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Technical Consultant

We are looking for talented and committed Technical Consultants to join our team!

The role

This is a fantastic opportunity for experienced engineers to join our highly successful team and make a pivotal contribution to delivering world-class connected car solutions. With responsibility for supporting both business and development and our customers with technical integration of our core software into their products, it allows you to expand your professional career within a wide range of vertical markets; including Handset Vendors, Multimedia Software and Automotive Sectors. There will also be opportunities for global travel, especially to the Far East, USA and throughout Europe.

The work involves a significant amount of research and development with cutting-edge technology, such as the latest versions of Android and iOS (prior to public release), the newest silicon and devices not yet available in the market. You will be encouraged to develop new ideas that have the potential to become our next products. Furthermore, you will work closely with our customers to understand their project’s needs, prepare and conduct technology demonstrations (including rapid prototyping of applications) and prescribe technical solutions.

As part of supporting the on-going development of our product roadmaps, you will concisely articulate requirements to the core engineering team, agreeing on detailed specifications and coordinating the delivery to customers. Some projects will require our innovative proprietary in-car solutions while others may involve industry standards such as Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, for which you will liaise with external stakeholders including consortia and certification programs. You will also be responsible for keeping up to date with all technical details of our product offerings and following new trends and technologies.

You

• Have a relevant technical degree (or equivalent qualification) related to Computer Science.
• Have extensive recent experience developing software using C/C++ targeted for cross-platform use.
• Possess an understanding of networking programming, protocol design, compression, security and multithreaded programming.
• Are familiar with Linux toolchains and Android build-systems.
• Have a strong can-do attitude and an intelligent approach to problem-solving, with excellent attention to detail.
• Possess a desire to deliver cutting-edge solutions to major companies, and get a buzz out of seeing your work directly impact end-users all around the world.
• Have excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to run product demonstrations and presentations to customers.
• Are willing to travel as required (but not excessive), including Europe, USA, Asia and the Far East.

Anything else?

As well as the above, if you have any of the desired experience below, then we would like to know about it!

• Commercial awareness; an understanding of the sales-cycle process and ability to build customer and partner relationships and trust, such as working closely with silicon partners.
• The ability to interpret internal or external requirements and manage projects to deliver them.
• Mobile applications development and embedded operating systems (Linux, Android, QNX).
• Knowledge of Linux kernel and drivers; and object-orientated languages such as Java.
• Multimedia technology in the context of set top boxes, streaming services, writing codecs and performance optimisation (image quality, audio-video sync, latency).

• Experience in technical consulting, field applications engineering or pre-sales customer facing situations.
• A confident, professional personality and style, able to present our technology to a technical audience at customer meetings, seminars, training sessions and trade shows.

• Working on software projects or embedded hardware projects as a hobby/for fun, such as writing smartphone apps, games web content or smart IoT solutions (e.g. on Raspberry Pi).
• Foreign language skills in Japanese, Chinese, Korean or similar would be highly beneficial, but not essential.

Benefits

We are offering a unique opportunity to join our Sales Engineering team, working for a successful, growing company with a recognised global brand and great potential and vision. The successful candidate will be compensated with an attractive package appropriate to your skills and experience. We also offer generous benefits, including contributory pension,  discounted gym memberships and private dental and medical care.

These are full time posts, based in our central Cambridge offices, but we believe in a healthy work/life balance and are happy to accommodate flexible working arrangements.

How to apply

To apply, simply complete and submit the form below.

VNC Automotive has a responsibility to ensure that all staff are eligible to live and work in the UK and candidates invited to interview are requested to provide proof of their eligibility to work.

VNC Automotive is an equal opportunities employer, committed to staff welfare and professional development.



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    Work with

    Agustin, Sales Engineering Director

    “Hi, I’m Agustin and I head up our Sales Engineering team. We work closely with our customers and partners, all over the world, to help them integrate our technology into their products and launch them into the market. Our role is very dynamic as we are a nimble company that can react quickly to the constantly changing automotive trends. We may be debugging complex issues, developing exciting proof-of-concepts or porting our software to new platforms. Or we may be abroad exhibiting at an industry event, supporting our sales team or working side-by-side with our customer’s engineers at their offices. It’s a great team to be part of so we look forward to hearing from you.”

    Find us

    By road

    Hills Road where we are based is easily accessible from all major routes into Cambridge. If approaching from Station Road turn left at the T-junction traffic lights, then immediately right into the car park. From the Addenbrookes end of Hills Road continue over the Clifton Way bridge, passed Brooklands Avenue and then turn left immediately after the Flying Pig. From Regent Street continue over the cross road onto Hills Road, turn right immediately after Botanic House (the curved glass fronted building). We’re on the second floor of Betjeman House so just buzz in and come on up.

    We have a limited number of allocated parking spaces so please let us know if you’ll be arriving by car.

    By rail

    We are a 5-minute walk from Cambridge train station, follow Station Road and you will then reach a T-junction where Station Road meets Hills Road. Cross the road and our office in Betjeman House is set back from the road slightly, in between the Flying Pig and Botanic House (the curved glass fronted building). We’re on the second floor of Betjeman House so just buzz in and come on up.

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    +44 (0) 1223 737200
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