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Hello everyone.


Four exciting positions in our Leeds and Chicago offices have just opened up which are related to Premier Farnell's (element14's parent company) Raspberry Pi business. I've given a brief outline below and you can follow the links to read the full description.


Take a look and feel free to point anyone who you may think is suitable towards them. You can also see all our current job openings by following our recruitment team on Twitter.


Regional Application Engineer. Two positions one in Leeds (UK) and one in Chicago (USA).

This is a new and exciting career opportunity, in a unique part of our business.  Initially, the main purpose of this role is to drive regional design wins for the Raspberry Pi Broadcomm-based Compute Module by providing the pre and post-sale application support to customers implementing the Raspberry Pi architecture in their embedded design solutions.




Raspberry Pi Global Business Development Manager. Based in Leeds (UK)

This is a newly created role, within Premier Farnell, where we are looking for someone with an Entrepreneurial mindset and ability.

The Global Business Development Manager, the main purpose of the role is to develop strategic partnerships globally by segment key regional territories (Brazil, India, and China) and secure new revenue streams and global potential across a Raspberry Pi Product portfolio.  Converting a pipeline of profitable new business revenue for the development of partnerships and the execution of theRaspberry Pi strategy.



Raspberry Pi Coordinator. Based In Leeds (UK)

This is a newly created role, working as part of the Global Supply Chain team within Premier Farnell.

Based in Leeds,  as the Raspberry Pi Co-ordinator  the main purpose of your job is to provide proactive and effective business support to assist the Global Head of Raspberry Pi, in the high performance execution of their strategic global responsibilities.



The element14 community is 5 years old and in that time, your global electronics community has grown to over a quarter of a million members! We pride ourselves on being THE place to discuss all things electronics, give away free products in our RoadTest programme, provide informative webinars and for engineers and electronics enthusiasts to participate in our exciting Forget Me Not Challenge (now w/ Raspberry Pi B+). We're also proud to be the home of the Ben Heck show which is almost 150 episodes old.

This is YOUR community and to say thank you to our awesome members and to celebrate our 5th birthday, we're giving away these cool TektronixTektronix t-shirts as modelled by some of our team in Chicago. For a chance to get yours, comment below and tell us a little bit in the comments below about why you joined and what you like most about element14. The first 100 comments we receive that answer this question will receive a t-shirt from Tektronix and YOU TOO can look as handsome as element14Dave below!

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Step 2: Post in the comments section below why you joined element14 and what you most like about being a member.


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Last week Google launched a new feature called 'Help Outs'. Described as 'Real time help, from real time people', this is Google's attempt to try and utilize the hangout feature as a means to offering 1:1 training with experts on any subject... for a price. In the launch video they use the example of a guitar lesson, Photoshop help and baking a cake, but are there are opportunities for engineers here?


The USP of 'help outs' is that this goes beyond the passive structure of a webinar, which can often be quite linear and  and even that of a public 'traditional' Google hangout. This in effect gives the learner one on one access to learn skills from seasoned professionals (or seasoned amateurs) to help them accomplish a real world task. For example you might run a soldering masterclass, explain how to properly set up test and measurement equipment, give a masterclass on 3D printing or maybe you could do with learning something new yourself?


A quick search of some electronics keywords shows that some early adopters have already started to see the value of this new platform as a teaching tool and a way to make a little bit of money too (see the below example of Arduino tutorials).

Take a look at the video below for Google's overview of Help Outs and do let us know if you try it!




Stuart Jones

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Tweet: @StuartSJones