Careers

Our team at TIA seeks collaborative, resourceful and action-oriented individuals who are passionate about accelerating opportunities for the companies that are meeting today’s connectivity challenges by producing essential high-tech products and services, and building reliable high-speed communications networks. Interested in joining our team? Check out our current employment opportunities below.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

TIA offers its employees a comprehensive benefits package and compensation commensurate with experience. Qualified candidates may submit their resume, cover letter and salary requirements via e-mail to TIAJobs@tiaonline.org. TIA is an equal opportunity employer.

Senior Director, Technology & Standards Development

DESCRIPTION:

This position provides operational and strategic leadership to the Standards Department at TIA. This position operates all aspects of TIA global standards development programs. Aids the Sr. VP by formulating policies and directing activities of all current and future standards engineering committees, products and services.

Oversees ANSI compliance across the department’s committees, products and services. Ensures SDO strategy aligns with TIA’s departments and services and with external partners/standards bodies.  Establishes relationships and promotes TIA’s strategy, vision and technology future.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Carry out policies for TIA domestic and international standards programs as set by the TIA Technical Committee.
  • Develop and be accountable for achieving departmental revenue goals and budget for both domestic and international standardization activities
  • Develops and optimizes efficiencies in processes for operation of the SDO services, striving for commonality with TIA’s Business Performance Community, where appropriate.  Work with TIA’s tools and IT department to automate manual activities, allowing standards team staff to continually improve their ability and efficiency in supporting TIA’s standards activities.
  • Works strategically and collaboratively with Sales, External Affairs, and our marketing partners to achieve / exceed goals for sales of TIA standards and promotion of the standards program.
  • With Standards department staff, assure standards committees and TAGs have the best leaders, ones motivated to identify and deliver important standards, best practices, and industry positions which will accelerate technology deployment and assure quality for the ICT industry
  • Direct department Secretariat activities
    • TIA standards committees (developing TIA and ANSI standards)
    • Third-Generation Partnership Project 2 (3GPP2),
    • Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs), Working Advisory Groups (WAGs), or International Secretariats for --- International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 (JTC1).
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  • Promote industry understanding and visibility of the TIA standards program and technology initiatives within external organizations including ISO, IEC, ANSI, IEEE and other international and domestic standards bodies.
  • Perform strategic reviews of standards committees’ activities, facilitating the creation, merging, and dissolution of committees where appropriate.
  • Staff or ensure staff for the Technical Committee and its Technical Standards Subcommittee, IPR Standing Committee, and other sub-elements of the Technical Committee.
  • Develop and maintain relations with national, regional, and international standards bodies such as ITU, ETSI, TTA (Korea), TTC and ARIB (Japan), CSA and ISACC (Canada), CCSA (China) and other participants in the Global Standards Collaboration.
  • Identify new business opportunities and secretariat roles to expand TIA standards program.
  • Identify and seek leadership positions (i.e., USNC) as appropriate to promote and maximize TIA’s reach and influence.
  • Working with colleagues, members and the standards leadership teams to evaluate gaps and strategically position TIA to a position of leadership.
  • Advise the SR. VP, CEO, and TIA Board on standards matters related to SDO.
  • Maintain relations with government agencies related to TIA standards program such as USTR, FCC, NTIA, DoS, DoD, Department of Commerce, NIST, etc.
  • Respond to technical inquiries from the public, members, and the media.
  • Identify and coordinate with TIA legal counsel issues and legal matters that impact TIA from a standards perspective including IPR.
  • Coordinate with the Government Affairs Department on technical regulatory filings and on legislation related to the standards program or TIA Intellectual Property Rights policies.
  • Other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

Education/Training:

  • BS/BA degree, technical degree preferred.

Work Experience:

  • A minimum of 7 -10 years of experience in a technology and/or standards-focused organization required.
  • Prior experience with accountability for budgets and revenue
  • At least 3-5 years experience managing people/teams
  • Process Orientation - experience with development and optimization of processes
  • Experience leading teams of volunteers (i.e., people who do not work for you)
  • Program management of technical standards committees.
  • Experience working with ANSI processes
  • Experience with document distribution and subscriptions
  • Project management experience
  • History of working collaboratively across internal departments

Skills/Capabilities:

  • Strong knowledge of current technological tools
  • Must be customer-service oriented and focused
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally, as required
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Ability to interact with people from various cultures and facilitate multi-cultural negotiations
  • Knowledge and familiarity using databases

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INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

TIA prides itself on being a fun and exciting place to work that offers an excellent environment for students to learn about the information and communications technology industry. TIA offers students a chance to experience first-hand the many issues and projects we work on every day. A TIA internship offers an invaluable opportunity to participate in the public policy, legal, standards, communications and business affairs elements of our operations.

Government Affairs and Legal Interns

We seek students who are interested in communications and technology policy. Candidates will have completed at least 1 semester of an accredited graduate program in political science, public policy, public affairs or a J.D. program. Interns will gain experience working in a wide range of issues: primarily; the Internet of Things, broadband infrastructure and regulation, spectrum management, international trade and market access, public safety, and cybersecurity, accessibility, equipment authorization and other issues that might impact the ICT sector. Interns will also have the opportunity to engage with policymakers and some of the top industry experts in their respective fields.

Undergraduate Interns

Candidates will have completed at least 1 year of an accredited undergraduate program. Interns will receive experience in the different departments of the TIA, and will gain a better understanding of how the ICT industry works.

Requirements

TIA internships are unpaid but offer a travel stipend. Ideal candidates will have excellent research and writing skills, effective communications skills, and an interest in the ICT industry. Interns will generally work 15 to 20 hours a week, with opportunities for additional hours if desired. If interested, please forward a cover letter and resume to TIAJobs@tiaonline.org. TIA is an equal opportunity employer.