Identiv Germany Full-time 2024-02-09

Company Description

Identiv stands as a global leader in digital security and identification within the Internet of Things (IoT) realm. Our comprehensive platform encompasses radio frequency identification (RFID) and near-field communication (NFC) technology, robust cybersecurity, and a full spectrum of physical access, video, and audio security solutions. Our mission encompasses ensuring seamless access and universal operations, safeguarding identities from malicious threats, protecting intellectual property, and driving innovation in the IoT landscape.

Identiv is globally trusted by a select group of partners and forward-thinking customers spanning diverse vertical markets. From airports to seaports, critical infrastructure to government agencies, hospitals to schools, and startups to corporations, we provide security for the people and places that underpin our daily lives. With a strong international presence, we are at the forefront of technological advancement, shaping the future with cutting-edge innovation. Identiv’s mission is to digitally secure the physical world.

At Identiv, every individual and every action performed is significant. We firmly believe that the key to our success lies in having the best individuals occupying exciting, aligned, relevant, and empowered roles with clear missions, goals, and measurable outcomes.

Identiv Values

Our core values revolve around unwavering commitment to our promises, continual support, and respect for our team members in every aspect, a genuine customer-centric approach that goes beyond mere words to embody a deep passion and sense of duty, a relentless pursuit of superior, more efficient solutions that not only benefit our customers but also empower us to surpass our commitments and fulfill our mission. Above all, we emphasize the importance of smiling, finding joy, and being proud of the hard work that goes into our end results!


What Sets Us Apart

Community: Collaborating with exceptional individuals significantly contributes to our workplace satisfaction. We recognize that our value is intricately tied to the vibrant community of people we engage with. We seek out individuals who are deeply passionate about their work, relish the art of problem-solving, delight in discovering solutions, and take joy in the process.

Innovation: We are forward-thinking tech enthusiasts working on the present while envisioning the future. Our cadre of visionaries brings creative insights to address current challenges, nurturing ideas, identifying opportunities for enhancement, fostering transparent communication, and serving as a source of inspiration to both our team members and business associates.

Accountability: With over four decades of industry-leading expertise in security, digital identity, and the Internet of Things, our team embodies the highest standards of integrity and professionalism. Our members are characterized by their unwavering honesty, reliability, loyalty, inclusivity, and respect for others. We take full responsibility for our actions, regardless of the outcome, and view every experience as an opportunity for learning and growth.

Impact: Catalyzing Positive Transformation. Our employees contribute to shaping a brighter future through their involvement in pioneering technology. Simultaneously, they play a pivotal role in cultivating an improved workplace by offering feedback to our leadership, knowing that their voices are genuinely valued and respected.

Authenticity: We demystify intricate technology, ensuring accessibility for individuals spanning the spectrum from experts to novices. Our workforce experiences a nurturing environment where they can authentically be themselves, enjoying a sense of safety, security, and comfort. Each team member is respected and cherished for their unique identity, with the assurance that their thoughts and viewpoints are not only acknowledged but also hold significant weight within the team.

Talent: We recruit industry-leading professionals known for their exceptional skills. We foster continuous growth by offering training opportunities, enabling our employees to excel. Our team members have the privilege of applying their innate talents and honed expertise in their roles, deriving genuine satisfaction from their work, finding it intellectually engaging, and aspiring to advance in their careers.

Fun: Embracing enjoyment and laughter is a key ingredient in our work culture. We understand that our workplace is enriched when we infuse it with fun. We actively seek team members who find joy in their tasks, share a zest for problem-solving, and take delight in the journey while achieving solutions.

Job Summary

The R&D Director reports to the General Manager/Vice President of IoT Business and plays a pivotal role in shaping the technological landscape of Identiv. This position requires a well-versed leader with a deep understanding of RFID technologies and a proven track record in driving innovation. The R&D Director’s responsibilities will encompass strategic leadership, overseeing the entire R&D process, team, , and ensuring the successful development and implementation of cutting-edge RFID solutions.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Develop and execute a forward-looking R&D strategy for Identiv’s RFID technology, aligning with organizational objectives and industry trends.
  • Provide visionary leadership to the R&D team, fostering a culture of innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Lead and oversee the end-to-end product development lifecycle for RFID solutions.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure products meet market demands, customer needs, and industry standards.
  • Conduct thorough research on emerging RFID technologies, industry trends, and competitive landscapes.
  • Analyze market dynamics to identify opportunities for innovation and differentiation.
  • Manage and mentor a team of skilled R&D engineers and researchers.
  • Foster a collaborative and dynamic work environment that encourages creativity and problem-solving.
  • Oversee project planning, execution, and delivery, ensuring alignment with timelines and budgets.
  • Collaborate with project managers to identify and mitigate risks.
  • Drive the conceptualization and design of novel RFID solutions.
  • Guide the development and testing of prototypes, ensuring a rigorous evaluation process.
  • Lead the analysis of data from experiments and tests, drawing actionable insights.
  • Ensure meticulous documentation of experiments, designs, and test results.
  • Collaborate with marketing, sales, product management, and manufacturing teams to integrate R&D efforts with overall business objectives.
  • Provide technical expertise and support to various departments as needed.
  • Ensure that all R&D activities comply with relevant industry standards and regulations.
  • Collaborate with regulatory affairs teams to navigate and adhere to international standards.
  • Stay current with industry trends, technological advancements, and best practices in RFID.
  • Attend conferences, tradeshows, workshops, and training sessions to enhance personal and team knowledge and skills.

Style / Cultural Mindset

  • Commit to understanding and delivering results.
  • Make decisions based on data and analytics.
  • Take decisive action, including learning from productive failures.
  • Trust and respect the roles and responsibilities of the team.
  • Foster open and transparent communication within the organization.


  • Applicants must be currently residing in Europe to be considered for this position.
  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Engineering, preferably in Electrical, Mechanical, or a related field.
  • Extensive experience in R&D leadership roles, particularly in RFID technology.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in engineering design software and tools.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and leadership skills.
  • Proven ability to drive innovation and lead teams to successful project outcomes.


Pay & Perks:

At Identiv, we prioritize pay fairness. Your base salary plays a vital role in our comprehensive compensation structure, and it is established within a specific range. This structure allows for advancement as you gain experience and evolve in your role. Your salary and compensation will be determined based on various factors, including your geographical location, skill set, educational background, and work experience.

In the spirit of openness regarding compensation, the range for the On Target Earnings for this position is 120,000 to 180,000 Euros. The salary package, encompassing base salary and commissions, will be determined based on your level of experience.

Identiv encourages candidates who believe they might be overqualified or outside the expected range to apply, as some positions allow room for up-leveling for an extraordinary candidate.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Identiv is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We value diversity and inclusivity and believe that a diverse workforce enriches our company culture and enhances our ability to serve our customers and clients effectively. Our hiring decisions are based solely on qualifications, skills, and experience relevant to the positions available. We strive to create a work environment that promotes fairness, respect, and equal opportunities for all employees. Identiv does not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment and is committed to maintaining a workplace free from such behavior. If you require any reasonable accommodation, please inform our HR department, and we will make every effort to accommodate your needs. As an equal opportunity employer, we are dedicated to the principles of affirmative action and take proactive measures to ensure equal opportunity in employment. We are proud of our diverse workforce and remain committed to fostering an inclusive environment that celebrates the unique perspectives and talents of everyone.