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Senior Technical Project Manager – 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 Senior Technical Project manager to plan and drive all internal and external deliverables related to the fabrication, qualification and deployment of our hi-speed electro-optics modulators. You will work directly with members of the development team and produce technical and status reports for senior management. The Senior Technical Project Manager will report to the Versawave Division Business Unit Leader.
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Key responsibilities:

  • Prepare and maintain project plans with input from product management, R&D, product marketing, operations, etc.
  • Manage all phases of projects from design through to delivery
  • Responsible for the tracking cost, schedule, and deliverables
  • Reviewing status of projects and budgets, managing schedules and preparing technical reports and status updates
  • Internally reporting the status updates of cost, schedule and deliverables to senior management
  • Responsible for the planning and chairing of weekly project meetings
  • Conducting risk assessment, monitoring issues and developing resolutions
  • Acting as a liaison between senior management and the project team


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of project management experience
  • Experience with electro-optics in semiconductors and satellite industries
  • Good understanding of product development process – managing from end to end
  • Ability to develop rapport with peers to maintain strong working relationships
  • Masterfully uses organizational knowledge to maneuver through formal and informal channels to get things done quickly and effectively
  • Previous experience interacting and reporting to the Canadian or European Space Agencies an asset
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and perform a variety of concurrent tasks with minimal direction
  • Ability to lead productive meetings through preparation, leadership, and time management

To apply, please send your resume to quoting Versawave Senior Technical Project Manager

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