Head of IoT Technology

Head of IoT Technology

We are seeking a Head of IoT Technology to join our Corporate/Intelligent Buildings team.

Head of IoT Technology

Location:  Redditch/Cobalt/ UK home-based

The Role

The primary responsibility of the role is to work closely with senior members of the technology team, to design and evolve our intelligent building platform. This position needs to ensure that the product is aligned with both our customer requirements and internally with the business objectives from the Marketing and Sales functions.

You will have extensive experience in designing and developing solutions using the latest and emerging technologies. Familiarity with using the Tridum Niagara platform is a key requirement. You will have proven and demonstrable experience of Building Management Software Experience coupled with a genuine interest in development technologies.

Leading and working within a close team environment is crucial to the success of this role as well as the confidence to effectively communicate technical information to non-technical colleagues and customers. The ability to work collaboratively in an open environment combined with the willingness for flexibility and adaptability to project specific requirements is also very important.

This is a highly visible and exciting part of our business. The capability to demonstrate sound commercial acumen with outstanding technical skills to ensure strong effectiveness with both new and existing customers and internal colleagues is a key requirement.

Responsibilities

  • Designing innovative solutions to problems using the latest technologies and platforms, in support of both client and internal business requirements.
  • Implementing and drive best in class procedures in the following areas;
    • Security Patching
    • Penetration Testing
    • Managing Backups
    • Basics including Password management and Encryption.
  • Drive central management of the proposition through managed servers and ensure VPN connectivity is resilient and redundant.
  • Share knowledge of tools and techniques with colleagues, including non-technical personnel.
  • Both lead and contribute to storyboarding and brainstorming exercises, and run scoping and design meetings or conference calls with clients.
  • Perform requirements analysis for the business.
  • Produce software technical documentation and oversee the quality of that produced by others in the team.
  • Validate/QA technical solutions before handing over to client, including production of test plans and guidance to other departments on test methodologies.

Qualifications/Training

Essential

  • Degree level education/relevant experience in the industry

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of using Tridium Niagara Software.
  • Commercial experience gained through a minimum of 10 years in a technology or digital product development environment.
  • Willing to learn new languages/technologies and adapt to project specific requirements where necessary.
  • Understanding of using transport technologies such as JSON, REST, AJAX and XML.
  • Experience in cross browser and cross device development, including in implementing responsive UI design.
  • Experience of web and mobile standards and how to apply these to the development process.
  • Strong knowledge of delivering platforms via Cloud, SaaS and On Premise installations and associated server technology.
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) to technical and non-technical team members plus the ability and willingness to effectively communicate with clients at all levels during project lifecycle.
  • Ability to gather requirements in order to deliver solutions which meet the demands of our clients combined with a good understanding of the business value of technology.
  • Ability to work to deadlines and manage time and quality of own and others tasks on a large number of concurrent client projects.

Desirable

  • Familiarity with Java development.
  • Experience of the following;
    • Infrastructure Management
    • Security Fundamentals
    • Hardware Deployment
  • Previous project management experience, in both a waterfall and agile environment.
  • Coaching and motivational skills; ability to develop people/teams, setting goals/focusing on achievements.
  • Ability to administer Hyper-V, Windows 2008, Windows 2012, SQL Server, MySQL, IIS and both LAMP and WAMP stacks.

Additional information

  • Proof of eligibility to work within the UK;
  • References to cover last 5 years’ employment.

To apply for this position, please send your CV and a covering email to recruitment@utilitywise.com.

The Company

As one of the UK’s leading business utilities consultancies, Utilitywise advises c.40,000 customers, helping them get the most value from their utilities through better procurement and efficiency services.

Having grown from a start-up business in 2006 to managing an effective IPO in 2012, Utilitywise understands the needs and concerns of all businesses, regardless of their size or sector. The plc works with clients ranging from James Whyte Joiner to the University of Bradford.

Utilitywise aims to debunk the myths that exist around utilities and support businesses across the UK to spend less time worrying about utilities so they can spend more time running their companies. In 2016 Utilitywise was named an OEM partner by Dell as part of a joint strategy to introduce Internet of Things (IoT) Building Automation solutions to customers.

Utilitywise is a UK company quoted on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange. In 2017, Utilitywise was named as one of the top 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain by the London Stock Exchange in its annual celebration of some of the fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK.

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