Forefront RF was founded with a clear vision: to create a respected RF component business that makes multi-band smartphones, wearables and IoT devices simpler to design and more globally accessible. We’re based in Cambridge, UK, one of the most exciting, innovative and picturesque cities in the world. It’s at the heart of technology innovation in the UK where world-class businesses, R&D centres and universities come together to drive ground-breaking discoveries forward.
The company is founded on collaboration inside and out, so we’re building a team that shares a determination to succeed together. For us, success means solving our customer’s problems by combining our talents to share in the ultimate rewards. We embrace diversity, because solving hard problems needs a broad perspective.
Everyone who joins the company now will have a profound influence on our culture as we shape it together. Recognising this, we offer a competitive salary and attractive options package so that when we succeed, the whole team benefits. We’re serious about building a great technology company at Forefront RF, and we’re going to have fun doing it.
So, if you’re ready to push your boundaries to resist an ordinary working life, and build better, then come and join us!
This is an excellent opportunity to join Forefront RF at an early stage and help to build and shape the engineering function as it grows over the coming months. The engineering team are responsible for designing Forefront RF’s core products, which comprise of our Adaptive Passive Cancellation (APC) RF hardware, and software algorithms which control the signal cancellation.
The VP Engineering will be responsible for the day-to-day line management of the team, providing both technical and personal leadership and support to the rest of the team. As a member of the executive team, the VP Engineering will oversee product development, and report to the CEO. The VP Engineering will also be responsible for running and resourcing the product development programme to ensure that key milestones set and are met.
The VP Engineering will be responsible for all aspects of engineering with Forefront RF, including product development, programme management, project planning and leading the engineering team. The VP Engineering will be expected to work closely with other members of the Executive team (especially the CTO), and liaise with other departments including Manufacturing, Marketing, and across the company in general. Specific responsibilities of the VP Engineering will include:
To be successful in this role, we are looking for someone who will:
Keep good relationships – we seek to build collaborative, respectful and value-laden relationships at every level
We succeed together – each person involved in our company and network of partners, will share the fruit of our success
Listen well – Listening is the first part of communication. All involved should be heard
Be present – we commit to giving our full attention to the task at hand, and the people we ‘re with
The customer leads– the customer’s needs underpin and drive our intent, and our technologies must work for them
Sustainability is a key KPI – Forefront RF is proactively working to sustainably increase the useful life of mobile phones
Ambitious – we’re not daunted by big challenges and will find a way through together