R&D Team Leader – Electronics in Auckland

Job description

Our customer is one of the largest manufacturers of frequency control products and timing solutions. Their products can be found at the heart of many applications, from 5G networks to satellites and from emergency beacons to autonomous vehicles.

We are looking for someone capable of leading 6 Electronic Engineers and Technicians in the product research and development team. The ideal candidate will provide technical leadership, manage, plan and co-ordinate activities in the electronics aspects of the product development to deliver innovative world class frequency control products.

While the role is Product R&D Department, it will also require close collaboration with the other core and supporting engineering department across the global Rakon sites.

Overall Duties Include:

  • Manage the electronics aspects of the product design for the entire Rakon product range, from concept through to prototyping, design verification, and full product qualification testing.
  • Participate in the process of defining product and process development requirements and directions based on understanding the current and pending market needs and state of the art technology.
  • Follow the Rakon product development methodology based on APQP.
  • Support and mentoring of electronic engineers.
  • Carry out efficient management of the team members. To provide expert support to team member to assist with successful completion of tasks and activities.
  • Assist in the development of business management procedures relating to the team and department core activities.
  • Carry out regular employee reviews of performance using the company’s process and ensure that department employees have the opportunity for further learning and development appropiate for the position.

Skills and experience

In order to be successful for this role, you must have:

  • Technical leadership in the analoge and digital circuit design.
  • Experience with analogue circuit design and PCB design.
  • Experience in the use of circuit modelling and simulation tools
  • Experience of modern day engineering techniques
  • Experience with test systems
  • Skills and experience in team motivation and professional development facilitation.
  • Previous management/leadership experience
  • 10+ years in relevant product development fields.

Our recruiter Jose Delgado is a former electrical engineer with experience in research and development within different areas – he’s happy to provide support for relevant questions that may arise about the role and the company.

Feel free to call/text Jose at +64 21 0233 6406 or email  recruitment@tempsnz.com

At this stage, we are not in the position to consider applicants from outside NZ or Australia, unless they have the right visa or work permit.

Opportunity Overview




150k - 180k



Recruitment manager

Jose Delgado

Contact Info

recruitment@tempsnz.com 02102336406

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