The SVP Emerging Technology is a strategic leader reporting to the EVP of Connectivity Technology. Responsible for researching and assessing next generation technologies across HFC, PON, Home Networking and 5G Mobile technologies that can accelerate and support Charter’s priorities. This Executive collaborates to explore ways to improve the existing technology through industry collaboration and standards. This role leads a technical team responsible for executing against technology strategies that create and support external customer products and services. This position works closely with Technology, Network Operations, Field Engineering and Product peers to align strategies. Additionally, this role focuses on identifying companies and technologies for potential investment to cultivate promising technology that will support Charter’s future business needs.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Actively and consistently supports all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience.
Lead the organization in understanding both technical and business trends across wired and wireless domains. Creates strategies for future technologies, products and features by applying engineering and architecture trends to customer solutions.
Lead the engineering and architecture implementation plans for new products and features, as well as the enhancement of existing products and features.
Lead Charter’s participation in technology standards bodies, creating cross functional technology strategies and then executing tactics within 3GPP, GSMA, IEEE, WFA, Matter, IETF and others.
Spearhead executive-level discussions on technology options, strategies, risks, dependencies and opportunities. Puts technology in the context of larger business solutions.
Work cross-functionally with multiple internal partners to ensure alignment on future engineering direction and timelines.
Lead highly technical team of full-time employees, leaders and contractors. Enrolls team members in future vision and creates a bias toward action.
Partner with Product and Technology teams to develop methodologies and key strategies to identify, quantify and execute Emerging Technology objectives.
Promote the use of data-driven decision making and utilizes metrics/dashboards for measuring progress. Can convert data into a compelling story.
Responsible for capital and operational budgets.
Ensure design standards and technology documentation are maintained.
Ensure high technical competence of the engineering and architecture is maintained and developed.
Manage collaborative relationships with vendors, partners, and suppliers to support Emerging Technologies initiatives.
Lead the technical evolution of internet technology.
Required Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Strategic and analytical thinking, capable of seeing and understanding broad and differing perspectives
Experience communicating with senior executives and business leaders
Experience in building cable and mobile products and services, across multiple platforms and technologies
Experience with defining and executing strategy within technology standards bodies such as 3GPP, GSMA, IEEE, WFA, CableLabs, SCTE and the IETF
Strong written and verbal communication skills, including ability to deliver impactful presentations in public forums
Proven ability to lead and motivate teams toward objectives
Adeptly performs in the role of initiative and change sponsor through visible, impactful and sustained support
Expertise in leading in dynamic, progressive and collaborative environments
Ability to manage a large budget
Ability to anticipate problems and devise creative solutions
Ability to read, analyze and interpret technology documents, such as contracts and patents
Bachelor's degree required
Required Related Work Experience and Number of Years
Total relevant work experience – 15+
Technical Management experience – 10+
Cable/telco/tech issues experience – 10+
Relationship building with and mobilization of third party groups – 7+
Preferred Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Master’s degree preferred
Preferred Related Work Experience and Number of Years
Travel as required
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
Mental Requirements XEN830 314658 314658BR
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The pay for this position has a salary range of $263,100.00 to $570,000.00. The actual salary offer will carefully consider a wide range of factors, including your skills, qualifications, experience and location. Also, certain positions are eligible for additional forms of compensation such as bonuses.