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Director, Product Management

CommScope, Inc.

Last Updated: 5/06/21

Job Description

Everyone communicates. It’s the essence of the human experience. How we communicate is evolving. Technology is reshaping the way we live, learn and thrive. The epicenter of this transformation is the network—our passion. Our experts are rethinking the purpose, role and usage of networks to help our customers increase bandwidth, expand capacity, enhance efficiency, speed deployment and simplify migration. From remote cell sites to massive sports arenas, from busy airports to state-of-the-art data centers— we provide the essential expertise and vital infrastructure your business needs to succeed. The world’s most advanced networks rely on CommScope connectivity.

In this “always-on” world, we believe it’s essential to have a genuine connection with the work you do.

Commscope's Wi-Fi 6 access points bring high performance, IoT connectivity to dense environments; new SmartZoneOS features enhance usability, add Google Orion Wifi interoperability.

We are a pioneer in the wireless infrastructure market, enabling carriers and enterprises to stay ahead of the exploding demand for high-bandwidth applications and services. Our Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi, LTE, and Switching technology re-defines what’s possible in wireless network performance with flexibility, reliability, and affordability.

Our Wireless Product Management Team is looking for an innovative Director who is passionate about developing differentiated hardware products (Access Points, Controllers, LTE WAN Gateways, IOT) with a compelling software and solutions vision.

Our converged Access Points redefine what’s possible in wireless network performance with flexibility, reliability, and affordability.

How You'll help us connect the world:

Responsible for the Wireless Converged Access Points P&L business and lead a team to meet the strategic and financial objectives for these products within Ruckus Networks

Own product planning and roadmap for wireless hardware business (access points, network controllers, gateways, IoT) in collaboration with management, cloud, and analytics offerings

Responsible for the AP platform full software stack roadmap and requirements – features that differentiate us, customizations for verticals, new architectures to support 3rd party applications, standard certifications & compliance, RF innovations, etc.

Effectively engage with chip vendors, Contract Manufacturers, and third-party partners to understand technology advancements and cost trends

Partner with Sales to own key business metrics - revenue, costs, sell-through, discounting, pricing, and margins

You will own responsibility for the Product Lifecycle – from product idea inception to product EOL (for both - hardware, and software)

As an internal specialist and resident SME, you will actively work with the Engineering, Field SEs and TMEs on customer issues, product differentiations, competitive insights, partner engagements

Serve as an external spokesperson and evangelist for the company on the Ruckus BU products and technology and specifically on the Converged AP product line

Work closely with the marketing team to ensure successful launch of products including Field webinars, Sales training, industry events, etc.

Able to make critical decisions on limited data by multi-functional team members

Required Qualifications

Experience with WLAN Hardware product development and with major WLAN chipset vendors

Experience with system development (HW + SW + Cloud)

B.S Degree required and/or MBA is preferred along with 10+ years of experience in product management with proven market and technical knowledge of networking in Wi-Fi, Security, SD-WAN, and Switching

Ability to thrive in a fast-pace, multifaceted and sometime ambiguous environment while handling challenging priorities

Ability to challenge status quo and influence individuals/teams across hierarchies and functions to achieve desired business outcomes

Ability to synthesize information from different sources to form own opinion and gain support from others

Why Ruckus a CommScope BU?

Our dynamic work environment attracts forward-thinking, hardworking, and caring people who strive to build what’s next. We provide our employees with opportunities where they can innovate and build, while growing and developing their careers. We thrive with change and know the value diversity plays in bringing forth new insights and generating better solutions.

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.

Company Details

CommScope, Inc.

Hickory, North Carolina, United States