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Business Unit Leader – Versawave Division

While Optelian is known for its optical transport systems, Versawave provides ultra-high speed modulators and is a division of Optelian.  Versawave modulators have unique characteristics (ultra-high bandwidth, very low loss, inherent resilience to radiation, and low Vpi) making the devices especially suited to satellite optical communications applications.  The Versawave organization is growing rapidly to take part in the next wave of satellite launches.  For more information on these products, please visit
Optelian is looking for a Business Unit Leader to to lead the Versawave team both strategically and tactically.  You will report to the President of Optelian.  The team specifies, designs, builds, tests and qualifies its modulators. You will have overall responsibility for the business unit, will develop a business plan and interface directly with lead-customers and suppliers to achieve program success.
Optelian recognizes success and wants to ensure that you maximize your potential both professionally and personally. Isn’t it time that you join a company that recognizes you for what you achieve rather than just the bottom line?  Join Optelian and experience the difference for yourself!

Key responsibilities:

  • Business Unit Leadership
  • Properly Staff and Organize the team to achieve success
  • Lead key customer relationship management
  • Lead key supplier relationship management
  • Develop business and marketing plans


  • Minimum 10 years of proven experience in a high-tech business leadership role
  • Experience and relationships in the satellite industry an asset
  • Experience and understanding of optical compound semiconductor designs/fabrication an asset
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Customer relationship management
  • Proven track record for business development


  • Masters in Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics or equivalent
  • MBA an asset

To apply, please send your resume to quoting Versawave Business unit Leader

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