At Vivacity, our goal is to make cities smarter. Our work makes traffic lights more intelligent, reducing congestion; spots dangerous manoeuvres on the road, improving safety; and gathers real-time data to support autonomous vehicles & city management alike.
To do this, we create cutting-edge products using machine learning, including sensors with on-board video analytics capabilities, and city-wide control and optimisation algorithms. We are currently rolling out thousands of sensors across the UK, and seeking a passionate Technician to join our workshop team.
We offer flexible working policies and a benefits package that includes a personal training budget, an annual company 3-4 days conference, and regular, varied company events. You can expect a warm welcome from a friendly team that would love you to join us during company trips and fun activities. This is an exciting opportunity to take an active part in shaping the future of an energetic company dedicated to revolutionising the way our cities work while supporting the personal growth of every team member.
About the role:
At Vivacity, our Technicians are responsible to build, install, and on-site maintenance of all new and live sensors, whilst adhering to workshop quality and H&S procedures. As part of our team, we will expect you to take wide responsibility in different aspects of the business - from stock control, orders and purchases to carrying out inventory count checks. You will work with a small, professional team to support building and installing sensors on site. You will take part in our effort to improve our process to reduce sensor build, test and install time and achieve our KPI’s. You will gain knowledge in designing the layout of sensor installations and choosing mounting locations and lens specifications.
Your day to day duties are:
Responsible for manufacturing/sensor delivery tasks in line with company design and procedures.
Prototype new sensors or products and provide clear feedback to the Systems Team.
Responsible to work in a safe manner and be conscious of Health & Security at all times.
Ensure all queries are communicated promptly.
Work in a small, cross-disciplinary team, taking ownership of tasks and processes.
Build intelligent sensors, including our quality control and testing processes.
Attend sites across the UK and beyond to install our sensors. Learn how they operate and the intricacies of sensor positioning to capture key data.
Use a full range of software tools to perform tests, create installation documentation, and check sensor performance.
Enjoy a flexible working schedule; work from our workshop in Bletchley (Milton Keynes), or from home on odd days.
Review results of kick-off meeting, contribute and support Senior Technicians to organise follow up actions/tasks.
Have 1+ years of either CCTV or other site installation experience.
Have 1+ years of computer hardware and build experience.
Have a full driving licence.
Have a keen interest in manufacturing and future technologies.
Enjoy flexible working, including occasional night working to install sensors.
Excited about creating solutions for smarter cities.
Enjoy learning and picking up new technologies, processes and skills.
Like brainstorming and collaboratively solving open problems.
Interested in working with your peers to improve our function.