Systems Bid EngineerRead MoreRead Less

Job Description

Job Title:        Systems Bid Engineer

Report to:       Sales Operations Manager

Purpose of Role

Support the growth of ASL through providing support to customers in the design of ASL products and solutions and by providing the delivery of accurate and timely quotations and bids

Key Responsibilities

  • Produce accurate and detailed quotations and systems proposals
  • Liaise with strategic end-users such as Network Rail, LUL, BAA to influence requirements and drive supplier preference
  • Evaluate and clearly understand the details and requirements for each tender
  • Be up to date with latest estimator techniques and procedures
  • Be responsible for Company quote calculator ensuring it is up to date and error free
  • Be up to date with all ASL and competitor product range
  • Contribute to Product Management to ensure unique selling point of ASL products is up to date and communicated to Sales Team
  • Seek out and understand technical clarifications
  • Be involved with tender/proposal presentations
  • Participate in the improvement of products and processes by communication ideas & suggestions, as well as resolving problems you encounter
  • Maintain proper filing of documentation in both hard and soft copy as per company QA procedures

 

The Candidate

Knowledge & Experience

  • Knowledge of Telecom System interfacing eg public address, telephones, help points, passenger information displays, CCTV.
  • Experience in Communication or System projects.
  • Experience in proposing Complex Software Products
  • Experience in the design, estimating and bid management in projects to include transport hubs, stadia, energy and defense sectors
  • Experience of working in a Sales environment is desirable

Skills & Attributes

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good computer skills: use of MS office eg advanced Excel, Word, CRM software
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to multi task
  • Good organizational skills, able to manage own workload with minimal supervision
  • Customer focused
  • Analytical approach to solving problems

Education & Qualifications

  • Engineering degree or other related disciplines
  • Diploma in Acoustics advantageous
  • CISCO or other IP networking qualification would be desirable

 

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

Stock Operation OfficerRead MoreRead Less

Job Description

Job Title:        Stock Operation Officer

Report to:       Operations Manager

Purpose of Role

The overall responsibility of the Stock Operation Officer is to manage the receipt of purchased goods and their availability to other departments.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Book in goods arriving at ASL and route to correct stock location or project destination
  • Ensure that products and goods are stored in correct location
  • Kitting and allocating material for assembly or sales orders
  • Ensure that products and goods are only taken out of stock by authorised processes e.g. correctly signed and processed internal or external purchase orders.
  • Perform inspection of goods in as required by ASL QMS, and as directed by the Operation  Manager and report any non conformities
  • Organise the sample test of products requiring test as per ASL QMS before making products available for sale or use.
  • Ensure that products and goods are recorded on the database of current location at all times
  • Make sure Stock Database is kept up to date with stock information e.g. Stores location,  material movement on completion of       product assemblies
  • Manage the return of faulty / incorrect goods supply to suppliers and sub-contractors
  • Provide support to colleagues to solve issues related to stock and customer deliveries if necessary
  • Monitor & Report supplier performance


Scope

Internal – Working closely with Operations Manager to achieve and report all required output on a daily basis

 

The Candidate

Knowledge & Experience

  • Be computer literate and familiar with basic Microsoft Package.
  • Some experience of reading schematic drawings is desirable.
  • Some experience of using measuring equipment for dimension checking of metalwork and plastics is desirable

 

Skills & Attributes

The successful candidate will:

    • Good physical health, good fitness –Job will entail a lot of moving and lifting products.
    • Good computer skills: use of MS office e.g. Excel, Word
    • Manage own work effectively with minimal supervision
    • Work as part of a team and communicate well with all areas of the Company
    • Good organisational skills
    • Ability to deal with change and be prepared to help other areas of the business as when needed
    • Ability to read Technical/Mechanical drawings
    • Ability to follow accurately written procedures

Education & Qualifications

  • Fork Lift qualification would be an advantage
  • GCSE Mathematics and English
If you would like to apply for this position please email your CV to recruitment@asl-control.co.uk

Systems EngineerRead MoreRead Less

Job Description

Job Title:        Systems Engineer

Report to:       Systems Manger

Purpose of Role

The overall responsibility of the Systems Engineer, who is part of the Systems Engineering team, is to configure and install Public Address/Voice Alarm and Control System projects to meet customer requirements.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Deployment of ASL public address voice alarm and control systems
  • Configuration of ASL control system components (Postgres, burcardo, jabber and ASL’s VIPA)
  • Troubleshoot and maintain knowledgebase for ASL’s control system
  • Rack and component installation of control system servers and hardware
  • Produce project-specific user design, reference documentation and deployment guides
  • Produce project-specific test documentation for Public Address/Voice Alarm and Control Systems
  • Understand the company processes, work within them and provide support to Service and Maintenance for maintenance and upgrade of Public Address/Voice Alarm and Control Systems.
  • Provide 1st and 2nd line technical support for control system deployments
  • Provide training to ASL’s employees and customers for ASL’s public address voice alarm and control systems
  • Liaise with Technical Lead and the Systems manager in the development of new control systems and updates

 

The job holder will be required to travel both in the UK and abroad

 

The Candidate

Knowledge & Experience

Candidates will be able to offer several (ideally all) of the following skills/experience:

  • Strong Linux fundamentals – installation (including automated/unattended installation) and troubleshooting. Ideally OpenSUSE or SLES experience.
  • Strong Windows fundamentals – installation and troubleshooting of Windows XP and 7
  • VMware ESXI installation and configuration
  • Familiarity with requirements and specification of complex systems.
  • Experience of implementing multiple IT infrastructure projects
  • Bash scripting (with Python and Perl a bonus) and working with SNMP walks/traps
  • SQL database administration and configuration – either postgreSQL or proven record with another database and evidence of transferable skills.
  • TCP/IP networking – familiar with routing, SSH, remote desktop/VNC, DNS, PXE and use of network analysis tools like Wireshark.
  • VOIP – familiar with telecommunication systems such as asterisk
  • Familiar with version control systems and procedures. Evidence of disciplined approach to configuration
  • Technical support via telephone/email/remote access
  • Microsoft Office

 

Skills & Attributes

The successful candidate will:

  • Be a team player, comfortable working in a close-knit team and building strong professional relationships.
  • Have good communication skills and be comfortable working with all levels of the organisation
  • Have very strong documentation skills
  • Have an interest in leading edge control system and telecommunications technology.
  • Ability to work within agreed timescales and have strong commercial awareness
  • Want to be working in an environment where their colleagues depend upon him or her to deliver.
  • Be able to work independently making decisions, problem solving and driving issues to a conclusion.
  • Be able to quickly adapt to new challenges
  • Above all have strong technical skills and a desire to develop these.
  • On occasion be available to travel to customer sites in Europe and internationally

Education & Qualifications

Good degree in a relevant subject or a proven track record

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

Junior Systems EngineerRead MoreRead Less

Job Description

Job Title:        Junior Systems Engineer

Report to:       Systems Manger

Purpose of Role

The overall responsibility of the Junior Systems Engineer, who is part of the Systems Engineering team, is to configure and install Public Address/Voice Alarm and Control System projects to meet customer requirements.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Build and test ASL public address voice alarm and control systems
  • On-site installation, commissioning and testing of ASL public address voice alarm and control systems
  • Rack and component installation of control system servers and hardware
  • Object placement of control systems onto the 3D control system platform
  • Logging, documenting and troubleshooting system builds
  • Assist System Engineers and Technical Leads in the production of project-specific user design and reference documentation
  • Maintain project-specific test documentation for Public Address/Voice Alarm and Control Systems
  • Understand the company processes, work within them and Provide support to Service and Maintenance for maintenance and upgrade of Public Address/Voice Alarm and Control Systems.

 

The Candidate

Knowledge & Experience

Candidates will be able to offer several (ideally all) of the following skills/experience:

  • Strong Linux fundamentals – installation (including automated/unattended installation) and troubleshooting. Ideally OpenSUSE or SLES experience.
  • Strong Windows fundamentals – installation and troubleshooting of Windows XP and 7
  • VMware ESXI installation and configuration
  • Familiarity with requirements and specification of complex systems.
  • Bash scripting (with Python and Perl a bonus).
  • SQL database administration and configuration – either postgreSQL or proven record with another database and evidence of transferable skills.
  • TCP/IP networking – familiar with routing, SSH, remote desktop/VNC, and use of network analysis tools like Wireshark.
  • Familiar with version control systems and procedures. Evidence of disciplined approach to configuration
  • Technical support via telephone/email/remote access
  • Microsoft Office

 

Skills & Attributes

The successful candidate will:

  • Be a team player, comfortable working in a close-knit team and building strong professional relationships.
  • Have good communication skills and be comfortable working with all levels of the organisation
  • Have good documentation skills
  • Have an interest in leading edge control system and telecommunications technology.
  • Ability to work within agreed timescales
  • Want to be working in an environment where their colleagues depend upon him or her to deliver.
  • Be able to work independently making decisions, problem solving and driving issues to a conclusion.
  • Above all have strong technical skills and a desire to develop these.

 

Education & Qualifications

Good degree in a relevant subject or a proven track record

 

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

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.