R&D Technical Lead Nordic

Job description

Niko is looking for an experienced R&D Technical Lead Nordic for our R&D Team dealing with future lighting control and building automation

Niko is an international family owned company providing beautiful and well-designed, intuitive and user-friendly controls to make people’s homes work better. Inspired? Then you might want to work with us!

We are currently looking for an experienced, technically strong and result-oriented individual to lead our R&D Team at Competence Center Detection in Sønderborg, to further strengthen our operation of research and development within lighting control, sensors and detectors. You will take part in solving technical tasks and have tasks of more managerial character.

You will lead our innovative R&D Team that consists of 10 highly skilled and dedicated hardware and software engineers. As R&D Technical Lead, you will contribute to create a dynamic and positive work environment and encourage the team to be creative and innovative in the development of future lighting control and building automation, but at the same time keep the user in mind to ensure customer satisfaction. Besides being the R&D Technical Lead, you will work alongside with your team in solving these technical tasks.

As R&D Technical Lead, you will ensure the execution of development projects according to Niko’s strategy within the product portfolio. In that connection ensure that the team possess the necessary competencies in order to deliver the expected results. In addition, you will be responsible for:

  • Day to day prioritization of projects and other tasks
  • Competence mapping according to future product roadmap
  • Evaluate, identify, develop and use relevant R&D tools, systems and infrastructure
  • Lead exploration activities in terms of new technologies
  • Compliant according to Niko Groups strategy within the product portfolio
  • Responsible for product maintenance activities and support in solving quality cases
  • Monitor the budget
  • Be a part of a multi-disciplinary and international SCRUM team that takes ownership of designing and implementing our platform and its software

You will be a part of the management group at the Competence Center Detectors and part of Niko Groups R&D management group.

Your working base will be in Sønderborg, and you will lead the R&D Team consisting of 10 very experienced and dedicated engineers and 1-2 student assistants. Moreover, you will collaborate with colleagues internally in the Niko Group and various people externally. You will refer to Niko’s VP R&D at the HQ in Belgium. You must be willing to do short business trips in Europe.

Background and skills

For this position, you hold a master’s degree in engineering combined with a commercial education. Furthermore, we expect you to have +5 years of experience working as leader within R&D in a similar position, preferably within the electronic business. In addition, you possess the following competencies:

  • Great appreciation of electronic design
  • Management experience
  • Experience working in SCRUM teams
  • Professional approach and takes responsibility for yourself and your teams work
  • Excellent collaboration, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Analytical and innovative skills

On a personal level, you are a passionate developer who is always up to date in terms of new technology, market development, customers and competitors in the market. You have an action-oriented approach and is able to make the necessary priorities – alone and/or in close cooperation with your colleagues, but always with the business and commercial interest in mind. You are fluent in English and Danish.


We make buildings work better for you!

Niko is a family owned company based in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium. Niko designs and produces switching material, lighting control and home automation. Our solutions minimize energy consumption and improve user comfort. Niko Group employs more than 600 people in 10 countries. Niko Nordic in Sønderborg, Denmark, is competence centre for detectors and handles sales and distribution of Nikos product range in Denmark, Sweden and Norway.

A good place to work

At Niko you get the opportunity to unfold and stimulate your skills in a highly technological and innovative environment. We aim at having a good and inspiring work environment where you can both use and develop your knowledge and talents. We do believe that dedicated employees are the fundament for the continued growth and development of Niko.


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