Product Development Engineer

Shorterm Limited
16 May 2018
15 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Position: Product Development Engineer

Reporting to: Product Development Manager

Salary: £25,000 - £37,000

Location: Kent

Purpose of Role:

This Product Development Engineer position will be mainly focused on the

development of our core commercial vehicle safety and efficiency product

range with a strong bias toward electronic engineering. The candidate will need

basic knowledge of the technologies behind these products with good knowledge

of the associated engineering principles.

Provide both product design and project management capability and assist the

Product Development Team in upgrades and new product design, development &

verification of our Product portfolio.

This position will be predominantly at product level, requiring good understanding

of defining and managing requirements, electronic & mechanical design, product

verification and validation. The role requires the utilisation 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

Department the successful candidate will also be required to support the Quality

team and Application team in adapting current products for specific customer


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 product in time for market. The position also

extends to supporting our customers as needed.

The applicant will ideally have knowledge of automotive electronics design

standards and quality control principles which are key to ensuring our

product quality standards are met.

The ideal candidate will be required to have a proactive approach promoting

our business ideals and customer / supplier relations while enhancing the

Engineering team's technical knowledge.

Key Responsibilities:


* Lead and manage product development throughout the product lifecycle

* Supplier liaison and management

* Requirements and engineering specification creation

* Product design and design for manufacturing

* Product verification and validation

* Preparation of detailed component technical drawings, documentation and

user manuals.

* Aid the customers, sales and marketing on technical solutions and products



* LED and LCD display design and Cameras

* Video and audio processing & interfaces

* Digital video & audio recording

* Ultrasonic sensing

* Acoustic alarms

* Analogue and digital circuit design and development

* Micro & digital signal processing systems

* Digital communication protocols e.g. CAN, I2C, SPI, RS232 or similar.

* Software & hardware interface & software engineering

* PCB level troubleshooting and product fault finding

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 Alternative educational

background combined with solid professional

experience (mandatory)

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. 3 years Industry practical experience with electronics

product development (mandatory)

2. Able to demonstrate co-ordination skills

3. Attention to detail is critical

4. Knowledge of analogue and digital electronics including

micro processing, DSP, video signal processing

5. Knowledge of camera, optics, acoustics, LCD's and

digital recording technologies

6. Computer application skills:

- Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel

- Ele. & mech. CAD development tools

Personality and Motivation:

1. Practical aptitude with methodical approach to detail

2. Self-motivated and takes full responsibility for the

quality of own work

3. Flexibility to multi-task

4. Resourceful to provide technical support

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. Clear spoken English is critical

2. Helpful and approachable

Other requirements:

1. Experience in handling own time and priorities

2. Flexibility to work beyond normal business hours when



Master of Engineering in Electronic

product development or similar.

3 years' experience and knowledge in

LCD, camera, optics, acoustics and digital

recording technology within the

automotive product development field.

Knowledgeable of modern automotive

electronic architecture communication


Genuine interest in modern technology

preferably with in the automotive


Computer application skills: AutoCAD 2D,

Electronic circuit simulation programs

2nd language conversant in Mandarin or


Delivering excellent customer service

If interested or know of anyone who might be please call Daniel Baker on 0121 309 0313 or alternatively email your latest CV to
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