Senior Director Software Technology Management - OSS

Senior Director Software Technology Management - OSS


Cambridge, United Kingdom

Job Description

As the leader for the Software Technology Management team you will own the interaction with internal partners and key customers to gather and prioritise requirements for the wider Open Source Software (OSS) group.

You will develop strategies to satisfy Arm's needs from open source using internal resources and by engaging with the wider ecosystem and software communities.

As a member of the OSS team in Central Engineering you will be leading a team of technology managers who are addressing the growing demand for software in new markets for Arm.

The position will be based at Arm corporate headquarters, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Job Purpose & Accountabilities

Software Technology Managers target strategic delivery of software across numerous components and across multiple segments and communities. Key to the role is an understanding of open source software development flow and an ability to engage with key decision makers, both internally and externally. This includes the ability to highlight the advantages of the Arm software ecosystem, as well as being able to position it against the competition.

Accountabilities include:

  • Line management and personal development responsibility for the team;
  • Driving the OSS groups vision, mission and strategy to enable greater business success for Arm;
  • Owning the component roadmaps, with your team, and driving the vision for software enablement and optimization activities for the various segments, driving alignment and collaboration between those segments through a wide range of open source projects;
  • Working closely with architects and technology leads, directly engaging with internal and external software development teams;
  • Performing competitive analysis and identifying the strengths and weaknesses of Arm-based solutions versus the competition;
  • Collaborating with segment product managers to ensure Arms software teams are working on the right solutions for evolving markets;
  • Developing business cases for proposed features and articulating the value proposition;
  • Working with the Marketing Communications team to plan and execute product promotions, events, tradeshows and seminars;
  • Evangelism in communities to enthuse customers and internal partners with the software offering, including participating in customer meetings, sales meetings, and training.

Job Requirements

You should be flexible, with a variety of skills and a dedication to extend the breadth and depth of your knowledge.

Education & Qualifications

Good university degree (or equivalent), ideally in a numerate subject, although other graduates would be considered if they have meaningful experience.

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Proven record in developing and delivering software to customers in multiple segments, which would include elements comprising a typical SW stack (from firmware and boot flow to OS and applications);
  • Experience in working with one or more of the major open source communities;
  • Proven experience with creation and management of software requirements;
  • Broad experience in a technical sales or marketing role;
  • Ability to express ideas and communicate effectively with other team members, customers and suppliers - formulating and executing on strategy;
  • Motivation to work unsupervised, but as an integral member of a local developer team, as well as part of a globally distributed marketing team;
  • Comfortable with the requirement to travel, since at least 25% of this role may involve international travel.

Desirable Skills & Experience:

  • Product management experience from previous roles;
  • Deep understanding of Mobile, Embedded, Cloud, Enterprise Server and Networking software segments;
  • Software Development experience.

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