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Senior Hardware Lead for AR/XR Products



Other Engineering
Posted on Monday, June 24, 2024

Location: Helsinki, Finland (Part-time office presence required)

Are you a seasoned hardware professional with a passion for augmented reality (AR) and extended reality (XR) technologies? Do you excel in leading teams and driving innovation in cutting-edge hardware development? If so, we want you to join our dynamic team!

At Distance technologies, we're on a mission to fundamentally transform the way people perceive and interact with the world. We are a team of industry pioneers based in Helsinki, fusing software, hardware and optics to create the world's first glasses-free mixed reality solution for automotive, aerospace and beyond. We are looking for exceptional people with vision and skills to do things most think impossible. Ready to bridge the gap between the present and the possible? Next stop - Distance.

Position Overview: Hands-on hardware team leader. Ramping up a world-class team team designing, sourcing and shipping unique products. Opportunities to grow with the team and the company as a leader or specialist.

What You'll Do: As our Senior Hardware Lead, you will be at the forefront of our head-up display product development, playing a critical role in shaping the future of our technology. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Leadership: Manage, recruit and mentor a talented team of engineers across various disciplines, including electrical engineering, mechanics, optics, displays, sensors, and SoCs.
  • Sourcing: Develop and maintain strategic relationships with suppliers to ensure access to high-quality components and materials essential for AR/XR products.
  • Program Management: Oversee complex hardware development projects from concept to launch, ensuring timely delivery and adherence to budget constraints.
  • Roadmapping: Create and manage strategic roadmaps that align with our long-term vision and market needs, ensuring we stay ahead of the curve.
  • Innovation: Drive the development of state-of-the-art AR/XR hardware solutions that set new industry standards.
  • Collaboration: Work closely within cross-functional teams, including software, design, and marketing, to bring our innovative products to life.

What We're Looking For:

  • Extensive experience in hardware development and leadership roles, ideally in AR/XR or similar technologies
  • Several years of hands-on specialist experience in at least few of the following areas at some point of your career: sourcing, quality management, supplier and partnership development, product testing and analysis, electronics manufacturing, computer system architecture design, SoC design and testing
  • Proven skills in sourcing, program management, and roadmapping.
  • Excellent people management abilities with a track record of building and nurturing high-performing teams
  • Extensive global contact network with peer leaders and experts
  • A strategic thinker with the ability to translate vision into actionable plans.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Flexibility to be present in our Helsinki office part-time.

Why Join Us?

  • Innovative Environment: Be part of a company that values creativity and cutting-edge technology.
  • Career Growth: Opportunities for professional development and career advancement.
  • Collaborative Culture: Work with a diverse and talented team that shares your passion for innovation.
  • Flexible Work Arrangements: Enjoy a balance of remote work and in-office collaboration in the beautiful city of Helsinki.
  • Competitive Compensation: We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

If you are ready to take on a challenging and rewarding role where you can make a significant impact in the AR/XR industry, we would love to hear from you! Apply now and be a part of our exciting journey to revolutionize the hardware landscape.

How to Apply: Please send your resume and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and why you are the perfect fit for this role to iwanttowork@distance.tech.

Apply today to become a key player in our pioneering team!

Our company is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.