Siemens Research & Technology Manager in Princeton, New Jersey

Research & Technology Manager

Locations:Princeton, New Jersey

Job Family: Engineering


Job Description

Division: Corporate Technology

Business Unit: Corporate Technology

Requisition Number: 201406

Assignment Category: Full-time regular

Experience Level: Mid level

Education Required Level: Master's Degree

Travel Required: 25%

Division Description:

Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationally for more than 165 years. As a global technology company, Siemens is rigorously leveraging the advantages that this setup provides. To tap business opportunities in both new and established markets, the Company is organized in nine Divisions: Power and Gas, Wind Power and Renewables, Energy Management, Building Technologies, Mobility, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives, Healthineers and Financial Services. Our support functions are split into two organizations, Corporate Core and Corporate Services. These organizations provide essential services to better enable responsible and profitable growth. For more information, please visit:

Job Description:

For nearly 170 years, pioneering technologies and the business models developed from them have been the foundation of Siemens‘ success. Our central research and development unit, Corporate Technology (CT) plays an important role in this. Together with our global network of experts, we are a strategic partner to Siemens’ operative units and provide important services along the entire value chain – from research and development to production and quality assurance, as well as optimized business processes. Our support provided to the businesses in their research and development activities is ideally balanced with our own future-oriented research.

We at Corporate Technology are more than employees: We are actively helping to make people’s lives a little better every day. Would you like to be a part of that? Then join us. We offer you a high level of practical relevance as well as an opportunity to individually contribute your knowledge and your visions around the world. Whether you’re helping to develop products for the operating units or working in interdisciplinary projects for the business areas: At Corporate Technology you’ll be working in the heart of Siemens’ technological research together with the best.

The Research in Digitalization and Automation (RDA), as part of Siemens Corporate Technology (CT), is at the heart of Siemens R&D. Our deep competence and expertise make us the preferred partner for innovation. We develop technologies with wide applicability so that Siemens may successfully bring innovations to market. Our scientists located around the world help create and retain a technological edge for Siemens in the focus area of automation, electrification and industrial digitalization.

Control System Runtime Platform is a key technology of the automation of the future and therefore extremely relevant for the many Siemens’ businesses and customer worldwide.

We are seeking a dynamic leadership professional to be based in Princeton, NJ to lead our research group. The technology field ‘Automation & Control’ has a clear focus on the topics of control systems and runtime architectures. The team is a key part of our worldwide automation & control activities in 13 research groups in USA, China, India and Germany.


  • Budget responsibility of a >5$ million budget for the local research group

  • Manage, coach and develop up to 20 -25 direct reports including temporary staff (contractors, students).

  • Contribute to the Technology Field’s strategy and roadmap, and align globally to ensure implementation and execution.

  • Build Siemens-internal network to acquire projects to achieve the revenue targets; maintain relationship to the business units within Siemens.

  • Interact with R&D heads and Technology Field heads.

  • Assist developing brand recognition externally by networking with industry experts, attending conferences and partnering with universities.

  • Collaborate with CT Research Groups to build larger products and integrate into comprehensive solutions.

  • Participate and lead projects with Siemens businesses, including research and development as well as technical consulting.

  • Seen as Subject Matter Expert in Runtime Architecture, Automation & Control and related areas; contribute as a technical and strategic expert to diverse workgroups.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Masters in Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline is required.

  • PhD in Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline is preferred.

  • 10+ years of experience in related field and successful demonstration of key responsibilities including project leadership roles; proven track record in academia, industry or military/government.

  • 5+ years experience with Control System Runtime Platform, such as PLC, Motion/Robot Control etc.

  • Proven track record with the design and architecture of embedded systems, IoT devices

  • 3+ years of supervisory experience or program/project management engagement leading teams in an R&D environment required.

  • Highly motivated and driven business professional with a can-do attitude

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills in English required. Capable of presenting complex technical topics in a clear and structured was, ability to moderate discussions, meetings, and projects. Proficiency in German is a plus.

  • Flexibility and adaptability to work in a growing, dynamic and international team with a strong customer service orientation.

  • Willingness to travel 25% (domestic/international).

  • Successful candidate must be able to work with controlled technology in accordance with US Export Control Law. US Export Control laws and applicable regulations govern the distribution of strategically important technology, services and information to foreign nationals and foreign countries. Siemens may require candidates under consideration for employment opportunities to submit information regarding citizenship status to allow the organization to comply with specific US Export Control laws and regulations. Additional information on the US Export Control laws & regulations can be found on:‐guidance/deemed‐exports/deemed‐exports‐faqs?view=category&id=33#subcat34


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