Smartphone Leader of Technical Planning

Information Technology
Information Technology
Direct Hire
Kanata, Ontario
Job ID:
Joanna Mamo

Smartphone Leader of Technical Planning

Location: Markham, Ontario


  • Vision and concept development: Be the artisan of innovative thinking and embellish your visions into new product / technology ideas, brainstorm and embellish those new ideas through collaborations and partnerships with industry experts, visionary startups and your team. Basically, you will be responsible for the future long-term smartphone vision and technology strategy
  • Build business case to present your ideas to innovation team leaders. This includes your analysis with rationale for “Why the company should build or invest in that technology”?
  • Develop prototypes & Proof of Concepts (PoCs): Lead internal teams and work with external industry experts to implement quick prototypes to validate technology, concepts or architectures
  • Identify Tech directions: Explore and analyze emerging technology opportunities with deep and unique thinking
  • Lead smartphone strategic technology planning over a multi-year time horizon
  • Lead a team of experts to research, develop, author patents and incubate ideas to pursue in key smartphone-related emerging technologies areas
  • Identify, establish and lead research collaborations with distinguished scholars in academia and leaders in industry;


  • 15+ years of experience in research and technology innovation
  • PhD degree in a related technical field or equivalent technical / industry background
  • Candidate must be experienced and have proven background with smartphone and devices technologies
  • Smartphone hardware and software: experience with future smartphone / device, Android and HCI, smartphone chipsets, sensors, display technologies, imaging / camera, current and upcoming battery technologies, AI / ML, AR / VR / MR, etc. highly desirable
  • Highly innovative DNA with extreme passion and ability to create, design and implement creative and ground breaking ideas
  • Proven expertise applied to multiple real-world technical projects
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to understand and explain architectural and system-level trade-offs
  • An extensive network of professional (industry and academic) contacts an asset
  • Demonstrable analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Up to 15% travel within North America and / or to China may be required.