Senior Director Engineering
Brocade Communications - San Jose, CA

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While Brocade is a known leader in Storage Area Networking, it has excellent products, technologies, and revenue in Ethernet and IP products. It has evolved itself to become a credible alternative to the largest networking company in the area of Enterprise Campus LAN, Service Provider and Data Center IP market. It is an innovator in Data Center Ethernet Fabric products. With the onset of cloud computing and Software Defined Networking, there is a disruption in the class Ethernet market. Brocade is well-positioned to challenge the incumbents during this disruption. Enabling this innovation is world-class Engineering organization Brocade. Led by VP of Engineering, this organization reports directly into the CEO. Reporting directly into the VP of Engineering is Senior Director of QA responsible for all of Brocade Ethernet products in all major market segments. This person will be part of engineering exec leadership team, and will be directly responsible for influencing long term strategy, medium term roadmap, and as well short term deliverables. He/she will have a huge span of control affecting revenue of three different market segments. Engineering organization is worldwide, spanning across five different locations, working on technologies ranging from routing, switching, network management, Ethernet fabrics, QoS, MPLS, multicast, SDN, Openstack, and Openflow, merchant silicon, as well as internally developed value added highly differentiated and scalable Asics.


The senior director will be responsible tactical operations, setting up and enforcing development and testing processes and methodologies, tracking progress of releases, and developing and adhering to key quality matrices. The candidate will be responsible for working with the senior staff on developing roadmap, making judicious decisions on product feature trade-offs, schedules, and budget. The candidate will hold his/her organizational leaders accountable for project deliverables and managing budgets. He will be visible amongst broader engineering organization as well as key customers. He will work collaboratively across multiple functions. He will be responsible for building and retaining world class teams.


The successful candidate should be a seasoned executive with a proven track record of managing a large QA organization. He should have experience working cross-functionally with hardware, platform, software, product management, and customer support organizations. This position will require extensive knowledge of networking, automation, feature and system testing methodologies, and customer environments and needs. The person needs to have grounds up understanding and high level knowledge of networking products. The person should have proven track record of delivering quality products that have been accepted in the market place. An ideal candidate will specialize in the following: Product Development and Release Management, Customer & Escalation Management, Multisite Staff Operations, Strategic & Operational Planning, Quality, Performance & Process Improvement, Mentoring and Org development. The person should be challenge-driven and results-focused. Person must be effective in working with diverse, globally distributed talent. The candidate must have successful track record of strong engineering execution and operational. Ideal candidate will have experience in customer-facing roles, including running customer acceptance test labs.

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