- Software developement exp in Layer 1 (key words like platform bring up,control plane,Board support Package,Device drivers)
- Technical Manager as we expect person to be hands on technically. Ask specifically if he has worked on semiconductor side domain(Marvel,broadcom chip)
- Get people within 15 to 18 yrs exp(See if you can get people with Technical manager,Engineering manager ,Senior manager titles as they generally have people management and technical aspects. Avoid IC titles)
As a Director of Engineering, your key responsibility will be to lead a group of talented engineers and managers, responsible for delivering new platforms and system management infrastructure for enterprise campus switching and routing.
Understand customer needs, strategic needs, and competitive landscape. Work with peers in Product Management, HW engineering, and SW engineering organizations to define, and prioritize the roadmap.
Work with broader engineering team to plan and deliver new platforms and features
Lead transformation of the platform and system management infrastructure to the next generation OS.
Participate in architecture and design discussions and reviews.
Be a good technical soundboard for the team members.
Identify opportunities for improvements on an ongoing basis and work with the broader teams to get them implemented
Hire & grow technical talent
Mentor senior team members
What do you need for this role?
If you have the right skillset for this exciting rare opportunity, like challenging the status quo, and have the ambition of leading a team delivering Nextgen OS, this is the right opportunity for you,
Aptitude & attitude is most of what you need to be successful.
Following qualifications will help:
Strong fundamentals in Computer Science or Computer Engineering. Solid understanding of computer networking.
Experience managing large technical teams (including managers). Experience working with teams across different geographies.
Experience delivering large projects, and preferably in the switching and routing space.
Experience with delivering new platforms (platform bring up etc.) is a major plus.
Experience in working with ODM is a plus
Work experience with merchant silicon (Marvell, Broadcom etc.)
Fluency in C programming language. While we don’t expect Directors to code, it is critical for management to be hands on to guide the team effectively.
Excellent analytical, and problem-solving, programming.
Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills
Thrive in team environment.
15+ years of industry experience, with 5+ years in management
Bachelor’s in computer science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering