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Job Description:

Aruba Wired Networking Lab brief

This requirement is for a R&D Project Manager in the Aruba Wired R&D lab in HPE Bangalore; Aruba Networking is a key product R&D group within HPE with focus on networking products (switches/routers/access points/controllers)

Aruba Wired Networking R&D team is working on products for the campus market across the edge, aggregator and core markets and for the branch networking business. Aruba switches offer high performance, scalability, and a wide range of features for core to edge connectivity that dramatically reduces network complexity and lowers cost of ownership.

Job Description

We are seeking top R&D Project Managers to lead the development of Aruba Wired Ethernet networking products that will revolutionize the future of the networking industry. Besides being a self-starter and an excellent communicator, the ideal candidate should have the technical background and inclination to work in a startup-like environment. Your challenge will be to deduce broad concepts and/or business strategies into structured projects, drive product development by planning, executing and coordinating integrated projects. You are required to be a strong technical person who leads/participates actively in architectural and design discussions. Your charter will include developing, motivating and growing a talented, diverse team of engineers and making appropriate engineering practice/process improvements that drive high quality and optimized resource investments.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing the projects from start to completion including strong focus on risk management
  • Accountable for project budget, timelines and deliverable quality
  • Own/Expand product/domain competency in designated focus area
  • Motivate and growing engineering talent in your team/org to adapt to changing business/technology needs.
  • Work often involves cross organizational interactions: Hardware, Firmware, System management, Network teams, Sales teams, Architects, other organizations, etc. to arrive at best solutions.
  • Demonstrates strong business acumen, and experience to influence decisions of senior management, development partners and the eco system
  • Quality Custodian for the deliverables from your team – innate ability to anticipate and address any actual/perceived quality issues
  • Strong ability to negotiate and build consensus in engineering community on business/technical decisions
  • Drives innovation and integration of new technologies into projects/product roadmap and activities in the software systems design organization.
  • Must excel at communication at multiple organization levels: customer, executives, ODMs & 3 rd party development, and engineering teams

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent
  • 12+ years of relevant experience with 3+ years of leading product R&D teams

Required Domain Expertise: Enterprise networking products with expertise in L2/L3/Security Protocols & Features

Knowledge and Skills

  • Hands-on deep knowledge in Networking domain L2/L3, Application & Security protocols.
  • Proficient in software development methodologies, processes and best practices. Agile would be a plus.
  • Experience working with product marketing and architect community to help refine requirements for products
  • Should work very closely with teams – participating in all technical decision making
  • Expertise in project schedule, scope, budget, quality and risk management
  • Proven experience in supervising and developing senior technical staff.
  • Excellent logical problem-solving skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly – both written and verbal communication

Strongly Desired skills

  • Working knowledge of Ethernet network architectures & network switching
  • Familiarity with competitor products & industry standards
  • Experience with Cloud, Openflow/SDN Technologies
  • Exposure to network management in enterprise environments.
  • Experience in agile development methodology



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