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Lead - Device Testing and Certification

Job Req ID:  9621

Mumbai, IN

Function:  VIBS

Vodafone Idea Limited is an Aditya Birla Group and Vodafone Group partnership. It is India’s leading telecom service provider. The Company provides pan India Voice and Data services across 2G, 3G and 4G platform. With the large spectrum portfolio to support the growing demand for data and voice, the company is committed to deliver delightful customer experiences and contribute towards creating a truly ‘Digital India’ by enabling millions of citizens to connect and build a better tomorrow. The Company is developing infrastructure to introduce newer and smarter technologies, making both retail and enterprise customers future ready with innovative offerings, conveniently accessible through an ecosystem of digital channels as well as extensive on-ground presence. The Company is listed on National Stock Exchange (NSE) and Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in India.


Product Lead - IOT Lab

Job Level/ Designation

M2 / AGM

Function / Department

Enterprise / IoT



Job Purpose

  • Create and Run IOT Lab which can certify device for connectivity and advance connectivity ( eSIM , Private LTE , NBIOT etc )
  • Establish the Vi standard of testing which will be considered a gold standard in industry.

Key Result Areas/Accountabilities

  • Build internal capability to conduct testing capability for devices/modules.
  • Develop & run new product testing models and ensuring it complies across all Gates from 1 to 6, new features and technology validation support.
  • Run Partner Certification program to onboard partners to  Marketplace
  • Reduce device related onboarding complaints at least by 20%.
  • Keep a panel of devices ready for all solutions being developed around the three horizontals of Smart Mobility, Smart Infra, Industrial 4.0

Core Competencies, Knowledge, Experience

  • 12-14  years of experience in Product and device testing  experience for various wireless and wire line type of connectivity and IOT devices
  • Technical understanding of IOT ecosystem including Chipset, module, platform, device and  application and device protocols
  • Knowledge of various IP technologies and protocols for both wireless and wire line solution including MPLS, HTTPS, DNS, AAA, RADIUS, IP planning , LTE, 3G/4G & LPWAN etc
  • Should have understanding of existing IOT  regulation and standards around connectivity 
  • Coordinate, propose workflow and execute project workflow (planning, scope, budget, quality, documentation, etc.)
  • Excellent communication skills including verbal, presentation, email and social interaction. with CXO level.

Must have technical / professional qualifications

  • Engineering Graduate/Post Graduate  in Telecom is preferred
  • Must have worked as senior lead at Device Testing /Product organization for at least 10 years around product and IOT Device testing  for connectivity and  devices
  • Regulatory understanding and m2m guidelines
  • 10-12 years of technical experience in connectivity and device ecosystem and specifically around wireless solutions and IOT

Vodafone Idea Limited (formerly Idea Cellular Limited)
An Aditya Birla Group & Vodafone partnership