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Technology Investment Analysis Director - TELUS Ventures

Reference ID: FIN01498-16

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Vernon, BC
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Full Time
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Information Technology

Position Overview:

Ready to unleash your unique blend of strategic, business and technical skillset in of the world of technology start-ups, venture capital, and corporate innovation? If so, the TELUS Ventures team wants YOU!

Who We Are: One word encompasses our team's objective - growth. We discover growth initiatives for TELUS by investing and partnering with entrepreneurial technology companies. We also actively support all business activity at TELUS, focusing on Health, Identity/Security, IOT, and emerging solutions such as AI, VR and Autonomous Driving. Embracing collaboration and investment opportunities, TELUS Ventures builds business cases to develop, monitor & analyze company progress and objectives.

Who You Are: Each day, you walk into work ready to learn, grow and innovate. Source, evaluate and promote technology innovation? That's no problem for you! Courageously integrate initiatives by deciphering the company's product status, roadmap, product value, and competitive differentiation? You've been there and done that! At the core of your talents, is your strength to communicate with a vast array of stakeholders including team members, C level executives and partner companies.

If you are ready to be a key part of investment decisions, business case development and product development roadmaps, read on...

As a Technology Investment Analysis Director, you will take on many exciting roles:

Relationship Manager:
    •Builds strong connections with potential and current partner companies as well as leading vendors (Oracle, SAP) around future roadmaps •Potentially represents TELUS Ventures on Board or Advisory Board seats

Expert in your field:
    •Leads technology reviews for Ventures' existing and potential investments •Conducts code reviews and management team member assessments

Analytical Whiz:
    •Develops, anticipates and presents future technology trends to TELUS business units and senior leadership •Liaises with Business Unit leads to understand product intersection points and areas of joint or mutual interest

Informed Decision-Maker: Navigates through complex and stressful situations by enacting previous knowledge of software design, systems, and development techniques (including Agile)

Lifelong Learner: Motivated to learn technology concepts, even in areas without direct experience

Proactive Problem-Solver: Understands how to make trade-offs between optimal product design and time to market

Engaging Negotiator: Persuasively shares and challenges ideas in a respectful manner, using proven experience and critical thinking to strengthen your position


Required Skills & Abilities:
    •Bilingual in French and English is an asset

Required Professional Designation/Certification:
    •A Bachelor's degree in Engineering or the equivalent in practical work experience
    •Simply put, you know and love learning about how things actually work

Required Experience:
    •Must have leadership experience as a Director, VP or C Level role in Product Development, Product Management, Engineering, etc
    •Have had direct hand in delivering real products to market
    •Preference for experience in various sized organizations i.e. Having led product development or engineering in a both large organization as well as a growth stage company in which products or services received market recognition from customers or partners
    •Recognized as a contributor by C Level and previous experience contributing to overall strategy and decision making
    •10+ years working experience
    •Preference for an individual who has held role(s) that have brought you into contact with various groups across the organization (e.g. Strategy, Emerging Technology, etc)

Who is TELUS?

We're a high-performing team of individuals who collectively make TELUS one of the leading telecommunications companies in Canada. Our competitive consumer offerings include wireline, wireless, internet and Optik TV™. We also deliver a compelling range of products and services for small, medium and large businesses; and have carved out a leadership position in the health, energy, finance and public sector markets with innovative industry specific solutions.

TELUS Health is an IT leader in Canada that focuses on the health sector. Our mission is to improve the way information is being used along the continuum of care to better the health of citizens in Canada and in selected countries.

Everyone belongs at TELUS. It doesn't matter who you are, what you do or how you do it, at TELUS, your unique contribution and talents will be valued and respected. Because the more diverse perspectives we have the more likely we are to crack the code on what our customers want and our communities need.

Do you share our passion?

At TELUS, you create future friendly® possibilities.

At TELUS, we are committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability.

Disclaimer: In accordance with the TELUS Health Solutions Data Center Security Policy, as a condition of employment, all personnel whose job functions require they work at a Data Center and/or have access to detailed knowledge of technology related to client service delivery, are subject to a Personnel Security Screening conducted through the Government of Canada.


Posted: July 22, 2017
Closes:September 13, 2017
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TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is Canada’s fastest-growing national telecommunications company, with $12.3 billion of annual revenue and 13.9 million customer connections, ...