Vice-President, Core Engineering – Rogers

Date: Aug 20, 2020
Location: Brampton, ON, CA, L6T 0C1
At Rogers, we connect Canadians to a world of possibilities and the memorable moments that matter most in their lives. Every day we wake up with one purpose in mind. To bring loved ones together from across the globe. To connect people to each other and the world around them. To help an entrepreneur realize her dream. A sports fan celebrate a special moment.

Because we believe connections unite us, possibilities fuels us, and moments define us.

Reporting to the SVP, Network Development and Core Engineering, the VP Core Engineering is a key leadership role within the Network Engineering discipline for the Rogers network. We are looking for a hands-on leader with a focus on delivering industry leading customer experiences by building highly engaged teams.

We’re looking for a self-starting innovative leader who isn’t afraid to challenge BAU thinking, loves developing and motivating highly engaged teams to drive results. Has a keen interest and strength in understanding the customer experience and has experience in working with and being a key partner in our Technology team.


Responsible to engineer, upgrade and evolve all the Core IP networks that supports wireless and wireline customer services, enterprise services and corporate services.
Engineering of the IP network that supports wireless, and wireline customer services, network management & control, and corporate services over the Rogers enterprise network.
Responsible for Design and Delivery of projects and services on the Core network platforms to support all voice, data and messaging services in both a virtualized and non-virtualized infrastructure context
Accountable for all Platforms lifecycle and evolution within the OSS domain Responsible for Architect, Design and Delivery of projects of Rogers Network Evolution to 5G.
Responsible for managing the Capital program in Core network platform, as well as associated OPEX budget. Estimated financial responsibility of $400M in Capex, $80M in Opex.


15+ years of experience in technology, engineering and telecom
Experience and demonstrated knowledge of Core IP Networks
Senior leadership experience in Technology, Engineering and Telecom
Strong business acumen with a customer focus & deep telecom industry knowledge
Proficient background on core network virtualization and modernization.
Detailed understanding of IP protocols and standards, security threats and mitigation techniques, trends in routing and switching equipment design and familiar with leading vendor (Cisco, Juniper, ALU) IP equipment portfolios
Industry recognized designation, e.g. CCIE Routing and Switching or equivalent.Expertise in GSM, HSPA, LTE, 5G NSA/SA, 5GC, IMS technologies, signal control protocols such as SS7, ISUP, Diameter and SIP and associated control networks design
Depth of knowledge in IP networks and associated industry trends
Familiar with leading vendor (Ericsson, Cisco, Juniper) equipment portfolios
Depth of knowledge in core network service applications and platforms, including industry trends and technology evolution
Proficiency in analyzing and understanding the most complex of technical concepts and the ability to problem solve difficult network issues
People manager with experience leading, managing and motivating a team

Leadership Attributes:
Consistently motivating a team to meet deadlines with accurate and detailed results
Great influencer and strategic advisor
Excellent judgment in handling emergency escalated issues
Strong leader who knows how to build/get the most out of their team and inspire/encourage others to reach goals through innovation quality and excellence
Confident in engaging others and challenging and defending a position
Strong history of collaboration
Resource management skills and the ability to handle complex / sensitive issues

Shift: Day
Travel Requirements: Up to 10%
Posting Category/Function: Technology & Engineering
Requisition ID: 176207

Employer: Rogers Communications Inc.

Position: VP, Core Engineering

Terms of Employment: Permanent / Full Time

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Hours of Work: 37.5

Language: English

Benefits: Eligible for discretionary bonuses and increases in salary. Eligible for company benefits package. Will receive disability insurance, dental insurance and extended medical insurance.

Salary: $225,000- $275,000

Together, we’ll make more possible, and these six shared values guide and define our work:

Our people are at the heart of our success
Our customers come first. They inspire everything we do
We do what’s right, each and every day
We believe in the power of new ideas
We work as one team, with one vision
We give back to our communities and protect our environment

What makes us different makes us stronger. Rogers has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Everyone who applies for a job will be considered. We recognize the business value in creating a workplace where each team member has the tools to reach their full potential. At Rogers, we value the insights and innovation that diverse teams bring to work. We work with our candidates with disabilities throughout the recruitment process to ensure that they have what they need to be at their best. Please reach out to our recruiters and hiring managers to begin a conversation about how we can ensure that you deliver your best work. You matter to us! For any questions, please visit the Rogers FAQ.

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