Design Engineering Manager – Consumer Electronics

Design Engineering Manager

Based in Watford

Salary: £60,000 – £70,000

Purpose of role:

Progressing the Brand’s products through all aspects of the R&D and product life cycle together with a highly experienced development team focused on audio consumer electronics devices.

Required skills
Degree in electronics or associated subject
Thorough knowledge of Platform design, including:

Hardware and Software design patterns and interactions
Electronics sub-system (Analogue & Digital)
Familiar with design of consumer, audio or RF products
System test and qualification
Design tools & CAD system, e.g. Cadence or similar
Knowledge of CE/EMC regulations (UL/ETL/CE/LVD/EMC etc) and

design countermeasures
Knowledge and experience of collaborative development tools (e.g

Confluence / Jira)
Desired skills
Relevant knowledge of designing cost optimised consumer electronics products.
Audio design skills
RF design knowledge (radio receivers, WiFi, Bluetooth)
An interest in RF, audio or music.
Personal qualities
An energetic, inspirational, and challenging leader
Approachable with motivating communication and interpersonal

Excellent personal organisation with effective prioritisation and

time management skills
Sound decision making skills
Key responsibilities and accountabilities
Management of, design, development, and production for products, including platform subsystems with an eye on compliance, requiring the following skills/activities:

PRODUCT: Research into, and evaluation of hardware solutions

Hardware alterations (modifications etc)
Design approval, System Verification Test and integrity reviews
Topology, Schematic, Layout reviews
RF performance, Emissions controls, and solutions
Design for manufacture (DFM) including alternative component

Product test and debug to meet market needs
Input into technical strategy, including platform design

processes/improvements/specification & tools.
Liaison with 3rd party engineers and technology providers
Evolve both digital and analogue subsystems.
Evaluation of competitor products
LIFECYCLE: Product full quality

Lead component ratification, including liaison with suppliers.
Lead platform documentation and maintenance schedules
Lead product into mass production
Audit qualification & compliance (e.g. quality, safety)
Guide and inform for hardware EOL
R&D: New product concepting

Manage and contribute to platform R&D
Contribute to platform prototyping with other teams
Work with software teams to establish prototypes
Understand and iterate product ideas using development

People Management

Managing a small team of HW & audio engineers and

quality managers
Set objectives and run appraisals

A fantastic opportunity for a design engineering manager to join a leading consumer electronics company.

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