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Senior Director - Strategic Programs

Date:  Apr 7, 2021
Country:  United States
State / Province:  California
City:  Santa Rosa
Job Type:  Regular
Job ID:  40363

Company Description

Keysight is on the forefront of technology innovation, delivering breakthroughs and trusted insights to the world’s visionaries and innovators in electronic design, test, manufacturing, and optimization. Our ~14,000 employees create world-class solutions in wireless communications, 5G, automotive, quantum, aerospace, defense, and semiconductor markets for customers in over 100 countries.


We’re recognized as a Great Place to Work across the globe due to our robust culture and dynamic working environment. Our global team acts as “One Keysight,” using collaboration, inclusivity, and integrity to advance technology. We’re driven and curious, and we value all ideas, especially bold ones. And our strong culture extends far beyond our own walls. We leverage our corporate social responsibility framework to support our communities, nurture the next generation of engineers, and promote environmental sustainability. Our technical solutions – and our methods for creating them – help connect and secure the world. Learn more about what we do and how we do it.

Job Description

Keysight is the world's leading electronic measurement company, helping engineers and technology developers address their toughest technical challenges with confidence through innovation in wireless, modular, and software solutions. 


Senior Director - Strategic Programs

We are looking to bring in an industry leader for a key position to drive significant growth initiatives in the communications space. The position will have direct (strategic and execution) responsibility for growth initiatives. These initiatives will involve and span multiple technology lifecycles (WiFi/Ethernet/5G/6G). 
Core Responsibilities to include:
•    The chosen person will have end-to-end ownership of cross-functional projects, including product definition, roadmap planning, resource planning, and project execution.
•    Along with business initiatives, this individual will also lead the definition and execution of strategic projects to reduce the total cost and time to market for launch.
•    Leader will work closely with business and operations leadership, including executive leadership at Keysight, to define overall growth initiative updates.
•    Chosen candidate will be hands-on in driving the delivery of critical business and strategic initiatives, managing all aspects such as initiative planning, goal setting, risk management, communication, and implementation.
•    The person will provide clarity through many ambiguous choices and propose innovative solutions to navigate cross organizational deadlocks and constraints through sound judgment

Job Qualifications

•    Bachelor’s or Masters’ Degree in Engineering, or related field or equivalent combination of experience, and at least 15+ years of expertise in the Communications industry 
•    Combination of technical and managerial skills with hands-on technical management experience
•    Must have proven experience driving significant, strategic growth initiatives in applicable markets (WiFi/Ethernet/5G/6G)
•    Proven business development skills in product definition, roadmap planning, resource planning, and project execution
•    Sound business and technical judgment, driven and committed to results
•    Excellent customer engagement skills
•    Proven ability to make decisions quickly and efficiently
•    Proven ability to lead a team, gain alignment among teams, influence without authority, peers, partners, and management
•    Proven ability to adapt to changing requirements in an aggressive marketplace
•    Ability to generate creative solutions in the face of tight constraints 

Position will be based in Santa Rosa or Santa Clara, CA

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***Keysight is an Equal Opportunity Employer.***

Keysight Technologies Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other protected categories under all applicable laws.

Candidates can be considered to work from the following locations:

Americas : United States : California : Santa Clara || Americas : United States : California : Santa Rosa

Job ID : 40363 

Nearest Major Market: Santa Rosa
Nearest Secondary Market: Petaluma

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