Smartbox creates technology that gives a voice to people that don’t have speech. Our products include a combination of specialist hardware, software and content and are used by people with disabilities across the world.
We are one of the leading companies in the field and pride ourselves on our innovative products and high levels of customer service. Everything we do is driven by a passion to improve the lives of people that use our technology.
At Smartbox we believe everyone has the right to a voice. This is what the company was founded upon nearly 20 years ago and remains true today. Our users represent a diverse community of individuals and we want to support them by promoting an inclusive culture within our team.
The Smartbox Head Office is in Malvern, Worcestershire. We have a second major office in Bristol and a smaller one in Pennsylvania, US.
We are looking for a Technical Director to join the Smartbox team.
This is a phenomenal opportunity to join a team that exists to help people. Smartboxers are driven and detail-oriented – what we do matters, and we take that seriously while having a lot of fun along the way!
The Technical Director is responsible for the Research and Development of the Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) portfolio at Smartbox, from the inception of new ideas through to production and for the lifetime of the products in service.
You will be part of the management board, working alongside the Managing Director, Finance Director and Customer Experience Director. Together you will create and be responsible for the Smartbox business plans and setting the direction of the company.
You will be responsible for the three R&D teams at Smartbox. Our Hardware Team is responsible for the design and development of our communication aids, which includes both adapted tablet computers and made-for-purpose devices, as well as a range of accessories. Our Software Team develops and maintains our best-in-class AAC software, Grid 3 and Grid for iPad; and our Content Team creates ways for our customers to communicate, work and play using Grid. Our experienced and knowledgeable heads of these teams will report to you.
Smartbox has ambitious goals for new products and to achieve these we will need you to develop and grow your teams, whilst improving and streamlining the product management systems.
Please send your application along with your CV to:
Closing date is 11 December 2020
We’re always looking for the right people to join the Smartbox team. If you can’t find the right role for you above, please feel free to send us your CV and let us know what difference you think you could make to Smartbox.
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