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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 as we continue to expand our comprehensive and popular portfolio into new markets and sectors. With responsibility for supporting both business development and our customers with technical integration of our software and hardware (Cobalt Cube®) solutions into their projects, it allows you to expand your professional career within a wide range of vertical markets; including emergency services, multimedia and entertainment spaces, and automotive sectors.  There will also be opportunities for global travel, especially to North America, the Far East and throughout Europe.

The work involves a significant amount of research and development with cutting-edge technology, such as the latest versions of Android (embedded and mobile) 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.


• 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 and/or object-orientated languages such as Java.
• 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.
• Are willing to travel as required (but not excessively, typically a few times a year up to a week at a time), including UK, Europe, North America, 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.
• The ability to interpret internal or external requirements and manage projects to completion.
• Mobile applications development and embedded operating systems (Linux, Android, QNX).
• Developing for the Linux kernel, debugging drivers in open source or proprietary projects, or building custom Android ROM’s. 
• 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 mobile apps, games, web content or smart IoT solutions (e.g. on Raspberry Pi).
• Foreign language skills in Japanese, Chinese, Korean, German or French would be highly beneficial, but not essential.


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 home/office 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.

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

We’re based at St John’s Innovation Centre within the Cambridge Science Park, easily accessed from the A14. There is plenty of unallocated parking on-site; please let us know if you are planning to drive and we will advise you of the best location to park your vehicle.

By rail

We are a 20-minute walk from Cambridge North train station. Turn right down Milton Avenue and follow the path onto Cowley Road, follow Cowley Road round to the right and after approx. 500 metres, you will find St John’s Innovation park on your left.

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+44 (0) 1223 737200
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