Senior Director, Global Software Engineering

GN Audio
Ballerup - Denmark
Published: January 10, 2018
Are you a digital strong leader who can drive GN Audio, Jabra further into the digital future? Do you have a proven track record for driving change and are you up for a challenge pointed out in our corporate strategy? Then check out this great opportunity and apply to join our company!

Purpose of the job
The primary purpose is to influence and drive the digital transformation in Global Software Engineering, GN Audio. The inspiring challenge with this position is at the same time as the daily work should continue to run efficiently and with high quality, we are going through transformation. It’s a transformation of what we offer from classic hardware focused devices to be further combined with advanced software based solutions in the new digital world.

Job responsibilities
The Global Software Engineering team is a truly global team with 50 team members in Denmark, China and USA and belongs to the Global R&D team. We are responsible for all software development from platforms, embedded device firmware, PC applications, mobile apps and API’s/SDK’s. The organization has been growing over the years and we are seeing growth to continue. Our processes and way of working have been re-engineered and improved the past years and we feel confident in what we do. Planning, development and testing is part of our daily work and we use agile work methodologies.
We have a dual strategy with mostly in-house development but also work with external partners.
Our devices integrate with a variety of eco systems which require us to master technologies in Bluetooth, DECT and USB as well as platforms like Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Android and iOS.
Key responsibilities will be to:
• Execute Thought leadership and innovation on digital and customer experiences in the area.
• Define, design and deliver the right architecture, product enhancements and Digital roadmap together with relevant stakeholders.
• Influence and drive digital transformation by applying excellent work methods around change management.
• Influence and drive embedded firmware platforms and product development for our complete range of headsets and associated devices.
• Define and deliver modern technologies to keep us in the frontline that drives productivity, quality management and continuous process improvements.
• Utilise agile software development practices to drive efficiency and continuous deliveries of excellent quality audio solutions.
• Attract, recruit, develop and retain talent and further develop our collaborative, credible and high performing organisation.
• Management of a significant and increasing budget and make sure GN Audio gets the best return of our investments.
• Productivity, Time to Market and Perceived quality are our main KPI’s to manage.
• Cooperate and innovate with our customers and suppliers to drive customer satisfaction.
• Establish strategic and well-functioning supplier relationships, including contractual negotiations, innovation roadmaps, SLA’s with agreed KPI’s.

Preferred candidate
You are a strong leader who can collaborate well within the GN Audio organisation and be part of leading the strategy in this area. We expect that you have the following competencies and experience:
• Able to build environment of trust and engagement by establishing clear goals and a commitment to the business and our employees.
• Great at aligning and making sound and timely decisions together with the stakeholders.
• A proven track record for driving change on an elevated level with excellent results.
• Good at navigating and negotiating and can influence stakeholders and people in a positive way.
• +10 years of experience of digital and software engineering running global organisations of a larger size and lead leaders on a day-to-day basis, both locally and remotely.
• Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Electronics Engineering or equivalent.
The position is based in our Headquarter in Ballerup, Denmark and you should expect to travel 15-25 days per year.

If you want to know more about the position, you are welcome to contact Niclas Blohm, Senior Vice President, Global R&D, at phone no: +45 29371106

How to apply
To apply, use the ‘APPLY’ link no later than 31 January 2018. Applications are assessed on a continuous basis, which is why we encourage you to send your application as soon as possible.

GN Audio – Jabra
Jabra makes life sound better by developing intelligent sound solutions that transform lives through the power of sound, enabling you to hear more, do more & be more than you ever thought possible.

Our integrated headset and communications solutions assist professionals in all types of businesses in being more productive. Our wireless headsets and earbuds are designed to fit any lifestyle - from sports enthusiasts to commuters and office workers.

Jabra is part of the GN group, which operates in more than 90 countries across the wor