Electronics Engineering Lead

Job description

Our purpose is to change the way people live in cities. By providing the means to commute or explore with a bike that you can take anywhere and store anywhere, we can make cities happier places to live. We want to increase people’s freedom, improve their health and reduce society’s impact on the environment. We make more than just a bicycle, and we are more than just a bicycle company.


We continue to make the Brompton in West London, where we started in 1975, but our product has travelled far - we now export 80% of our bicycles to 47 countries. In the past 3 years we have invested in a new purpose-built production facility, transformed our digital architecture, opened new flagship stores and had our biggest product launch in company history and we’re not stopping there - the next 5 years presents an exciting trajectory, full of opportunities.


To truly deliver on our purpose, we need passionate, innovative and talented people that want to challenge the status quo and make an impact. We can offer you a job you won’t find anywhere else.


The Role


The role is focused on leading the development of low-cost and high reliability electronics onto existing and future platforms, as well as development of internal prototypes and test equipment. It requires a good knowledge of power, digital and analog electronics as well as experience of leading small teams. This is a pivotal role in the creation and improvement of all Electric platforms within Brompton Bicycle, requiring an excellent candidate.


Main duties


  • Leading the development of low-cost & high reliability electronics into moderate volume markets (20k+ per year) through the entire engineering lifecycle
  • Designing, analysing, and verifying electronics for consumer facing products, internal prototypes and test equipment
  • Management of a small electronics team, including planning, tasking, and technical development
  • Driving improvements and quality into all aspects of Brompton’s electronics, including policy, process and detailed design
  • Working with Systems and Software engineers to develop requirements & architectures, resolve complex systematic issues and integrate software onto hardware.
  • Working with manufacturers to establish production lines and test equipment for electronic product lines

Job requirements

Essential Skills

  • Proven technical leadership of a small electronics team
  • Experience designing inverters and/or power electronics, microcontrollers, digital and analog electronics
  • Experience of either managing PCB layouts or doing them yourself
  • Experience designing for EMC in a power electronics context
  • Experience of working with electronic manufacturing in a moderate volume commercial or automotive context
  • Experience of defining and performing set-to-work and verification & validation, including simulation, worst-case analysis, bench testing
  • Comfortable working on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills

Desirable Skills

  • Ability/willingness to cycle
  • Knowledge and/or experience of Systems Engineering principles, e.g. Requirements, Traceability, etc
  • Experience working to safety standards, e.g. IEC61508, ISO26262, etc
  • Experience of selecting and specifying cabling & connectors
  • Knowledge of batteries and electric machines

Education

Ideally the individual will have the following educational and professional qualifications or experience:

  • Degree education in related subjects (computer science, systems engineering, electronics, electrical engineering, mechatronics, etc).
  • The ability to demonstrate a solid engineering/technical background in a relevant environment.
  • The ability to demonstrate hands on experience in a similar role.
  • The successful candidate will have at least 5 years’ experience as an engineer, with technical leadership.

Benefits

Brompton offers you an excellent working environment with enthusiastic colleagues who get along very well, communicate and cooperate with each other. The working climate is informal, hard-working and we firmly believe in maintaining a work-life balance. Next to good terms of employment Brompton offers you the opportunity to work in a responsible and challenging job within a dynamic, international and ambitious environment. We are all proud to be part of Brompton Bicycle; we all share the same passion and dedication to the company and embrace differences in cultural backgrounds and skills.


  • Huge discount on your very own Brompton (family and friends get discount too)
  • Position to thrive. Whether you’re early in your career or an experienced professional, Brompton provides you with everything you need to excel in your job and for personal growth. You will be actively encouraged to increase your skillset and to attend relevant events
  • 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays (depending on seniority), increasing the longer you stay with us
  • Workplace Pension Scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Flexible Working, Cycle to Work Scheme to name just a few…
  • Birthday Breakfast, Family Fun Days, Christmas Parties, London to Brighton Bike Rides, Charity Raffles, Volunteering with the local community all go towards creating a working environment that is fun and enriching