Head of Hardware Engineering

Job type
Tauranga City, Bay of Plenty
NZD150000 - NZD190000 per annum, Benefits: Flexibility & bonus
The opportunity:

Rarely do you see a blend of edgy tech, a team bound by purpose to help people in an industry ripe for change. Yet here it is. There has been a seachange in the business provided by the shift from web-enabled, integrated standalone devices to full IoT and harnessing of data to build benchmarking, predictive yields and enhanced decision making for their customers. The role of Hardware Engineering is a powerful one for this product development business. The opportunity for an effective, contemporary hardware engineering leader to bring new life to a business that has already brought to market a product portfolio currently worth $50M in revenue. Strong technical thinking is required to bolster the NPD and look for opportunities to marry market with tech advancements rapidly growing data requirements and increasing community of customers. This role will be able to understand the technology whilst building an effective team, catering to the changing demands for the product suite. Working with the founders, engineering and design, you'll have the chance to grow your career like no other time and be part of one of New Zealand's established technology stars.

Company profile:

International growth. A self-organizing community that advocates its services. A growing number of businesses switching on to the power of the community with independent growers collaborating around the outputs of their crops to make each other better. This homegrown product vendor is the newest business empowering growers to create higher-value products and yields providing traceability, provenance and ideal growing conditions. The product suite includes a number of components: devices, sensors, apps, web portals, platforms, soon to build a Data product. This product portfolio offers opportunities for NPD, RFM and brand new thinking for new product prototypes.  You'll be building intuitive and smarter devices with data outputs and integration for visualizations, tracking and enabling all sorts of capability to its customers. At its heart, it is an offering to rebalance power from the buyers to the growers.

Hardware Engineering Leadership:

The journey of growth and change this business has been on has been radical. And it's not slowing down. A leadership role has emerged to lead and manage the hardware engineering within the business.

The role breaks down into four core components:
  • Hardware roadmap: vision and leadership: commercial to technical, build and run
  • People leadership: growth and management of your new team
  • Delivery leadership: predictable milestones and financial acumen
  • Engineering leadership: Go to woah, internal teams/stakeholders and partners, manufacturing and suppliers
The fit:

To be able to fulfill this role you will be driven by the opportunity to influence the direction of the hardware and engineering roadmap for a scaling business. You’ll celebrate the opportunity to win the hearts and minds of your team and grow them, igniting a sense of purpose for the company’s vision. Emerging from a technical business or background in a technology vendor, you will have rolled out successful, scalable delivery and quality systems and owned the whole hardware product development sphere. You’ll be confident building and executing against a roadmap and vision, contributing to strategy. Reporting directly to the Chief Product & Innovation Officer you'll marry hardware, delivery and commercial leadership in the fast-paced world of contemporary product development.

For more information please contact Julian to discuss this opportunity on julian@potentia.co.nz or apply now.

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