Head of Electronics

  • Job Reference: HE43
  • Date Posted: 17 April 2024
  • Recruiter: Wireless Mobile International Search
  • Location: Cambridge Area
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive Benefits Package
  • Sector: Design Engineering, Hardware Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Graham Quinn
  • Email: graham@wirelessmobilesearch.com

Job Description

Become a key innovator at a global leader in critical communication solutions! We're seeking an energetic and forward-thinking Head of Electronics to drive our RF and Baseband teams in Cambridge. In this vital role, you'll craft the strategic roadmap and spearhead delivery of next-generation mission-critical radio products from concept to production.


Your Mission:

• Inspire a talented team of engineers to develop cutting-edge solutions that exceed customer expectations

• Cultivate an environment of ownership, delivery focus, and high performance

• Provide strategic technical oversight across projects, defining objectives and deliverables

• Collaborate with cross-functional leaders to allocate resources effectively and meet timelines

• Prioritize customer support issues in line with business needs 

• Partner with the CTO, Advanced Technology, and Product teams to execute the product roadmap

• Set growth-oriented objectives that unlock your team's full potential

• Ensure team skills map to technological and business priorities for quality products

• Develop proactive plans to acquire or train critical skills for short and long-term goals

• Champion continuous improvement by implementing measurable processes and KPIs

• Liaise with manufacturing on enhancing yields and capacities

• Communicate risks and opportunities clearly to stakeholders


What You'll Need:

• Bachelor's in Engineering or relevant experience

• Proven expertise in hardware development from concept to medium volume manufacturing

• Architectural vision for complex hardware systems and solutions

• Demonstrated ability to make pragmatic decisions and solve complex problems

• Exceptional people leadership driving goal-setting, performance, and motivation

• Collaboration strengths uniting technical/non-technical teams in a cooperative environment 

• Broad technical depth across hardware technologies, processes, and platforms

• Track record of technical and process innovation accelerating time-to-market

• Skilled communication adapting message for varied audiences and formats

• Strategic mindset developing executable hardware and team development plans


Nice to Have:

• Commercial acumen applying business cases to priorities 

• Design for Manufacture and Test proficiency

• Multi-cultural experience across distributed teams 

• Project management expertise delivering cross-functional initiatives

• Resource optimization via contractors and outsourcing

• Hardware estimation factoring resources, risks, dependencies, and tools


We offer flexible schedules, generous benefits promoting wellbeing (pension, healthcare, discounted gym), subsidized dining, ample parking, and charging stations.

To find out more, please apply with your CV so I can contact you to discuss.