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Director, Systems Engineering

Company Name:
Commscope
Job Description
iTRACS (www.itracs.com) is a leading global innovator in open physical infrastructure management with a 25-year track record of helping enterprises improve operational efficiency, maximize capacity utilization, reduce costs and optimize the business value of their infrastructure investments. iTRACS solutions are deployed globally in some of the worlds most complex data centers and infrastructure environments. More than one-third of its customers are in the Global 500/Fortune 500, with 1.6 million square feet managed in one customers site alone. iTRACS is the leading provider of open, enterprise-class Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solutions that drive efficiency, performance, cost savings, and strategic value in data centers and other global enterprise infrastructure. CommScope (www.commscope.com) acquired iTRACS in March 2013.
General Summary
Provide leadership and manage the work activities of Systems Engineering organization for Enterprise core cabling product lines (both copper and fiber). Work closely with senior management to establish product development goals while ensuring market compatibility through standard participation.
Duties & Responsibilities
Define cabling system requirements based on the anticipated application standards (IEEE 802.3, INCITS T11). Derive component requirements for product development. Validate system performance and set performance target/claim for our cabling offers. Work with cross-functional team including PLM, engineering, sales and marketing to ensure the success of product/solution launch. Represent CommScope in relevant external organizations application/cabling standards, R&D industry forums, trade associations, etc.) to develop/strengthen key relationships, track technology trends and anticipate/influence standard direction. Provide thought leadership to senior management to ensure product development projects are appropriately balanced according to the technology trends. Subject matter expert regarding relevant technologies and/or sciences. Integrates various technologies to create new technical capabilities that drive the need for high-performance cabling. Design technical demos, generate whitepapers/guidelines and develop technical content of battle cards to support sales and marketing activities globally. Provide highest level of technical support for cabling related issues. Work with Technical Managers and Quality Organization to resolve the field problems before/during/after installation around the globe. Build, justify, and manage resources including annual budgets, personnel, equipment and facilities to support new product development and key customer interactions Provide strategic leadership, supervision and coaching to effectively manage performance, engage and develop employees to reach their full potential. Foster an environment of proactive innovation to create value for customers and CommScope Enterprise Division
SKILLS REQUIRED
Masters degree in electrical engineering, fiber optic communications, or physics 10+ years of R&D experience and proven accomplishments as a R&D team leader/manager in the optical fiber/connector, structured cabling, and/or high-speed networking industry Proven track record of successfully launching commercial products Highly developed diplomatic negotiation and interpersonal skills and the ability to influence without formal authority. Coaching experience in a leadership or managerial role; Established track record in developing people Drive for results, bias for action, execution oriented, self-starter that likes challenges and rapid learning cycles Strong business acumen; exceptional verbal, written and presentation skills Domestic & International travel required ( 20%)
It is the policy of CommScope to provide Equal Employment Opportunities to all individuals based on merit, qualifications and abilities. CommScope does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, age or any other characteristics as protected by law. Furthermore, this contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities.
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