Head of Electronics in Cambridge, UK at Sepura

Date Posted: 11/17/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

It is an exciting time to come and join the Sepura team. We are on the lookout for a Head of Electronics to play a key role within the Development team

As an experienced leader managing Electronics engineers, you will have a strong hands-on technical background with the energy and motivational skills to shape the way the RF and Baseband teams deliver products to market and define the Sepura Electronics roadmap

Come and join Sepura Ltd at an exciting time of growth and progress your career within this innovative technology company, based in Waterbeach, Cambridge

 

Your role

As Sepura Head of Electronics, you will be based in Cambridge and will lead and inspire Sepura's electronic design teams, consisting of RF, Baseband and Technicians. As the technical lead for electronics, you will be responsible for ensuring timely delivery of the electronics for the next generation of mission critical radio products and systems from conception through to production, whilst maintaining the current range of products via design improvements and updates and evolving company processes as we move into a new technology. A proven track record of energising and motivating teams will assist you to deliver high quality engineering solutions for the business

 

Your day to day

Our customer base includes many different industries and markets around the world. Our complete TETRA and LTE solutions have been developed specifically for users in multiple sectors to face their critical communications challenges

There is no such thing as a typical day here at Sepura. You will be supported by your manager and team, as well as collaborating with other departments across the business. As Head of Electronics, activities you will be responsible for include:

  • Manage and technically guide a talented pool of engineers to deliver innovative solutions
  • Define and execute hardware development programmes
  • Provide technical input directly to projects and review of team deliverables
  • Coordinate with project managers and department heads to ensure resources are correctly allocated to technical and design activities to meet project delivery timescales in line with business needs
  • Ensure customer support issues are managed in line with business priorities
  • Liaise with the CTO, Advanced Technology Group and Product Managers to support delivery of the product strategy roadmap and create the Electronics roadmap 
  • Set and review objectives for the engineering team to help them grow and achieve their full potential in line with delivering the business strategy 
  • Ensure that the skills and experience of the Electronics teams is mapped and is consistent with the technological and business needs to providing quality Mission Critical communications products to meet the roadmap
  • Ensure processes are adhered to and identify and implement process improvement opportunities as they arise
  • Lead a culture of continuous improvement across the development teams through quantitative and qualitative measurements and creation and measurement of KPIs
  • Liaise with other development and business teams to support manufacturing activities such as yield and capacity improvement investigations
  • Communicate opportunities and risks to project stakeholders

Some travel will be required

 

Job Requirements

What you need to succeed

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience in a relevant engineering discipline

Experience and skills

  • The role suits someone with hands on design experience of developing electronic hardware who is also capable of leading a team through a change in technology
  • Hardware Development: you will come from a hardware development background with extensive experience of hardware based development projects from concept through to delivery in medium volume manufacturing environments
  • Hardware architecture: you will have a good understanding of hardware systems and architectures with hands-on experience of architecting and designing solutions
  • Decision making: able to demonstrate examples of taking responsibility for making pragmatic decisions
  • People management: you are a well-practiced people manager with extensive experience of setting goals, managing performance and motivating technical teams and individuals to deliver
  • Problem solving: you will be experienced in delivering solutions to complex problems through a logical process and well versed in the practice of change management
  • Team leadership and management: exceptional team leadership and interpersonal skills are essential including recruitment, mentoring and coaching, performance management, motivation, technical guidance and arbitration, workforce and resource planning
  • Priorities and collaboration: you should be able to demonstrate a track record in setting and managing priorities, articulating and gaining engagement for ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences and the ability to motivate in a team-oriented, collaborative environment, delivering on time and on budget
  • Integration: you will be experienced working cross functionally with Software, Project Management and other technical teams and have a system-wide knowledge of delivering products
  • Technical knowledge: you will have a high level of technical knowledge to be able to create, drive, innovate and assess technical solutions across a wide range of hardware technologies, processes and platforms
  • Innovation and change management: by having proven track record of innovation in process and technical solutions you will be able to deliver creative technical solutions to fast track development, minimising time to market, while maintaining and improving quality
  • Communication: you have a demonstrable ability to communicate in a variety of formats at all levels with an appreciation of target audience
  • Strategy and planning: you are able to create hardware and team development strategies and deliver them through clear plans and efficient execution 

Nice to have

Experience and skills

  • Commercial awareness: experience of working in a commercially aware environment, understanding and applying business cases to drive priorities 
  • Dfm&T: knowledge and expertise in Design for Manufacture and Test
  • Cultural awareness: experience of multi-site/multi-cultural operation
  • Project management: theoretical and practical knowledge of project management principles, techniques and tools, and practical experience in the successful delivery of multiple inter-related projects
  • Outsourcing: experience with use of contractors working in-house and subcontracting work packages
  • Estimation: experience of hardware estimation (considering resourcing, task dependencies, tool requirements, and risks)

 

Your benefits

  • Flexible working hours
  • Pension, dental care and healthcare
  • Support of staff wellbeing
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Subsidised Hub onsite restaurant 
  • Large, free car park onsite and electric car charging points
  • Social events and activities 

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