he ACS R&D Configured Systems Team Manager commits and delivers with their engineering team select technologies, architectures & innovative performance computing systems to market. These systems are designed to meet the needs and requirements of professionals demanding premium compute performance for their work-dependent applications. This position will require the ability to bring leadership focus across a breadth of technical disciplines, including electrical/mechanical/thermal, system configuration, and a variety of subsystems including chassis and system design, I/O card integration. This role will be instrumental to influence and specify integration capabilities of future systems and to ensure customer excitement with the configured product.


This team depends upon innovation and builds upon the legacy of engineering excellence in the HP Workstation business. Products are designed according to professional computing standards delivering outstanding performance, quality & reliability, and stability under the most demanding compute workloads. We engineer for user-serviceability and professional-class ease of application and use.


The ideal candidate will be experienced in innovation, product planning and development, with a stellar track record of collaborating and achieving results with their team and colleagues. This person shall apply excellent communication skills, and cross-teaming with industry partners, Product & Program Management, and cross-business peers & technologists. This position will strongly influence partner strategies including technology partnerships and system ODMs.


The role of R&D manager has significant influence in proof of concept and product definition, and a strong presence with business leaders to influence business direction.


Key responsibilities include:

Nurture and bring to market select innovation and technology projects - identify technologies of interest and deliver solutions working collaboratively through internal and external partners.

Drive innovative solutions in mechanical and thermal areas, and whole projects in a variety of technologies & domains including graphics, storage.

Manage architectures and plan best-in-class products & solutions within budgetary and project scope requirements of cost, schedule, and quality.

Define architectures for novel systems that will be used in multiple solutions across the business.

Guide technologists to provide planning guidance and technology solutions & deliver a roadmap to marketing and cross-business functions.

Influence and engage with management peers to ensure we continuously deliver the best technology solutions through the most effective processes.


Applied Management skills:

Apply and represent HP, Inc. and Business Unit’s Core Values and Behavior Principles

Foster talent development toward continued and growing business contributions & business unit goals.

Ensure optimum talent application and use of organization’s & company’s assets to maximize business impact with our investments.

Seek and drive cross-organizational leverage opportunities to maximize company resources.

Collaborate with and drive system and technology partners.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required in technical field. Advanced university degree preferred.

Typically, 10 or more years of related work experience, including 5 or more years of people management experience.

Direct product development & project management experience

Creative & Innovative product concept development

Broad technology & compute industry awareness

Potential experience vectors increasing value to the role.

PC System design and development (X86, embedded, other)

Mechanical & Thermal design and development

Storage, graphics, networking development


Strengths, Knowledge and Skills:

Passion for creating and designing innovative products, from proof of concept to customer environment.

Advanced people-oriented management skills, including growing your team through mentoring, coaching, team-cultivation, and building strengths and inspiring others.

Advanced project management skills including time and risk management, resource prioritization, and project structuring. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

Experience in managing a diverse set of individuals across function areas and geographies to achieve exceptional results.

Excellent communication skills catered to a wide variety of audiences.
(e.g. written, verbal, presentation). Mastery in English, additional language skills may be helpful.

Superior business acumen, technical knowledge, and industry experience encompassing one or more engineering, technology, and product domains.

Ability to take on multiple projects & areas of inquiry simultaneously and prioritize effectively.

Advanced relationship management skills, including partnering and consulting, and collaboration with other parties.

Technical Skills