Hardware Team Leader

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Hardware Team Leader

Location: Rochester, England (Hybrid)

Salary: £65/hr - £100/hr


Hardware Team Leader | Up to £750 per day (Inside IR35) | 6 months rolling contract | Hybrid | Rochester




As a Hardware Team Leader, you will lead a team of highly skilled and experienced hardware engineers responsible for the design lifecycle of our electronic solutions for cutting-edge products such as HUDs. Reporting to the Engineering Manager, you will provide both managerial and technical leadership to ensure the successful execution of hardware development projects.


  • Lead and manage an electronics design team, providing guidance and support throughout the full product development lifecycle.
  • Manage work packages, including cost, schedule, risk, and opportunities, to ensure successful project execution.
  • Ensure adherence to the hardware development plan and company design processes, providing technical governance.
  • Make cost and performance trade-offs to optimize solutions and minimize impacts from dependencies.
  • Contribute to product architectural design, perform engineering trade-offs, and define technical requirements.
  • Identify opportunities for improving working practices and facilitate the skill development of the team.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of product design and effectively control work packages.


  • Demonstrated high performance and achievement in leadership and management of engineering teams through a full product development lifecycle.
  • Proven experience and knowledge of cost and planning management tools.
  • Proven experience and knowledge of risk and opportunities management.
  • Experience in both electronics design and programmable logic (PLD/FPGA) design practices.
  • Ability to optimize solutions and minimize impacts from dependencies.
  • Experience in product architectural design, engineering trade-offs, and defining technical requirements.
  • Ability to identify improvements to working practices and facilitate team skill development.
  • Understanding of product design and work package control.

Preferred Tools/Standards:

  • Mentor Graphics Expedition Enterprise.
  • Requirements management tools (e.g., DOORS).
  • Work-package management tools (e.g., MSP, JIRA, etc.).
  • DO-254 Design Assurance Guidance for Airborne Electronic Hardware.

What makes an ideal candidate?

  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Self-starter with excellent people skills, capable of leading a diverse team in a dynamic environment.
  • Effective leadership, coaching, and technical guidance abilities.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to engage in detailed technical discussions with internal stakeholders and customers.
  • Confidence in presenting at customer and senior level reviews.
  • Strong relationship management skills.
  • Collaborative mindset to work effectively with other disciplines and optimize solutions.
  • Experience in the development of avionics equipment, particularly high-speed digital designs, mission computing, and digital video processing products.

Recruiter: Abdullah Tariq


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