Hardware Design Authority

Job Reference: WM – 2365

Location: Cambridge

Salary: £75,000

Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Hardware Design Authority


  • Involved in the whole hardware product development lifecycle of professional products
  • Provide overall technical ownership and direction for development projects to ensure high quality, repeatable designs that meet the agreed requirements

About You:


  • At least 5 years proven industry experience in an equivalent role
  • Self-starter with ability to demonstrate technical leadership within a multidisciplinary product development environment
  • Strong understanding of product development lifecycle principals
  • Broad experience of multidisciplinary electronics engineering product development
  • Experience partnering with senior stakeholders to ensure product designs fulfil functional and non-functional requirements and align with broader technical and architectural goals
  • Experience of specifying technical requirements and taking a lead role in delivering against these requirements
  • Experience aligning product development standards and frameworks with the business and technology strategy


  • Experience of RF communications system development
  • Experience interfacing with software development teams

Personal attributes

  • Innovative with proven ability to generate new ideas and approaches to problems
  • Self-driven and motivated with ability to use own initiative and take a technical lead
  • Able to promote and share technical decisions and choices made with the wider business
  • Excellent analytical, numerical, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to motivate a team through strong leadership and technical competence
  • Ability to communicate well to both technical and non-technical personnel across multiple disciplines
  • Ability to work well in focused teams, sometimes against tight deadlines

Job Application:

If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply to send a copy of your full CV – or call us now.

Whilst this position may not be of interest to you or suit your skills and experience, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with a member of the team at Willcox Matthews to understand how we can support you.

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Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK