R&D Director of Software Program Managment

Newbury, UK
16 Aug 2019
20 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description - R&D Director of Software Program Managment (190000DW)Job Description R&D Director of Software Program Managment - (190000DW)Primary Location: GB-GB-NewburyDescription VIAVI (NASDAQ: VIAV) has a 90+ year history of technical innovations that have evolved to keep pace and address our customer's most pressing business issues. We make equipment, software, and systems that help to plan, deploy, certify, monitor, and optimize all kinds of networks - like those for mobile phones, service providers, large businesses and data centers. VIAVI is also a leader in high performance thin film optical coatings, providing light management solutions to anti-counterfeiting, consumer electronics, automotive, defense and instrumentation markets.We are the people behind the products that help keep the world connected - at home, school, work, at play, and everywhere in between. VIAVI employees are fierce about supporting customer success and we welcome people who bring their best every day to the company - to question, to collaborate and to push for solutions that will delight our customers.Position Details:

As a Technical Program Director reporting into
the VP of R&D for the Software Enablement Division of Viavi, you are a key
member of the leadership Team. You will have responsibility for execution of
high impact / strategic development programs through the Product Lifecycle from
Program Initiation through General Availability.

Key Responsibilities: • Responsible for planning and tracking and delivery of New Product Development Programs (Schedule execution, Content, Quality and Financials)• Work with Technical Functional Managers to ensure resources are available and assigned to the Team• Develop and maintain an integrated program plan and schedule with Cross Functional Core Team• Lead the Core Team in managing and tracking program progress, including making tradeoff decisions to achieve Program objectives within a set of constraints defined by Senior Functional Management• Drive fast resolution of barriers and issues with the Core Teams span of control by elevating to appropriate level of Management for fast decision making• Proactive Risk Management through risk identification and development of risk mitigation plans with the Core Team• Provide all necessary management reporting and reviews for the Program• Recommend to Senior Management the continued investment or closure of the Program based on projected business results

Qualifications Required Qualifications:• Comp Science degree or equivalent with 10+ years' experience in a high-tech SW development environment.• Strong leadership skills - proven ability to drive change through influence, passion, and conviction• Broad technical knowledge of the Telecommunications domain including detailed knowledge of 3G, 4G, and especially 5G protocol stacks, Virtual networks, and the Cloud• Over 10 years' experience in R&D as a software engineer or technical leader• Over 10 years' experience in Software NPI introductions• Knowledge of DevOps tools and CI/CD processes: Atlassian Tool Suite, Container technologies (Docker, Swarm, Kubernetes), etc.• Leadership experience within a global matrix management organization• Deep understanding of Product Development Lifecycle from Concept through to Launch/Shipment• Proven Track record of delivering results versus goals and objectives• Strong business acumen; Understanding of key Financial metrics & levers• Experience with S.A.F. (Scale Agile Framework)• A proactive approach to risk management and continuous process improvement• Excellent detail orientation and proven ability to effectively manage complex engineering projects• Effective team player/leader - able to collaborate effectively across multiple teams, roles, personalities• Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office productivity tools - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, as well as collaboration tools like Teams and Slack• Demonstrated root cause analysis / process improvement training (ie 6 sigma / CMMI);If you have what it takes to push boundaries and seize opportunities, apply to join our team today. Work Locations: Newbury, GBR Astor House, Newbury Business Park London Road Newbury RG14 2PZJob: Program MgmtSchedule: Full-timeShift: Day JobJob Posting: Jul 9, 2019, 3:17:52 PM

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