FroXx GmbH

Head of Innovation, Prototyping & Pre-Development

Head of Innovation, Prototyping & Pre-Development

Predicting the future is fun - crafting it is even better! At FroXx GmbH, your ideas grow from a simple prototype to a self-sustaining ignition unit that can future-proof FroXx GmbH business and deliver an intelligent, sustainable and connected and augmented world. Have you ever wondered how substantial your daily contribution could be if you were given the chance to work in an innovation hub using the strength of an innovative company like FroXx and the agility of lean startup methodologies? If yes, this career opportunity will certainly be of interest to you!
We are now looking for our results-oriented and tight-knit team, as a Designer for innovation, prototyping & pre-development. You will work very closely with the customers, innovators and the operational team within the hub to ensure that we capture trends, use the customers' voice to guide us as we explore new growth bets and have the right partners in place for a successful incubation process. You will work mainly with Innovations & Portfolio Development Engagement Directors and you will interface with Engagement Practice representatives and customers’ representatives. You will travel internationally and work in different cultural environments. The role requires strong IT background and excellent technical leadership skills.

Responsibilities

  • To be passionate about innovation, prototyping and pre-development, taking the technical leadership in teams by showing the way to build products and solutions, sharing knowledge and making others grow. You will also take ownership for an idea and develop a prototype possible to integrate in our solutions, prepare and execute demos.
  • Participate-in or lead analysis, pre-studies and feasibility studies of an existing or planned solution with internal and external customers. Able to work with given restrictions and constraints in order to match customer’s requirements.
  • Able to be a technical writer for new services and industrialization of cloud based services.
  • Owns the technical solution during the pre-sales phase and hand it over as required to Operations. Handle scope, risks, changes and customer’s requirements and expectations.
  • Build customer relationships and articulate FroXx GmbH IT and IT Cloud initiatives and solutions to a technical audience and non-technical audience.
  • Understand customer’s needs and requirements and act as the customer’s advocate inside FroXx GmbH.
  • Evaluate customer requirements, market situation, and competitive landscape; contribute to value creation in portfolios and innovation.
  • Participate in all pre-sales and post-sales technical aspects of the customer engagements, including proof-of-concept, pilot phases and hand-over to project and operational teams.
  • Prepare technical marketing materials, industrialization process, service development and service opportunities.
  • Advance your professional skills by earning vendor and industry certifications.

Skills and Requirements

We’re looking for candidates with a strong knowledge of IT Cloud, IoT technologies, SaaS, IaaS, PaaS within IT Cloud. You should be able to build customer relationships, articulate our vision, and make technical presentations to all levels of an organization, including C- levels. Good knowledge of Telecom technology and Telecom and IT industries is necessary.

Required Skills

  • University degree and/or Masters with a major in Telecom, IT or equivalent (Computer Science or Electrical Engineering)
  • Curios about new technologies, design thinking, innovation and thinking out of the box, seek to invent and impact
  • Very good understanding of virtual reality, augmented reality products and solutions
  • Highly skilled product knowledge from a system and function test point of view for at least one of the products: physical, virtualized, containerized
  • In-depth understanding and experience of integration and verification including test tools and management and automation
  • Experience from Troubleshooting, in different environments (Linux, UNIX etc.) and different tools and scripting competence
  • Very good in communicating and explaining our products and solutions.
  • You are Proactive, with an aim to seek problems and growing your knowledge but also an excellent teammate with high social skills
  • Forward-thinking and with good communication skills
  • Proficient in both written and spoken English

Desired Skills (not mandatory)

  • Business Case handling and BC financial indicators deep understanding
  • Program and Project Management methodologies knowledge and hands on experience
  • SW Engineering methodologies (V-Model, Scrum, Agile, ...) knowledge and hands on experience
  • ITIL Framework knowledge and/or certification
  • Solution Architect expertise in IT Virtualized Architecture and Cloud Domain , Application Architecture design and delivery team sizing
  • IT Infrastructure (LAN-Storage-Server-DB) main architectures knowledge
  • Cloud application architectures, packages and processes/functionalities deep understanding as Solution Architect
  • Hands on experience with Cloud Commercial off the shelf products like: OPNFV, OPENSTACK, VMware, Mirantis, VCE

Experience needed

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a IT multi-technology environment with large scale multi-platform networks and good experience in IT Cloud services
  • Significant experience in defining and architecting complex solution preferable in virtualized environments

What we offer

  • Flexible working hours (also home office offering)
  • Proactive and motivated team to lead
  • High standard working
  • Easily accessible location
  • Competitive compensation package
  • International career opportunities
  • Great team spirit, fun events
  • Professional communities and extensive professional development opportunities