Where the interaction design team, software&AI team and hardware sub-teams tackle the technical challenges, the management team focuses on keeping the team working together in an efficient and comfortable way. Management is the core of the team. Every day we are working to get the team in the right direction. We want to create your future drone assistant, but to accomplish this, there is a lot to organize.
Currently, all vacancies have been filled. It will be possible to join Team 7 (2021-2022). If you are interested in this, please fill in the sign up form and specifically mention that you are interested in joining Team 7.
The team manager is responsible for the output of the whole team and represents Blue Jay to the outside world. As a team-manager, you plan, organize, lead and control the team. You have a lot of responsibilities and you should make everybody feel comfortable to do his or her job and should get the most out of everybody to achieve the highest possible.
Team manager is a combination of roles which are mentioned below. It entails project management and HR management. This means that team manager is a full-time function.
Of course, the whole team should work together efficiently. As a project manager you improve cooperation, work efficiency, and overall performance of the team. Obviously good planning can make a major difference in efficiency, so this is where project management comes in. As project manager, you plan what the team is going to do this year and you make sure that everybody stays on track and reaches their deadlines. The project planner communicates with all of the engineers and technical leads to ensure tasks are distributed in a way that the planning will be met.
This is advisory a fulltime task; however, part-time is a possibility when there is a small group of students (<15).
We plan a lot of different events to show the world our drone. Maybe you already visited one of our demonstrations? Two very important yearly events are our midterm and final demonstrations where we show the public our progress. As an event manager, you arrange transport, make sure enough team members are present, contact with the event organizer, making scenarios and making invoices.
Event-manager is not a full-time function and could, therefore, be combined with another function or engineering.
EXTERNAL RELATIONS MANAGER
An external relations manager is the main contact person for all sponsors. You will make sure that we have good contact with our current sponsors and you find new sponsors to collaborate with. Also, in case a team member needs help from a professional, you connect the right person to that team member.
External Relations manager is not a full-time function and could, therefore, be combined with another function or engineering.
“The most fun aspect is that you get a first view of all the possibilities in the tech world. This gives you a good orientation for after your graduation“Paul van Kuppevelt, Team 6
The main task of PR management is to introduce the world to Blue Jay. Getting on the news with our accomplishments and showing our drone to the general public. As PR manager you write the monthly newsletter that is read by over 200 people and partners, you think of creative Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram posts, and many other promotional stunts.
PR-manager is not a full-time function and could, therefore, be combined with another function or engineering.
Management is also responsible for all incoming and outgoing money. As a financial manager, you have the power to decide where our money goes to and have to administrate all income and expenses. The biggest income posts are our partners and sponsors. They provide us with knowledge, manpower, and money. As an account manager, you look for new partners and maintain existing partners. You visit companies, go to networking drinks and pitch the idea of Blue Jay to potential new partners.
Account-manager is not a full-time function and could, therefore, be combined with another function or engineering.
Last, but not least, the HR manager is responsible for the well-being of all team members and the recruitment of new team members. Tasks of the HR manager include organizing recruitment events, handling applications and interviews, organize evaluation and feedback sessions and organizing team activities.
HR-manager is not a full-time function and could, therefore, be combined with another function or engineering.