Head of Hardware

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Reports to: CEO Location: Cambridge Ticketer is looking to change the way people travel. We are now the UK’s largest ETM supplier, after less than 10 years of trading, and with ticketing machines on buses across the UK, from Cornwall to the Shetland Islands. And it’s not just buses. In fact, there are Ticketer software and devices on every form of public transport, including trams, trains, aircraft and horse trams(!). Whatever the size of fleet, whatever the form of public transport, we’re by the side of operators, keeping their businesses moving forward through our innovative public transportation technology. Our aim is to push Ticketer to the forefront of public transport throughout the world by developing a range of products and services that complement each other for rail, bus and metro applications. With a solid and highly profitable base in the UK, we are planning for further growth, locally and internationally, and are looking to appoint a key member of our Senior team by hiring a Head of Hardware (Design and Development).
The Role: You will lead by example and manage the hardware team in Cambridge. You will be responsible for design, development and support of all aspects of Ticketer’s hardware systems. The role offers an opportunity to lead our hardware development plans, working with all areas of the business to ensure our products are market leading. You will be a person who possesses exceptional leadership and technical skills. You will be responsible for ensuring all work meets the demanding requirements of our market, is properly planned, completed on time and to budget, and achieves the highest quality standards required by Ticketer. You will lead the effort to innovate and invent. You will be responsible for setting and maintaining appropriate design standards, using the latest design methods and tools. Improving, where necessary, internal and external design and development practices, and keeping our hard won reputation as leaders in our market. Ticketer has earned a well deserved reputation for world class customer support. Your team will provide the necessary support to the other key areas of the business to ensure technical ‘know how’ is disseminated efficiently throughout Ticketer. This is an ideal position for an ambitious candidate who can make a difference, be innovative and help Ticketer bring exciting new products to our UK and emerging international markets. If you love Hardware Engineering, want to work in a company that is focused on maintaining its world class position, combining the best of being privately owned and being part of the high tech Cambridge success, Ticketer is ready to talk with you.
We are looking for someone with: A degree level education in electronics or an equivalent subject. Minimum of 5 years product design experience with a technical product (electronics or automotive electronics desirable) At least 3 years experience developing and managing mixed skill set development teams with hardware and software developers. Experience of high speed digital design and development methodologies Experience of analogue design and development methodologies Working knowledge of embedded software languages and techniques e.g C++, Linux, Android, Python, WinCE. Experience of schematic capture and PCB layout tools. Clear and structured communication skills, with a proactive and independent way of working Strong customer facing and analytical skills, with a results-driven mentality Problem-solving capabilities who enjoys finding solutions and overseeing multiple tasks simultaneously Strong team management skills with a desire to develop and nurture team members to ensure team happiness and optimum productivity A full current driving license and use of a car (mileage allowance will be provided). Note, travel in the UK and some international travel will be necessary
In addition to a fulfilling career with us, Ticketer will offer you: A flexible working environment, competitive salary, annual bonus, pension scheme, private health insurance, Summer Fridays, birthdays off, 23 days holiday per year, and other great benefits. Please email your CV and cover letter to
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Head of Hardware

Reports to: CEO Location: Cambridge Ticketer is looking to change the way people travel. We are now the UK’s largest ETM supplier, after less than 10 years of trading, and with ticketing machines o...