Hardware Team Manager

FTS Forest Technology Systems Ltd.

July 07, 2015

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Company Overview: 

FTS is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of rugged, easy to use, environmental monitoring systems that help monitor the world’s remote natural environments.  FTS is a profitable, growing, privately-held Victoria-based company with a proven 30-year track record of excellence in our industry.  Our best sales tools are the unblemished customer references of our thousands of deployed monitoring stations. Please visit our website at www.ftsenvironmental.com for a complete overview of our company.

Job Summary: 

We have a tremendous opportunity for a Hardware Team Manager who is passionate about design processes, people and products to join our growing company.

Reporting to the Engineering Director, you will be responsible for building and managing a top-notch hardware and firmware development team within FTS. You will implement key design processes that enable the hardware team to consistently deliver robust, high-quality products as part of the overall Product Development Lifecycle. You will apply your experience providing technical leadership and mentoring to the engineering team, as well as oversight and project management of internal projects and external resources as needs dictate. You will also enjoy the opportunity to make significant individual contributions in designing state of the art products that support our core business of providing world-class products for environmental monitoring and telecommunications.

You bring a solid background to this position including:

  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or related discipline
  • 5+ years of experience leading hardware engineering teams
  • Extensive experience designing and implementing embedded systems including hardware, firmware and interfaces
  • Experience designing modern low power consumption surface mount PCAs operating at up to 200 MHz
  • Experience in C/C++ firmware development in a real time environment
  • Experience in the design and implementation of embedded software with and without the use of an RTOS
  • Experience using modern embedded IDE such as IAR or equivalent
  • Ability to work well in a group and coordinate development with electrical, mechanical, and software engineers

While not critical, we would appreciate candidates with experience in the manufacturing sector; with environmental monitoring and sensing; and/or with experience with TCP/IP, 2G/3G/M2M wireless and IoT protocols.

Do you pride yourself on your strong work ethic of owning the result, and leading the team to achieve goals?  Do others look up to you as a mentor who inspires others to do their best and grow their career within this rewarding company?  If so, we would like to hear from you!

FTS offers a rewarding work environment with like-minded professionals, and a competitive salary with an excellent benefits package.

How To Apply: 

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply in confidence to careers@tallsky.ca with a covering letter and resume that clearly demonstrates your education and experience required of this position, as well as your salary expectations By Monday, July 20, 2015. 

We thank all applicants who apply; however only those selected for consideration will be contacted.