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Lead Product Development Engineer

Lead Product Development Engineer

Job Title: Lead Product Development Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Kent
Salary: £37-45k + Bonus + Good Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: DW2322
Contact Name: David Watts
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 29, 2018 14:15

Job Description

Our client is looking for an electronics engineer who can be part of a product development team within a new product environment. 
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 a new product in time for market. The position also extends to supporting their customers as needed.
You’ll be providing both product design and project management capability and assist the Product Development Team in upgrades and new product design, development & verification of the 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.
You’ll ideally have knowledge of automotive electronics design standards and quality control principles.
Key Duties
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 profitability
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 customers
Preparation of detailed electronic schematics and component technical drawings
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
Technology Used
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 formats
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
Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics product development or similar
8 years Industry practical experience with electronics product development
Project Engineering/Systems Engineering approach
Knowledge of analogue and digital electronics including micro processing, DSP, video signal processing
Knowledge of camera, optics, acoustics, LCD’s and digital recording technologies
Team Leadership qualities
Knowledgeable of modern automotive electronic architecture communication systems
Computer application skills: AutoCAD 2D, Electronic circuit simulation programs
Mandarin or Cantonese language skills
This would suit an electronics engineer who has seen a few products through from concept to delivery, strong leading, driving and co-ordination skills who can take responsibility. If you have excellent communication skills, enjoy working at the systems level & are looking to lead others then this is the role for you.