• Location

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    technical & engineering

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £100000.00 - £160000.00 per annum + attractive package

  • Contact:

    Mandy Matley

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  • Published:

    12 months ago

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  • Consultant:


Vice President
Hardware Engineering
Robotics Package dependent upon experience
Full Time, Perm

My client seeks an extraordinary engineering leader to build and develop my clients Hardware team as they surge forward to become the market leader in Consumer Robotics…
Are we for you?
You are a hardware engineering leader who has built and led high performing teams, while developing complex systems in robotics, or similar technologies.
You have the mindset that anything is possible and will possess the willingness to do whatever it takes to win.
My client has a very fast-paced development environment so your ability to lead and inspire globally distributed engineering teams that bring products to market, faster than their competition, is critical. Your passion will show in both the product innovation and in the consumer experience.
Consistently identify and develop innovative and emerging technologies that enables my client to deliver market leading 5-star products:
Key Duties:

  • Define, develop and build the Hardware Engineering team, balancing both short and long-term objectives
  • Ensure all activities are aligned with the product roadmap and focus on solving real consumer needs
  • Provide hands on technical expertise to identify, prioritize and solve problems quickly and efficiently Identify key risks, develop mitigation strategies and concurrent development paths
  • Balance the need to meet short development timelines with an unwavering resolve while maintaining a relentless focus on long-term projects to deliver on future innovative products
  • Build long term, mutually beneficial supplier relationships and identify and develop strategic partnerships that drive innovation and support my client's goal of being the #1 Consumer Robotics company:
  • Consistently find and assess new suppliers that will drive shared outcomes and accountabilities while working within my clients fast-paced development environment
  • Invigorate and inspire suppliers and partners to focus all the resources they have on winning their business
  • Build an internal team of subject matter experts to develop more technologies in house and to maximize external partnerships
  • Lead and partner with cross functional peers to drive efficiencies and accountabilities:
  • Work with engineering leadership to build the Hardware function
  • Lead with agility, strong teamwork and an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Operate as a senior leader: Be an enterprise-level problem solver having a can-do, solution-oriented mindset (that the impossible can be achieved)
  • Be relentless, resourceful, and entrepreneurial (constantly look for ways to do things better)
  • Be nimble and flexible; adapt quickly to changing circumstances or new insights
  • Be in the details and hands on; think strategically but drive to action.
  • Operate consistent with and authentically embracing my client's success qualities:
  • Challenge and be challenged
  • Real and authentic
  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Growth in self and others
  • Inspired and inspiring


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering; MBA or Master's in Engineering preferred, with a history of ground robotics system development, deployment, and support
  • Deep understanding of the fundamental technologies required to build robotic systems and the relative merits of candidate solution paths
  • Deep understanding of the impact of consumer product cost constraints on robotic system design & performance
  • 10+ years leadership experience in new product development focused on innovation and emerging technologies within a consumer product driven company
  • Mechanical and/or Electrical Engineering background
  • Ability to balance being hands on and into the details with having the 30,000 feet perspective
  • Intuition on what consumers want and what works in the marketplace, ability to take in new learnings from field research
  • Ability to work cross functionally and own the success of the products jointly with the other disciplines
  • Previous experience working with global teams and with products manufactured in China preferred
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, entrepreneurial, deadline driven environment
  • Ability to travel globally

To find out more information or to apply today email your CV quoting ref: rgrt75785-9