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Director of IoT Platform Engineering, Robotics


Introduction

Our client’s flagship product is the most successful consumer robotic product in the world; with US market segment share in excess of 75%, and a sizable lead in Europe as well, according to Adam Fleck of Morningstar. The company is now going through a momentous transition in strategy and culture: from standalone hardware-oriented products to the internet and software-based Connected Home ecosystem that presents potential partners in everything from mobile and voice-enabled devices to add-on home automation functionality. An engineering focus that once prioritized individual product utility has shifted to one emphasizing an overarching cloud-based, connected platform offering a user experience consistent with the aspirational nature of a premium brand.

The company requires a strong, technically astute and inspirational software development leader and manager to embrace this newly created role and help lead the charge to the company’s Connected Home future.


Overview of the Role

The company seeks a software engineering Director for the IoT Platform who is passionate about developing world-class products, services, and infrastructure to help the company innovate and build quickly and with confidence. The ideal candidate will not only be an excellent communicator and coordinator, but should be technically strong enough to provide guidance for a world-class software engineering team.

Reporting to the VP of Software Engineering, the Director will be responsible for the delivery of software across three teams: Mobile Apps, Cloud and Connectivity. These teams will be delivering an IoT platform to be utilized across the current and future product set. This is a highly collaborative position in which it will be essential to communicate effectively with many other departments, including the other engineering teams, product management, marketing and IT.


Responsibilities

• Manage a team of software managers, coordinating software development and test of the IoT platform

• Conduct bi-weekly presentations to the engineering and business unit leadership team, sharing status of software deliverables

• Identify key strategic initiatives to build the foundation around software development

• Set technical direction and drive developer productivity through best-in-class software engineering practices

• Ensure solutions are engineered for a secure, reliable, high performance, highly-available end user experience

• Demonstrate strong leadership skills by establishing clear goals, objectives and priorities that communicate the organization’s vision

• Ensure that programs of record are delivered on schedule with acceptable levels of quality

• Drive empowerment, innovation, teamwork, and enhance customer value

• Ensure that all programs are fully staffed with developers whose skills and competencies match program needs

• Attract and retain top talent to build a world-class software function and continue to upgrade competencies to meet the future needs of the organization


Requirements


Required Qualifications

• Tenacious, get-things-done attitude

• Someone who is highly technical and stays up to date on the latest software trends

• Experience managing software development for mobile devices and/or cloud services

• Demonstrated ability to provide vision and direction to engineering teams

• Agile software development methodologies and release management experience

• Experience in a Continuous Integration / Delivery environment

• Minimum 10 years of leading software engineering/application development teams

• Minimum 5 years of managing software engineering managers

• Undergraduate degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering

Desired Qualifications

• Familiarity with IoT product development, and the challenges associated with it

• Previous experience with embedded software development and/or networking





Director of UX


Introduction

Our client’s flagship product is the most successful domestic product in the world; it controls about 75% of the North American market, and holds a sizable lead in Europe as well, according to Adam Fleck of Morningstar. With the resounding success of its Home Automation business, the company is going through a momentous transition in strategy and culture: from standalone hardware-oriented products to the internet and software-based Connected Home ecosystem that presents potential partners in everything from mobile and voice-enabled devices to add-on home automation functionality. A design focus that once prioritized individual product utility is fast shifting to one emphasizing overarching user experience consistent with the aspirational nature of a premium brand.

What will the future of our client’s Connected Home products look and feel like? Will mobile phone-based control persist as the “right” interface, or will voice control become a user imperative for the future? Who are the potential partners that can help the company provide their users the best experience in a Connected Home ecosystem, and speed the company’s passage to becoming the Connected Home leader?

The company requires a strong, visionary and inspirational UX leader and evangelist to embrace this newly created role and lead the charge to the company’s UX-centric, Connected Home future as category leader.


Overview of the Role

The Director UX will not only drive UX as a priority internally, and translate that focus into best-in-class, user-centric Connected Home products, but will help chart the future of the company’s user experience. He or she will be responsible for defining the holistic user experience for the products – the user’s end-to-end journey with the product – to ensure an experience with our client’s products that is consistent with the company’s strategy and brand, and that delight the company’s users. The Director UX will work closely with the executive, engineering and product management teams to make certain that the user experience is translated into present and future product design, both hardware and software.


Responsibilities


UX Vision & Strategy

• Serve as the steward of the company’s UX vision. How will the user experience define the company’s brand, everything from the out-of-box experience through set-up, control, and everyday product interaction?

• Strengthen the research processes, tools and resources necessary to define the total user experience, present and future. What problems do users want resolved today? What will users be looking for in the future as technology and the Connected Home market evolve? How will the company leverage their products’ connected functionality for data logging, testing and analytics to persistently assess and improve the user experience? What is the current state of the art in UX design in the industry? What is possible and practical with respect to both the software and the physical design, bearing in mind price and performance?

UX Leadership

• Serve as the UX evangelist for the company. Provide knowledge, leadership and inspiration to help orient product design and development teams to a user-centric model that will inculcate UX strategy into design specifications for features and functionality.

• Serve as a technology evangelist to advocate for product capabilities that enable a great mobile experience in the broader IoT ecosystem.

• Support the validation of UX functionality during all stages of prototyping and development.

Team Management

• Lead, manage and inspire what is currently a team of 5 UX designers, doing everything from foundational user research, through interaction, graphical design and usability assessments.

• Manage and provide leadership to the 4-person Industrial Design team to support the ID direction already in motion and ensure consistent UX experience and brand.

• Manage outsourced services related to User Experience and Industrial Design.


Requirements

• Demonstrated success in UX leadership, evangelism and culture change for companies in consumer device, home automation or related markets; and for products that benefit from IoT capabilities and partnerships, and involve both software and hardware technologies

• 10+ years of experience participating in all aspects of the user experience lifecycle: research, design and validation, with at least 3 years of successful leadership

• Proven background in creating great experiences in consumer mobile software applications

• Proven ability to balance the varying needs of the organization with the user: resulting in a user experience strategy that is informed by meaningful research, empathy for the user and an appreciation for the difficulties and realities of implementing change and new plans internally

• Strong knowledge of different research methodologies that inspire and inform consumer experiences

• Strong understanding of user-centric processes that contribute to the creation of successful, cutting edge experiences

• Strong understanding and study of human behavior, and a proven record of translating behavioral characteristics into design feature/functionality

• Ability to influence and partner with executive, product and technology teams/experts to reinforce user needs and values within the product design process

• Enough of a technologist to understand the cutting edge of UX and how design imperatives are blended into engineering best practices

• Knowledgeable about UX tools and techniques

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, especially as they relate to inspiring, articulating and defending design decisions

• Effective leadership, interpersonal, project management, meeting management and consulting skills

• Ability to manage effectively external third party design partners

• Degree in Human Computer Interaction, Cognitive Sciences, Digital Design helpful but not required





Lead Life Sciences Data Scientist


Introduction

A report published in 2014 by the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development determined that the cost of developing a prescription drug and securing market approval is $2.6B, which, correcting for inflation, was a 145% increase over the 2003 estimate. A significant part of this cost entails finding and analyzing reams of data: technical data, drug trial data, documentation and more.

Our client is a 2500-person, global, not-for-profit technology and services provider and rights broker for some of the world’s most sought after information and content. Its big data search-analysis-rights management platform for the life sciences field not only helps to drive down costs for drug discovery by making the process more efficient, it also enables the discovery of new insights and information, providing immeasurable value for pharmaceutical, research and other life sciences companies working to cure life-threatening and life-altering diseases, both common and rare.

OVERVIEW OF THE ROLE

Reporting to the CTO/VP Engineering, work closely with industry-leading life science companies to solve interesting and complex real-world problems that truly make a difference in the world. Bringing to the process an understanding of complex data structures, identify and understand customers’ analytical and business challenges, and work collaboratively with the Engineering team to develop innovative and efficient solutions to meet those needs. Up to 25% travel to client sites.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Apply a broad array of capabilities spanning machine learning, statistics, mathematics, modeling, simulation, visualization, pathway/network analysis, NLP and graph analysis

Digest complex data structures, perform statistical data reduction, summarization, normalization and multivariate data analyses; and report findings

Develop intelligent software components for our applications and solutions that we build for our clients

Evangelize machine learning throughout the company, sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm with others

QUALIFICATIONS – REQUIRED

Proven computational biology or data science experience in the life sciences

Broad understanding of the biotech/pharmaceutical industry and, in particular, its scientific, translational and clinical platforms/domains

Good knowledge of and experience with machine learning algorithms, data processing and visualization

Experience with Big Data and, in particular, large multivariate data sets

Familiarity with Big Data frameworks such as Apache Hadoop or Apache Spark

Good knowledge of and experience with Linux, Java, Python or Scala

QUALIFICATIONS – PREFERRED

Knowledge of information systems, technology, and databases serving and analyzing biological, chemical, genomic and/or medical information

Experience with a deep-learning framework (e.g. TensorFlow, CNTK, Theano)

Experience with any one of the following: C/C++/C#, F, F90, HPF, R, Octave

Experience with D3 and derivative libraries

Excellent communication and presentation skills

EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE

PhD or Master’s degree in a STEM discipline





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Chief IoT/Cloud Architect, Home Automation Robotics [FILLED]


Introduction

According to a recent report by Zacks, the global robotic systems market, which was worth about $5.5B in 2011, will reach $13.5B by 2018. Tamara Walsh of Motley Fool writes, “Robots are fast becoming a critical part of various industries around the world. Robotics to make their businesses more efficient.” And their homes.

Long-term winners in the robotics market will be those who continue to drive technical innovation of practical benefit to customers, and sustain a strong defense strategy against the competition.

As our client company continues to grow rapidly, and transition to a more software and internet-centric engineering environment and cloud-based, connected-home model, it needs strong, expert technical guidance in IoT architecture and the accompanying infrastructure to extend its track record of dependable high-quality delivery and practical innovation. Towards this end, it has created a new innovation lab, a “Tiger Team” that will rapidly explore and validate new technology market opportunities, from early proof-of-concept to fully functional prototypes placed into customer trials. Key areas in the company’s development are the expansion from stand-alone robots with embedded-only processing to pervasively connected devices offering rich functionality through smart apps, and the large-scale distribution of computing across multiple systems for the Connected Home. The Senior IoT/Cloud Architect will be a key strategic and technical leader in helping to accomplish this.


Responsibilities

• Help map out and build systems to support this new generation of IoT products and capabilities. Purview includes all software and systems from the connection to the robot on up, from the communication protocol (via Wi-Fi and/or cellular), to multiple Cloud instances, to the interface with the end-user app.

• Participate from concept ideation to prototype delivery and customer trials. Help brainstorm new concepts, translate desired functionality into technical requirements, define the system architecture and rapidly develop options and proof of concepts to assess feasibility.

• Lead the exploration into 3d party vendors and partners and manage them effectively, and provide make-or-buy recommendations along with the required budget and schedule.

• For projects selected for customer trial, manage all external and internal new development around connectivity, Cloud and end-user apps to deliver rich functional product experiences.

• Interface with core engineering group to identify options to leverage internal solutions where possible, as well as map out the transition of systems from prototype to full product development.

• Contribute to the company’s culture of innovation, sharp focus on customer benefit and personal commitment to delivering the exceptional.


Qualifications

Experience in designing and successfully implementing Cloud-based systems, particularly with connected IoT devices in high volumes.

In-depth working experience with AWS platform and tools for IoT devices.

• Experience with high-bandwidth, high-speed, low-latency systems, including video streaming.

• Experience managing internal teams and external software development and solution provider teams, especially in rapid development projects.

• A broad understanding of Machine to Machine (M2M), devices, cloud and field gateways, data analytics, web and mobile development, and many of the areas encompassed in an end-to-end IoT implementation.

• Someone who thrives in a dynamic environment, is able to assess quickly emerging trends and options, filter them down to pragmatic solutions for the present, pivot as new learning emerges, and develop a vision of the path to future.

• 10+ years overall experience in software development, familiarity with Agile preferred.

• Ability to think strategically and maintain a positive, flexible mindset in response to change.

• Consumer product experience strongly preferred.

• BS degree in Computer Science or Engineering, MS preferred.


Selling Points

Key technical leadership role for a newly created, entrepreneurial Tiger Team within a global leader in consumer robotics offering the opportunity to help create the vision for, and bring to reality, cutting-edge, industry-leading Connected Home technology products from design through working prototype.

Opportunity to work with an entrepreneurial team of some of the brightest, most capable technical innovators in consumer robotics whose combined efforts will drive the company, and the industry, into the next generation of Connected Home automation.





Director of Network Hardware Sourcing [FILLED]


Introduction


Our client is one of the world’s leading social network providers. As the Director, Network Hardware Sourcing, you will manage a global talent footprint of network hardware sourcing professionals, and will serve as the primary partner for the company’s Network Engineering team to deliver best in class network equipment pricing, optimal flexibility, and unmatched delivery and availability performance. As the leader of this multi-hundred million dollar business, you will be responsible for the end-to-end ecosystem of sourcing, procurement and supply chain activities in network infrastructure, and for economically moving multiple terabits of information around the globe in a high-performance manner.

This will be achieved through world-class sourcing activities to include, but not be limited to, identification of product and service availability options, development and setting of a sourcing and negotiation strategy for network equipment and services, and partnering with Network Engineering to develop a business and technology roadmap for the Production and Corporate Networks. Our client has world-class in-house capability to design its own equipment as well; so all vendor options and terms must be evaluated within this context.


Responsibilities

• Partnership with Network Engineering: Identify required network hardware and leading edge design solutions to effectively and economically deliver the company’s services around the globe.

• Contract Strategy and Execution: Formulate comprehensive negotiation strategies to secure required network performance with best in class pricing and industry leading contractual terms and conditions. Lead the business negotiation process with internal partners and suppliers. Develop negotiation approaches, must/want and concession positions, and acceptable terms and conditions through to closure.

• RF-x Services: Own and lead the supplier interface for all RFI, RFP and RFQ activities. Partner with appropriate internal stakeholders to ensure RF-x document is inclusive. Drive bid leveling process and oversee presentation of RF-x results to evaluation team and drive the closure of a sourcing decision

• SLA Performance: Manage the measurement of and improve supplier actual performance against negotiated SLA.

• Competitive Benchmarking: Identify key benchmark suppliers in RFx efforts. Partner to identify evaluation criterion and provide relevant data back to appropriate internal teams.

• Cost Modeling: Own and provide industry and actual unit and service cost data which feeds into least total landed cost models and the RF-x process. Develop and implement “should-cost” models for products and services. Drive continual improvement of productivity and develop/implement transformational cost containment and expense reduction strategies to deliver ground-breaking network cost efficiencies.

• Supplier survey, audit and qualification: Oversee efforts to survey, audit, assess and qualify new suppliers.

• Technology Roadmap: Partner with Network Engineering to coordinate suppliers and review network supplier technologies and services roadmaps and develop a business and technology roadmap for the Production and Corporate Networks.

• Preferred Supplier Management: Identify, qualify and formalize a preferred supplier list. Partner with internal stakeholders to ensure alignment.

• Ongoing Cost Productivity: Measure, report and action cost improvement as a function of market pricing and supplier productivity gains.

• Scorecard Management: Lead measuring supplier performance, root causing issues, and driving improved performance. Own all aspects of supplier performance.

• Procurement Operations: Ensure the timely placement and on-going management of POs in support of demand requirements and manage procurement operation functions like supplier management and the measurement, analysis and improvement of sub-processes, business metrics and systems.

• Actively engage and collaborate with the operations team to facilitate the development of network hardware and software that provides choice between traditional closed and proprietary network switches and a fully open network technology stack.

• Occasional travel, approximately 20%.


Qualifications

• This position requires a thorough understanding of networking technologies, network architectures, and market pricing and innovation trends. A working knowledge of foundational Network Hardware technologies (optical transport, routing, switching, and load-balancing) is strongly preferred. In addition, the ideal candidate will have a strong track record of successfully working with OEM, JDM and ODM suppliers.

• 10 years of experience in network hardware product life cycle (product development and NPI through EOL), negotiating network equipment costs, developing and implementing cost models, and supplier management, in the capacity of both commercial relationships and operational performance management.

• 7 years of progressively increasing management experience including demonstrated leadership in managing a team, leading supplier performance improvement, creating a vision and following through with strategy and execution in the networking technologies space.

• BA/BS or equivalent in technical or business related field, MBA preferred.





Senior Vice President of Engineering, Robotics [FILLED]

Introduction

According to a recent report by Zacks, the global robotic systems market, which was worth about $5.5B in 2011, will reach $13.5B by 2018. Tamara Walsh of Motley Fool writes, “Robots are fast becoming a critical part of various industries around the world. More companies are using robotics to make their businesses more efficient.” And their homes.

Long-term winners in the robotics market will be the ones who continue to drive technical innovation of practical benefit to customers in viable growth markets, and sustain a strong defense strategy against the competition. Our client has continued to expand its patent portfolio at an outstanding pace, resulting in its being ranked in the top 5 in the electronics and instruments industry by the Patent Board. The connected home ecosystem, backed by a cloud infrastructure and integrated with third party solutions, is clearly within its sights.

As the company continues to grow rapidly, and transition to this more software-centric engineering environment and cloud-based, Connected-Home model, it needs leadership to extend its track record of dependable high-quality delivery and practical innovation. The Senior Vice President of Engineering will be a key strategic and technical leader in helping to accomplish this.

Responsibilities

• Build and develop an engineering organization that embraces innovation, collaboration and effective execution of product strategy; lead product development initiatives that ensure Best Practices and the most effective processes are applied consistently, resulting in the launch of best of breed, highest quality products that exceed customer expectations and align with corporate strategy

• Foster a culture of predictable execution and accountability; establish/enhance robust customer-centric product development processes that are systemically conducive to predictable execution and visibility; establish metrics to measure the effectiveness of development processes

• Work with product management to develop, communicate and drive actionable product roadmaps in support of new/evolving business opportunities

• Work cross-functionally with the product management and advanced development teams to specify requirements, identify technologies, establish schedules and execute product development plans

• Ensure transparent and timely communication among product management, engineering and senior management on products plans, schedules, deliverables, and activities

• Work with the manufacturing operations team and contract manufacturers to manage quality, and identify and resolve outstanding issues

Requirements

• A sophisticated, operationally proficient, seasoned technology executive with a successful record of delivering on time and on budget in a fast-paced development environment technologically complex, high-volume systems products that include complex electromechanical assemblies, electronics and software for high reliability applications

• Substantial experience working with Far East contract manufacturers

• Significant experience implementing and managing a customer-centric product development process such as Agile, which prioritizes customer requirements and manages known risks and uncertainties adeptly while optimizing the efficiency of the team

• A confident, seasoned executive, highly intelligent and humble, with the experience and insight to recognize and attract top talent, and the leadership to motivate high performance within the organization

• The wherewithal, skills and presence to be an effective member of the iRobot and CTO’s leadership teams, a strong communicator with a passionate, mission-based orientation to his or her work, highly organized and able to build and maintain strong relationships both within and outside the organization

• BS degree in Engineering, MS preferred





Director of Global Compliance, Home Automation Robotics [FILLED]


Introduction

According to a recent report by Zacks, the global robotic systems market, which was worth about $5.5B in 2011, will reach $13.5B by 2018. Tamara Walsh of Motley Fool writes, “Robots are fast becoming a critical part of various industries around the world. Robotics to make their businesses more efficient.” And their homes.

Long-term winners in the robotics market, of whom our client, a leader in home automation robotics, appears to be one, will be those who continue to drive technical innovation of practical benefit to customers, and sustain a strong defense strategy against the competition.

The Director of Compliance plans and directs resources and activities that ensure new products are developed, transported and marketed in accordance with international Design Control laws, standards and procedures in all countries where our client markets or manufactures products. He or she proactively and effectively evaluates, manages and communicates risk with respect to global product compliance, and provides consultation to all functional management groups around global compliance affecting product development, manufacturing and distribution. The Director of Compliance directs implementation of new Quality & Compliance programs required by regulations and/or company directives, and establishes and maintains compliance programs, procedures and controls among core teams.


Responsibilities

• Create long-range quality plans focusing on the effective development of new products and establishing systems to ensure implementation and maintenance of policies and strategies for systems that are compliant with regulations and industry standards in all of the company’s global markets

• Implement an integrated quality management system approach balancing customer satisfaction and regulatory compliance with business objectives

• Attend Risk Management Board and Quality Review Board meetings to provide product quality expertise and may lead failure investigation discussion for issues related to compliance in product design or manufacturing

• Identify opportunities to continuously improve quality, cost and time factors, consistent with international standards and business objectives

• Influence business strategies by ensuring an appropriate balance of business, customer and regulatory requirements and emerging trends

• Develop and set strategic direction for quality that integrates regulatory compliance with customer, product and market requirements

• Represent the company during compliance inspections by United States regulatory agencies, Notified Body and foreign governments for compliance inspections, as required

• Ensures management reviews of the quality system are conducted effectively

• Maintain up-to-date knowledge of global regulations and standards affecting product development

• Provide updates to company regarding compliance status and performance


Qualifications

• Significant experience working with an international set of regulations and regulatory authorities and certification bodies for complex consumer products that include hardware, software and electromechanical components

• Knowledge of international homologation and global requirements, laws, standards and certifications involving product Safety, EMC, Eco-design and Transport

• Knowledge of and compliance with applicable Quality System requirements (e.g., QSRs, ISO and OSHA)

• Superior international regulatory, technical and business knowledge to develop operational strategies for continued compliance and quality assurance

• Ability to develop long-term strategies and implement corresponding performance standards

• Ability to apply project management skills to ensure fulfillment of long-term requirements

• Working knowledge and experience in managing domestic and international third party inspections and negotiating with 3rd parties on compliance issues

• Minimum 3 years’ management experience

• Strong written and verbal communication skills to communicate effectively at all levels

• Ability to travel <20%, both domestic and international

• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related preferred





General Manager, Global Content Services & Localization [FILLED]


Our client’s global content services and localization team is looking for a leader to drive a vision for modernizing content for developers and IT professionals, and deliver localized versions of that content and the multitude of software products it supports to the company’s international markets. This is a highly visible role in the top 1% of our client’s organization, and is one that is critical to the ongoing success of the overall product business. This division of the company powers one of the world’s largest on-premises and cloud-based server solutions, and one of the world’s most productive developer desktops. All of these customers need best-in-class content to help them get the most out of their investments.


Responsibilities

• Driving and evangelizing the overall vision, roadmap, and delivery of a comprehensive user assistance experience for all of the division’s products

• Managing the goals, objectives, and resources of approximately 200+ geographically-dispersed content developers and software engineers

• Managing a team of approximately 50 localization engineers and a vendor budget of $30M annually to deliver localized products and content to support worldwide sales of the full product portfolio


Qualifications

Thought leadership on next-generation information delivery and content solutions for the cloud and/or enterprise space, and a successful track record forging customer / partner relationships, will be key to establishing your credibility and becoming a key influencer with stakeholders worldwide. Your impact will be measured by the overall quality of the content and the impact it has on customer success, as well as the quality of the worldwide product portfolio.

In addition, your ability to partner with teams such as Engineering, Marketing, Field Sales, Customer Support, Evangelism, as well as other Content Publishing teams across the company, will be key to meeting customers’ needs for first-class documentation, guidance and locally-relevant products. Your passion for customers and your commitment to their success is essential. We also seek:

• Substantial experience as a manager of managers leading a large team (100+), with a focus on technical learning, content development, and/or training for a Developer and IT-Pro audience

• Experience with customer and local-market-needs analysis

• Familiarity with the tools and engineering systems employed in content development and product localization

• Proven expertise in the content publishing and/or localization arena

• Hands-on experience in implementing quality processes in a complex, global organization

• Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills

• Demonstrated problem-solving and cross-group negotiating skills, strong project and people management skills

• Demonstrated experience in driving for results, applying a variety of management styles to match different situations, executing on strategy, and maintaining attention to detail

• Experience with online authoring and production processes, globalization / localization strategy and experience, UA/UI integration, and usability issues preferred

• 12-15+ years of experience in a high-technology environment, plus a BA/BS/MS in Computer Science, Technical Communications, Information Design, English or a related discipline




Director Product Management [FILLED]


We seek a Director of Product Management for our client, a $280M global information services and technology provider - both on-premise and cloud-based - and rights broker for much of the world’s most sought-after content, including in- and out-of-print books, journals, newspapers, magazines, movies, television shows, images, blogs and ebooks. Our client was named for 4 years straight to EContent Magazine’s EContent 100 list of companies that matter most in the digital content world. They were also recently named to the Boston Globe’s Top 100 Women-led businesses in Massachusetts, and were a finalist in the ALPSP Award form Innovation in Publishing, 2014.

They provide smart solutions that simplify access to, workflow around, and licensing of content; and enable businesses and academic institutions to get permission quickly for use of copyright-protected materials, while compensating publishers and content creators for use of their works. They have recently brought to market a content workflow solution that streamlines information search and retrieval while simplifying copyright compliance and information management. The platform also includes content analytics that provide an instant view into an organization’s content usage and spending, and integrates seamlessly into other licensing technology.

They are clearly a key player in the knowledge economy; they make copyright work!


Responsibilities

The Director of Product Management will manage a small product management team and a diverse portfolio of content and workflow solutions designed to speed the process of corporate research and help optimize corporate content expenditure. This person will collaborate with a high-performance, cross-functional team of professionals to prioritize and build new capabilities and develop the workflow business and solution set.

• Set the strategic direction for a portfolio of software, licensing, content and services to support achievement of company goals

• Create and manage short and long-range product roadmap to maximize business value

• Work with engineering to size and scope product enhancements, and collaborate with other product leaders to deliver an integrated user experience and maximize synergy within the product platform

• Coordinate with a cross-functional team to drive all aspects of the product lifecycle, including product build, make/buy, pricing/packaging, marketing, service delivery, partnership and channel strategies

• Represent the company and products at key customer engagements, conferences and analyst events

• Carry ultimate responsibility for success of product offerings, and track and report on key business metrics as evidence of success

• Establish and maintain key relationships with industry influencers and industry experts


Ideal Profile

• 7+ years of successful product management experience with comprehensive software platform technology for the enterprise

• Drive for results and proven track record of leading large-scale projects to success

• Proven people and product management experience, with strong familiarity with product management Best Practices, preferably with Agile development

• Skill in assessing competitive position, market dynamics, trends, size and segmentation

• Experience managing business consulting or outsourced staffing teams a strong plus

• High degree of intellectual curiosity and analytical skill

• Ability to relate well with team members across, up and down the organization

• Exceptional communication / presentation skills, including writing skills

• Bachelor’s degree (technical preferred), Master’s degree in business a plus




Principal Robotics and Vision Scientist [FILLED]


According to a recent report by Zacks, the global robotic systems market, which was worth about $5.5B in 2011, will reach $13.5B by 2018. Tamara Walsh of Motley Fool writes, “Robots are fast becoming a critical part of various industries around the world. More companies are using robotics to make their businesses more efficient.”

The precipitous growth in the robotics market, including the accelerated pace of adoption of robotics technologies in both traditional markets, including home maintenance & automation and defense & security, and emerging ones including medicine and the enterprise, has been further fueled by well publicized robotics acquisitions by Google and Amazon.

Within this high-growth sector, our client continues to command its core robotics markets. One of its high-visibility products controls about 75% of the North American market, and holds a sizable lead in Europe as well.

The company also continues to expand into new markets, including video collaboration for medical and enterprise, bringing with it its significant advantages in brand recognition and IP portfolio. Advancements in home automation and extending independent living for the health-challenged are bound to emerge in the near future.

Long-term winners in the robotics market will be the ones who continue to drive technical innovation of practical benefit to customers in viable growth markets, and create a defense strategy against the competition. Our client has continued to expand its patent portfolio at an outstanding pace, resulting in its having one of the top patent portfolios in the electronics industry.

The company needs to sustain this track record of practical innovation, and the Principal Robotics and Vision Scientist, reporting at the VP level, will be a key technical leader in helping to accomplish this.


Key Deliverables

• Develop novel vision-based algorithms for mobile robotics navigation, particularly vision-based navigation and SLAM (Simultaneous Localization & Mapping)

• Design state-of-the-art algorithms for fusion of vision and dead-reckoning information, with particular emphasis on embeddable algorithms for consumer applications

• Design, implement, test and document robotics and vision algorithms in C and C++ on Linux/Windows and on embedded platforms


Knowledge, Skills and Experience

• A solid engineering background with hands-on experience designing and developing algorithms for mapping, navigation and/or perception; and robotics and/or vision systems, with a broad experience set across a variety of robotics and vision technologies

• Understanding of, and experience with, any of the following: 3D reconstruction, SLAM (graph and/or FastSLAM), ego-motion estimation, deep visual learning and/or feature extraction and matching.

• Strong analytical skills and mathematical foundation

• Good understanding of computer systems

• Minimum of 3 years experience in algorithm implementation using C and C++

• Excellent verbal and written communications skills

• Ability to work independently, without direct supervision

• Strong problem solving skills and ability to learn quickly

• Minimum Degree: Masters or PhD in Computer Vision, Robotics, or related field


Key Selling Points

• A technical leadership role reporting at the VP level, driving innovation and building the company’s future with a robotics leader, a company with one of the top IP portfolios in the world in the electronics industry

• Opportunity to join one of the most successful robotic companies in the world, one that has been relentlessly dominant in its core markets, and driving to identify and dominate emerging markets such as continued automation of the home and extending independent living for the health-challenged

• The chance to work with a world-class technical team helping to forge the future of robotics and computer vision technology




VP Products [FILLED]


We seek a VP of Products for our client, a $255M global information services provider and rights broker for much of the world’s most sought-after content, will soon be delivering the first phase of a cloud-ready product platform that will unify the company’s legacy systems, enable the more efficient development and scalability of future applications, and serve as a leaping off point for a new generation of product innovation.

Reporting to the CEO, and collaborating with the CTO and other members of the management team, the VP Products will drive overall product strategy and plans for the entire portfolio of our client’s products. He or she will ensure products meet customer and partner expectations, align with the company’s business objectives, and advance competitive positioning while addressing vertical markets effectively.


Responsibilities

Responsibilities include leading the team to produce market-driven licensing, software solutions and services that deliver ROI for customers and advance the company’s strategic goals. This includes defining the long-term product roadmap and managing product priorities and schedules, as well as overseeing requirement methodology and quality delivery throughout the development life-cycle from inception to release, with emphasis on product line revenues and profitability.

• Spearhead product innovation across the company to deliver compelling and differentiated product offerings, competitive advantage and exceptional product user experiences.

• Own the full product lifecycle and act as a key contact between the technology team and other stakeholders throughout the entire product lifecycle.

• Collaborate with stakeholders to prioritize product initiatives, create business cases for product investments, collect and formalize business requirements and identify opportunities for product improvements.

• Be the voice of the customer, taking input on customer needs from focus groups and other feedback mechanisms, including industry metrics, in order to make informed recommendations on product opportunities.

• Establish and execute a vision and direction for going to market and advancing the company’s product lines in existing and new markets based on customer and market requirements.

• Identify, create and expand industry-specific / vertical product offerings.

• Create, deliver and enhance Product Specification documentation standards and other related templates for the product management function.

• Continue to educate and develop staff on industry trends affecting the products and market.

• Effectively operate cross-functionally within the company, collaborating with Development, Sales, Marketing, Finance and Operations.


Ideal Profile

12+ years of experience in product management / innovation roles, including several years in leadership roles, with a software company developing platform technology and/or enterprise application suites. Experience in the information services / data space is particularly valuable.

• Demonstrated track record of having launched commercially successful innovative new software platform products.

• The ideal candidate will bring a blend of knowledge and process from having worked successfully with both smaller and larger organizations.

• Demonstrated effectiveness working in cross-functional environments including Engineering / QA, Sales and Marketing teams.

• Solid understanding of product management and innovation, preferably in both Agile and traditional Waterfall environments.


Attributes

• Highly energetic, self-starter with get-it-done attitude who strives for and obtains results and performs well under pressure.

• Decisive leader with the ability to drive process, motivate and engage the team’s best efforts, and earn respect and credibility in achieving results.

• Strong team builder and mentor for the product team.

• Strong communicator (oral and written) with excellent analytic, strategic, conceptual, persuasion and presentation skills who enjoys working with diverse groups and end-user communities, executives and managers, including technical teams.

• Effective and approachable manager with the ability to lead by example, and to use the right balance of structured and flexible methods to solve complex issues in delivering results on multiple concurrent projects in a high-pressure, fast-moving environment.

• Technical fluency a must; prefer Bachelor or Masters Degree in a technical discipline; MBA preferred.




CTO / Vice President of Software Engineering [FILLED]


Introduction

Our client is a global rights broker for some of the world’s most sought after content.  It promotes the seamless sharing of knowledge by creating innovative licensing solutions that let academic institutions, businesses and individuals quickly get permission to use copyright-protected materials while compensating authors, publishers and other content creators for the use of their works.

Our client represents the rare balance between being a company without direct competition, but in a business, content rights management, entering a defining time in its history. The company has an excellent opportunity to become the global repository and advocate for content rights management and distribution. It plays a major role in the global knowledge economy. It advances education, innovation and the free flow of ideas and information. It not only aids in IP licensing, but through the proactive marketing of its services, it promotes creators’ works and negotiates usage rights. This is the best of both worlds among corporate and individual creators and users. It is a steadily growing company that provides both the resources and presence of a well-established business, and the enjoyment of working within an intellectually challenging and dynamic work environment.

Overview of Role

The CTO / VP of Software Engineering serves as a member of the company’s Senior Management Team, and as the top Information Technology executive for the organization as well. This person is the executive-level expert on all technical issues as they pertain to Software Development, Product Architecture and Information Technology, and runs these 3 groups totaling over 70 people, including 7 managers.

While leading a small Architecture team, the CTO / VP Engineering will own and communicate the technical vision and architectural roadmap, and bring scalability to product and systems architecture while transitioning from legacy systems. This person will participate in overall business planning offering current knowledge and technical vision as related to the company’s competitive position and operating needs, and identify trends for the senior management team.

The CTO / VP Engineering will also lead and manage a software development organization of over 30 developers, as well as the Quality group and various outsourced resources. This person needs to be an agent for change, helping to bring a well-experienced software development team to the next level and a new degree of efficiency while implementing architectural/product innovations.

The CTO / VP Engineering will also determine long-term corporate-wide Information Technology needs and develop the overall strategy for information systems development. He/she will ensure the integrity of corporate data, proprietary information and related intellectual property through information security and access management; and will serve as an expert on issues surrounding the technologies the company must employ in order to achieve the company's strategic objectives. That means leveraging technologies to increase the value and usefulness of current in-house information systems to the company and its customers, while at the same time applying technologies to reduce the cost of IT infrastructure.

This role provides the opportunity to work with a highly intelligent, talented and dedicated team of people who are working at the forefront of content rights management.


Primary Responsibilities

• Provides strategic technology advice to the CEO, Executive Committee and the Board of Directors

• Monitors and assesses new technologies, and provides technology roadmap to implement business vision and roadmap

• Oversees development, QA and maintenance of all software products and applications; as well as IT

• Directs software development projects of varying sizes through development managers and project managers

- Ensures software projects are completed on time and according to corporate quality standards

- Serves as a focal point and facilitates communication upward and across project teams with respect to project status, justifications for variances, and technical information (architecture, design and implementation objectives)

- Organizes multiple simultaneous projects through development of a department plan

• Works closely with application and database architects to simplify and standardize product portfolio and databases

• Ensures software development practices, including Agile Scrum methodology, are practiced consistently across the organization

• Supports marketing and media relations by translating technical details into real customer advantages that are superior to those of competing products

• Supports acquisitions by evaluating the systems and technologies of acquisition candidates, and articulating the business values these systems could generate


Qualifications

• Broad background in software development, software engineering metrics, software development and maintenance processes and technologies, IT infrastructure (networking, servers, desktops, security) and innovation management

• Experience in strategic technology planning, policy development, and effective, timely execution

• Strong leadership qualities, strategic thinking, analytical and decision-making skills with demonstrated ability to combine broad technical, business and political factors

• Experience in one or more of the following domains – search, relational databases, messaging, SOA, cloud computing, e-commerce

• Diplomacy, presentation and interpersonal skills coupled with excellent communication abilities (written and verbal), including an ability to distill effectively complex technical information for executives

• Experience in application portfolio simplification/modernization, standardization, open source

• Experience with J2EE, Spring, Struts, Java, Ruby on Rails, PHP, Oracle database

• 12 or more years of experience in software development with 5 or more years in management

• Strong business acumen

• Exceptional people and time management skills – blend of technology management ability with strong ability to motivate and lead a bright technology staff

• Bachelor's degree in software engineering or computer science - advanced degree desirable




Big Data Storage & Compute Chief Architect [FILLED]


The Next Generation Big Data Ecosystem

Are you interested in driving the definition of and processes within the Big Data ecosystem? We are working with a client who has developed a cloud storage and compute engine that powers one of the largest online business ecosystems in the world. The system consists of a very high level programming language, a distributed replicated storage system, a variety of schedulers, management interfaces and a variety of development support tools and environments. Our client has been leading the charge on Big Data for years. Few other cloud computing services in the world can boast the scale of this system: every ten minutes it grows more than the Library of Congress grows in three months.

This is the opportunity to work on a massively parallel supercomputer comprised of tens of thousands of commodity servers coordinating to provide vast reliable storage and stunning computation power. Every day the system ingests hundreds of terabytes of data. Every day this group runs thousands of computations that read and write petabytes of data.





This team is on path to scale to exabytes of storage in coming years. The system's users run computations over the sum corpora of human knowledge - multiple copies of the world wide web and all of the structured data/imagery linked from it. A "small" computation for this system reasons over terabytes of storage within a few seconds; computations that read petabytes are becoming more and more common.





The underlying service needs to be unimaginably fast - and it needs to be rock-solid reliable.

What's next after you have one of the world's largest batch-processing systems? The team is designing a brand new execution paradigm for publisher/subscriber data pipelines, random reads and writes, and distributed transactions. What will the system process? Multiple complete copies of the world wide web, annotated with structured data, social nework updates, geospatial/map data, and semantic data. Want scale? The team will be doing tens of billions of updates per day, and trillions of reads distributed across tens of thousands of servers.

We would like to talk with you if you are a world-class distributed systems and/or HPC architect and/or team manager with new ideas and a passion to build the Big Data ecosystem - in essence, the world's largest supercomputer. We seek people who can be counted among the few top technical leaders in the company in this domain, and are capable of driving innovation that will not only propel our client company forward, but make the industry stand up and take notice as well.


Seeking

• Proven deep expertise in high-scale systems-level programming: storage and file systems, networking and transaction processing

• 10+ years of demonstrated success shipping high-scale, high-quality products on time in the areas of distributed systems, database/repository technology, and/or multi-threaded systems

• Great design and problem solving skills, with a strong bias for quality and engineering excellence at scale

• Strong technical leadership skills, including excellent written and verbal communication skills

• BS degree in Computer Science or related field, MS or PHD preferred




Executive Technical Group Program Manager, Search Platform [FILLED]


Introduction

Are you passionate about building technology and services that tens of millions of people interact with every day all over the world to the tune of tens of thousands of queries every second, all with superb quality and high performance? Do you want to pursue the cutting edge in computer science and turn this technology into products? Here’s your opportunity to lead the search platform technical program management team in building and running one of the largest and most challenging cloud computing services in the world for our client company.


The Search Platform

The search platform includes the platform foundation technologies used to index and serve billions of web and structured data documents. This platform is a large distributed system to serve search results at scale of more than thousands of queries at a time from tens of thousands of servers, going through billions of documents, with relevance, all in a matter of milliseconds.


The Technical Program Management Team

The platform technical program management team is a high-powered startup inside of our client working on technology and products that are critical to the company's success, and are at the heart of the customer experience of the internet. This team is responsible for working with numerous internal and external partner organizations, spanning the search and advertising platform businesses, and numerous customers across our client company who are building online services.


Responsibilities

This team requires your careful oversight to understand the business and technology needs of many different partner teams, to help set technology direction, and to hire an all-star team to complement the existing resources in order to execute confidently. This PM team will operate with high visibility from its stakeholders, who include executives, engineering teams and business groups. Operating out of corporate headquarters, the GPM, serving in this newly created role, will influence the direction of the technology of both the search platform and the technologies of its partners.


Requirements and Skills

To be successful in this position, you must be a strong technology executive, preferably a VP of Engineering and/or CTO, with a history of successfully shipping product and services for a large online business. You will have a passion for improving technology, people, processes and tools; and be able to demonstrate the ability to influence senior management through effective written and interpersonal communication, including about complex technical information. You should have a broad awareness of search industry development practices, and the ability to identify critical challenges and opportunities.

• Minimum of 12 years of experience in delivering software solutions/platforms, including a deep background in all aspects of software engineering and the development lifecycle, with strong skills in the areas of data processing platform design, application infrastructure design and development, and parallel architecture

• Broad set of experiences and skills ranging from excellence in core engineering, business/financial and data analysis, and the ability to deeply engage with customers/partners; through building collaborative working relationships with development, test, product planning and partner organizations

• Balance of technical, business and data analytics background, with exceptional problem solving skills

• Able to plan a multi-release product roadmap and manage multiple projects and people

• Self-motivated, self-directed and able to attract, hire, lead and motivate A-level talent

• Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work well in a team environment

• Experience in internet search/services, information retrieval, data mining and/or distributed systems a plus

• Great people manager with at least 8 years of people management and good organizational health statistics

• Proven ability to align a team behind a customer-focused vision and deliver against plans

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related, MS or PhD preferred




Chief Architect, Global Cloud Infrastructure [FILLED]

Unified Communication Services


Are you a dynamic industry-recognized technical Leader with a comprehensive perspective across high-scale cloud platform design, architecture, development and testing? Are you a veteran of delivering mission-critical services for hundreds of millions of users, and successfully leading the charge on complex cross-company challenges? Are you passionate about the communications space, and excited by the opportunity to dig in and compete with the likes of Google, Apple, et al?

As chief architect reporting to the GM of Development at our client company, you will be leveled in the top1% of the company, and will have the opportunity to lead international architecture, development and technical strategy efforts that will enable this communications business to vault past their current successes and win every conversation every day on every device from the living room to the board room.


Core Responsibilities:

• Deliver End-to-End architecture across consumer and enterprise

• Spearhead transformation to horizontal scalable services

• Drive key technological decisions across all products in the division

• Lead architectural best practices across the division with focus on large-scale services

• Identify the hard technical challenges and lead breakthrough solutions


A successful candidate will be expected to:

• Design and develop stable, innovative and massively scalable architecture that satisfies product/service goals and company-wide business strategy

• Deliver leading-edge product/service designs that evolve the product vision and set industry trends

• Resolve the most complex technical problems that span the product/service or company, over multiple releases

• Find opportunities for collaboration across the company & industry, ensure delivery on cross-group commitments, and achieve scale of work efforts by enabling the work of others


Qualifications

• Extensive and proven track record in leading real-time service architectures that scale to hundreds of millions of users

• Proven experience in, and deep knowledge of, building cloud infrastructure to support high-scale services such as communications, mobile, social networks and/or broad-based web services

• Deep technical understanding of the entire service delivery infrastructure from network up

• Experience with cloud technologies and concepts: REST, API versioning, PaaS, horizontal scaling, sharding, geo-redundancy, fault partitioning

• Experience with successfully delivering on the challenges of delivering cloud services to mobile endpoints

• Ability to plan a multi-release product roadmap and manage multiple projects

• Passion and experience for measuring results in order to improve quality of deliverables, improving a team’s overall development process, and creating a work environment where all teams share the responsibility for product quality

• Proven ability to align a team behind a vision and deliver against plans, and translate technical documentation into a discrete set of tasks

• Flexibility to handle ambiguity effectively and switch gears when necessary in response to events and circumstances

• High degree of self-motivation, with the ability to attract and hire A-level talent, and lead and motivate others

• Exceptional interpersonal and written communication skills coupled with the ability to work well in a team environment

• Deep commitment to high quality and engineering discipline Excellent large-scale design and implementation skills (C# and C/C++)

• Broad and deep experience in algorithms, systems, and multi-threaded programming

• Able to coordinate and assist hands-on with the debugging of live service-impacting issues at any level of the service delivery stack

• Experience with architecting for instrumentation and data-driven service rollout

• At least 15 years of solid experience with software engineering in the industry with 5 in senior leadership positions

• BS/MS in Computer Science, or equivalent experience

Director of Technical Program Management, Enterprise Services [FILLED]



Introduction

Are you a product leader with proven track record that spans cloud scale and enterprise services? Do you want to be part of bringing one of the best known and loved brands in the world to countless more delighted users at work and home? Our client, a global provider of unified communications services, is looking for a Director of Technical Program Management for Enterprise Services. Reporting to a GM, this role, which will be leveled in the top 1% of the company’s employee population, is directly responsible for strategy and execution across key aspects of the communications experience and cloud platform.

Enterprise voice in the cloud – delivering enterprise voice, video and unified communications capabilities to the cloud – at massive cloud scale.

Small business collaboration services – extending leadership to small managed and unmanaged businesses as the businesses grow from startup, to small business, to enterprise.

Advanced consumer voice services – Enterprise-grade voice services such as hunt groups, voicemail and call transfer do not need to be reserved for business users. Communications options and needs for individuals, families and groups are expanding at an exponential rate – and growing more complex – as the world gets more and more connected and as people have more choices. This role will be charged with bringing advanced services to individuals, families and private groups – at scale, and minus the complexity.


Key Responsibilities

• Manage a 50-person team of highly technical Program Managers, the largest PM group within the organization, toward successful delivery of at-scale, highly reliable enterprise services to millions of users/p>

• Partner effectively with Product Development, Finance, Marketing and other business functions to drive ongoing innovation and ROI

• Ensure effective Agile processes delivering quality product that is well tuned to customer needs at a rapid pace of ongoing innovation.


Qualifications

This position requires proven leadership experience shipping high-scale cloud, communications and/or enterprise services to millions of users with the highest quality and reliability.

• Minimum 12+ years in Product Development, Technical Program Management or Product Management, with a minimum of 8 years in a senior leadership role running teams recognized for their strong organizational health and ability to deliver on goals

• Excellence in a combination of core engineering, business/financial and data analysis

• Ability to engage deeply with customers/partners, and build a collaborative working relationship among Development, Test, Product Planning and other partner organizations

• Ability to plan and drive multiple releases or products in an Agile environment

• Self-motivated, self-directed; able to attract and hire A-level talent, and lead and motivate them to achieve success as measured against company and team goals

• Flexibility, ability to deal effectively with ambiguity, ability to translate technical plans and documentation into a discrete set of tasks, and facility with switching gears when necessary in response to circumstances

• Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, including written communication skills, as well as the ability to work effectively in a team environment

• Proven ability to align a team behind a customer-focused vision and deliver on plan

• BS/MS in Computer Science, or equivalent experience required

• Ability to handle up to 30% travel, including in Europe and California




Director, Network Services and Equipment Procurement for Leading Social Network Company [FILLED]


Introduction

How do you scale to a billion users? From the patch of dirt our client company built a data center on custom servers that power the site to their vast systems, network and database infrastructure. They make use of existing open source technologies like Linux, memcached, MySQL, Hadoop and hbase, while developing some of their own. In honoring their hacker roots and challenging convention by custom designing and building our software, servers and data centers from the ground up, they built the technical foundation of the social network.

As the Network Services Procurement Manager (NSP) you will manage a team of network equipment and services procurement professionals and will serve as the primary partner for Network Engineering to deliver best in class transport pricing, optimal flexibility, and unmatched delivery and availability performance.

This will be achieved through world class sourcing activities that will include, but not be limited to, identification of product and service availability options, developing and setting a sourcing and negotiation strategy for network equipment and services, partnering with Network Engineering to develop a business and technology roadmap for the Production and Corporate Networks.

Your primary internal partners will be Network Engineering, Financial Planning and Analysis and Technical Program Management.

The ideal candidate will have experience negotiating bandwidth agreements for Transport (Dark Fiber, DWDM, OCx, etc.), IP Interconnection (Transit, Peering), Colocation and Content Delivery (CDN). This position requires a thorough understanding of networking technologies, network architectures, market pricing and capacity availability and service providers. This position reports to the Director of Supply Chain and is based at corporate headquarters.


Responsibilities

• Contract Strategy and Execution: Lead the business negotiation process with internal partners and suppliers. Develop negotiation approach, fallback positions, acceptable terms and conditions through to closure.

• RFx Services: Own and lead the supplier interface for all RFI, RFP and RFQ activities. Oversee presentation of RFx results to evaluation team and drive the closure of a sourcing decision.

• Competitive Benchmarking: Identify key benchmark suppliers in RFx efforts.

• SLA Performance: Measure and improve supplier actual performance against negotiated SLA. Partner to identify evaluation criterion and provide relevant data back to internal FB team.

• Cost Modeling: Own and provide industry and actual unit and service cost data which feeds into TCO and RFx. Drive continual improvement of productivity.

• Supplier survey, audit and qualification: Oversee efforts to survey, audit, assess and qualify new suppliers.

• Technology Roadmap: Partner with Network Engineering to coordinate suppliers and review network supplier technologies and services roadmaps.

• Preferred Supplier Management: Identify, qualify and formalize which suppliers should be on the preferred supplier list. Partner with internal stakeholders to ensure alignment.

• On time Delivery: Manage the measurement of, reporting and actions to improve supplier delivery performance.

• Ongoing Cost Productivity: Measure, report and action cost productivity as a function of market pricing.

• Scorecard Management: Lead measuring supplier performance, root causing issues, and driving improved performance. Own all aspects of supplier performance.


Requirements

• At least 7 years of network equipment or services procurement and negotiation

• Demonstrated leadership in managing a team, leading supplier performance improvement, creating a vision and following through with strategy and execution in the networking technologies space

• Must have 10+ years experience in negotiating network transport costs, developing cost models, managing telecomm service providers, management of peering and transit service providers in the capacity of both commercial relationship management and operational performance management

• Prior leadership or management experience is preferred

• Able to accommodate occasional travel (<20%)

• BA/BS or equivalent in technical or business related field preferred




Technical Program Director, Cloud Servers [FILLED]


Our client company continues to drive exciting advances in the design and production of server hardware infrastructure for one of the world’s largest and most diverse data center operations. This infrastructure enables the delivery of the company’s global cloud services.

In this highly visible, newly created leadership role, you will combine your technical and operational skills, and your knowledge of ODMs in Asia, to collaborate with the cloud server and application design teams and ODM partners in driving the design, production and delivery of complex, custom hardware platforms.


Responsibilities

• Lead end-to-end technical program management of the design, execution and delivery of the server hardware infrastructure for the company's next-generation cloud server architecture

• Drive the delivery of custom servers and data center components via ODM manufacturers in collaboration with the company's Data Center Services team and online business

• Take complete ownership and accountability for custom hardware platforms, executing successfully the delivery of cloud server platforms for the company's numerous online businesses

• Pursue technical excellence for server infrastructure, driving innovative technologies for future hardware designs

• Manage executive and technical relationships with a variety of domestic and international ODM suppliers


Qualifications

• At least 10 years of prior experience working in the ODM industry in senior positions to manage complex server/storage products, including but not limited to motherboard designs, chassis/rack mechanical designs, electrical distribution and power supplies, BIOS/firmware and system software

• Excellent understanding of server hardware architecture for components such as microprocessors, motherboards, memory, networking, storage, battery technologies

• Deep insights into manufacturing operations, component procurement and supply chain logistics, field support and design quality control

• Extensive experience doing business in Asia, including relationship management at executive and technical levels, and ability to influence strategic contract negotiations

• Thorough understanding of the cost structure for server/storage solutions in the context of the ODM industry

• Excellent communication skills, strong presentation and influencing skills (Mandarin is a plus)

• Demonstrated executive maturity with strong business sense

• Ability to accommodate frequent travel, including international

• BS EE or ME (MBA a plus)


Additional Skills

• History of close relationships with the executive leadership of the top contract manufacturers for the server industry is desirable

• Ability to understand interdependencies between software ecosystems and hardware design

• Extensive collaboration skills with co-workers, executives and the technical supplier ecosystem (ODMs)

• Strong organizational and program management skills




Executive Architect, Computer Vision and 3D Video [FILLED]

A Startup Initiative



Introduction

The Executive Architect for Computer Vision and 3D Video will lead the design and implementation of a V.1 game-changing new video technology currently under wraps at our client company. This is a newly created, high-visibility, high-impact role residing at the top 1% of our client’s organization, and one that was specifically developed for this incubation project. The Executive Architect will lead a startup project team that serves as a bridge between groundbreaking, cutting edge research, and development into next-generation shippable products through the relevant product businesses of our client.

This Executive Architect role will be tasked with building new products in a highly dynamic space that crosses computer vision, image processing, video, networking and graphics. This is a small group with little hierarchy that has much interaction with business and technical leaders across the company. This group is uniquely situated outside of existing product groups, allowing it to pursue innovative, product-worthy ideas and solutions that may be unfeasible to develop inside the product groups.


Responsibilities

This is a complex leadership role requiring strong technical and strategic acumen. The successful candidate will bring 20+ years of engineering experience architecting and developing relevant systems technologies.


In particular, we seek demonstrated world-class technical expertise and accomplishments in at least one or more of the following areas:

• Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, 3D Reconstruction, Multi-view Video, Image Interpolation, Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs)

• Digital Media and Entertainment, particularly video conferencing and video compression and decompression, and transmission/transport of video across large networks

• Game Development, specifically game engine development, complex game systems


In general, this person must have:

• World class mathematical ability

• Broad knowledge and hands-on experience in all aspects of the software development life cycle

• World class design/architectural skills and software product development/shipping experience with large and complex systems software projects

• Reputation for being a thought leader in particular area of specialty, prior experience setting architectural direction, vision, roadmap for products

• Ability to establish credibility with senior engineers and senior management across the company; ability to earn and sustain the respect of highly technical professionals

• Ability to operate effectively and efficiently under high uncertainty and ambiguity in a very dynamic environment

• Excellent strategic thinking, quantitative and analytical skills; team leadership and collaboration skills

• Excellent leadership, negotiation, and communication skills (i.e., can lead/motivate people, manage multiple priorities and drive effective collaboration across groups, communicate to all levels of the organization, technical and non-technical, including top executives)

• Strong academic background in Computer Science (Bachelors, Masters or Ph.D. or related is preferred)




Global Head of Storage Hardware Engineering for Leading Social Network Company [FILLED]


Our client is one of the most widely known social network companies in the world. That it has attracted a huge number of active users worldwide creates the need for a hardware infrastructure that is one of the largest and most complex in the world. We are seeking for our client a technically strong leader for its Hardware Engineering team to take this infrastructure and team to the next levels of growth, innovation and performance, while advancing the company's cultural values of hard work, transparency and individual ownership of getting it right.

The Director of Hardware Engineering will be passionate about identifying, developing and delivering technologies that provide the best possible work/watt/$$ for the company. Given the magnitude, complexity and impact of this network, the individual in this role must be an exceptional leader with strong management acumen, superior technical aptitude and an intrinsic ambition for, and skill at, building and growing an organization with the capacity and competence essential to the delivery of a world-class infrastructure platform.





This is an intellectually complex and operationally challenging role that will afford the opportunity to help change the way industry deploys hardware infrastructure at scale through a recently announced initiative founded by this company. They are leading the development of a rack-level standard to enable the rack to become a server and storage chassis, centralizing manageability and the I/O in an open fashion without sub-chasses, and scaled at the rack level. In every respect, this role will stretch the best people, and provide opportunities for further career enhancement as a reward for success.


Responsibilities

• Define next generation product roadmap, including server, storage, rack infrastructure, and potentially networking equipment designs

• Identify areas of innovation above the hardware layer that will deliver operational efficiency and reduce complexity and cost of managing a fleet of tens of thousands of devices in the worldwide data centers

• Work closely with Engineering, Technical Program Management, Supply Chain Operations and the company Research Labs to ensure all products under development are delivered on time, on budget and with good quality

• Lead and provide guidance through technical engineering problems, bugs and feature development

• Understand applications, capacity, business and site operations in order to develop optimized technologies

• Actively support the open-sourcing of all relevant hardware specifications

• Recruit, develop and retain a world-class team of top system architects and engineers who are recognized subject matter experts in each assigned area


Qualifications

• 10+ years of experience in data center and server hardware and software development and management on time, on budget and with high quality

• Demonstrated industry-changing thought leadership and execution

• Expert knowledge of industry technology trends and relevant technologies applicable to the company

• Must be technically relevant in designing and managing platforms; with demonstrated ability to lead and inspire electrical, mechanical, power and thermal engineers in a hands-on fashion

• Must be capable of taking on a business ownership role, and be able to ramp up quickly, operate independently and recruit strong leads and individual contributors to grow the group further

• M.S. Electrical Engineering or Computer Science or related field preferred




Head of Network Engineering for Leading Social Network Company [FILLED]


A second search for the same client as immediately above, one of the most widely known social network companies in the world.

While there have been significant investments in data centers and compute resources at this company, the network innovations have largely been focused on WAN technologies; so the opportunities to innovate and scale are significant. What more exciting place to ply your expertise in network engineering, technology development or web-services architecture for large-scale IP networks!


Responsibilities

• Manage the development, network design, implementation, and support of the company's network fabric

• Lead a team of talented network engineers supporting the company's production network infrastructure

• Work with multiple platform vendors and standards bodies to deliver the various components of the network architecture

• Lead and provide guidance through technical engineering problems, bugs and feature development


Qualifications

• Must have a proven track record of successfully building and leading high performance network engineering teams

• Must have a proven track record of implementing complex network engineering projects globally

• Deep technical expertise in internet and networking technologies, including in-depth knowledge of IP routing, layers 2 and 3 backbone

• Excellent people leadership, as well as strategic and tactical planning skills

• Minimum of 3+ years in a senior management or technical leadership role

• Excellent knowledge of the network industry

• BS or MS degree, or equivalent experience in Computer Science or related field

• CCIE or equivalent certification is a plus




Director of Robotics Incubation



Introduction

Researchers believe we are on the cusp of a robot revolution that will mirror the explosive growth of the computer revolution from the 1980s and onward. What is the next major technological development in robotics? Would you like to take a lead role in defining it?

The Director of Robotics Incubation will lead the conceptualization, design and implementation of both V.1 and Vx game-changing new robotics products, plans for which are currently under wraps at our client, which has one of the top, most respected research organizations in the world.

This is a newly created, high-visibility, high-impact role residing at the top 1% of the company in level and compensation. This technical leader and roboticist will lead a multi-disciplinary project team that will solve complex technical and engineering challenges - particularly in motion, perception and manipulation – in delivering unique, high-value robotics products that will make the industry stand up and take notice.


Responsibilities

• Provide end-to-end technical leadership and architectural contributions to the design and implementation of novel robotics systems

• Drive the team in innovative, productive directions, translating market opportunities, customer and partner needs and high-level executives requests into efficient, effective and practical robotic system designs

• Anticipate and identify architectural issues, dependencies and risks, and proactively frame productive debates to facilitate trade-off analysis and decision making

• Play a key role in technical communication, coordination and alignment up and down the organizational structure (from executives to individual contributors), across product line teams (with Architects across organizational boundaries) and externally (addressing complex customer issues and needs)


Requirements

This is a complex leadership role requiring a passionate roboticist with world-class technical and strategic acumen. The successful candidate will bring ~15 or 20 years or more of engineering experience architecting and developing relevant systems-level technologies. Specifically, we seek the following skills and traits:

• Expertise in one or more of the following areas of robotic technology: motion/mobility, perception, self-navigation, manipulation, machine learning, computer vision

• Sizable systems level codebases, such as operating systems and/or subsystems, virtual machine monitors, language runtime, DBMS execution engines, etc.

• A combination of innovative product vision and world-class architectural ability

• Broad knowledge and hands-on experience in all aspects of the software development life cycle

• Successful track record of software product development/shipping with large and complex systems software projects

• Reputation for being a thought leader in particular area of specialty, prior experience setting architectural direction, vision, roadmap for products

• Ability to establish credibility with senior engineers and senior management across the company; ability to earn and sustain the respect of highly technical professionals

• Ability to operate effectively and efficiently under high uncertainty and ambiguity in a very dynamic environment

• Excellent strategic thinking, quantitative and analytical skills; team leadership and collaboration skills

• Excellent leadership, negotiation, and communication skills (i.e., can lead/motivate people, manage multiple priorities and drive effective collaboration across groups, communicate to all levels of the organization, technical and non-technical, including top executives)

• Strong academic background in Computer Science (Bachelors, Masters or Ph.D. or related is preferred)

• Experience with building embedded or distributed systems preferred

• Understanding of chip or microcontroller architectures

• Knowledge of vision, machine learning and probabilistic algorithms




Group Program Manager, Global Network Management, Monitoring and Provisioning Platform [FILLED]


Introduction and Key Responsibilities

Our client is looking for a senior technical and business leader to lead its global network management, monitoring and provisioning platform program management team to build and run one of the largest cloud computing services in the world. This platform provides the core set of components used to manage the company's numerous online services. This person will be in the top 1% of this large company's employees.

This platform is used to manage a vast array of hardware across the company's worldwide hub, regional, and edge data centers. It’s the core platform to create, deploy, run and manage services across search, multimedia delivery and advertising platforms; and provides the tools and reporting to monitor the health and core metrics of each service.





The program management team is responsible for working with numerous internal and external partner teams. These partnerships span the numerous customers who are building online services, as well as the internet infrastructure team to support the company's data centers worldwide, and numerous executives from key hardware partners to support managing hardware design, procurement, installation, and servicing.





This group requires careful oversight to understand the business needs for many different partner teams, to set the direction and hire an all-star team to complement the existing resources in order to execute confidently. This person and the program management team will operate with high visibility from its stakeholders, who include executives, business groups and engineering feature teams. This team will influence the direction of all the services it touches.


Responsibilities

• Identify critical challenges and opportunities in the architecture, implementation, innovation and strategy of this product and organization and ensure the highest quality cross-organizational execution in response to these challenges

• Set the direction and hire an all-star team to complement the existing resources in order to execute confidently

• Design, develop and present technical information to key executives and high-level technical stakeholders

• Influence management and technical leaders through written and interpersonal communication

• Represent the product and group to internal and external partners

• Plan a multi-release product roadmap and manage multiple projects simultaneously

• Define realistic, meaningful and specific goals and objectives that drive priorities based on business needs, organizational capabilities and best practices


Qualifications

• Deep background in all aspects of software engineering, architecture and the development lifecycle, with strong skills in the areas of data processing platform design, application infrastructure design and development, network management, cloud services, data processing and parallel architecture.

• A balance of technical, business, and data analytics background, exceptional problem solving skills, and a minimum of 12 years’ experience in delivering software solutions

• Broad set of experiences and skills, ranging from excellence in core engineering, business/financial and data analysis, ability to deeply engage with customers/partners, and building a collaborative working relationship with development, test, product planning and partner organizations

• Strong executive presence, interpersonal, teamwork and presentation skills

• Self-motivated, self-directed and able to attract and hire A-level talent, and lead and motivate others

• Knowledge and experience in Internet search/services, information retrieval, data mining, and distributed systems is a plus

• Proven ability to align a team behind a customer-focused vision and deliver against plans


Selling Points

• High global visibility, fast-paced organization working at the cutting edge of technical and service innovation for global network management and provisioning

• The Group Program Manager will work within one of the most respected, innovative and influential internet infrastructure organizations in the world.

• This leadership position is among the top 1 ½ % of the company’s employee population.




GM Global Network and Shared Services [FILLED]


Introduction

Our client seeks a General Manager for Global Networking Services who will be the key networking executive responsible for the design, development, and operations of the company's global IP network, one of the largest in the world. This role is critical to the success of the company's cloud and online services, as well as their worldwide online businesses numbering over 200. If you’re an industry thought leader, with deep experience running large scale services, managing thousands of network devices, and a passion for leading the world’s best networking talent, then this role represents the opportunity of a lifetime.


Responsibilities

• Create and drive the vision, mission, and long term strategies for networking for all of the company's online services in an exciting, challenging environment

• Drive operational excellence by creating a services culture and acting as a change agent in the development of our services-based businesses

• Represent the organization, its capabilities and vision to the company's executives and key industry leaders

• Innovate technologies to reduce costs and increase performance and availability

• Define the role of networking in emerging cloud-based applications

• Influence industry trends with disruptive ideas and solutions

• Oversee the demanding delivery of day-to-day operations for an enormous, global network

• Demonstrate world class leadership and people management skills

• Manage a $100+ million budget

• Attract, retain, and develop world class networking talent


Qualifications

• Proven track record of successfully developing, building, and leading high performance global organizations with 100 or more employees

• Experience running large scale services with over a thousand networked devices

• 10+ years working in a senior networking role in a large scale business

• BS or MS degree or equivalent in Computer Science or related field

• Experience managing executive relationships

• Strong operational, financial, and communication skills

• Demonstrated ability to lead through a position of influence




Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships, Silicon [FILLED]


Introduction and Key Responsibilities

Our client's Research organization is looking for a senior technical and business leader to own and drive major strategic partnership initiatives that will move both the company and the industry forward in key areas of cross-company silicon architectural initiatives. This Senior Director will be responsible for developing and driving strategic, long term partnership activities at the corporate level, working with CEO’s, president and other executives, as well as world-class technical leaders across product groups and the Research organization, to develop a company-wide strategy to keep our client at the forefront of software/hardware innovation.

Examples of critical technology areas covered in these partnership activities include: parallelism, memory, displays, 3D, networking, power management, security, energy, SOC, mobility and graphics. The Senior Director will demonstrate vision to foresee and create opportunities, and strengthen integration of our client's and their partners' products in these areas through long-range planning and continuous feedback. S/he will coordinate with the team’s architects to conduct regular strategy reviews, drive engineering strategy and collaborations, and monitor progress against collaboration milestones within the business divisions. Strategic aspects of the partner relationship include technical and business components.


Qualifications

• Demonstrated track record of strong leadership in negotiating complex, long-term strategic partnerships, as well as developing and motivating influential technology and business partnership teams. Excellent at driving results through influence.

• Experience in architecture, incubation and building of new technologies that have major impact

• Strong strategic thinking and analytical skills with demonstrated ability to combine broad technical, business and political factors

• Knowledge of a broad cross-section of hardware technologies

• Diplomacy and interpersonal skills coupled with excellent communication abilities (written and verbal), including an ability to distill effectively complex information for executives

• Comfortable and successful working with ambiguity and taking risks

• Ability to work effectively across organizations utilizing strong leadership and communication skills

• Passion for winning


Selling Points

• Work with an organization not afraid to take risks, and help it define architectures and technologies for the future at the software/hardware boundary, designs that will have major impact on both the company and the industry at large.

• The Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships will work within one of the most respected, innovative and influential research organizations in the world.

• This leadership position is among the top 1 ½ % of the company’s employee population.




General Manager of Extreme Programming and Cloud Computing Futures [FILLED]


Description

As the technical leader for the Cloud Computing Futures (CCF) team at our client company, you own the vision, strategy and delivery for all hardware and software prototypes. You will create and lead an extended team of software, hardware and environmental engineers to build innovative prototypes at scale based on the company's mission of redesigning the cloud data center as a holistic system. You will collaborate with other CCF research leaders, and with product group leaders at the VP, GM and Director levels to identify and validate hardware and software design concepts that you deliver. You will coordinate CCF activities to identify industry trends and opportunities for strategic investments, and partner with leading researchers in the industry to explore and validate new and innovative ideas, and prototype from the concept stage. You will build a team of up to 100 world-class technologists that will ensure the most effective development and program management practices across all CCF projects and programs.


Qualifications

• Industry-recognized innovator in server and/or data center-related software and/or hardware

• Solid track record of demonstrating strong leadership in developing and motivating world-class technology teams, managing both solid and dotted line, and driving results through influence

• Thought leader who has demonstrated success in taking ideas from concept through to large-scale prototype

• Comfortable and successful working with ambiguity and taking risks

• Proven track record for planning and managing complex projects and relationships

• Superb written and verbal communication skills

• Passion for winning


Selling Points

• Help define a nascent market space for one of the largest computing infrastructures in the world

• The GM Cloud Computing Futures will work within one of the most respected, innovative and influential research organizations in the world.

• This role affords the opportunity to work with many of the most bleeding-edge - and greenest - technologies.




Vice President of Engineering, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure [FILLED]


Description

Our client, a privately held, venture-backed software company in Metrowest Boston area, is the leading innovator of virtual desktop infrastructure software. The company is uniquely positioned at the intersection of the fast-growing desktop virtualization and desktop management markets, and is delivering the "up-the-stack" management platform needed to make VMware, Citrix and Microsoft desktop virtualization infrastructure solutions increasingly viable, scalable and ready for mass market adoption. Unlike any other desktop virtualization solution, our client's open virtual desktop management family:

• makes server-hosted virtual desktops and virtualized notebooks and PCs uniquely personal for every user

• makes single image management, application delivery and instantaneous desktop repair finally possible for IT

• eliminates storage and its associated high cost as an obstacle to VDI deployments.


Key Responsibilities

• Provide inspirational and effective leadership and management to a team of 20+ software developers, architects and QA engineers currently engaged in Version 1 design, implementation and delivery of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) management technology

• Ensure that the company's first product is delivered with the features, quality and performance needed to secure the company's reference customer base

• Install an agile development environment and a total quality consciousness, along with the ongoing spirit of innovation and responsible risk-taking. Run team meetings/reviews and provide mentoring and leadership to ensure deliverables are met on time and within budget.

• Serve as a senior executive team member helping to make the strategy and policy decisions for the company as a whole, while contributing significantly to product strategy, requirements and roadmap

• Coordinate, and continue to build, the collaborative spirit with Marketing, Sales and strategic partners and customers to ensure timely delivery of high quality of quality products that meet customer needs and the company's strategic imperatives

• Provide technical leadership where appropriate and necessary, and oversight of project management to keep projects on track


Qualifications

• Proven leader, results-oriented driver, relationship builder and collaborator with a successful track record of leading infrastructure software development organizations of 30+ through full product life cycles delivering top-quality products on time and within budget

• Strong technology executive and manger who can contribute to high-level strategy discussions as well as architectural reviews and project management details, and can translate strategic imperatives into effective, measurable engineering plans that yield outstanding products

• A successful, resourceful, risk-oriented and flexible entrepreneur who has delivered high-impact software / system products in early-stage settings - prefer V1 experience

• Strong advocate and manager of agile development methods

• Smart, articulate leader and communicator with strong presentation and writing skills

• Vision, drive, passion, polish, high energy, good listening skills, fun

• Can understand technical details in any of the following areas: virtualization (server, application or desktop), networking, desktop/system management, internet infrastructure, OS, database engines


Selling Points

• The challenge and fun of working with an early-stage company invested in by tier-1 venture capital investors, and run by an executive team all of whose members have impressive startup success stories

• The impact of delivering cutting-edge technology helping to define the future of the products, company and industry as a whole

• Significant ownership stake in a privately held, early-stage company with tremendous upside




Managing Architect, Silicon & Hardware Architecture [FILLED]


Description

Acting in a CTO-like capacity, the Managing Architect will drive innovation across the company for our client, orchestrating the cross-divisional development of  the company's technical strategy in numerous critical hardware/software boundary areas including: parallel computing, processor and server architecture, virtualization, memory, networking, power management, security, mobility, video, and graphics.

The Managing Architect and his/her technical staff will oversee, set priorities and provide guidance for the task forces composed in part of Technical Fellows and Distinguished Engineers, in order to develop, drive and monitor implementation of the technical strategy. The Managing Architect ensures the company is in a position to be an industry leader with respect to these technologies now and into the future. These architecture task forces are responsible for providing thought leadership and creating new possibilities - ensuring that the best ideas and architectures make it into products by collaborating with the product teams' technology leaders and the company's silicon partners.  The Managing Architect is responsible for ensuring that the right task forces are productive and effective.

The Managing Architect will also coordinate with business partnership leaders to develop a technology roadmap appropriate for each of the key partner companies, and participate in regular strategy reviews and monitor progress against milestones within the business divisions.


Qualifications

• Demonstrated track record of senior strategic technical leadership and influence in hardware/systems technology resulting in company-wide and industry impact

• Strategic thinking and analytical skills with demonstrated ability to combine broad technical, business, and political factors

• Leadership and results orientation with applied ability to negotiate complex, long-term deals

• Track record for planning and managing complex projects and relationships with senior executives and technical leaders

• Passion for being at the bleeding-edge of technology

• Experience in architecting, incubating, and building new technologies that have broad impact

• Diplomacy and interpersonal skills coupled with excellent communication abilities (written and verbal), including an ability to distill complex information for executives

• Passion for (and preferably experience with) working with silicon partners

• Ability to manage ambiguity and to work both independently and in a collaborative environment

• Organizational agility and ability to drive for results through an operational model highly reliant on influence

• Knowledge of a broad-cross section of hardware technologies


Selling Points

• This role in function is essentially the company's Hardware CTO. Its degree and realm of influence is global, and spans not only the company, but also impacts the industry.

• The Managing Architect will be working closely with, and developing task force projects for, the company's Technical Fellows and Distinguished Engineers, who are among the best and brightest technical minds in the world.

• The purview of this role includes research and roadmap planning for many of the most bleeding-edge technologies.






Vice President of Marketing [FILLED]


Description

Reporting to the CEO, the VP of Marketing is responsible for product management of the overall product/service portfolio, lead generation, marketing communication/PR, marketing programs and events; and with the executive team, corporate and partner strategy. This includes aligning marketing goals and programs with overall company strategy, and with Sales and Business Development.


Key Responsibilities

• Further the company's solutions into a cohesive, well-integrated and effectively branded product portfolio

• Provide leadership around product and corporate strategy, translating strategic initiatives into measurable goals for the Marketing organization

• Work in partnership with the CEo and fellow executives to ensure the most customer-responsive product development priorities, and the branding initiatives to communicate them most effectively to the market

• Serve as an empowering leader and manager for the Marketing team, helping them to continually improve and meet deliverables

• Enable the company to reach more of the international market

• Create the programs that will help generate greater volume of leads for Sales and Business Development, and convert prospects into customers


Qualifications

• Proven leader, results-oriented driver, relationship builder and collaborator with a solid track record of accomplishments in Marketing

• Proven, strong company executive who sees the global view and can translate strategic imperatives into effective, measurable product and marketing program plans that will yield outstanding results

• Track record of having built cohesive product portfolios and grown corporate brand

• Strong evangelist and communicator - both oral and written - with excellent leadership, management, analytical and interpersonal skills

• Knowledgeable about both publisher and user-generated content and content licensing

• Successful track record in international markets a plus, as is multilingual capability


Selling Points

• The company, whose reference accounts include many within the Fortune 500, has an opportunity to become the global provider of and advocate for content rights management and intelligence at a time when content rights is entering a defining moment in its history.

• The company provides both the resources and presence of a well-established business, and the enjoyment of working with an extremely bright, dynamic and entrepreneurial executive team

• Reporting directly to, and partnering with, the CEO, this is a "run with" opportunity with major influence on company strategy, brand and growth






Director, Cloud Computing Architecture and Engineering [FILLED]


Description

Our client company is getting ready to deliver one of the largest cloud compute and service management ecosystems on the planet.  Components of this cloud initiative include OS/virtualization, storage, a developer platform with toolsets, and manageability services for widespread automation.

As a leader of a team responsible for the delivery and management of the cloud initiative, you will be responsible for the massive, global infrastructure that runs the cloud. You will be the glue between cloud development and the rest of the ecosystem associated with service delivery. You will be accountable for the quality and manageability of cloud services. You will manage a senior development team that ensures service delivery, and is equipped to build automation solutions and services that manage the cloud. You will lead the service performance and optimization initiatives, capacity planning and modeling, infrastructure delivery and optimization, global long-range plans, security and compliance methodologies, manageability and reliability mechanisms; and own the overall operational strategies for the cloud.

You will also own the strategies to influence the company's internal services to adopt the cloud manageability platform. You will build and manage a team that owns those on-boarding strategies and techniques. Driving convergence between the current configurations and technology investments for the internal services to facilitate the move onto the platform will be one of your core deliverables.


Qualifications

• This is a broad role with high executive visibility. You must possess strong technical acumen, and the ability to engage with and influence executives and drive negotiations.

• You must think big; and take measured risks; and lead with and without authority.

• You must possess strategic insights into the online service delivery ecosystem in order to help drive the future of the cloud initiative.

• 10-12 years of experience in online service development and delivery, and understanding of large-scale, global services are a must.

• Proven track record of owning fast paced, complex, e2e service delivery projects with long lifecycles is a must.

• Candidates also must have a BS/MS in CS or a related field; a Ph. D. is a plus.


Selling Points

• The cloud computing effort is one of the most influential endeavors that the company has taken on in recent times. It is at the center stage of software + services. The visibility both within the company at the most senior levels and in the industry at large, as well as the challenges, are significant.

• Everything that is latest and greatest about technology and service innovation is a part of this effort. The company has put its best minds, its most senior and technical people, to work on this set of challenges.

• Cloud computing at this company is only going to grow substantially; the company is adding hundreds of thousands of servers over the next few years.