Innovation Lead - Office of the CTO (5G or Security)

Products United Kingdom

Innovation Lead Office of the CTO (5G or Security)
*Candidates for this role can be located in any European country

There has never been a better time to join Extreme, with several acquisitions extending our portfolio and go to market strategy, we have seen enormous opportunity and growth. 

Come join us in our transformation journey at Extreme with new technologies and business models in the Office of the CTO (“OCTO”). We are seeking talented individual contributors for our OCTO incubator who help to shape the future for Extreme Networks and who are eager to make a real impact. You will be working closely with other talented engineers and visionaries around the globe.

In the OCTO we do recognize forthcoming inflection points in order to respond to opportunities and mitigate risks and Analyze and discuss forthcoming inflection points and trends for a wide audience; increasing Extreme’s brand awareness and trust

We are continuously exploring new business models by defining clear hypothesis and testing them in various initiatives that we incubate - while reducing innovation risk along the way we are aware that some of them will fail. We have a track record of successful initiatives that in the process of being productized as we speak. If you like doing this kind of work the OCTO incubator is the place to be. A person with good inter-personal skills and ability to work with people from different backgrounds is super critical. You see success in your team’s success and help them achieve it by bringing in ideas from industry and enforcing best practices on a day-to-day basis.


  • 10+ years experience in technology leadership, business development, software and/or data engineering experience at various levels
  • Experience with bootstrapping new initiatives from start to finish
  • Prior experience in building startups and/or establishing new routes to market is valued
  • Prior experience leading teams to deliver SaaS products is a plus
  • Experience with Design Thinking Processes in innovation is valued
  • We are looking for multiple individual contributors with expertise in either  5G/Service Providers and/or Information Security

Apart from the above technical skills, following soft skills are required:

  • Ability to work as part of a diverse and distributed organization
  • Ability to work autonomously whilst having a collaborative and team orientated mindset
  • Confidence and desire to challenge the ‘status quo’ and ask probing questions, think about disruptive approaches to existing problems
  • Take ownership for work and be able to communicate decision making processes
  • A strong interest and passion for learning new technologies and business models
  • Ability to communicate and influence at the highest level within the Organization

We encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply. Come Advance with us! In keeping with our values, no employee or applicant will face discrimination/harassment based on: race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, or veteran status. Above and beyond discrimination/harassment based on “protected categories,” Extreme Networks also strives to prevent other, subtler forms of inappropriate behavior (e.g., stereotyping) from ever gaining a foothold in our organization. Whether blatant or hidden, barriers to success have no place at Extreme Networks.