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ID #:1145
Title:VP of R&D
Location: Montreal, QC
Type:Permanent
Salary:TBD
Contact888.568.2747 x701
 
Our client, a leader in its domain, is looking for a Vice President of Research and Development to start ASAP (before Christmas). You will be in charge of the daily and long term operation of the R&D department in terms of technology vision, strategic planning, and management of IT staff. This management position is considered a pillar function within our technology oriented
company.

Responsibilities
- Performs strategic planning and management of R&D resources and allocation of efforts
- Decides the organizational structure of R&D, sets job descriptions and manages
team size as needs evolve
- Manages a team of 20+ managers, engineers and computer scientists
- Implements and enforces structure and processes optimizing communication and
interaction with other departments
- Spearheads innovation through brainstorming and technology investigation
- Maintains product roadmaps and sets development priorities
- Initiates new Internet and software products and enhancements to meet existing or anticipated market needs
- Determines product specifications and product requirements documents
- Writes and files patent applications as well as manages the relation with company’s intellectual property lawyers
- Interfaces with partners to identify areas for collaboration and contributes to commercial and
technical agreements
- Presents products and services to large customers and partners; collaborates closely with Business Development for scoping and defining customer/partner requirements
- Prepares and manages R&D’s capital and expense budgets
- Prepares and files R&D’s Tax credit reports

Required Skills and Knowledge
- Technological creativity and vision
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Strong leadership qualities with the ability to build teams and influence at all levels of the
organization
- Strong problem solving and analytical skills
- Broad business knowledge, and significant, in-depth knowledge of technology industry,
products and processes
- Strong technical background in computer and software technology
- Fluency in French and English

Required Experience
- Minimum 10 years experience in the technology field (software and/or networking)
- Minimum of 5 years experience in management of staff
- Minimum bachelor degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field
- A completed graduate degree/diploma in Computer Science, Engineering or related field would be a definite plus

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