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Device Design Engineer

Job Title: Device Design Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Industry:
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 6 months
REF: 12082022_1660320927
Contact Name: Rory Glass
Contact Email: Rory.Glass@projectpeople.com
Job Published: about 2 months ago

Job Description

Device design engineer

  • Deliver high quality technical design projects, researching and creating design documents, and working with suppliers and other parts of CTO, under the direction of a technical design lead, that allows the company to offer the best possible experience for its customers.
  • You will be responsible for the design and delivery of new device technologies as part of a virtual team under the direction of a Lead Device Architect or more senior member of the Design team. This may require working on the radio platform, higher application layers, or USIM. This will involve working alongside the Technical Relationship Management team to understand the roadmap of the company's principal technology partners, running technology trials with them, and transferring learnings into the design process.
  • You will be responsible for drafting design requirements that are needed to support particular projects or investigations, under the guidance of the technical project lead, so that the end objectives are clearly understood from the outset and can be published to other design teams and technology partners working on the project. Depending on your experience and capability, the role may cover any or all of the aspects of the project relating to the interaction of the company's mobile devices, from proof of concept through design, monitoring development, test plan sign-off, and transfer to operations.

Must Have:

  • The candidate will have a sound technical understanding of at least one of the following:
    • mobile communication technologies, including LTE, 5G
    • mobile device design and architecture
    • application service design and architecture
    • USIM and security aspects of cellular technologies

  • Good technical document authoring
  • A strong understanding and ability to drive processes, document control and technical Quality Assurance Procedures.
  • Ability to influence multi-disciplined teams and persuade others, including external partners.
  • Experience in compiling and managing requirements specifications
  • At least 2 years' experience of design or technical strategy in your area of expertise
  • Awareness of key factors that influence the business drivers for the company and our technology partners
  • Logical problem management skills within a project
  • Vendor management skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Understanding of mobile device test processes, logging, and debug.
  • A strong numerate degree

Nice to Have:

  • Strong technical understanding of LTE & IMS
  • Understanding of software development processes
  • Project management and organisational management skills
  • Relevant post-graduate qualifications
  • Confident and articulate, with the ability to communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical audiences
  • Procurement process experience, from concept, through partner selection to contract signature.
  • Ability to influence multi-disciplined teams and persuade others
  • Experience in compiling and managing requirements specifications
  • Senior stakeholder management experience
  • Coaching/mentoring skills
  • Financial acumen

Key responsibilities

  • Provide project status reporting into the technical lead within the Device team.
  • Provide ongoing fourth line support for projects after transfer to operations, if an in-life issue requires detailed technical knowledge of the design implementation to provide a solution. This will typically be as a back-up to the Device Performance Manager, who is the primary contact for in-life issues.
  • Under the guidance of senior members of the design team, and peers in the test team, you will be responsible for the sign-off of test approval criteria for your project to ensure that the company's design can be fully validated prior to commercial roll-out.
  • Contribute into cross-functional design and problem-solving discussions on your projects.
  • Play an active role in continuously improving the devices design process by identifying opportunities to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

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