Careers

Overview

Ocean Signal is owned by a global maritime company, Drew Marine and operates within the ACR group. This group has over 250 employees and 3 world class R&D centres. We are continually developing business opportunities with over 150 active global customers and represented in over 30 countries. Partnered with key organisations around the globe the group has a proven leadership pedigree in the Maritime, Aviation, Land and Military markets for over 50 years. Ocean Signal is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of Satellite and Terrestrial Emergency Rescue Beacons based upon VHF/UHF, Iridium, DSC, AIS, GNSS and battery technologies; supplying products throughout the world to four main markets: – Commercial Marine, Leisure Marine, Governmental/Military and Land/Recreational.


Product Manager

The Product Manager is required to investigate, understand and be able to exploit the marketing space including market segmentation and analysis, customer insight, requirements gathering and the development of marketing materials. Provide market intelligence, business cases and Voice of Customer requirements for new product development or new market program development within the own area of responsibility. To be a key member of new product development team you will facilitate the actualization of market requirements and guide these from concept to launch; activities will include development and delivery of business cases, product requirements and representation of these, working closely with the R&D teams for the delivery of new market relevant products and solutions for the maritime and land products to ensure a fit within the ACR group business model. To maintain and communicate a knowledge base of our current portfolio of products and future technologies which offer the opportunity to enhance the ACR Group Maritime and land product line. These activities will extend to provide technical support to our Customer Service team.

Benefits

  • Competitive Salary
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays.
  • Working week 40hrs Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm.
  • Free Parking on site
  • Pension Scheme available

Job Description

  • Build knowledge and expertise on the products and be the subject matter expert for your portfolio as you are a key point of contact for internal and external customers.
  • Interface to the business unit to capture all market requirements, and be responsible for translating these market requirements into product and service requirements.
  • Define, develop, document and manage products and services requirements both in a leading and a supporting role in order to ensure that all technical, commercial and operational activities and preparations are completed to support successful commercial launches of new products and services.
  • Manage the product portfolio throughout its life-cycle, providing in-life support and drive resolutions to issues and problems.
  • Control and monitor the performance of the products that are assigned to you. Ensure the ongoing and long term profitability of each product and the portfolio as a whole, and recommend actions to keep the products commercial relevant and profitable.
  • Implement and maintain the roadmap for existing and new products and services.
  • Interface to the R&D and NPI teams for the development and delivery of new products and services where.
  • Provide relevant product information to assist the business units and marketing teams to develop the market messaging, collateral materials and occasionally support bid and proposal (B&P) responses to commercial opportunities.
  • Contribute to customer testing of new products and services with operations, customer support, partners and customers to drive market adoption of new services.
  • Support the schedule for product development and roll-out activities, identifying dependencies and ensuring timely roll-out to meet business goals.
  • Coordinate and prepare or update product materials including product documentation, process documentation, reference guides and training programs for all new products and services. Ensure that all product documentation on the various portals is up to date.
  • Work with the Business Unit and product marketing on market adoption progress, as well as evaluate issues, market challenges and new (pricing) requirements, with incorporation of approved changes to the roadmap.
  • Be customer focused and build relationships with our channel partners and end-users

Essential Knowledge and Skills

Minimum 5 years’ experience in product management.

  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in maritime communications products and/or services
  • HNC/HND or Degree in a field related to wireless communications or equivalent
  • Experience in the Terrestrial and Satellite communications products and services
  • Experience of Maritime Navigational Communications.
  • Proven experience and record of delivering targets within a product management role/
  • A passion and motivation to continuously improve the product, processes, systems and work practices
  • Ability to work independently and flexibly, organizing and leading the execution of project tasks across multiple internal and partner teams;
  • Excellent spoken and written communication in the English language, as well as the ability to raise action points with clarity and confidence in the presence of senior management.
  • A track record of working with distributed teams and meeting established deadlines for program milestones are essential.
  • High proficiency in MS Office plus ability to drive new systems from improved working practices

Desirable Knowledge and Skills

  • Understanding of telecoms and spectrum science and technology
  • Experience of product type approval to International Standards
  • Knowledge of RF or digital electronics would be an advantage
  • Exposure to Service Delivery, logistics and supply chain environment
  • Experience of process mapping

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Benefits

  • Competitive Salary
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays.
  • Working week 40hrs – Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm.
  • Free Parking on site
  • Pension Scheme available

High level Job Description

To provide Senior Mechanical Design and technical input within the Research and Development Department to research, design, develop, detail and document our new and existing portfolio products. You must have a proven track record in the design and development of plastics and metal assemblies from concept to New Product Introduction (NPI). As and when required provide support to the Manufacturing, Customer Service and Marketing Departments to maintain the Company’s existing product range.

  • Extensive Knowledge of plastics/sheet metal/castings type environment to IP68 and impact/crush testing
  • Creative & aesthetic design work as well functional mechanical solutions.
  • Experience of graphics and artwork generations.
  • High and Low volume design for Commercial and Leisure markets.
  • A passion and motivation to continuously improve the product, processes, systems and work practices
  • Engineering drawing change control & process
  • Preparation of test specs and supporting documentation.
  • Design life-cycle (concept to New Product Introduction) within an ISO 9001/9100 or similar quality environment.
  • Product type approval to International Standards.

Essential Knowledge and Skills

Minimum 6 years’ experience industry experience.

  • Degree or HNC/HND in Mechanical Industrial Design
  • Design life-cycle (concept to production) within an ISO 9001/9100 or similar quality environment.
  • Proficient in the use of Solid works (3D/2D CAD) or Pro Engineer (3D/2D CAD) or NX Design (3D/2D CAD)
  • Experience of product type approval to international standards.
  • Experience of PLM software
  • Experience of Model Manager or similar
  • Experience working on small, medium and large projects, working in a team locally and across sites located globally
  • Experience of product type approval to International Standards
  • Experience of product development in the Maritime or Aviation or Nav/comms sectors
  • Proven experience and record of delivering targets
  • Ability to work independently and flexibly, organizing and leading the execution of project tasks across multiple internal and partner teams;
  • Excellent spoken and written communication in the English language, as well as the ability to raise action points with clarity and confidence in the presence of senior management.
  • A track record of working with distributed teams and meeting established deadlines for program milestones
  • High proficiency in MS Office

Desirable Knowledge and Skills

  • Bar Coding software and generation
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Knowledge of RF or digital electronics would be an advantage
  • Experience of process mapping

Senior Software/firmware – Ocean Signal UK

Benefits

  • Competitive Salary
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays.
  • Working week 40hrs Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm.
  • Free Parking on-site
  • Pension Scheme available

Job Description

To provide Senior Software/firmware development within the Research & Development Team to research, design, develop, detail and document new products.

Take responsibility and provide technical lead on project bias. Where required, to support the Manufacturing and Marketing Departments to maintain the Company’s existing product range. You must have a proven track record in the design and development of software/firmware from concept to completion.

Essential Knowledge and Skills

A numerate qualification such as Btec HND/Degree in Software Engineering HNC/HND or Degree in a field related to wireless communications or equivalent

  • Experience writing embedded target firmware and Windows application software in a Windows PC environment
  • Experience in writing bare metal code for small 32 bit microcontrollers such as the ARM Cortex M0, M3, M4 and M7.
  • Demonstrable skills in the following programming languages – C, C++ (with template classes), C# & VB  .Net, QT, Microchip and ARM Assembly Language, Windows GUI PC Programming
  • Experience of writing highly optimised embedded firmware in a mix of C and assembler.
  • Experience of low power embedded applications.
  • Experience with Windows environment.
  • Experience using GCC toolchains and modern IDE’s. (Any experience using Eclipse would be beneficial).
  • Experience of Software Version Control Systems (Git via command line or GUI)
  • Modular software techniques.
  • Demonstrable ability to write well-structured and well documented and commented code.
  • Must be committed to working within the procedural framework for software engineering
  • Experience with Microchip PIC 8 and 16-bit micro-controllers
  • Experience of Bug/Problem reporting systems
  • Experience of product type approval to international standards.
  • Experience writing low level device code including chip clock initialisation, bootloaders, ISR’s, Memory controllers (internal and external), DMA, SPI, I2C, CAN, USART, DAC, ADC, TIMERS, PWM and GPIO without having to depend on hardware abstraction libraries. Must be able to read a device reference manual and understand how to directly manipulate device registers
  • The ability to understand and follow a digital circuit schematic diagram which should include at least a basic knowledge of digital electronics (no design experience required).
  • Experience interfacing with LCD’s, multi segment LED’s (including multiplexing), rotary controllers, matrix keypads and other forms of user interfaces
  • Experience of marine nav/comms
  • Experience of networked applications. Experience with DSP, USB, SDIO, WIFI, ETHERNET and BLUETOOTH would be beneficial
  • A good understanding of memory management and efficient coding techniques including the  need to manage both stack space and BSS. This requires a good understanding of how those resources are allocated by the compiler
  • A good understanding of defensive programming techniques theory
  • Understanding digital communications theory

Desirable Knowledge and Skills

  • Experience with the ST Microsystems range of microcontrollers
  • Experience with IAR compiler for ARM processors
  • Experience using doxygen would be beneficial
  • Demonstrate ability to understand and convert legacy code written in old languages and for old environments
  • DO178 & DO254 knowledge
  • Experience of SQL, management of databases and interfacing applications to databases.
  • Experience working on small, medium and large projects and working as a team
  • Preparation of test specs and supporting documentation.
  • Design life-cycle (concept to production) within an ISO 9001/9100 or similar quality environment.
  • Ability to solder – connections to prototypes.
  • Experience of  RF technologies – VHF/UHF transmitters and receivers
  • Use of laboratory equipment – Oscilloscopes and Spectrum Analysers

General Skills Attributes

  • Positive attitude
  • Conscientious, hardworking & organised
  • Good communicator
  • Good team worker
  • Thorough
  • Self-motivated
  • Flair for developing imaginative and novel solutions
  • Versatile
  • Full UK driving Licence

 


Please contact Ocean Signal at jobs@oceansignal.com with your CV if you are interested in any position