Head of Hardware Engineering (f/m/d)

Graz Full-time

Job Description

Welcome to Nuki. We are the market leader for smart access solutions and open the door to a world of possibilities and give you the chance to set new standards with us.
We are looking for people with enthusiasm for innovation, people who are passionate about what they do, forward thinkers and doers. Is that you? Then our door is open for you.

As the Head of Hardware Engineering (f/m/d), you will lead a dedicated team of hardware and quality engineers driving innovation and excellence in our hardware product portfolio. With your track record of successfully leading hardware development projects, you steer the development of our hardware products while collaborating with internal and external stakeholders. In this role, you have the opportunity to actively contribute to the ongoing development of our product portfolio and shape the future of Nuki.

Your Role

  • You manage and lead the hardware engineering team, setting clear objectives and fostering a collaborative and innovative work environment.
  • You drive the development of next-generation smart home hardware products with focus on mechanical engineering.
  • You collaborate with cross-functional teams to define and execute the hardware product strategy.
  • You oversee the quality assurance and testing processes to ensure products meet high standards of reliability, safety, and performance.
  • You collaborate with external partners, suppliers, and manufacturers to source components and services necessary for hardware development.
  • You manage the hardware engineering budget, ensuring efficient resource allocation and cost control.
  • You ensure that all hardware products meet relevant industry standards, certifications, and compliance requirements.

Job Requirements

  • You have a minimum of 5 years of professional experience in a comparable position and hold a completed higher technical education (university/university of applied sciences, etc.).
  • You have a proven track record of leading teams with more than 5 employees, ideally in a fast-growing company.
  • You are experienced in the development and industrialization of mechanical mass-production products.
  • You have worked with partners for the production of plastic and/or metal parts.
  • You are familiar with structured development and product release processes.
  • You have the willingness to take on responsibility, go the extra mile, and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • You have a high level of proficiency in English and German and can communicate in both languages in a business context.
  • You demonstrate flexibility in your thinking and actions and continuously strive for improvement.

Why Us

  • We offer you the opportunity to be part of a fast-growing, highly motivated team of talented professionals. With your ideas, you get to shape the future of keyless access.
  • We support your personal and professional development. Take part in our internal Nuki Academy seminars and workshops, free Udemy online courses, or enrol in a class of your choice. To improve language skills we offer free German and English courses for all levels.
  • Are you a sports enthusiast or freelancing on the side? We offer working time models that suit different lifestyles. In addition to an extensive flextime model, you can work from home for up to three days per week.
  • Are you a working parent? We understand your needs. That’s why we offer not only flexible working models but also support you by subsidising childcare costs.
  • Do you want to work while exploring new places? At Nuki, we believe that inspiration knows no boundaries. That’s why we offer you the option to take a workation for up to three weeks per year. 
  • Time with family and friends is important. That’s why we give our employees off on December 24th and 31st. At Nuki you get to enjoy a total of 26 vacation days per year.
  • When it comes to hardware, everyone has their preferences. When you start at Nuki you will get to choose your preferred computer (Win/Mac/Linux). On top, you will have the option to get a company phone which you can also use privately.  We cover your monthly phone bills.
  • We support green choices. If you decide to use public transport to commute to the office, we will subsidise your annual ticket (Klimaticket). If you need to commute via car, we provide parking spaces and charging stations in our garage.
  • We like to bring our team together and foster a collaborative environment. Once a week you enjoy a free breakfast while connecting with your colleagues. High-quality coffee and tea, regional juices, fruits and vegetables are available at any time.
  • The mental health of our employees is one of our top priorities. As part of our cooperation with Instahelp, a professional online counselling service, you get to take part in free online counselling sessions. Our strong mind program also supports both your physical and mental health. Improve your cooking skills in a cooking course, or enjoy a relaxing massage for your back and neck during Health Day.
  • We believe in a diverse team and are proud that we have people from more than 15 nationalities working for us.  If you are living abroad you will receive full and free support with CINT when it comes to your relocation to Austria.
  • As much as we enjoy work, we also love to have fun together during our memorable events. Join us on our annual two-day summer event, our beach volleyball challenge, the legendary Christmas party or the dumpling challenge.
For the advertised position, a minimum salary of € 4,346.00 gross per month applies according to the collective agreement (no all-in). Willingness to significantly overpay if you have the appropriate qualifications. This position is open for applications in Graz.

About Us

We at Nuki are breaking new ground and are working on a completely keyless future. As one of the fastest growing companies in Austria, we offer innovative products, a dynamic team of 140 employees and more than 550,000 satisfied customers. We are pioneers in the Smart Home sector and are looking for people like you who are not satisfied with the status quo and are willing to take on responsibility quickly. We look forward to getting to know you!

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