Control Systems Product ManagerRead MoreRead Less

Job Description

Job Title:        Control System Product Manager

Report to:       Director Responsible for Commercial Activity

Purpose of Role

Product Manager oversees the entire development and production process of ASL iVENCS product range and coordinates departmental teams to ensure the product success. As such, the Product Manager contributes to product strategy, maintains the documented form of that strategy including product road map, and communicates the strategy both internally and externally to existing and potential customers.

Product Manager also monitors and reviews market and technology trends to determine best methods to make the product and services profitable for the company.

Key Responsibilities

    • Define and manage the Company’s product portfolio and roadmap.
    • Develop Client relationship and capture their requirements.
    • Work with the Sales Team to forge and maintain relationships with key customers, explaining the current product range and obtaining feedback on issues and potential improvements.
    • Develop technology and delivery partnerships.
    • Working with external third parties to assess partnerships and licensing opportunities.
    • Develop expert knowledge in competitor analysis by monitoring competitor product ranges and providing technical and commercial feedback to ASL management.
    • Monitor, review and continually improve products design, development, deployment and support activities.
    • Manage the product life cycle ensuring smooth transitioning of old product to new product with a particular emphasis on stock and customer spares/life commitment.
    • Provide training to the internal teams and customers.
    • Deliver market requirements document’s (MRD) and product requirements document’s (PRD) with prioritized features and corresponding justification.
    • Support and maintain iVENCS system deliveries.
    • Develop core positioning and messaging for products.
    • Set pricing to meet revenue and profitability goals.
    • Maintain Technical-Commercial Literature:  Data sheets, applications examples, presentations.
    • Support the annual budget process.

 

The Candidate

Knowledge & Experience

  • Previous experience integrated Control Systems, building management or safety & security products.
  • Previous experience of product lifecycle management.
  • Experience of working in a cross functional team.
  • Good understanding commissioning rules and processes.

Skills & Attributes

The role requires the person to demonstrate the following skills and attributes:

  • Strong communication, IT, presentation and documentation skills.
  • Meticulous, methodical and result oriented.
  • Strong technical and commercial knowledge.
  • Strong leadership skills with superior managerial capabilities.
  • Good understanding of the Company’s products, key markets and ability to understand customers’ needs.
  • Analytical in their approach to problem solving.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and communicate well with all areas of the Company.
  • Ability to deal with change and be prepared to help other areas of the business as and when needed.

 

Education & Qualifications

  • Engineering degree educated
  • Degree in MBA is advantageous

 

If you would like to apply for this position please email your CV to recruitment@asl-control.co.uk

 

Senior Embedded Software EngineerRead MoreRead Less

Job Description

Job Title:        Senior Embedded Software Engineer

Reports to:     R&D Manager

Purpose of Role

ASL is looking for an experienced, creative and talented Software Engineer to work on Embedded Software within a small, dedicated team to develop exciting and innovative Public Address and Voice Alarm products.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and implementation of software for digital audio systems
  • Design and implementation of software for audio networking solutions and system peripherals

 

The Candidate

Knowledge & Experience

Essential

  • A proven track record  (> 5 years)
  • Design and implementation of software for complex embedded systems using multiple high performance microcontrollers
  • Design and implementation of embedded software written in C for such systems
  • Full product life-cycle experience
  • Software Design Documentation
  • Ability to effectively communicate software design concepts to a small team
  • Experience of working within a quality system e.g ISO9001

Highly Desirable

  • Leadership and management skills within a small project team
  • Experience with RTOS
  • C++ experience
  • Knowledge of Linux
  • Experience with digital audio systems
  • Experience with  IP
  • Safety related software experience (SIL)
  • Good hardware familiarity

 

Skills & Attributes

  • Ability to work well within a small team of hardware and software engineers
  • Strong communication skills and be comfortable working with all levels of the organisation and with customers
  • Ability to work independently making decisions and driving issues to a conclusion
  • Be interested in all aspects of the Company from business strategy to the working environment
  • Be flexible and keen to assist in a variety of ways on a variety of projects.
  • Above all have strong technical skills and a desire to develop these quickly

 

Education & Qualifications

Degree in a relevant subject or a track record that demonstrates a clear ability to design complex, innovative new products.

 

If you would like to apply for this position please email your CV to recruitment@asl-control.co.uk

 

Embedded Hardware and Software EngineerRead MoreRead Less

Job Description

Job Title:        Embedded Hardware and Software Engineer

Reports to:     Director of  Hardware Engineering

Purpose of Role

ASL is looking for a creative and talented all-round Engineer to work on Embedded Hardware and Software within a small but dedicated team to develop exciting and innovative Public Address, Voice Alarm products.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design of digital audio systems
  • Design of audio networking solutions and system peripherals
  • Product maintenance support
  • Design validation of new products
  • Support in CE approvals testing

 

The Candidate

Knowledge & Experience

Essential

  • A proven track record of designing electronics systems in a commercial environment
  • Design of embedded hardware using high performance microcontrollers
  • Design of embedded software written in C for such systems
  • Experience of using CPLDs and FPGAs
  • Full product life-cycle experience
  • Good technical documentation skills

Highly Desirable

  • Experience with RTOS
  • Experience with digital audio systems
  • Experience of  IP, USB, SERDES
  • Analogue Circuit Design
  • Experience with switch mode power conversion
  • Previous use of CadSTAR software

Advantageous

  • Experience of small team project management

 

Skills & Attributes

  • Ability to work well within a small team of hardware and software engineers
  • Strong communication skills and be comfortable working with all levels of the organisation and with customers
  • Ability to work independently making decisions and driving issues to a conclusion
  • Be interested in all aspects of the Company from business strategy to the working environment
  • Be flexible and keen to assist in a variety of ways on a variety of projects.
  • Above all have strong technical skills and a desire to develop these quickly

 

Education & Qualifications

Degree in a relevant subject or a track record that demonstrates a clear ability to design complex, innovative new products.

 

If you would like to apply for this position please email your CV to recruitment@asl-control.co.uk

 

Terms of Business for Recruitment Services - Agency FeesRead MoreRead Less

Definitions and general

In these Terms of Business, ‘ASL’ shall mean Application Solutions (Safety and Security) Ltd of Cliffe Industrial Estate, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6JL, UK.

These Terms of Business apply to the permanent placing of personnel.

“The Agency” shall mean the Recruitment Services Company or Agency introducing the applicant.

Advertising, road shows, or other disbursements

ASL has not requested that The Agency places adverts, conducts research or road-shows, or any other activities on its behalf and will not reimburse costs related to such activities undertaken by The Agency.

Acceptance of terms

The introduction of an applicant by The Agency constitutes acceptance of these terms of business.

For the purpose of these Terms an applicant shall have been “introduced” when The Agency has, at ASL’s request, arranged an interview for the applicant, which the applicant attends.

For the avoidance of doubt, ASL may receive the applicant’s details by another means, whether through another Agency or direct, but only if The Agency has arranged the interview can a fee become subsequently and conditionally payable.

Fees

If ASL engages an applicant, ASL agrees to pay The Agency a fee of 15% of the basic salary. This level of fee is appropriate to the work undertaken by The Agency. ASL engages an applicant when that person becomes a permanent member of staff on its payroll.

Should The Agency have agreed a rate lower than that above, the lower figure shall be used, all other terms remaining the same.

Payment

VAT shall be added by The Agency and will be payable by ASL.

ASL shall pay due amounts within 60 days.

No interest is payable on outstanding balances.

Termination of the engagement

In the event that the applicant is dismissed or leaves ASL’s employment within 12 weeks of the engagement, The Agency will pay to ASL, a rebate equal to 100% of the fee paid.

In the event that the applicant’s probation period is extended for a further 4 weeks and the applicant is dismissed or leaves ASL’s employment within that time, The Agency will pay to ASL a rebate equal to 50% of the fee paid.

Confidentiality

Information relating to the business of ASL is confidential and The Agency agrees not to disclose details, other than information to be found in the public domain, to third parties.

Liability

It is The Agency’s responsibility to satisfy itself as to the correctness of any statement made on information supplied by The Agency, especially that the applicant has the qualifications stated.

Variation

These Terms of Business replace all previous, and this cancels all previous agreements. No variation of these Terms of Business may be made without the written agreement of a Director of ASL.