Vice President of Technology and Engineering

Wi-Fi Alliance - Santa Clara, CA

Full-timeEstimated: $170,000 - $210,000 a year

From the moment we coined the term “Wi-Fi®” to today, Wi-Fi Alliance® has worked diligently to make Wi-Fi one of the world’s most valued and widely used technologies. We are the worldwide network of companies that brings you Wi-Fi. Today, hundreds of Wi-Fi Alliance member companies from dozens of countries participate in our non-profit organization, driving new technologies and applications for Wi-Fi use and certifying thousands of Wi-Fi products each year, so that consumers know the product they purchase gives a high-quality user experience.

Our Vice President of Technology and Engineering will be a passionate, innovative thinker with a detailed understanding of the value that Wi-Fi brings to the products and services within the technology industry. In your role, reporting to the CEO, you will oversee our engineering department and R&D laboratory in Santa Clara, CA. You will drive technical development and engineering management while overseeing certification test program development, related processes and software tools. You will support commercial certification test services and collaborate with management in delivering organizational goals and strategic plans. You will work closely with the CEO and other Executives in representing Wi-Fi Alliance and the Wi-Fi industry to the press, governmental agencies and the broader industry.

Do you have at least 20 years of engineering work experience with at least 15 years in a leadership role, with much experience in Wi-Fi technology specifically? Do you enjoy leading a team of talented technical professionals? Do you share our excitement for Wi-Fi technology?

The most critical responsibilities in this role are:

  • Member of the executive team: Ensure corporate health, define corporate strategy, work with the Board of Directors and contribute to organizational policies and procedures
  • Serve as a spokesperson for the company on technical subject matter, roadmap and corporate vision
  • Lead the technical organization - overseeing the research and development laboratory
  • Lead engineering activities - ensuring integrity and quality of certification program development activities
  • Lead certification support activities - responsible for supporting a worldwide network of Authorized Test Laboratories, including quality assurance and technical assistance
  • Lead software development activities – managing platform, tool suite, release cycle, and roadmap evolution

Other critical skills our Vice President of Technology and Engineering must possess include:

  • Exposure to a range of wireless technologies and trade associations
  • Persuasive, polished, professional communicator with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts to an executive audience and technical concepts to a non-technical audience
  • Effective working in multiple levels of management, marketing and engineering
  • Ability to work with multiple international cultures, technical and non-technical audiences
  • Results-oriented
  • Agility to handle and deliver on a multitude of unrelated projects, programs and priorities
  • Ability to travel frequently, and
  • At least a Master’s degree in engineering, computer science, or a related discipline (MBA degree is a plus).

To be successful at Wi-Fi Alliance, you must be a critical thinker; you must have the ability to achieve success independently while focusing on Wi-Fi Alliance’s business goals and objectives. You also must have demonstrated strategic and analytical thinking skills and the ability to see the broader picture and how your work contributes to the advancement of Wi-Fi technology.

If you have the talent and skills to be incredibly successful as our Vice President of Technology and Engineering and as a member of our team, we want to hear from you. This position is located in Santa Clara, California. To learn more about Wi-Fi Alliance, please visit our website at Wi-Fi Alliance participates in E-Verify. For more information, please refer to

About Wi-Fi Alliance®
Wi-Fi Alliance® is the worldwide network of companies that brings you Wi-Fi®. Members of our collaboration forum come together from across the Wi-Fi ecosystem with the shared vision to connect everyone and everything, everywhere, while providing the best possible user experience. Since 2000, Wi-Fi Alliance has certified more than 30,000 Wi-Fi products. The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ seal of approval designates products with proven interoperability, backward compatibility, and the highest industry-standard security protections in place. Today, Wi-Fi carries more than half of the internet’s traffic in an ever-expanding variety of applications. Wi-Fi Alliance continues to drive the adoption and evolution of Wi-Fi, which billions of people rely on every day.

Job Type: Full-time