VP of Engineering - PCN

Job Locations US-Los Gatos
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(12/9/2022 11:17 AM)


Cradlepoint was born in Boise and built for wireless. We are a team of authentic, hard-working, and innovative people driven by a shared vision to Connect Beyond the limits of wired networks. We help customers — big and small, across industries and around the world — utilize LTE and 5G cellular technology to connect people, places, and things, anywhere. We’re at the forefront of the Wireless WAN and 5G — the next big waves in networking — and we remain as hungry and humble as the day we started. If you’re hungry to be part of something big, come join us.


How Will You Contribute to the Company?


Cradlepoint is actively seeking an inspiring hands-on Vice President of Engineering for the PCN product team.  You will be delivering products of excellent quality, combined with effectively leading a bright group of engineers.


What Will You Do?

  • Understand distributed/centralized hardware architectures of routers/switches as well as Public Cloud (AWS and Asure) networking
  • Bring strong concepts and good knowledge of L2, L3, and WAN protocols and forwarding/switching infrastructure
  • Transport fundamental knowledge of how Machine Learning works
  • Use concepts to create better troubleshooting and insights into products we have shipped
  • Work in a highly collaborative, inclusive, and agile atmosphere in partnership with cross-functional teams
  • Always thinking outside the but staying extremely focused on deliveries that are customer facing
  • Bring a reputation of “can do” and have extensive followers who believe that if they work with you, they will get to work on some of the most interesting projects in their career
  • Show extensive knowledge in managing remote teams and developing leaders


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in CS/EE/EC or technical equivalent
  • Experience: Fifteen (15+) years in Software Development
  • Minimum of seven (7) years experience as a people manager and a minimum of two (2) years managing a management team
  • Demonstrated ability to attract, build and retain a quickly growing engineering team, supported by a strong engineering management team and org structure that can continue to scale
  • Proven ability to partner with Product Management, Sales, Marketing, and other cross-functional teams, define and execute against annual product / technical roadmap ensuring your teams achieve product deliverables and technical goals
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor and coach members of management and engineering teams and build strong team morale and cohesion
  • Experience with Linux/FreeBSD routing stacks
  • Experience with AWS and Azure Networking
  • Experience with x86/ARM hardware acceleration for Networking
  • Expertise in using Unix/Linux development tools, and Linux virtualization
  • Experience in network processor programming, POSIX thread programming
  • Excellent knowledge of TCP/IP fundamentals, multicast protocols, L2 switching technologies, Wi-Fi protocols, SDN, OpenFlow, IPsec
  • Working knowledge of Cellular Protocols (LTE/5G)
  • Proven ability to ship Enterprise products in Routing/Switching
  • Excellent written and verbal communication Skills
  • Proven ability to manage diverse remote teams including the ability to work in offshore environments
  • Flexibility to travel between Boise, Bangalore, London, and Los Gatos
  • Industry certificates, such as CCIE, CCNP, etc. are desirable as well as experience in a startup


Note: Did you know that women and other marginalized groups often hold back on applying to jobs if they don’t meet 100% of all listed requirements? We don’t want you to hold back! If you don’t check every single box above but still feel like you could successfully do the work, we encourage you to apply! We’d love to connect and see how you could add to our team.


Why Cradlepoint?


At Cradlepoint, we’re one team - all in on inclusion. Celebrating the uniqueness of our individual team members across the globe helps us build diverse teams where we all can thrive. Our connected, community-focused culture enables each one of us to perform at our best and fully be ourselves.


Our Cradlepoint values drive everything we do:

  • Stay humble and hungry: Be a curious learner, resilient, and competitive.
  • Don’t point a finger; lend a hand: We are one team! Communicate, provide support, and lift others.
  • Make a difference: Prioritize, innovate, differentiate, and think big for customer success. Make a difference in work and in our communities.
  • Keep it simple: Eliminate complexity. Reduce time to value.
  • Enjoy the ride: Celebrate – appreciate – grow.
  • Trust, Respect, and transparency: Be ethical, data-driven, respectful, and straight shooters who share openly.


We are creating the future of global connectivity & community. Come join us. You belong here.


Compensation and Benefits at Cradlepoint 

At Cradlepoint, we know that our people are the key to our success. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package to help with your individual needs and goals.  


Your Pay: 

The actual salary offered is dependent on various factors including, but not limited to, location, the candidate’s combination of job-related knowledge, qualifications, skills, education, training, and experience.

  • $302,898 - $406,208

Your pay also includes the opportunity for an annual bonus. This variable pay opportunity is dependent upon the attainment of agreed to goals and objectives as determined by Cradlepoint’s Senior Leadership team. Certain eligibility and pro-ration rules apply. 


Your Health: 

Cradlepoint offers excellent, competitive employee benefits, such as: subsidized, nationwide PPO medical benefit options including a low-deductible Point of Service Plan and a qualifying High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), with a generous company-provided HSA contribution. For California employees, we offer a subsidized HMO option through Kaiser. Cradlepoint also offers subsidized dental and vision coverage. 


Your Financial Security: 

We invest in both your short and long-term financial wellbeing. Cradlepoint’s 401(k) plan has a 4% company match and immediate vesting. Employees will also receive company-paid employee basic life and AD&D insurance and company-paid disability benefits. 


Your Time: 

Your work-life balance is important to us. Cradlepoint provides generous paid time off, including: 15 days of Flexible Time Off (FTO), four paid quarterly well-being days, and 11 paid annual holidays (includes nine company holidays and up to two floating holidays). Please note that an employee’s FTO balance and floating holidays may be prorated in the first year, based on start date.   Cradlepoint also offers paid maternity-leave benefits and six weeks 100% paid family leave for all employees. 


Additional Benefits: 

Cradlepoint offers other company-paid benefits such as a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program, a free Headspace membership, LinkedIn Learning access, Talkspace mobile therapy, and volunteer paid time off. 




Cradlepoint’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging mission is to create an inclusive work environment where all employees’ differences are celebrated, their thoughts matter, and everyone feels safe to bring their authentic selves to work. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and aim to attract, develop, and engage top talent from a diverse candidate pool. It is our policy and commitment to provide equal opportunity employment for all persons and not discriminate in employment decisions by placing the most qualified person in each job, without regard to any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.


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