Director of Engineering

Posted 3 November by Amulet Hotkey

Director of Engineering
Newton Abbot, Devon
£70,000 - £90,000 depending on relevant experience

About Us

Working with many of the biggest names in the IT industry, such as Dell EMC, Intel, NVIDIA and Teradici, Amulet Hotkey is a proven innovator in the design, manufacture and system integration of high availability IT solutions for remote physical and virtual server workstations.

Amulet Hotkey has recently entered an exciting chapter of its 30 years history with significant growth investment from a leading UK based tech fund. Our core market of financial trading systems has expanded into command-and-control, emergency call centres, investment banks, oil & gas, CAD designers, digital content creation, and post production studios around the world. What’s more, our customer base includes Fortune 500 and Global 2000 enterprises as well as local and national governments.

Amulet Hotkey was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in the UK where it’s design and manufacturing facilities are based with sales, support and technology centres in London and New York.

We’re now looking for a seasoned electronics engineer to join us as our Director of Engineering to lead our exceptionally talented and supportive R&D team designing world-first products for our global customers and to build on our solid reputation for engineering excellence and world-class customer support.

If you are keen to play an instrumental part in shaping our product roadmap and thrive in a fast paced, commercially focused business, please do get in touch.


- Salary of £70,000 - £90,000 depending on relevant experience
- 25 days’ holiday plus Bank Holidays (increasing to 28 with service)
- Health Cash Plan
- Pension Scheme
- Joining bonus (terms apply)
- Work with an impressive global client base

The Role

As the Director of Engineering, you’ll have the chance to get involved with all aspects of the design process, challenging the Engineers at a technical level on solutions to designs. You will work closely with the CTO and product management on product realisation ensuring that solutions and products can be designed and manufactured in a fast-paced commercial context.

As a big picture thinker with a deep understanding of our products and solutions within our market sectors, you will ensure engineering projects conform with the strategic objectives of the Company. You will be interacting on a frequent basis with our Tier 1 technology partners at a highly technical level to ensure products and solutions are seamlessly aligned and you will also be responsible for managing our relationship with the CPA and other regulatory authorities.

Working closely with the global sales and support team, you will use your technical expertise to assist with customer use cases to further expand our market presence and positioning.

As a company, we have the ability to take our concepts right through from design to manufacture. You will therefore work closely with manufacturing and supply chain to drive efficiency through product design and reduction of BOM costs.

We’re now looking to expand our product capability with enterprise scale management applications (MacOS, Linux, Windows etc) for our networked product range and you will work with product management to actively drive activities.

About You

To join us as our Director of Engineering, you will need:

- Experience as a Director of Engineering or as a Head of Engineering
- To be highly commercially minded with strong communication skills
- A high level of technical knowledge within the IT sector
- Experience of managing a team covering electronics and firmware for embedded C platforms
- An understanding of production systems as our products are designed and built in house
- A good understanding of customer requirements within an IT enterprise environment

A degree level qualification in electronic engineering would be beneficial to your application.


The role is based at our Head Office near Newton Abbot, easily accessible from Exeter, Bristol, Taunton, Plymouth and Torbay.

Please note, we are not accepting unsolicited approaches from recruitment companies outside of our trusted partner list. If we need additional help with this role, we will be in touch.

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