VP Global R&D

Paris, Full time

Job Title VP Global R&D

Location • Paris, France

Our client is a fast growing 250-300 person software vendor in the OSS / NFV transformation space offering cutting edge virtualised Service Assurance solutions covering performance management, fault management and network analytics.

Reports to:President and CTO

Directly Supervises: R&D directors, managers and architects


Main purpose of role:

  • Lead the global R&D organization - approx. 100 people
  • Ultimate responsibility for design, development, QA, delivery/DevOps, L3 support of all my clients software products.
  • Responsibility for quality and timely delivery of products as per roadmap
  • Accelerate the transformation of the global organization into DevOps
  • Support the elaboration of new software architectures and help with the adoption of latest cloud technologies and portfolio morphing strategies into SaaS, PaaS, IaaS
  • Support strategic research projects in areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Edge computing, Big Data and IoT analytics.
  • Management of a global organization across FR, US, IN, TWN
  • This role would require travelling to Gurgaon (India), Folsom (CA), Taipei and London (meeting with Ops, sales, etc.)
  • Occasional travel to meet customers and attend events such as our annual User Group Meeting


Key Role Responsibilities

Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

• Organization, recruitment, training and management of teams across four geographical sites, in Agile environment

• Build new competencies in the organization such as data science and artificial intelligence and support all strategic research projects (AI/ML, Edge Compute,..)

• Put a framework for the selection and adoption of best open source and commercial 3rd party technologies (e.g. storage/DB) and manage the ecosystem of technology OEMs

• Production processes permanent improvement, KPIs setup and tracking

• Accountability for product deliveries’ quality, schedule, contents and budget conformance

• Leveraging and morphing of legacy codebase into Cloud-based, Virtualized infrastructures


The Person

Skills (technical and non-technical) & Qualifications

Must have • In command of all aspects of software product lifecycle in OOD, Agile, Cloud, Devops environments

• Proven experience in managing multi-site R&D at scale (multiple product lines) in ISV environment

• Proven experience of successful Cloud and Virtualization transformation

• Experience with industrial/carrier grade/mission critical software

• Experience of off-shore teams management

• Proven capability to conciliate rapid and visible innovation with sustained support and technical evolution of legacy product limes

Key interactions • CTO, PLM, OPs

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