Head of Technology

Location Edinburgh
Discipline: IT
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Gary Simpson

Contact email: gary.simpson@change-digital.co.uk
Contact phone: 0141 5668922
Job ref: 135077
Published: 14 days ago
Expiry date: 27 Jul 2024 00:59


Are you an experienced Senior Manager or Head of Technology ?

Do you have an electronic engineering background ?

Would you like to work for a start-up that’s revolutionising Biotech ?

If so I have a fantastic opportunity with an innovative company in Edinburgh who are on the verge of moving from R&D to commercial success.

You will be leading a small multi-disciplinary team of developers and engineers and you will be evolving their solutions utilising your project management and product life-cycle skills to bring them to market.

You will have an engineering background, be it Micro Electronics, Semiconductors, PCB’s etc.

Key responsibilities:

  • Leading the Engineering team
  • Programme Management of:
    • Silicon design & manufacturing delivery
    • Creation of ISO9001 compliant Product Design Control processes, working with the Head of Quality
    • Scaled module & Instrument manufacture
    • Software platform / analytics design & delivery
    • Tech integration of fluidics / focusing / silicon / Instruments


  • Providing support to the engineering and analytics teams
    • HDL design/delivery
    • Firmware design / delivery
    • Software design/delivery
    • Analytics design / delivery
    • Electronics design and delivery
    • IP generation and maintenance
    • Porting aspects of the design to an ISO9001 Design Control process
  • Prioritising your time between Programme management, providing technical support and people management

Required skills and experience should include:

  • Degree in Engineering or Life sciences
  • Project & product management experience
  • Sound ISO9001 understanding
  • Product delivery, creating commercial roadmaps
  • Ability to lead direct reports
  • Printed Circuit Board level digital design (Analogue is advantageous)
  • Version control (Git)
  • Experience performing PCB debugging

It would be advantageous to have C/C++, C#, HDL (Verilog) or Asic skills.  Python or Matlab would also be great.

For more information get in touch asap.