Systems Engineer

Trimble - Christchurch
new offer (05/07/2020)

job description

Trimble is an exciting, entrepreneurial company, with a history of exceptional growth coupled with a disciplined and strategic focus on being the best. While GPS is at our core, we have grown beyond this technology to embrace other sophisticated positioning technologies and, in doing so;
we are changing the waythe world works. Our solutions are used in over 140 countries and we have incredibly diverse lines of business.
Our employees represent this diversity and can be found in over 30 countries, working closely with their colleagues around the world. Due to our geographic, product and customer reach, there is plenty of room at Trimble for exceptional people to grow. Come position yourself with an innovative industry leader and position yourself for success.
Trimble is recruiting a Systems Engineer to fill an opportunity in Christchurch, New Zealand .
Job Summary
You will work in a cross-functional role to define product requirements, design and document systems architecture, and aid the development cycle in a technology leadership role. Our products include rugged, mobile computers running Windows or Android operating systems, as well as advanced sensor modules and other wirelessly connected accessories that combine to form complete field-deployed systems. You have broad knowledge across several technologies including computer architecture, GNSS, cameras, LIDAR, inertial sensors, WWAN, outdoor readable displays, rugged electronics packaging, and mobile device batteries, with in-depth subject matter expertise in one or more of these.
For major product development projects, you will take on a Lead Engineer role. This will involve assisting the Product Manager by maturing the product concept as the business case develops, shared responsibility to write the project mission statement, and is the primary author of the PRD (Product Requirements Document). You also lead the technical design effort while coordinating with the Product Manager to ensure that market and customer requirements are met, and with the Project Manager to align technical development with schedule, budget, and resource plans.
Key Accountabilities
Assume leadership for all technical aspects of the project, being recognised as the go-to person for engineering decisions and advice.
Collaborate with the Product Manager to iterate and mature the product concept as needed to facilitate Voice of Customer input and business case development leading to the official start of the project.
Write the PRD, delegating portions among the Engineering team, Subject Matter Experts, Compliance, and Operations as needed for technical completeness.
Collaborate with the Product Manager and Project Manager to write a unified Project Mission Statement around a coherent and compelling vision for the product.
Collaborate with the Project Manager to agree on a list of knowledge and decision A3s to develop as needed to close knowledge gaps during project learning cycles and at other times as deemed beneficial.
Speak as the leading voice of engineering to communicate critical paths, technical risks, mitigation plans, and resource gaps.
Qualifications
BS degree in Electrical, Computer or Mechanical Engineering with 15+ years of relevant experience. MS degree preferred.
In depth expertise and demonstrated ability to design and architect mobile computing systems and subsystems including electrical HW, FW, RF, and mechanical interfaces and bringing these products to market.
Lead engineers to solve complicated and complex problems, and confidently make and defend the resulting decisions.
Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing with a wide variety of people /audiences. Comfortable pitching the product vision and project mission to stakeholders from varying backgrounds, often at senior levels in the organization.
Comfortable engaging in constructive negotiation with Product and Project Managers, anticipating possible objections, to resolve conflicting goals and interestsMust be able to work independently and with others in a small team as the situation requires.
Ability to travel internationally (~10%) for interoffice, supplier, and customer visits.
Note:
Only applicants who are legally entitled to work in New Zealand will be considered.
Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modelling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability.
From purpose-built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware and services are transforming a broad range of industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation and logistics.
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