Senior Director / Director, Engineering

LUPAGEN has a unique opportunity for someone who wants to make an impact in emerging medical technology. We are developing a bedside, patient-connected cell and gene therapy platform that will directly address fundamental barriers to cost and safety of CAR-T cell and gene editing based therapies. We are seeking an experienced, high bandwidth project leader, with domain expertise in medical device and systems integration, to build and lead the engineering team and programs at LUPAGEN Life Sciences. The Senior Director/Director, Engineering will develop and coordinate a project team that will include domain experts in the areas of: apheresis, transfection, cell processing, software, and regulatory matters. This position will work directly with the head of engineering and head of research in developing device prototypes and product development plans. As a leader in a small and emerging company, this role will have accountability for multiple development programs. Qualified candidates will have substantial experience in the areas of program planning, operations, and program execution, in the development of new technologies spanning the delivery of an investigational devices/prototypes to pre-production products. Demonstrated ability to lead development programs to delivering on: budget, timeline, design specification, and quality metric commitments is required. This role will report directly to the Head of Engineering.


Dallas metro, Boston metro, Flexible based on candidate; Travel 25-50%

Role and Responsibility

  • Ownership of master design plan.

  • Ownership of detailed: program, resource, and budget planning for all development programs (hardware, software and integrated systems)

  • Identify and recruit internal and external engineering resources.

  • Source, implement, and utilize program management tools.

  • Responsible for meeting development program: milestones, budgets, and time-lines.

  • Execution control for programs outsourced to: contractors, consultants, and suppliers.

  • Execution control and reporting for all engineering programs.

  • Cultivate internal relationships at the corporate and facility level to gain support and participation in initiatives.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelors of Engineering/Science; Masters or PhD degree preferred.

  • 8-10 years of relevant work experience

  • Success in leading medical device product development teams.

  • Track record of hiring, leading, and empowering talent to meet company goals.

  • Track record of delivering on commitments, timelines, budgets and quality metrics.

  • Experience in managing engineering programs with multiple sub-systems.

  • High bandwidth, strong leadership with ability to scale to manage operations.

  • Demonstrated technical leadership, including creative problem solving.

  • Ability to provide technical and operational leadership at various organizational levels.

  • Competence in financial analysis.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Entrepreneurial spirit: Ability to work in low-structure, tight-resource environment of early stage, high-growth company.

  • Experience with full lifecycle program management (program planning, implementation, execution control, and pre-production readiness).

  • Desire to travel overnight, at least twice a month.

  • Work with a sense of urgency: Leads and motivates the team to deliver on development milestone commitments.

  • Process oriented with strong operating mechanisms.

  • Ability to create and deliver executive materials for decision making.

  • Demonstrates clear and thoughtful communication.

  • Demonstrates risk retirement analysis and implementation.

LUPAGEN seeks to globally commercialize technologies that will transform point-of-care disease detection and diagnosis, and the monitoring of therapies. With our employees, LUPAGEN focuses on attracting, developing and retaining the best talent. We seek people with a positive “can-do” attitude and we foster a collaborative and mutually supportive environment.


LUPAGEN is not for everyone…hard work, exciting challenges, limited resources, highly collaborative, fast-paced, and a path toward making a significant impact in the medical device and cell and gene therapy field!

LUPAGEN offers a competitive pay and benefits package with short and long-term incentives for individual, team, and company success. We offer benefits associated with company growth.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. LUPAGEN is a drug-free workplace.


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