Director of Innovation



An Amazing Career Opportunity for a Director of Innovation

Location : Austria

Job ID : 14068 

 As the Director of Innovation for HID Extended Access Technologies (EAT) RFID Business Unit, you will be responsible for the innovation/incubation program for EAT RFID BU. 


HID Global EAT is a business area within HID Global and owns the world renown portfolio of products and systems related to the user authentication and control of access to physical&logical resources.

We are looking for a highly motivated & passionate individual to play a critical role on our journey and drive the evolutionary & revolutionary programs to maintain our thought leadership position within the market.

If this sounds like you we want to hear from you !


Who are we? 


HID Global powers the trusted identities of the world’s people, places, and things, allowing people to transact safely, work productively and travel freely.

We are a high-tech software company headquartered in Austin, TX, with over 4,000 worldwide employees. 

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As our Director of Innovation , you’ll support HID’s success by: 

  • Managing the innovation/incubation program for EAT RFID which involves :
  • Develop an innovation strategy and approach
  • Ensure organizational contribution and support aligning to business strategy
  • Build and maintain the innovation pipeline
  • Develop an innovation information repository
  • Monitor, identify and evaluate new technologies/standards/paradigms that may impact the industry
  • Disseminate information on relevant technologies/standards
  • Facilitate and run innovation workshops aligning to business strategy
  • Create innovation business cases and presents to the HID EAT RFID management team
  • Build strategic partnerships/alliances to gather research and/or gather voice of customer
  • Govern programs and collaborate with R&D to build proof of concepts to explore   feasibility as well as develop and deploy prototypes for field trials and obtain direct market feedback
  • Drive collaboration across different business areas within HID Global and Assa Abloy to accelerate the completion of select innovation projects
  • Assist in developing intellectual property in line with the EAT IP strategy
  • Manage handover of innovation projects to product marketing for commercialization
  • Monitor and report on overall program health/status



What we will love about your background: 


  • Proven ability to drive and manage programs
  • Strong technical background in RFID technologies and up to date with recent technology advancements such as Cloud and Mobile
  • Ability to proactively drive and work in a collaborative environment
  • Organized with an analytical and strategic mindset
  • Highly creative and imaginative
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong deduction and problem-solving skills
  • Experience within “Identity and access management”, “Biometrics”, “Access Control and Security” and/or “Internet of Things”
  • Open minded with the ability to adapt in a rapidly changing environment
  • International experience with understanding of cultural differences preferred
  • Experienced in building a business case preferred
  • Knowledge of the SAFe methodology for product development preferred


Your Qualifications and Experience include: 


  • BS Degree or equivalent real-life experience
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in similar position
  • Fluent in the English language both written and spoken



Why apply?  


  • Empowerment: You’ll work as part of a global team in a flexible work environment, learning and enhancing your expertise.
  • Innovation: You embrace challenges and want to drive ambitious change.
  • Integrity: You are results-orientated, reliable, and straightforward and value being treated accordingly


HID Global is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation. 




We make it easier for people to get where they want to go!
On an average day, think of how many times you tap, twist, tag, push or swipe to get access, find information, connect with others or track something.  HID technology is behind billions of interactions, in more than 100 countries.  We help you create a verified, trusted identity that can get you where you need to go – without having to think about it.  
When you join our HID team, you’ll also be part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, the global leader in access solutions. You’ll have 50,000 colleagues in more than 70 different countries. We empower our people to build their career around their aspirations and our ambitions – supporting them with regular feedback, training, and development opportunities. Our colleagues think broadly about where they can make the most impact, and we encourage them to grow their role locally, regionally, or even internationally. As we welcome new people on board, it’s important to us to have diverse, inclusive teams, and we value different perspectives and experiences. 


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