Technical Manager - Communications
Would you like to play a leading role in designing the secure military communications systems of the future? Do you want to help ensure that our armed forces have the competitive communication advantage? We currently have a vacancy for a Technical Manager Designer specialising in secure military communications within our Defence Information business at our Christchurch site.
As a Technical Manager, you will be responsible for leading the designing of secure military communication systems, building close working relationships with our customer communities, maintaining a thorough knowledge of market leading technologies and providing direction and support to our development teams to produce new innovative products and solutions.
This role will provide you with the opportunity to develop your career and extend your knowledge in a niche and strategically important area of the business and provide you with the opportunity to work across a wide range of significant military land, air and sea platforms. If you have the drive and aptitude to work in this cutting-edge domain then we want to hear from you.
Your main responsibilities as a Technical Manager will include:
· Lead the designing of secure communications systems of the future
· Building strong customer relationships
· Maintain a thorough knowledge of secure communications technologies
· Managing a team of likeminded individuals
· Awareness of competitors and their capabilities
You will manage a growing team, all with an underlying passion for technology and drive to continually learn, innovate and demonstrate their skills and abilities to all stakeholders. You will have a track record as a system designer within the IT/communications industry that has been underpinned with practical hands on experience. You should have qualifications, skills or experience covering:
· Degree or equivalent in relevant engineering discipline
· System design methodologies
· Communications systems - radio, SATCOMS, LTE
· Information systems - operational planning, recognised pictures
· Product safety, certification and legislative standards
What we're looking for in you:
· Recent experience designing communications systems for military or commercial use
· Management of design teams
· Behaviours, such as Collaboration; Inspiration; Creativity
· A network of contacts across industry
· Professional registration, chartership or willingness to obtain
You must be an excellent communicator, with the ability to manage people and build effective relationships. You must have the ability to think strategically and consider the bigger-picture with your role. The role will provide opportunities to travel both within the UK and abroad, and you will need to have or able to attain the required levels of security clearance for the role.
Location: Christchurch, Dorset
Salary: Up to £75,000 based on experience
Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes relocation, a competitive pension scheme, annual leave allowance and a company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as an employee assistance programme, childcare vouchers, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts.
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