Head of Hardware Engineering (f/m/d)

Head of Hardware Engineering (f/m/d)

locationZürich, Switzerland
location Other | Software Development

Verity is seeking a Head of Hardware Engineering to lead a team of the talented electrical, mechanical, camera, and test engineers building advanced indoor drone systems from the ground up. This role will challenge you to apply people leadership skills, along with technical know-how, to help your team build great products.

The global leader in autonomous indoor drone systems, Verity enables zero-error warehousing for big-box retailers, third-party logistics providers, and manufacturers, with our integrated inventory tracking system. Verity counts 3PL giant DSV and IKEA among their current client base. Our live events solutions help create stunning effects for top names in the entertainment industry like Drake, Céline Dion, Metallica, and Cirque du Soleil. We continuously reach beyond existing limitations to rethink, reimagine, and rework the role of robotics in the world today.

Come help us break new boundaries for drone systems and technologies!

What you'll do

  • Lead electrical, mechanical, manufacturing, camera, and test engineers in the development of indoor drones
  • Build ways-of-working, engineering tools, and organizational structure to improve quality, scalability, and accelerate hardware development and learning cycles
  • Foster engineering architecture discussions and facilitate decisions
  • Management of successful transition of products into series production
  • Engineering aspects of the supply chain: supplier selection, quality management, NPI hand-over

What you bring

  • Degree (FH, BSc, MSc) in electrical, mechanical, mechatronics engineering, or relevant field.
  • 5 years experience in leading engineering teams delivering complex electro-mechanical products
  • 10 years experience in product development, with multiple successful product launches
  • Management skills to motivate and empower a high-performing team
  • Technical skills to guide or lead design reviews and thoroughly understand the team's work
    • Analog, power, and high-speed digital design
    • Plastics, sheet metal, and thermal design
    • Camera systems: lens, sensor, illumination selection
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken. German is a plus.
  • Architecture skills to keep technical development on track with the long-term product vision

Who you are

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • High level of initiative and an exceptional sense of responsibility (can-do attitude)
  • Ability to work positively with a wide range of individuals and ensure collaboration for efficient delivery
  • Open and positive mindset (error culture), particularly in case of unplanned hurdles and setbacks

Why you'll love Verity

We are a great (and growing) team.
At Verity, you’ll be surrounded by team members who are passionate about applying cutting-edge technology to solve some of today’s most fascinating challenges. Our team represents more than 20 nationalities, a variety of advanced degrees, and experience at some of today’s most innovative companies.

We think big.
We know that our employees are the key to our success. We are big thinkers—creative problem solvers who share a total commitment to client success. And we believe in the importance of balancing practical experience with honed skill and higher education.

We have an engineering culture.
70% of our team—including our leadership team—are engineers. No matter what your role at Verity, you’ll enjoy our solution-oriented engineering culture that features flat hierarchies, an open-door policy, and a focus on mutual trust and joint responsibility.

We deliver cutting-edge technologies.
To solve some of today’s most complex challenges, we combine mechanical, electrical, and software engineering with sophisticated algorithms and machine learning. Our solutions encompass everything from embedded applications, to cloud microservices, to complete, innovative autonomous drone systems—that work.

We offer exceptional quality of life.
The picturesque mountains near our Zürich headquarters will take your breath away, but the view is just the beginning. Over the past 20 years, the city of Zurich has been ranked in 1st or 2nd place as the "worldwide quality of living city." We also offer flexible working hours, competitive benefits, and regular events and activities to constantly strengthen our Verity community.

We are growing—fast!
Named one of the 25 most-promising Swiss scale-ups in 2020, we are expanding our solutions, extending our markets, and growing our team. Headed by founder and CEO, Raffaello D’Andrea (of Kiva Systems/Amazon Robotics fame), our team has decades of experience building success from the ground up—and creating disruptive solutions that make a mark on the world.

Are you ready for a great adventure?
Learn more about who we are, what we do, and how we think at www.verity.ch.