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Vice President of Engineering

Company: APCON
Location: Plano
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Position: Vice President of Engineering

Location: Plano, TX

Department: Engineering

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APCON is an industry leader in network visibility and security solutions. We provide an unparalleled level of network visibility to enterprise and midsize organizations seeking to identify cybersecurity threats and safeguard network operations and enhance security response times. Our customers include Fortune 1000 companies to midsize organizations, including government and defense agencies.

As the Vice President (VP) of Engineering, you will help define the next generation of new hardware and software products to help guide the company's product vision plus have the opportunity to work closely with customers, industry experts and various company teams. You will help define elements of new and legacy products including product definition, architecture, hardware and software and user interface (GUI) applications.

The VP of Engineering is a highly visible hands-on position. You will guide APCON's next generation of hardware, firmware and software for large scale super high-speed, cutting-edge packet processers and packet switches and ensure that products meet design, budget and schedule requirements, deliver a consistent user experience and maintain compliance with quality standards. Strong project management, budgetary cost management and project scheduling experiences are highly important for the success of this role.

The Vice President of Engineering is a senior level management position and will report directly to the President/CEO.

Job Highlights And Responsibilities

  • Planning and coordinating the design of new hardware and software products
  • Maintain and optimize project budgets and schedules to meet corporate goals
  • Build, develop and manage hardware and software teams capable of carrying out initiatives
  • Recruit and develop top engineering talent
  • Lead research and development with the goal of bringing new products to market
  • Ensuring engineers are maintaining desired level of quality and standards
  • Coordinating work of engineers with other departments including finance, marketing, and production
  • Testing of products and services
  • Monitor engineering team for key metric performance and operational efficiency
  • Work closely with quality assurance team to develop standards and procedures to ensure quality standards are met and maintained
  • Collaborate with Product Management and Engineering leaders to ensure that operational and reliability requirements are clearly articulated and integrated into the product roadmap
    Qualifications
    • BS degree (BSEE or BSCS strongly preferred, MSCS a plus)
    • Experience working with both software development and hardware engineering
    • Strong verbal, visual, and written communication skills to all levels in the organization including key stakeholders and executive management
    • Able to think strategically and see the big picture
    • Experience managing a distributed team
    • 10 + years' Hardware development experience in network-related product design
    • 5+ years' Experience with formal software development processes
    • 5+ years' Experience in software development using object-oriented design
    • Experience with Ethernet MAC/PHY's, switch fabric and network processors (NPU)
    • Experience with software build environments for embedded products
    • Experience implementing TCP/IP, UDP, SSL, HTTP, HTTPS and SNMP in embedded systems
    • Development experience with embedded systems in Linux (Ubuntu), PowerPC/ARM/MIPS kernels
    • Development in C/C++ with experience in Linux user space
      Benefits
      • We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program
      • 100% Company paid long- term and short-term disability
      • Flexible spending account
      • Healthy work-life balance with flexible start times around our core business hours
      • Generous PTO program
      • 401k with 6% match
      • Professional development program
      • On-site exercise facility
      • Employee Assistance Program
        All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status. Offers are contingent on the successful completion of background and screenings.

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