JOB TITLE: Technical Director / CTO (Hardware, DSP)

Industry : IT & Telecoms Job Location : South Yorkshire
Job Reference : 6726 Job Category : Electronics
Employment Type : Permanent Posted : 21/05/2010
Salary & Benefits : £50000 - £60000 per annum
Experience Required : See Job Description
Education Required : See Job Description

Please note you must be permitted to work in the EC to apply for this job.

Job Summary

CTO / Technical Director required for a British technology company based in Sheffield. This role requires a candidate with senior management experience alongside expert level technical knowledge in hardware design and specifically audio processing using DSP`s.

Job Description

We are looking to recruit a technical director / CTO with an expert level of knowledge linked to electronics / hardware design and specially, experience working within the audio system / audio processing sector.

This role is working for an expanding business based in Sheffield and ideally, you should have experience in delivery of DSP-based products from conception to packaged product delivery. You will be an experienced engineer with a background in general electronics and audio system design and will also be able to demonstrate strategic leadership experience within a technology focused company.

The company is looking for a dynamic individual who can help them commercialise their technology. The CTO will be responsible for delivering products through all its stages: from the initial brief for a concept; through the design and development stage; to the testing of one or more prototypes; and through to final manufacture and implementation of a new product or system.

This is a key management position but requires the CTO to take a very direct, hands-on role in all aspects of product delivery. You will need to be strongly 'solution'-focused rather than 'problem'-focused. You will be an integral part of the R&D effort necessary to drive advanced research to implementation and ideally, you will be experienced in working with Far Eastern OEMs and ODMs and will assist in contract negotiations.

Importantly and finally, you will be a key member of the management team and have an active role in shaping this award winning company, that boasts a unique and cutting edge technical solution.

Essential Skills:

BSc or BEng (2.1 or higher) or similar degree (Or equiv)
Extensive electronic design experience
Experience in audio system design; specifically audio processing using DSPs


Embedded software development
Pre sales support and project management
3rd party vendor management.

This customer facing role will require the CTO to demonstrate a flexible approach to travel to vendor and client locations in the UK and abroad.

Benefits package includes share option scheme.

Bluefire Consulting is an employment business acting on behalf of a client company.

Job Keywords

CTO, DSP, Hardware, Digital

Bluefire Consulting is an equal opportunities Employment Business/Agency specialising in Electronics recruitment on a UK wide basis.

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