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Technology Strategy & Innovation Manager (m/f/d)

Date: May 15, 2022

Location: MÜNCHEN, Germany

Company: Telefonica S.A.

Contract type: full-time, unlimited
Location: Munich, Düsseldorf, Berlin (Teltow), Nuremberg, Hamburg
Entry: at the earliest possible date

Working anywhere. After a successful application process, you have the opportunity to work anywhere in Germany. You will be assigned to the nearest Telefónica location according to your place of residence. We will discuss further details with you during the application process.


Who we are?

We are Telefónica / o2 - with our mobile brands we connect millions of people and offer our customers mobile freedom in the digital world. As a leading telecommunications provider, we are also playing a key role in shaping digitisation in Germany. Our fixed and mobile networks form the backbone for the digital transformation of the economy and society. And our approximately 8,500 employees in Germany drive the transformation forward every day - in our own company as well. 

Telefónica is one of the top employers in Germany and is part of the global telecommunications group Telefónica S.A. with 130,000 committed employees worldwide.

You too can become part of our unique team and let us make a difference together!


What are your challenges with us?

  • Market research and technology screening especially in the relevant ecosystem (startups, universities & research, international tech companies, suppliers, etc.) for early identification of new disruptive technologies
  • Analysis and evaluation of new communication technologies far before their market launch (partly based on documents and specifications from standardization in the area of wireless and wireline technologies)
  • Analysis and evaluation of new architecture concepts for the entire network including business support systems
  • Development and planning of pilots and proof of concepts for new technologies
  • Development of enterprise-wide technology strategies (e.g. cloud, spectrum, RAN, automation, autonomous networks, etc.)
  • Highly independent end-to-end project / program management for responsible topics, from identification to preparation for implementation
  • Company-wide communication of strategies and innovative technologies as well as stakeholder management up to top management level


What are you bringing? 

  • University degree or comparable in the field of information and communication technology, computer science, business informatics, industrial engineering or electrical engineering
  • 8 years of professional experience in the areas of communication networks/infrastructure and/or cloud/IT infrastructure
  • In-depth knowledge of project management as well as comprehensive knowledge of technology analysis and assessment (technical and economic) through at least 3 years of relevant professional experience
  • Experience in research, development or start ups is an advantage
  • Experience in ideation / design thinking, etc. is an advantage
  • High resilience, reliability and assertiveness in a dynamic environment
  • Strong team orientation, highly motivated and profound organizational skills
  • High degree of intrinsic motivation to work independently
  • High level of analytical thinking skills
  • Entrepreneurial thinking and acting, innovative and creative approaches to problems
  • Structured, self-reliant and results-oriented approach to work with a high level of initiative
  • Very good negotiation, presentation and communication skills
  • Full professional proficiency in English
  • Fluent German is an advantage


Your benefits

Workplace: Modern and ergonomically equipped offices, as well as an open space and open desk model.

Communication: A smartphone of your choice (incl. contract) and the possibility to provide for family and friends is a matter of course for us.

Catering is taken care of: Free coffee specialties and water are at your disposal at any time as well as a canteen and a cafeteria.

Individual development: With a personal development plan and continuous training you will reach your goals with us. In addition, with "Beyond" you can also get a taste of other interesting areas by means of job or project rotations. 

Retirement provision: Various models of retirement provision are available to you (e.g. capital-forming benefits, company pension scheme, etc.)

Social commitment: We are also involved outside the company, you have the opportunity to participate in Telefónica "Volunteering Days" or "Volunteering Holidays", for example.

Health: Under FEEL GOOD you will find a wide range of offers for your personal health and the compatibility of work and leisure. It ranges from exercise and relaxation programmes, webinars and cooperation projects to a comprehensive range of advice on child and elderly care and psychosocial counselling. 


How to apply and what else you should know?

Convince us with your meaningful curriculum vitae as well as corresponding certificates. You do not need a letter of motivation with us.

Please note that applications are only possible via our applicant portal and applications by e-mail cannot be considered.

Do you have questions about our application process and are you interested in further information about the position? Then please contact the responsible recruiter.


Recruiter: Anna Kouzmenko


In case of same qualification, applicants (m/f/d) with severe disability will be preferred. All gender are equally welcome.