Engineering Director – Small Corporation – Silicon Valley, Calif.

Intellectual VenturesIntellectual Ventures is looking for a seasoned Engineer Director with deep knowledge of Hardware or Software to develop expert case material, participate in asset evaluation, and define technical strategies for portfolio development and monetization.   Reporting to the VP of Engineering, qualified candidates will be flexible, able to bring people from diverse domains together, a team player, be detail orientated and exemplify an investigative spirit. Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment is a must, as is navigating ambiguity with confidence.

Role responsibilities include
•Develop quality claim charts based on exhaustive asset mining and asset analysis activities
•Complete rapid response reviews of assets to support decision making
•Define Product Specifications for program area and lead Product Development activities
•Assure case material quality and participate in quality control processes
•Support sales engagements through presenting to Clients on the technical merits of assets and industry technology trends and roadmaps
•Lead product development efforts, including understanding market requirements from our Revenue Product Managers
•Work to fully understand the breadth of the IV portfolio, allowing for efficient and accurate mining and analysis of IV’s assets
•Analyze and make recommendations on assets available for purchase to support current and planned licensing programs and engagements focused on maximum return on investment
•Able to multitask and manage multiple competing priorities at any one time
•Sense of urgency in the delivery of quality work with the ability to pivot as priorities shift

Key Qualifications and Required Skills
•Experience creating claim charts is required; previous experience in patent monetization a plus
•10+ years of broad technology with depth/specialty in Hardware/Electrical Engineering or Software/Computer Science,  yet able to quickly understand and ramp in additional technical areas and willingness to move between hardware and software as needed
•Experience as an Engineering Director or Principle Engineer/Architect within a medium to large technology company
•Significant experience in detailed patent analysis, patent licensing and defense from a technical vantage point
•A technical undergraduate degree or the equivalent is typically required
• Ability to manage own projects, and coordinate outside consultants on project teams that are formed and re-formed to support specific client and program needs as needed
•Training or certification as a patent agent or patent attorney is a plus
•High degree of integrity, ethics and trustworthiness.  Strong sense of accountability and fiduciary duty to IV investors, executives and employees
•Relevant work experience in the computing, communications, internet, and/or consumer electronics industries, running the gamut from consumer to enterprise to service provider markets a plus

Total compensation for this position is market-driven and includes direct salary and comprehensive employee benefits.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

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Additional Info
Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: Silicon Valley, California

Intellectual Ventures is a privately-held invention investment company based in Bellevue, Washington with the Engineering team located in both Bellevue and Silicon Valley (Mountain View), CA. Driven by the belief that invention sparks progress, we’re committed to creating and sustaining a market for invention through innovation, partnership, licensing and sales programs.