• Product Certification Head of Technical Hardware Assurance

    UK-Hertfordshire-Hemel Hempstead
    Product Certification
    Contract Type
    Perm Full-Time
    Closing Date
  • The Opportunity

    We now have an exciting opportunity for a Product Certification Internet of Things (IoT) Laboratory Manager to head up our new IoT team based out of our Testing Centre of Excellence in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.


    With over 20.4 billion devices expected to be connected by 2020, the need for organisations to understand the impacts of IoT technology is increasing. From security concerns to interoperability, we have been working collaboratively with a range of stakeholders from product manufacturers to network providers and government agencies to develop assurance schemes that will be relevant today and in the future.


    Our IoT Laboratory Services offers penetration testing of devices, applications and systems, to reduce security threats, as well as interoperability testing to ensure systems and applications function and exchange data appropriately and as intended. 

    About BSI

    Do you believe the world deserves excellence?

    BSI (British Standards Institution) is the business standards company that equips businesses with the necessary solutions to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. Renowned for its marks of excellence including the consumer recognised BSI Kitemark, BSI’s influence spans multiple sectors including Aerospace, Automotive, Built Environment, Food, Healthcare and ICT. With over 81,000 clients in 180 countries, BSI is an organisation whose standards inspire excellence across the globe.

    About You


     Key Responsibilities of the role:

    • You will be responsible for all aspects of testing and operational work provided within the IOT business stream. Leading & developing a team of approx. 12 testing experts, you ensure the necessary technical processes, environments and technologies, organisation structure, people skills, governance and reporting mechanisms are implemented and maintained to keep stakeholders up to date with performance.
    • You work in close collaboration with our customers, their partners, and internally across all of the sales, operational & testing functions, to provide testing, verification and BSI Kitemark certification services.
    • Provide management to the wider project team by ensuring high quality technical product delivery becomes the bedrock of our internal & external customer journey.
    • Provide technical expertise and guidance input and expert advice to numerous stake holders i.e.(certification managers, sales team, key accounts & lab team) to drive engagement and provide well developed solutions. This will require domestic and over-seas travel to client sites.
    • Represent BSI at technical events and seminars, develop “white papers”, participate as an SME in technical discussions and to deliver presentations relating to IoT Security and Interoperability.


    Key Skills:  

    • For the technical aspect of the role experience of being a Crest Certified Tester are preferred.
    • Good knowledge of accreditation requirements.
    • Experience of leading a product led testing function in a highly complex and changing environment.
    • Ability to think analytically and strategically, recognise & drive change, develop and implement solution
    • Ability to work collaboratively with others across the business in an interdependent role as part of a complex matrix in a global business
    • Able to coach colleagues to develop their skills
    • Ability to manage a number of projects/teams simultaneously, work on own initiative and deliver to deadlines
    • Proven problem solving abilities, able to act quickly, exercise discretion and resolve issues within prescribed parameters
    • Willingness to travel to interface with all stakeholders
    • Certified at CHECK team member/leader or equivalent (CREST, TIGER or Cyber Scheme)


    What we offer

    We offer a highly competitive salary and package, 27 days annual leave with the opportunity to increase this to 30 days, company-paid private medical insurance, an excellent company-contributed pension scheme, and a wide range of flexible benefits that you can tailor to suit your life-style.




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