Remote aywhere in the UK with main offices is London, Manchester, Bristol and Harwell
Our client is the UK higher, further education and skills sectors’ not-for-profit for digital services and solutions. You can look forward to a rewarding job with opportunities to develop and make a real difference to the education and research sectors.
You will be joining our client's Group CTO Directorate, which is responsible for the operation and transformation of the technical and IT strategy, including internal IT and Software Development Group, member-facing networking, cyber security, and cloud services.
Eighteen million users in education and research organisations, science parks and public sector bodies rely on the client's Network to stay connected, providing stable, secure, and high-speed connection to cloud providers. The group GCTO also runs several innovation functions, for example developing products for the future including collaborations with start-ups and commercial partners, and showcasing the application of new technologies.
About the role:
This is a newly created role to help with transformation of networking capability and shape the future for connectivity in the UK higher and further education sectors. As Director of Product, you will lead the client's product vision and strategy to take them to a next generation network. (e.g., Automation, Software Defined Networking (SDN), Virtual Network Functions (VNF's)).
As an industry expert you will have experience with large scale carriers, both fixed and mobile, including an appreciation of outsource and managed services, the technical and commercial aspects of peering, some 5g experience, including packet core and RAN and take a creative approach to innovation support in areas such as hybrid cloud and SD Wan.
You will be responsible for the whole product lifecycle and engaging successfully with a wide range of stakeholders, including suppliers, technical teams and customers.
Strong technical expertise and experience of modern technologies and vendor solutions in these areas is critical for the role but also a high appreciation of the very highest levels of customer service. You will need to steer the network from being very product focused to a more service focused model.
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