Research Director - Huawei

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Huawei opened a site in the University of Illinois Research Park in the fall of 2016. We aim to collaborate with students, scholars and researchers in this community, to establish a Huawei Champaign Center of Excellence in the Midwest. By leveraging our strong R&D capabilities, comprehensive technical expertise and continuous technical innovations, here at Huawei Champaign, we are committed to developing breakthrough innovations in the world of software technology. Our current projects include language design, compiler & JVM, and performance optimization, and tools development. The lab continues to grow and expand to explore software technologies in new domains (e.g., cloud, distributed computing, smart devices, etc.).
The Champaign lab is hiring a Research Director who will be responsible for designing, undertaking and analyzing the Champaign Lab and growing it to one of the finest R&D centers in the Midwest.
  • You are enthusiastic about evaluating new technologies, innovation, and incubating new businesses and want to work in a start-up environment.
  • You have the vision for the R&D to scale up as the finest tools development in company. 
  • You have proven architectural, quantitative and people skills and you can convey the most complex concepts in the simplest of terms.
  • You are Bilingual (Mandarin/Chinese) and fluent in English, as in your position you will be heavily engaged in communicating with HQ as well as the local (US) leadership team.
  • You will have decision- making in the hiring efforts to scale up the R&D to the next level that aligns with the vision of the company.
  • You will be leading an advanced path-finding team to first establish our technical roadmap in the tools and software engineering area and then incubate and prototype next generation SE tools.
  • You are expected to travel 25% (including international travels) to engage with HQ & internal customers as well as US R&D HQ and other research institutions in US and Canada.
 Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D in Computer Science in the area of program analysis, software engineering tools, compilers, and programming languages.
  • 10+ years of technical leadership experience architecting, developing, and launching software projects and/or services.
  • Experience with technical leadership in leading research efforts.
  • Knowledge on how culture and team dynamics create effective teams.
  • Industrial R&D or academic research experience is strongly preferred.
  • Experience in:
    • Leading engineering efforts from planning through development and delivery to solve engineering problems;
    • Designing and building development tools, analyzing and decomposing complex software systems and collaborating with and influencing others to improve the overall design;
    • Delivering the implementation of some of the most complex and challenging pieces of our tools roadmap;
  • At least 8 years of experience in software development and quality.
  • Successful experience as a technical leader delivering multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong sense of ownership and desire to build great tools for other engineers.
Huawei Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Why work for us?
  • In 2017, Huawei's revenue reached CNY600 billion (US$92 billion based on the year-end exchange rate), an increase of 15% (YOY)
  • We invest in engineering and innovation - 80,000+ of our 180,000+ global employees work in R&D, and we invest roughly 10% of our annual revenue in to R&D. U.S. R&D efforts are carried out by Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
  • Futurewei’s commitment to R&D is a major reason why Huawei holds one of the largest patent portfolio’s in the world: Since 2008, Huawei has been a top five international patent filer, per the World Intellectual Property Organization.
  • We support green energy - Lowered CO2 emissions by 13,000 tons via Huawei’s green packaging solutions
  • Futurewei works with leading universities to further R&D efforts, investing more than $10million USD each year to support programs at Harvard, MIT, Stanford and Yale, among others.