disguise sits at the heart of the most inspiring live and virtual experiences in the world, leading the market in building a software and hardware solution that designs, sequences and controls the most spectacular productions across film and TV, broadcast, live and corporate events.

Role:                                 Head of Hardware Engineering
Department:                     Engineering
Location:                          UK - London
Reports into:                    VP Engineering

About the role:

disguise are looking for a Head of Hardware Engineering who considers themselves to be a generalist across hardware product development. The successful applicant will enjoy working at the cutting edge of their industry, providing purpose-built products which optimises performance, speed, and reliability for demanding end users in the media server space. They will be an exceptional engineer with proven experience designing, building, and launching physical products from scratch, who is excited to improve the product and their own skill-set by applying good engineering practices.


You’ll be leading several teams of highly focused engineers, from embedded systems to electronics & FPGA, and requiring a hands-on approach to launching several products per year.


What you will do:

  • Develop and implement strategies to improve products for better yield and reliability
  • Evolve and up-skill the Hardware team to introduce new capability (via mentorship, training, etc) in areas like product design, innovation, deployment, and testing
  • Collaborate with Operations to transform new product design into mass production
  • Manage stakeholders across the business, as well as external partnerships like vendors and contractors.


Experience we are looking for: 

  • Experience in hardware product design and implementation to build a commercial product
  • Experience releasing a commercial hardware product
  • Experience leading a highly collaborative team 
  • Experience in optimising for all aspects of performance


Skills, behaviour and values we are looking for: 

  • You will have clear communication, both verbal and written
  • You will have excellent attention to detail, when designing new products, improving  existing products, or troubleshooting issues
  • You will enjoy problem solving complex issues with a curious and inquisitive mind
  • You will be technically competent and interested in building out a product (ie, what the product should do, what else can make the product great)
  • You will be collaborative, working with multiple departments, and the team to build a product and knowledge share
  • You will be pragmatic in the way you approach designing and testing hardware
  • You will be passionate to expand your knowledge 
  • You will have the resilience to keep experimenting

About disguise

Building on our two-decade legacy in the live event space, where our workflow has powered global concert tours for artists like U2 and Beyoncé, festivals like Coachella and Glastonbury and theatre productions like Frozen and Harry Potter, in the past year we have also led the way in Extended Reality (xR) for remote virtual production.

Our award-winning xR workflow has enabled over 300 productions in the past 12 months, for music artists such as Katy Perry and Billie Eilish, broadcast TV channels like ITV and Eurosport, enterprise businesses like SAP and Siemens, educational institutions like the University of Michigan and notable VFX studios like Framestore and DNEG.

We partner closely with Epic Games, NVIDIA, Netflix and many more to further develop and democratize our virtual production solution and enable teams anywhere to create their best story with the most innovative tools.

With offices in London, LA, Barcelona, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul and Tokyo, we are a fast-growing company that hires bright, creative, talented individuals across the world to push the boundaries of visual experiences and build lasting relationships with our community.

We were delighted to be recognized as one of the Financial Times’ top 1000 fastest growing businesses for 2021. Watch  our showreel to see just some of the incredible work of how disguise products are used

Our values

  • Honest. We are real with ourselves and our clients and share our ideas with openness and transparency. 
  • Evolutionary. We innovate using our user’s ever-changing needs so our technology remains ahead-of-the-game.
  • Fearless. We take the best path, not the easiest, and innovate where it’s right, not where it’s simplest.
  • Resilience. We don’t give up until we find the right solution, even if it means going outside our remit.
  • Belong.  We create an environment where everyone feels like they belong and is empowered to do their best work.

Our benefits

We have a really competitive benefits package as we want to make sure we retain the best talent globally out there.

Don’t disguise your differences.

Innovation comes from everyone. We strive to create a workplace that reflects our diverse audience. We celebrate our people for their full authentic selves, and embrace uniqueness. Inclusion and Equity matter at disguise. We create together and we create everywhere

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