Responsible for leading strategic development in support of Charter’s fixed and mobile wireless product portfolio, which includes WiFi and Cellular based products and services. Applies expert knowledge on wireless technologies, industry and consumer trends to define and deliver a multi-year roadmap for Charter’s wireless product portfolio. Reports to the VP of Wireless Products and works independently, leading cross-functional teams including direct reports as required.
The ideal candidate has extensive experience leading product development, a deep knowledge of the wireless industry and a vision for how Charter can leverage wireless technology to extend our product and service offerings.MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Leads wireless product strategy development, identifying and developing future product opportunities in both fixed and mobile service. Responsible for understanding competitive products and consumer trends in the wireless space, incorporating those into the product roadmap, and ensuring competitiveness of future Charter products.
Plans sequencing and resources, including partners, spectrum and employment of existing Charter assets necessary to support a wireless product deployment, ultimately into full product roadmap development.
Leads the Product organizations understanding of wireless technologies and spectrum, both licensed and unlicensed, and opportunities present in each. Candidate should have deep understanding of WiFI, WiGig, LAA-LTE, 4G, NB-LTE, Cat-M, 5G and other relevant wireless technologies.
Maintains a strong technical knowledge of wireless technologies and ability to collaborate effectively with Engineering groups. Ensure alignment between the business operational strategies and technical solutions.
Plans and identifies infrastructure options supporting deployment of wireless equipment, including mounting rights for both macro and small cell deployment, backhaul and device powering.
Identifies and educates the organization on wireless regulatory obstacles and opportunities with regard to both licensed and unlicensed spectrum at the federal, state and local level.
Manages capital budgets of related product development initiatives.
Develops effective partnerships between the Product team and the other supporting functional organizations (Engineering, Software Development, IT, Operations, 3rd Party suppliers, etc.) to properly structure the product requirements.REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONSSkills/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Wireless competitive and market expert
Deep understanding of competitive products and consumer trends
Strong background and experience in wireless technologies – WiFi, fixed and mobile technologies
Understanding of spatial analytics and Geographic Information Systems
Ability to manage and foster change
Ability to build and lead large, cross-functional teams in order to achieve business goals and results
Ability to listen to multiple points of view and synthesize against goals for recommendations
Ability to plan, prioritize and organize effectively and independently
Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks
Ability to make decisions and solve problems while working under pressure
Ability to show judgment and initiative and to accomplish job duties
Ability to analyze and interpret data and synthesize recommendations
Ability to communicate with all levels of management and company personnel
Ability to communicate orally and in writing in a clear and straightforward manner
Expertise in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Excellent analytical skills
Strong organizational and office management skills
Strong business acumen and sense of urgency to achieve results Education
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Marketing or related field
Master’s degree in an applicable field preferred Related Work Experience Number Of Years
Product Management / New Product Development Experience 5-7
Related industry experience (Wireless, Telecommunications, Cable) 7-10
Management experience 5-7WORKING CONDITIONS
Limited Travel EOE Race/Sex/Vet/Disability
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