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Communication Technology Expert

Denmark VELUX

Do you want to push the boundaries and help drive the research strategy within emerging digital technologies? Do you want to be part of a new journey, a journey towards excellence in future digital product development? Look no further. VELUX has established a new Smart Product Technology R&D unit with the task of identifying, prioritizing, and incubating the right digital technologies to secure VELUX’s long-term competitiveness within smart products. We are opening several positions as part of this investment, the communication technology expert being one of them. The right candidate will become part of an R&D team consisting of highly specialized, experienced senior professionals.

VELUX is a market-leading and global company. We are investing significantly in digitization and we are now taking the next steps in a new journey towards future market-leading VELUX smart products.

VELUX has started the journey of connecting digital products to the Internet, integrating them into smart home eco-systems, and ultimately aiming at enabling a better and healthier indoor environment. The focus of the Smart Product Technology R&D team, located in VELUX’s R&D office in Østbirk, is to continue and accelerate this journey. That is, to set the strategic digital technology direction and ensure that VELUX will continuously benefit from the rapid development within digital growth technologies like electronics, communications and AI.

Besides being an expert in communication technology, we are looking for an analytical and methodical colleague who shares our passion for pushing the product envelope in terms of ease-of-use, sustainability, and product quality.

Your Challenges

The right candidate will play a key role in developing and setting VELUX’s long-term digital technology agenda in cooperation with internal stakeholders across the organization, and through partnerships with top national and international high-tech companies and universities.

The role, initially, will be to help build and run a new smart product technology home automation eco-system prototype lab. The role will become VELUX’s wireless IP communications infrastructure system engineering expert and will help drive the future design, architecture and direction of VELUX wireless home automation access network. As a communication technology expert, you will create a unified standard for communication between smart home devices (CHIP/Thread standardization) through various partnerships. You will be responsible for participating in standardization activities representing VELUX and be a key stakeholder in partner dialogues with 3rd party partners within wireless communications. In collaboration with your team, you will build tools and automated processes to enable scaling up the usage of data driven services as a critical, fully integrated element in the new VELUX smart products.

We expect a lot of our people. The job is challenging and influential on a global scale, where the right candidate will be offered a setup that can create a big impact across the organization as well as on future VELUX smart products. It is a unique opportunity to work closely with a wide variety of colleagues and stakeholders in a world leading Danish company.

Your Qualifications

You need to have a relevant educational background, a Master of Science in electrical engineering within communication technology or similar. You need to have at least 5 years of industrial R&D experience within the field. It is essential that you are highly skilled in resource-limited wireless communication systems, with hands-on experience in prototype and mock-up implementations. Additionally, you have experience with open source software, software tools, and open hardware.

It is a prerequisite that you have insight and experience within several of the domains:

  • Radio communications
  • Wireless IP networks
  • Wireless Communications for limited resource type of radio access networks
  • Edge computing wireless

On a personal level, you have a passion to create innovative solutions through research-based work and are motivated by actively being part of building something new. At the same time, you understand that patience and trust in the work are necessary to follow through on programs. You are self-driven, and you tend to take initiatives to make things happen. Additionally, you have excellent critical analysis and methodical skills, supporting an evidence-based, structured way of working. You have an open and forthcoming manner and your collaboration and communication skills are outstanding – you can easily and clearly communicate complex ideas and information to other people in a way that is understandable. You work well within a team and can build a network within a large organization. You are excellent in English both orally and in writing.

Your Opportunities

We offer a job where you will have many internal as well as external stakeholders and business partners and you will have the opportunity to put your mark on your tasks and processes.

You will be part of a global company characterized by an informal tone and a healthy sense of humour. We work as one team to reach our ambitious results. The international setting is in our DNA, we believe in empowering people and we support this through sharing knowledge, delegating responsibility and continuous employee development.

Application and Contact

If you would like to know more about this opportunity and the VELUX Group, please feel free to contact the Director of Smart Product Technology, Thomas S. Toftegaard:

We are accepting applications on an ongoing basis and look forward to receiving your application, including a personal strategic plan and full CV as soon as possible. Please note that applications must be submitted through our website.

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