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Development Lead - Embedded Computing Systems

The Netherlands - Eindhoven |

Development Lead - Embedded Computing Systems

If you are passionate about driving innovation and eager to shape the future of embedded computing in a dynamic, international environment, we invite you to join our Research & Development team.

We are Prodrive Technologies

We are dedicated to creating meaningful technologies that make the world work. Through our innovative solutions, we contribute to building a future where everyone can thrive, resources are optimized, and connectivity brings people together.

Prodrive consists of multiple business lines and is a rapidly growing business. In anticipation of further growth, the Prodrive R&D organization needs further professionalization. As such Prodrive is seeking a Development Lead to the R&D organization of the Embedded Computing Systems (ECS) business line.

About the role

We are seeking a highly skilled Embedded Computing Systems Development Lead to join and build our team in the Netherlands. The Development Lead will report to the Business Line Director of ECS and will have direct reports comprising around 100 FTE. This role encompasses the full scope of our ECS program, including both the computing & controls and connectivity portfolios.

As Development Lead, you will be primarily responsible for growing, managing, and developing our local R&D team. You will work closely with project managers and program leaders to ensure we have the right talent locally. The ideal candidate will possess a designer mindset along with excellent leadership skills.

Key responsibilities

- Lead the project portfolio in scope of ECS program, according to the latest standards.
- Oversee life cycle management of the existing portfolio, including value engineering, cost down, and transfer activities, ensuring optimization of existing products.
- Adhere to timelines, budgets, and standards while fostering innovation and improvements.
- Develop and manage our local R&D team, including engineers and project managers.
- Ensure the personal and professional growth of our R&D team members.
- Provide technical support and troubleshooting assistance to the team and resolve issues on projects.
- Stay abreast of emerging technologies and industry trends in embedded computing and engineering, applying knowledge to continuous improvement initiatives.
- Translate customer roadmaps into technical roadmaps and execute related competence development plans, building a team ready for the next growth phase.
- Engage and manage team performance, including setting targets.
- Drive operational excellence and continuous improvement.
- Collaborate with management team members to own the P&L of the program, targeting profitable growth.
- Ensure close collaboration with key stakeholders in operations and supporting functions like Finance and HR.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a related field

  • 15+ years of experience in embedded system design and development

  • 10+ years of managerial experience

  • Experience in the embedded computing industry, specifically with system integration, is preferred

  • Strong understanding of embedded computing principles and architectures

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment

  • Self-motivated with a proactive approach to learning and professional development

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to articulate technical concepts clearly and concisely

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The Prodrive Technologies Mindset


You don’t just go to work, you feel responsible for your project


You decide when, where and how much you want to work


You like to think about manufacturability when designing


You don’t sit and wait, you have a hands-on mentality

Have you got what it takes to become a Prodriver?

What we offer

  • Perfect environment for those eager to develop themselves and take full responsibility for a project.
  • Many opportunities for personal and professional development, along with the flexibility to explore diverse roles across various projects.
  • A young and dynamic culture which stimulates innovative thinking and taking initiatives.
  • Personal budget just for you to learn new things. Your growth is our priority.
  • Flexibility of a 24/7 work environment with provided lunch, dinner, and access to our company gym.
  • Personalized development plan to craft your future.
  • You will receive essential tools if these are necessary to perform your job (i.e. iPhone and laptop).
  • On-campus sports facilities enable you to incorporate exercise seamlessly into your work routine.
  • A performance-driven salary that grows with your accomplishments.
  • Unlock the opportunity to become a shareholder and entrepreneur within the company.
  • Travel allowance based on the days you are actually at Prodrive Technologies.
  • Work-life balance with at least 33 vacation days per year.
  • Access a retirement plan.

Application steps

  1. Your journey with us starts with a swift review of your application by one of our recruiters.
  2. In some cases, if we see a potential fit, you will receive an exclusive link to our online aptitude test to assess if you’re up for the challenge.
  3. We will schedule a personal interview not only to determine if your skills match the job, but also to see if there is a spark between you and Prodrive Technologies.
  4. To complete the application journey we will send you a suitable offer and once you sign, we can welcome you to the Prodrive Technologies family.

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