Head of R&D (m/f/x)

Location: Aachen/ Düsseldorf, Germany
Business Unit: Information Security

Your tasks

  • Strategic responsibility for technical product strategy, hardware and software roadmap execution, project delivery & customer support services
  • Understand business and development strategies and apply knowledge to improve long-term development and product plans and specifications
  • Focus on building and maintaining a state-of-the-art development environment
  • Articulate a clear strategic vision and generate excitement in the teams
  • Setup modern reporting and steering processes i.e. resource utilization
  • Proactively act to understand business and project requirements to deliver in time, quality and costs
  • Engage in establishing an agile culture with a focus on R&D and interfaces.
  • Work with team leads to build strong management team to steer technical product development
  • Identify and track key metrics of system or process effectiveness and efficiency.  Use data to revise procedures and optimize development processes
  • Work on forming one IS R&D team across development sites and drive tool harmonization
  • Mentor and provide guidance on development and engineering/QA practices for other team members to spread and improve knowledge in the team. 
  • Make articulate and effective presentations to a variety of audiences – large, small, internal and external concerning products, technology, organizational structure and company

Your profile

  • Experienced functional lead or manager for a team of c10 engineers/architects, and hence coordinated activities
  • Project management and delivery of significant, complex commercial software projects to budget, time and quality
  • Experience with hardware development, combined HW+SW appliances, encryption or security is a plus
  • Capacity to forecast future needs of the department, both technical and non-technical
  • Knowledge and experience of industry standard methodologies, tools and processes for software development
  • Successful development of projects through the full project lifecycle - specification to delivery
  • Ability to negotiate requirements with a business owner/customer representative balancing business and technical requirements
  • Capacity to build and lead a team, establishing and exceeding objectives
  • Strategic direction and vision for the unit
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

We offer

  • An open and friendly corporate culture characterized by a constructive and cooperative environment
  • Many learning opportunities to deepen your skillset and to support your professional growth
  • Personal coverage by a travel health insurance, a private accident insurance and a company pension plan
  • Access to specific education programs for professional and personal growth
  • Flexible working hours and the option to work mobile, independent time management
  • Challenging tasks and close cooperation with a competent team
  • A dynamic company where teamwork and relationship management are very important

Do you feel addressed?

Then we look forward to receiving a meaningful application stating the earliest possible starting date and your salary expectations.
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