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Hardware Team Lead

Cambridge, Remote, UK

The Role

The Hardware Team Lead will be responsible for leading a small team of design engineers that make up the Hardware Team. Managing the day-to-day operations, the Hardware Team Lead will work closely with Supply Chain, Product Management, and Product Engineering, including the Project Engineering Delivery Manager and Product Manager. This role will help drive the development of our product as it provides the checks and balances to ensure we are technically sound and assess how well our IoT and hardware performs in the live environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Efficient management of the team to meet development deadlines
  • Ensure quality process procedures are followed correctly
  • Maintenance of the CAD software and other supporting software required by the team
  • Managing product qualification and approvals. Includes supporting related external audits, e.g., UL, NSF if necessary
  • Maintenance of the production test systems
  • Organisation and control of the local laboratory and materials in line with safety obligations
  • Maintenance of the calibration process for Checkit devices
  • Provide inspirational and motivational leadership to the team with clear and unambiguous communications
  • Development of the team's skills set, ensuring essential knowledge is maintained and up to date
  • Correct management of resource levels, ensuring the team is sufficiently utilised



You are a strong, effective leader who can deliver reliable and consistent results while identifying and driving initiatives, which will make the business work smarter. You will have good knowledge of at least one of the disciplines within the team and be hands-on when required.


  • Experience in product development in a commercial environment
  • Experience in managing the activities of a team of engineers and technicians
  • Experience with regulatory qualification and the use of certification bodies, e.g., UL, CSA, NSF
  • Understanding of mechanical, electronic, and firmware design.
  • Understanding of basic production processes: purchasing, quality control, stock control, production systems, production test
  • Knowledge of MRP systems would be an advantage
  • Drawing office support – checking and approving changes of mechanical drawings
  • Good organisation skills, with an attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Flexibility to be involved in a variety of roles



  • Experience of Cognidox or other digital document management systems
  • Experience in working and liaising with 3rd party manufacturing companies.
  • Exposure to plastic moulding design would be an advantage
  • Circuit design, analysis, and documentation


Company Overview

Checkit is a leading provider of intelligent operations technology, empowering our customers to optimise performance everywhere, from people on the frontlines to critical assets and buildings.

Our combination of cloud-based services and IOT are used in retail, healthcare, life sciences, facilities management, catering, education, manufacturing, hospitality, and commercial property, and we're growing fast. With a solid footprint in the UK and US, we're expanding into more countries throughout Europe and beyond.

As an evolving business, we know how much everyone's preferences and lives vary from person to person, and that's why we offer remote and flexible working so that people can be successful in all aspects of their lives.
Headquartered in Cambridge, UK, with its operations centre in Fleet, UK, we offer a competitive package and a very friendly bunch of people to work with.


What We Offer

We offer the chance to work in a scale-up environment offering many growth opportunities and challenges... in how we organise, what we build, and how we build it.

An emerging, relevant sector (OpsTech) and the opportunity to disrupt/challenge the norms of operations and work with some incredible customers.

A remote-first environment with flexibility to help you be as productive as possible and support you in all the challenges life can create.

You will be working within a cross-functional, self-organising team with autonomy around how you best solve problems.



  • Remote working
  • Competitive salary
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Group Income Protection and Life Assurance
  • Employee Share Options