Virtual, Inc.

A key objective of Telecom Infra Project (TIP) is to change the way telecom infrastructure is created and consumed, from inception through maintenance. TIP is looking for an industry innovator who is capable to helping make TIP the collective creation engine of choice among telecoms operators, large and small vendors and our wider ecosystem. The successful candidate will be responsible for TIP's technology strategy and overall technology outputs. The technology strategy of TIP will be the key responsibility while managing the Technical Committee and driving technology and human expertise contributions from our core membership. TIP relies on outputs from its project groups in a robust, collective and timely fashion. It is the Technology Lead's responsibility to innovate and bed down the most effective methodologies to deliver meaningful and measurable outcomes.


You will be expected to:

  • Create meaningful relationships with each of the Project Group (PG) chairs and technical leaders
  • Support the creation and delivery of KPIs for Project Group outputs
  • Support the creation of new Project Groups to deliver results
  • Identify gaps and support plans for improvement of the existing technology ecosystem
  • Support the process and tool set creation to ensure consistent outbound reporting of status from the PGs
  • Report to the Executive Director and the Board of Directors (BoD) on PG outputs, enhancements and delivery
  • Run, expand and facilitate the Technical Committee (TC)
  • Ensure TIP has a rational approach to simplifying and driving efficacy from an end to end architecture
  • Influence partners through technical arguments and deep understanding about the current and future architectures for mobile and fixed-line access
  • Identify beneficial opportunities for technical strategic alliances with relevant industry bodies
  • Feed into the target list of key accounts for membership with the Engagement role
  • Provide active support to TIP's external communications Press Releases / Whitepapers / Conferences


Cross functional expectations:

TIP's approach to accelerating success is through acting as a collective both in the headquarters team and among our community. It is imperative that the successful candidate has collaboration as their first tendency and welcomes shared objectives across functions. TIP is looking for someone to help build a culture that remains joint objective focused.


Criteria for selection:

The ideal candidate for this role would have experience working at telecom operators, telecom product vendors or telco-focused system integrators. The candidate would be experienced in technical strategy definition (end-to-end technology selection for massive network rollouts), technology procurement and solution architecture and integration (covering radio, backhaul and core). In particular:

  • Engineering Experience - experience in design/planning/deployment/operation of end-to-end telecom networks, including Radio Access, Backhaul and Core technologies, with a solid understanding of the evolution and recent developments in cellular networks (2G/3G/4G/5G)
  • Technical Communication - excellent ability to explain technical topics to both technical and non-technical audiences, at all levels of engagement from Engineer to CEO
  • Innovative - willing and able to influence the status quo in the global telecoms industry
  • Standards - fluent in the trends and processes in standards and industry alliance bodies with a view to doing things differently
  • Influencing - able to drive results from within a naturally political collective environment
  • Strategy - first hand experience of telecom technology strategy and commercial implementation
  • Procurement - experience in the process of telco technology procurement and vendor selection strategies
  • Results - results driven with a strong desire to drive change and have a global impact in the industry
  • Relationships - excellent relationship builder with an eye for win-win scenarios and ability to understand executive's interests and mindset and influence organisational decisions
  • Work Style - experience working with major multinational companies and executing successful team plans, working with a geographically dispersed team
  • Strategy - strategic thinker with ability to define end goals and decompose problems into milestones that can be executed in a predictable manner
  • Delivery - proven track record of successful project delivery, including taking technology from an idea to a real-life product in the market
  • Be willing to travel - up to 30% international travel


Location: Open; UK Preferred


About Telecom Infra Project: Telecom Infra Project is accelerating the pace of innovation in the telecom industry by bringing the industry together to design, build, and deploy telecom technologies. The collective aim of our community is to collaborate on building new technologies, examining new business approaches, and spurring investment in the telecom space. Between our Project Groups, Labs, and TIP Ecosystem Acceleration Centers (TEACs), we are driving change in each of these areas. 

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