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Hardware Team Leader

As a Hardware Team Leader, you will lead a team of highly skilled and experienced hardware engineers responsible for the design lifecycle of our electronic solutions for cutting-edge products such as Helmet Mounted & Head-Up Displays, Mission Computers, Flight Controls, Active Inceptors and other associated safety critical technology.

Your main responsibilities as a Hardware Team Leader will involve:

Managing and technical leadership of an electronics design team

Managing Work Packages; cost, schedule, risk & opportunities

Ensuring development programme execution in accordance with the hardware development plan

Providing technical governance and ensuring adherence to company design processes

Leading cost & performance trade-offs

Your skills and qualifications as a Hardware Team Leader:

Able to demonstrate high performance and achievement in leadership and management of engineering teams through a full product development lifecycle

Proven experience / knowledge of cost and planning management tools

Proven experience / knowledge of risk and opportunities management

Experience of optimising solutions and minimising impacts from dependencies

Experience of design and identifying improvements to working practices and team skill development

Proven understanding of product design and work package control

Working knowledge of the following tools would be advantageous:

Mentor Graphics Expedition Enterprise;

Requirements management tools, e.g. DOORS

Work package management tools, eg. MSP, JIRA, etc.

What we're looking for in you:

Good interpersonal skills

You will be a self-starter, with excellent people skills able to get the best out of a large team of mixed capability engineers in a highly dynamic environment

Able to effectively lead, coach and technically guide others

Articulate, with strong written and verbal communication skills

Be confident, able to present at customer and senior level reviews

Have good relationship management skills

Able to work collaboratively with other disciplines to optimise solutions and minimise impacts

Location: Rochester

Salary: £Competitive + Benefits

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

Electronic Systems

The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom.

We pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of. You'll have the opportunity to work from concept to completion, giving you real ownership of projects. Whatever you do, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're making a difference to people's lives.

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