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Head of IT

Location: Cambridge, UK
Contract: Full-time

This is an opportunity to join a fast-growing actuator company based in Cambridge already working with the leading global smartphone handset makers. We are innovative and cutting edge with our technology but now is the time to recruit our first Head of IT, having outsourced in the past.

This would be a great challenge for someone looking to take their first role as Head of IT. We need you to have current experience of architecture, security, strategic planning, budgets, IT support services and creating compelling business cases for the Board.

We are secure and tech savvy but at this stage of growth, with 130 employees in the UK and Greater China, the challenge will be to take our security and IT infrastructure to the next level.

In return we offer a collaborative and respectful culture where you can really make your mark.


The key responsibility is to lead the transformation of our end to end IT into a truly added value function and ensure we are secure.

Essential skills required for the role:

  • Proven track record in IT infrastructure
  • Able to work collaboratively and bring people onside
  • Able to prepare and sell a business case at Board level
  • Ability to work independently and lead a team

About CML

Cambridge Mechatronics Limited (CML) is a multi-disciplinary company developing camera module solutions utilising our cutting-edge shape memory alloy (SMA) technology. Our technology is shipping in top tier flagship smartphones, as well as inside drones, wearable devices and other consumer devices.

We have approximately 400 granted and pending patents based around our platform technology which allows the control, positioning and movement of smart materials with high precision. CML’s SMA wire is thinner than the width of a human hair and can be positioned with the accuracy of the wavelength of light. CML is the only company in the world to master and control these materials with such exceptional accuracy.

The work environment at CML is stimulating and exciting as we are involved throughout the entire product development process from inception through to mass production, which provides a real sense of achievement for our employees.

We are also proud of our culture which we have maintained throughout our growth. We are innovative but also collaborative and respectful.  It is a great place to work and exciting times.

CML offers

You will have the opportunity to make an important contribution to a dynamic and fast growing company with a global reach. Your salary package will be very competitive and dependent upon relevant academic and industrial experience.

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 holidays plus public holidays (a total of 33 days a year)
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Travel opportunities
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Regular social and team events
  • Lunchtime leisure activities (tennis/table tennis/gaming)
  • Shower facilities
  • Free fruit, breakfast cereal, tea and freshly ground coffee daily

Please send your CV and covering letter to our Human Resources team at: [email protected]

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