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JDS Uniphase Corporation
JDSU - Wireless R&D Engineering Director

JDSU is seeking a Wireless R&D Engineering Director to join the Vancouver team

What do we do?

JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU; and TSX: JDU) innovates and markets diverse technologies that enhance the way people experience the world every day. We enable fast, high-quality communications, secure financial transactions, reliable consumer electronics, green energy, differentiated brands, and a host of other solutions. We provide these solutions through three business segments: Communications Test and Measurement, Communications and Commercial Optical Products, and Advanced Optical Technologies. To learn more about JDSU please visit , , and follow JDSU on Twitter:

The Vancouver position is part of JDSU’s Wireless Business Unit. The Vancouver location is part of a 900 person R&D team developing Communication Test products for our Network Provider and Enterprise customers. In Vancouver we develop leading edge products that enable our customers to more cost effectively develop, test and deploy Wireless Base Stations by emulating massive User Element traffic.

The Vancouver location is responsible for developing and maintaining both Hardware and Software for our wireless Capacity Test product line

What will you do in this role?

We are looking for a highly motivated Engineering Director with previous hands on development experience and a strong customer focus. The ideal candidate to lead this team is someone with a strong technical background, is passionate about building products, has startup-like energy and has deep experience delivering and supporting real-time software and hardware products in the 2G, 3G and 4G wireless space.

• Inspire and motivate the team, from fostering grass roots innovation to delivering compelling vision from the top, from 1x1 settings to large groups.
• Groom future leaders (both on the managerial and technical track).
• Ensure the hiring and retaining of great people
• Refine the career path for senior technical leaders within the organization.
• Optimize the shape of the organization over time, and in particular in response to growth and the evolving needs of the market and customers.
• Work with peer groups to optimize the working processes of the team
• Work with peer groups (particularly Product Management) to define the future direction of the products. Resolve tradeoffs on how to prioritize and resource competing initiatives, along product lines and also functional lines.
• As part of the senior staff, help represent both your own areas as well as the entire CommTest R&D team across locations to executives, leaders across JDSU, and customers.
• Be a key part of decision-making process for the entire group.
• Develop and ship best in class products in the Communications Test and Measurement management space
• Research and implement new practices, tools, and technologies to increase R&D efficiency

What experience will allow you the greatest success in this role?

• 16+ years of experience developing wireless products with strong focus on availability and scalability, 10 years of management experience required.
• Familiarity with 3GPP and other network standards
• Significant experience integrating hardware, real-time software and application level software
• Significant experience working with Agile methodologies and tools
• Strong leadership, people management and communication skills
• Can manage conflicts and bring technical resolution to open issues
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills, attention to detail
• An aptitude for understanding business applications from a functional and technical perspective
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to understand deep technical issues
• Track record of leading happy, productive teams to ship software on time and with high quality
• Demonstrated ability to facilitate collaboration and achieve alignment in cross-functional teams
• Operational experience dealing with scalability and availability highly desired
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent from a reputable university

How do you get your chance to join?

Please submit your resume in confidence to

*Please note: The status of our jobs may change at any time. For a complete list of our job openings, please visit:

Date: September 11, 2014
Wage/Salary: tbd
Start: asap
Duration: Regular Full Time
Type: Full Time
How to apply:Please submit your resume in confidence to
Company: JDS Uniphase Corporation
Contact: Stuart Musson

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