Central Systems R&D Group Manager


We’re looking for an R&D Group Manager to join our Central Systems Team in Cambridge, UK.

We’re looking for an R&D Group Manager to join our Central Systems Team in Cambridge, UK.


Telensa is wholly owned subsidiary of Signify Holding NV. Signify is the world leader in lighting for professionals, consumers and for the Internet of Things. Signify is one of the few companies in the world to achieve carbon neutrality and our next sustainability goals are even bolder: doubling our positive impact on the environment and society by 2025.


Telensa is a leading company in technology for the Internet of Things and Smart Cities. We have more smart city devices globally, than any other company. Our products are enabling cities from Atlanta, Georgia to Wellington, NZ to significantly lower their carbon footprint and improve the lives of citizens.


The HQ for Telensa is in Pampisford, Cambridge. Telensa is active in the UK, US, Canada, Middle East, SE Asia, Latin America, Australia/NZ and now leveraging the global reach of Signify.


As an employee of Telensa, you are right at the heart of our business. You will work with cross-functional teams to translate our customers’ dreams into impactful solutions that keep us ahead of the market.


As a R&D Group Manager you’ll be responsible for managing a team of 10+ employees and will be accountable for the delivery of software solutions developed by this team.


We’re on the lookout for forward-thinking innovators with a passion for sustainability. If you match this description, get in touch!


What you’ll do

You will be responsible for managing and allocating R&D that work in the Central Systems team to execute innovation projects for the business. You will be responsible for giving the necessary direction to make progress on the technology front relevant for the business.


  • Responsible for delivery of the defined Central Systems Roadmap

  • Responsible for adapting and managing the team competencies in line with R&D strategy

  • Manages the team resources with strong focus on execution, ensuring the right skills are provided for the various projects

  • Monitors and manages team progress & performance proactively

  • Drives Total Quality Management on all projects

  • Ensures team are trained, coached, motivated, developed, inspired, challenged with strong succession planning for all critical roles


Your qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience in defining, managing and delivering complex software development projects in a business context

  • Proven track record in managing delivery risks and experience in the relevant application areas

  • 3+ years of experience with People management, coaching & leadership

  • 5+ years of experience in a related industry with proven track record of developing new software solutions using Python, Java, PHP successfully up until launch as an individual contributor or as a significant contributor in a team


Our candidate profile is just a guide. We know that many talented people only apply for jobs when there is an exact match. If you don't fit all the criteria but believe this role is for you, we would very much like to hear from you.


What you’ll get in return…

  • We role model Inclusive behaviour & foster Diversity

  • We drive a culture of continuous learning

  • We build manager/leader capabilities

  • We build culture of praise and recognition

  • We involve employees in idea creation and decision making

  • We actively endorse and support Corporate Social Responsibilities

  • We drive sustainable change

  • We live and breathe our values – Customer First, Game Changer, Greater Together and Passion for Results

  • We measure and implement actions to support employee engagement

  • Competitive salary package

  • Extensive set of tools to drive your career, such as a personalized learning platform where you can access learning content anytime/anywhere at no cost


We’re offering multiple opportunities for career development, like mentoring, coaching and stretch assignments, with strong international exposure for dynamic profiles. Learning is fundamental to our culture. Through continuous learning, we are transforming the industry. You have the chance to learn every day, acquire new skills and perspectives through customized online programs, and on-the-job experiences.

Office address

Telensa Limited
Iconix 3
London Road

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