Lead Product Development Engineer

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Shorterm Limited
14 Apr 2018
22 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Position: Lead Product Development Engineer

Reporting To: Product Development Manager

Salary: £40,000 - £50,000

Location: Kent

Purpose of Role:

The Lead Product Development Engineer position will be mainly focused on
leading the development of our core commercial vehicle safety and
efficiency product range with a strong bias toward electronic engineering. The
candidate will need extensive knowledge of the technologies behind these
products with good knowledge of the associated engineering principles.
Provide lead product design capability in our commercial vehicle product
range and assist the Product Development Manager in leading new product design
& development enhancing our Product portfolio and supporting the Quality
and Standards Manager in improving our product quality standard.

This position will be predominantly working at product level and require a good
understanding of requirements, development & capture, electronic & mechanical
architecture and design, software & hardware interaction, product verification and
validation. The role requires the utilization of cutting edge technologies and
engineering methods keeping us at the forefront of technology and enabling
us to better manage and control its' intellectual properties, whilst enhancing
its cost effectiveness. As part of the Engineering team the successful candidate will
also be required to support the Application team in the test and development of
current products customised to support the application specific requirements of
our customers and markets.

The role will be primarily supplier-facing, managing multiple suppliers and
manufacturers in both high and low-cost countries, overcoming cultural and
language barriers to deliver new products in a timely manner. The position also
extends to supporting our customers as needed.

To enhance the competencies of the team the applicant will require experience
and knowledge of automotive electronics design standards and quality control
principles which are key in ensuring our product quality standards are

The ideal candidate will be required to have a proactive and flexible approach
promoting our business ideals and customer / supplier relations while
enhancing the Engineering team's technical knowledge.

Key Responsibilities:


* Lead and support the various tasks within the PD team in its day to day work
* Support research and development of innovative technologies and products
* Requirements and engineering specification creation
* Review and approval of technical documentation
* Supplier acquisition, liaison and management & negotiation improving
* Lead product verification and validation
* Product quality improvements and upgrades providing cost savings and
implementing Total Quality Cost Management where applicable.
* Product technical support primarily to Engineering colleagues and internal
* Preparation of detailed electronic schematics and component technical
* Mechanical interface and design
* Aid the sales and engineering team in translating customer requirements into
technical solutions
* Support the engineering team in the development of its working practices and
processes achieve better efficiency


* Optical knowledge and image processing and recognition using CCD, CMOS, IR
and related technologies
* Video and audio signal and processing e.g. composite video, RGB, digital
* Analogue and digital circuit design and development, including micro
processing and digital signal processing
* Software & hardware interface and software engineering
* Digital communication protocol e.g. I2C, SPI, RS232 etc
* Digital signal processing
* PCB level troubleshooting and product fault finding
* LCD interface and panel design
* Hard Disk Drive, solid state drive and flash memory
* Implement design for manufacturing
* Lean manufacturing techniques helping our supplier base develop efficiencies

Working Relationships:

* Team working, and co-operation with all colleagues
* Direct communication with and support to colleagues and suppliers especially
from the Far East.
* Participate and lead in team meetings, training courses and workshops
* Close links with staff will need to be developed and maintained in order to
meet corporate objectives
* Required to present a positive and professional image at all times.
* Ensure that an excellent supplier/customer relationship is established and
maintained at all times.

Person Specification:


Education and Training:

1 Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics product
development or similar.
2 5-6 GCSE's at Grade B or above including Maths,
Science (Physics) and English.
3 High level of numeracy and literacy
4 Above average computer literacy

Experience and Skills:

1 Minimum 8 years practical experience with electronics
and mechanical product development.
2 Able to demonstrate co-ordination skills.
3 Extensive knowledge of analogue and digital
electronics including micro processing, DSP, video
signal processing.
4 Knowledge of camera, optics, acoustics, LCD's and
digital recording technology's
5 Knowledgeable of modern automotive electronic
architecture, multiplex communication protocols and
6 Computer application skills: Microsoft Outlook, Excel,
Word, MCAD & ECAD & PCB development tools,
Electronic circuit simulation programs
7 Genuine interest in modern technology preferably with
in the automotive industry.
8 Attention to detail is critical

Personality and Motivation:

1. Self-motivated and takes full responsibility for the
quality of own work
2. Flexibility to multi-task
3. Resourceful to provide technical support
4. Practical aptitude with methodical approach to detail
5. Able to work to deadlines
6. Eager to learn
7. Natural respect for company and colleagues

Interpersonal Skills:

1 High level of communication skills with the ability to
communicate effectively with customers, management
and colleagues. Very clear spoken English is critical
2 Demonstrate good leadership skills
3 Helpful and approachable
4 Strong focus on delivering excellent customer service

Other requirements:

1 Innate ability to manage time and prioritise effectively
2 Flexibility to work beyond normal business hours when
Master of Engineering in Electronic
product development or similar.
8 years' experience and extensive
knowledge in the following:
* Camera & optics
* Acoustics
* Digital recording technology
* DSP and algorithm development
* Detection of traffic situation, objects
and persons within the automotive
sensor product

Used to gaining information and
providing direction for decision making
2nd language conversant in Mandarin or

Experience in Team Leading
Used to work to and manage time lines

If interested or know of anyone who might be please call Daniel Baker on ************* or alternatively email your latest CV to ******************************
This job was originally posted as www.jobsite.co.uk/job/960534780

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