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Senior Director, Software Defined & Cloud

Reference : VMSLAFOE


Kind of business

Editeur de logiciels télécom

Your employer

Our customer is leading provider of open and fully interoperable IP, Optical & Software solutions to service providers around the world

In order to speed up R&D developments and keep our customer ahead of competition in the fast moving software field, our customer is looking for a new Senior Director, Software Defined & Cloud

Your responsibilities

The Senior Director, Software Defined and Cloud, leads all R&D teams developing pure software solutions.This role reports to the Group CTO and VP R&D. It has full accountability for developing and delivering the following solutions:
– Universal CPE to support Network Function Virtualization at the edge
– Virtual Network Functions
– Network Management Systems for Transport & Access

He/she shall be in charge of the following activities:
• Leads an international team of ca. 50 staff members, distributed in 4 different countries (France, Belgium, India, Brazil) and 6 different sites
• Hires, motivates, trains, develops and coaches assigned personnel in accordance with HR Group policies and corporate strategic objectives
• Supervizes all R&D development activities reporting to him/her in order to ensure fast time to market, high quality and feature rich deliveries meeting customer expectations
• Stays up-to-date with the latest technology trends and opportunities while also monitoring competition to ensure our solutions remain competitive and deliver compelling value
• Tracks specific customer commitments to ensure no deviation vs agreed plan
• Develops and promotes a strong vision for our customer software portfolio in order to accelerate our growth and seize a significant piece of the market especially in virtualization of the enterprise branch offices and in edge computing
• Fosters innovation in his organization
• Builds and executes a roadmap of convergence between our customer Network Management Systems, by leveraging our current assets while embracing in full the Software Defined Networking paradigm
• Accelerates the move to the Cloud by ensuring support of all kinds of Cloud deployments (public, private, hybrid – as VM’s or containers)
• Plays a key role in moving to a full agile R&D organization
• Is accountable for the quality and stability of products and solutions delivered by R&D teams reporting to him/her
• Enhances our testing capabilities through further automation and improved customer representativeness
• Monitors Key Performance Indicators related to his/her activity and defines action plans to improve
• Defines and monitors budget execution
• Is able to promote our customer solutions in front of customers
• Adopts an open and fair management style in combination with an intense two-way communication with all employees in order to obtain a motivated and well-informed workforce
• Maintains good relationships with Product Management, Marketing, Sales, Pre-Sales, Manufacturing, Customer Support and other R&D departments in order to better support our customers and improve our global roadmap

Your profile

• MSc or MEng degree in Telecommunications or Computer Science
• Very strong knowledge in Cloud, Virtualization, SD-WAN / SASE technologies
• Strong experience in software development
• Good technical background in IP and network protocols
• Strong team management experience of R&D, Engineering or IT departments
• Previous experience in working in international environments
• Previous experience in working in agile organizations, with ideally some experience as Product Owner or Scrum Master
• Ideally some previous experience in integrating personnel coming from acquisitions
• Strong strategic and customer focus with a clear understanding of our customer markets and ability to interact with customers at senior level
• At least 5 years’ experience in a managerial position
• Fluent in English and French

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