wheels, Monster High and Thomas & Friends, among many others. Mattel also creates a wealth of lines and products made in collaboration with leading entertainment and technology companies. With a global workforce of approximately 31,000 people, Mattel operates in 40 countries and territories and sells products in more than 150 nations.

Visit us at, or Company At Mattel, our vision is Inspiring the Wonder of Childhood. We strive to achieve this vision primarily through our creative and enthusiastic employees who DARE to be innovative, and THRIVE in a friendly and fast-paced environment.

Mattel is committed to developing employees and supporting their career goals, helping them GROW with a host of meaningful experiences and learning opportunities. And by promoting a culture of BALANCE that emphasizes working passionately and taking time to play often, we are proud of how our employees LEAD by example in all that they do Job Description This position has ultimate responsibility to manage every aspect of hardware engineering, including Electrical Engineering, Connected Play, & Software QA, for all of Mattel Brands globally. As Mattel strengthens focus on the development of digital, technologically advanced toys, there is a need for a centralized group dedicated to supporting the project teams, and this position plays a critical role in the success of this goal.

The Sr. Director of Integrated Hardware Engineering is the business leader for the organization as it relates to hardware components in Mattel's toys., Leadership Oversee the overall Integrated Hardware Engineering Services group's budget, schedules, and performance standards, and provides oversight for implementation Manage, coach, and professionally develop the Integrated Hardware Engineers, as well as the Connected Play & Electrical Engineering Leads across multiple campuses globally Define and accomplish the group's overall objectives, and management of resources Lead the initial formation of the hardware engineering group, and ensure its successful integration with the development process Hardware Development Oversee the design & development of advanced hardware components as they apply to connected play Oversee the identification & management of domestic & overseas component vendors Technology Harvest new hardware technologies that become available for toy application that give Mattel a competitive advantage. Lead and direct the evaluation of new technologies to strategically position Mattel at the leading edge for innovative toy products.

Assess current and future technologies for strategic use in Mattel's toys. Followed by protecting Mattel's IP through aggressive patent applications, and where applicable, being cognizant of potential patent infringements. 10 years hands-on experience in the design & development of consumer electronics Superior knowledge and experience in all aspects of hardware design including: Analog, digital, mixed-signal, discrete, and embedded circuit design Component selection, specification, and sourcing Hands-on model development, prototyping, and debugging Schematic and PCB layout development Superior knowledge and experience in all aspects of software development including: Embedded software design PC-based tool development Integration, test, and debug Experience with mechanical & electromechanical systems; familiarity with plastics is highly desirable Vision and perseverance to take ideas from concept through development and into production Experience in product development within the toy industry is highly preferred Project management, leadership, and multi-tasking skills as well as the ability to work with cross-functional teams Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical team members Ability to effectively pitch toy concepts to peers and upper management Experience working with China-based vendors a plus Proficiency in MS Project a plus Familiarity with any of 6502, Alpha, Sunplus, General Plus, EMC, Winbond, Nuvoton, Sonix, PIC, Atmel, Arduino or similar a must BS in Electronic Engineering is strongly preferred

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"Leadership" at Mattel is the ability to develop and communicate a compelling picture of the future that inspires and motivates others to take action. Leaders at Mattel align themselves with Mattel's core values, exhibit leadership competencies and drive for success in our business strategies. In this way, we will work to achieve our vision, "Creating the Future of Play." Every day as Mattel's 28,000 employees worldwide strive to realize that vision, our leadership team is guiding the way.

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