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PhD. Innovation Project Manager

Are you interested in being a key player in a highly motivated team, working within the 4G-5G telecommunication industry? Do you like to innovate, work on unsolved problems with cutting-edge research teams in Europe and the US?

Who we are, what we do & why we do it

Firecell aims to democratize private 4G & 5G networks worldwide and enable small
and medium-sized enterprises to connect and upgrade their existing industrial
facilities / logistic centers in order to gain efficiency and productivity.
With several contracts worth a million dollars signed, Firecell’s original approach
proves to attract many market players looking for flexibility, transparency and
independence in the development of their 4G and 5G offers.
Firecell was recently selected by Alchemist, the US accelerator specialist in B2B to
speed-up our traction worldwide.

What will be your role & missions

The Innovation Project Manager is part of the Research Team and reports directly to
the CIO.
Your objectives will revolve around driving and fostering innovation within the
● Identifying Opportunities for innovation within the organization, whether it’s
through market research, technological advancements, or emerging trends.
● Generating Ideas: brainstorming sessions and encouraging employees to
contribute innovative ideas.
● Participating in the prioritization of the projects based on factors such as
alignment with strategic goals, potential impact, feasibility, and resources
● Collaboration and Networking: foster partnerships with external stakeholders,
such as startups, research institutions, and industry experts, to leverage
expertise and resources.

– Animate Innovative community – animate Open Source
community.Interact closely with the OAI Community.
– Communicate in international standard/ Conference, ..
– Manage Innovation Project – From the start to the end .
● Driving Implementation: Innovation is not just about ideas; it’s about
execution. Innovation managers oversee the implementation of innovative
projects, ensuring that they are carried out efficiently and effectively.
● Protecting innovation: Fill new patent
● Measuring Impact: establish metrics to measure the impact of innovation
initiatives. This could include metrics like revenue growth, cost savings,
customer satisfaction, employee engagement, or market share.
● Participating in internal innovation management : Work on CIR.
Overall, your objectives will be to drive organizational growth and competitiveness by
fostering a culture of innovation and implementing innovative solutions that create
value for customers and stakeholders.

About you – what we are looking for

● You possess a master’s/PhD degree in telecommunications / computer
science-Electronics and communications
● Minimum 5 to 7 years of experience Innovation Management or similar roles
● Experience in Telecom project Management
● Experience about RAN, Core, Product development or deployment
● You have radio-network knowledge and familiarity with 3GPP-based systems,
especially 4G and 5G
● Experience in standardization,
● Experience in filing patent
● Energetic and positive
● Native or fluent in English and French is added advantage
● You are an Open-Source aficionado.

Ideally, we would rather hire someone who has already a similar experience of a few
years in this field either through another startup or someone who can help us
accelerate right away.

We also hire potentials, so if you have only part of the experience but you are rigorous
and reliable, open to others, thirsty to learn, you have good interpersonal skills, a
sense of teamwork, you are autonomous, enthusiast, energetic and learn new stuff
every month, we will definitely consider your profile.

What you will be a part of

We are an ambitious and innovative Telecom software company. We are global, well-
funded and supported by a highly skilled team of talents and advisors from France,
the US and Germany. We want to build a worldwide open-source champion and we
are uncompromising in our desire to achieve our best, day-in day-out.
Our ultimate mission is to make sure the Industry at large consumes less energy and
raw materials through their digital transformation. We are supporting the NGO “1% for
the planet”.
We have 4 main values that guide everything we do:

  • Be Open – to change, to movement, to challenges, to criticism, to get better
  • Be Pragmatic – simple steps are better than grand plans, success is built
    thanks to thousands of small steps, some are failures, and many are successes
  • Be Reliable – each team member is accountable and responsible for his own
    field, so that the team is stronger when facing collective challenges
  • Be empathetic – we are all humans with feelings, we all have the right to make
    mistakes, we are willing our customers, colleagues, and partners to succeed.
    Our time at work should be a source of joy in our lives
  • Be Resilient – we believe that innovative problem-solving helps us overcome
    obstacles on our pathway

What we will give you – the perks

● Competitive salary
● Performance Based-Bonus
● Flexible working
● Employer-paid private medical insurance
● Pension scheme
● Learning and social events

Practical Details

● Contract: CDI, full time employment
● Beginning: ASAP
● Flexible hours including remote work
● Location: France

Answer directly through the LinkedIn process or send your CV and a motivation letter
by email to [email protected]

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