24 June 2013
Wireless team to expand by 20 per cent
Explosive growth for Cambridge Consultants’ world-leading wireless division
Leading technology design and development firm Cambridge Consultants is on a recruitment drive to grow its wireless team by more than a fifth. The move comes as the company experiences growing demand for its ability to solve complex wireless problems and provide innovative solutions in the application of wireless technology.
Developing wireless technology and applications across a wide range of industries – from mobile health and connected devices, to satellite and beyond – and ensuring clients can bring products and services to market faster, is a service that is highly valued by companies in an increasingly mobile and wireless world. According to ABI Research, more than 30 billion devices will wirelessly connect to the 'internet of everything' by 2020.
As one of the world's largest independent wireless development teams, with more than 100 experts covering every design expertise from short-range wireless connectivity to global satellite communication, Cambridge Consultants is looking to hire 20 new people. The positions the company wants to fill range from embedded software engineers, digital signal processing experts, hardware testers, and mobile and telecom engineers to project managers, business developers and wireless consultants.
Over the years, Cambridge Consultants has helped its clients to develop the world's smallest satellite data terminal, the world's first single-chip Bluetooth radio, the world's first GSM videophone for Orange, Europe's first FCC-approved UWB (ultra-wideband) product, and the radios that manage over 50% of the world's airspace. Recently, the company was also appointed to play a key role in the deployment of Iridium NEXT – Iridium's second-generation satellite constellation and the world's most significant commercial space programme, which is expected to begin launching in early 2015.
Head of wireless at Cambridge Consultants, Richard Traherne, said: "Cambridge Consultants' wireless capabilities are not tied to a particular technology or standard, ensuring the best solution for our clients' technical and commercial needs. Our ability to solve complex technical issues, create new wireless solutions and apply wireless technology to a multitude of applications and industry sectors, is what sets us apart. It is this sheer diversity of opportunity that we are offering new recruits, as well as access to the capabilities of the company's fully equipped state-of-the-art RF and electronics laboratories."
Recently Cambridge Consultants was named one of the best organisations for human resources (HR) – ever. Featured in a list of 20 organisations including large conglomerates such as Rolls-Royce, Shell, Ford and Marks & Spencer, People Management magazine admired how Cambridge Consultants has "truly revolutionised" working life and how the company has been a "true exemplar" of HR practice over the past century. In addition, Cambridge Consultants was named Employer of the Year in the Cambridge News Business Excellence Awards in March, for how the company allowed staff "to follow their dreams".
For more information, visit: www.jobsinwireless.co.uk
Cambridge Consultants develops breakthrough products, creates and licenses intellectual property, and provides business consultancy in technology-critical issues for clients worldwide. For more than 50 years, the company has been helping its clients turn business opportunities into commercial successes, whether they are launching first-to-market products, entering new markets or expanding existing markets through the introduction of new technologies. With a team of more than 700 staff, including engineers, scientists, mathematicians and designers, in offices in Cambridge (UK), Boston (USA) and Singapore, Cambridge Consultants offers solutions across a diverse range of industries including medical technology, industrial and consumer products, digital health, oil and gas, and wireless communications.
Cambridge Consultants is part of Altran, a global leader in engineering and R&D services which offers its clients a new way to innovate. Altran works alongside its clients on every link in the value chain of their project, from conception to industrialisation. In 2015, the Altran group generated revenues of €1.945bn. With a headcount of more than 27,000 employees, Altran is present in more than 20 countries. For more information, visit www.altran.com.
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