Vice President of R&D

Company’s profile

Wherever you find advanced, carrier-grade telecom networks, you find Telco Systems delivering innovative solutions to today’s and tomorrow’s networking challenges. Established in 1972, Telco Systems brings over 40 years of experience to the design and development of advanced, high-performance telecom network communications solutions. 

Our market-leading solutions enable service providers to create and operate high quality, service assured, carrier-grade, intelligent networks. They provide the capabilities for service differentiation that enable new forms of revenue production, maximizing network profitability. Service providers, large and small, depend on our consistent delivery of advanced solutions, enabling them to stay ahead of the capacity crunch while keeping total cost of ownership to a minimum. 



Position Summary

The VP of R&D will be responsible for providing executive leadership and management of the Company’s product development activities worldwide.

He/She will work closely with other functional leaders in the company, including those in sales and marketing.

The Vice President of R&D reports to the CEO and is a member of the Company’s executive team. 

Responsibilities
  • Accountability for the R&D roadmap Provide technical direction and guidance, as well as hands-on project management, for all product development – Legacy and next generation research. 
  • Ensure the optimal application of technology and engineering resources to meet product development and/or customer requirements, per the product and/or marketing requirements document. 
  • Ensure that the product is fully and correctly defined and documented. 
  • Ensure the product quality.
  • Hire and lead senior group members to acquire necessary resources and plan to meet scheduled commitments. 
  • Ensure implementation of formal processes to support the product development process. 
  • Lead and manage a global R&D and Engineering group of more than 80 employees
Requirements
  • Strong leadership capability
  • Proven managerial experience
  • Strong operational and project management skills.
  • Agile and innovative in spirit
  • Solid understanding of technical development issues, sales, marketing and operations as related to product design, development and manufacture. 
  • At least 10 years engineering experience as vice president or senior role in SW and HW development
  • Proven experience in Agile development 
  • Experience of managing a team of 50-100 engineers in multi sites and offshore
  • Advantage: Experience with Carrier Ethernet/ MPLS/Switching technology
  • Advantage: Virtualization and NFV
  • BS in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science required; MA is an advantage.
The position will be based in the Yokneam Israel; the team is based on two competence centers; Israel and Sofia Bulgaria. Assume 10% travel.