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Director 1, Product Development Engineering

Philadelphia, PA, USA | Comcast

  • Industry:
    Media / Entertainment
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    IT / Information Technology
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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We are looking for a Leader with technical, people and organizational Skills who can fulfill a pivotal role in the commercial (B4B) services space.

They will be responsible for technical and program alignment between the commercial business units and all of the technical teams developing and implementing solutions and products, not only delivering on the product needs, but also service delivery and assurance needs. This person will need to be very versatile, because the engagement will range from having the right technical skills across many domains to financial analyses to do program delivery.

Core Responsibilities:

•Architects solutions to satisfy business and product needs in near and long term timelines.

•Provides complexity and cost estimation. Develops case studies, roadmaps and models to influence strategic spending. Ensures effective implementation of the department budget. Prepares financial statements and monthly forecasts and reports. Prepares and analyzes monthly financial performance and makes budget and new technology recommendations.

•Influences design and development strategies. Contributes to software design reviews.

•Researches and leads others to research new technology areas. Works with industry partners to develop new standards.

•Directs and forecasts resource needs to meet departmental objectives .Recommends action plans or solutions to.

•Develops prototype solutions and/or model solutions to prove out technology directions. Contributes to Company’s IP portfolio in the form of patents.

•Advises customers and stakeholders in technology related issues.

•Leads reviews of architecture descriptions and requirements. Contributes to the continuous improvement of architecture team processes and standards.

•Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance.

•Regular, consistent and punctual attendance. Must be able to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) as necessary.

•Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Skills and Experience:

•Has experience and a strong understanding of the Cable Telecommunications space and technologies used to deliver HSD (for commercial customers) on cable, fiber, etc.

•Has experience with enabling commercial services, including connectivity, ethernet, routing, SD-WAN, security, WiFi, etc. and

•Besides understanding the network and network services, having knowledge of SDN/NFV, Network Orchestration as well as BSS/OSS environments is a must.

•Is well-versed in the above markets to be able to be a strategic leader in the company.

•In addition to having the right level of technical knowledge, the candidate needs to have experience with the operational requirements and complexities for services and platforms in order to be effective in working with all teams involved.

•Can manage multiple development and delivery teams, as well as business leaders and product owners to get programs to completion.

•Is a strong communicator who is capable of translating product and service assurance and delivery requirements into technical implementations, and vice versa is capable of relaying the impact of technical choices towards the business and partners. Is additionally comfortable doing executive updates.

•Is proficient in doing vendor selection and management.

•Is capable of building business cases and doing financial impact analyses.

•Has no reservations to make priority and planning calls where constraints or conflict of resources come up.

•Puts the customer first, always.

Job Specification:

•Bachelors Degree

•Engineering, Computer Science

•Generally requires 10+ years related experience

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